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Reading, Writing, & Rhyming
Cuomo Claims Shen Missed Deadline; Parents Miffed
Parents of students in the Shenendehowa School District are confused and somewhat bewildered following an announced by the Governor on Monday. He claims that Shen was on the list of schools that didn't submit their plans for in-person learning by the deadline of July 31st. The school district took to social media on Monday to refute the claims, even showing visual proof that they not only submit
Adorable Area Seniors Looking for Pen Pals
The mailbox at the Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing of Guilderland has "exploded" with letters arriving daily, much to the delight of the senior residents who live there. Recently, activity directors featured photos of 11 residents and behind them on a dry-erase board was information about each of them. It listed their name as well as their hobbies, interests and other character traits t
Get Paid to Be a Virtual Camp Counselor With Kristen Bell
In this world of lockdown, social distancing, and distance learning, there is an acting couple that is trying to make it easier for parents. They have launched a free virtual camp and they are looking to hire camp counselors.
Wanna Get Away? Take Virtual Tours From Zoos to Mars
All schools are closed across New York state and it seems as if we are going to have to educate and entertain our children at home. Here is a list of a bunch of places you can "visit" through their webcams and virtual tours.
7th Grader From Shen Advances To National Spelling Bee
Spelling a bunch of words that I've never heard of, let alone spell, a 7th-grader from the Shenendehowa School District will rep the Capital Region in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The local finals were Tuesday night and it featured young spelling virtuosos from all over the Capital Region, but in the end, there could only be one to advance.
“Racist” Dove Ad Infuriates Consumers(WATCH)
This is just like Michael Jackson's "Black and White" video I thought as watched the Dove commercial that the internet is going nuts over was. I thought the outrage seemed a little much, but after seeing the "screen grab", I can see why people may take offense to it. Dove apologized, but should they have?
All Saints Catholic Academy’s Equal Rights Rap – Reading Writing and Rhyming [VIDEO]
My 4th appearance at this great little school, and it never disappoints - it's the All Saints Catholic Academy in Albany. Mrs. Reilly and Mrs. Grimmick kindly allowed me to come in and create a song with these very creative 5th graders. (And actually, I didn't do much - they handled it very well on their own, thank you very much...
A New Way To Keep Antsy Kids Seated In Class – Desk Cycles
I've been on vacation for so long, I almost forgot how to do this. But Im looking forward to getting aback to the routine- including getting back my school program. I get very antsy and fidgety after awhile if I'm just sitting around. Maybe I should purchase this brilliant new invention intended for kids, though I'm hoping they will consider an adult version - desk with ...
Marie Curie Institute’s ‘Compassionate Kids Song’ – Reading, Writing and Rhyming [VIDEO]
This is such an interesting little school with very creative kids. I had an absolute blast helping these students create a Christmas song parody ( although they didn't need much assistance from me - they did fine by themselves, thank you very much). Results below.
Menands School Kids Parody The Star Wars Theme – Reading, Writing and Rhyming [VIDEO]
Boy, I have to say I'm batting 1000 this year with the classes I've had the privilege of visiting . This one was no exception. I always have a great time with Mrs. Trainor's classes at the Menands School. And the kids? They only had two things on their minds, it seems…like everyone else. STAR WARS and being kind. Put them together and what have you got? A great song parody.
Ichabod Crane’s Holiday Jam – Reading, Writing and Rhyming [VIDEO]
Once again, another fantastic experience! You have to be there to totally feel the good vibes that happen with this school program (no brag, just fact..) This time I visited Ichabod Crane Elementary, and they were ready to JAM!