I feel like a kid myself here. I'm getting more and more excited about how this is turning out!

It's a song that schools in four different Capital Region counties are helping to create. The message?  DON'T BE A BULLY. The school helping out this week?  Jefferson Elementary in Schenectady County. 

One of my all-time favorite stops on the Reading Writing and Rhyming Tour is with this teacher - Jamie Pink. She does a fantastic job, and this time was no exception. Here's the group shot of her very sophisticated first graders!

jefferson elementary pink class shot
photo by Jamie Pink

And here they are hard at work trying to continue what Stillwater Elementary had begun.

Jefferson Elementary 4 county antibullying 2
photo by Jamie Pink


Jefferson Elementary 4 County Bullying
photo by Jamie Pink
Jefferson Elementary 4 county anti bullying
photo by Jamie Pink

Let's hear their work, shall we?

Here is their idea for the chorus of the song:

mp3 version (right click to download)

They were also given the challenge to complete the first verse begun by Stillwater Elementary.

Here was Stillwater's beginning:

And here is Jefferson's new ending to that verse:

Fantastic, don't you think?  Please leave your comments at the bottom of the blog and give them the accolades that they deserve, won't you?



We played all of this on the air on the Sean and Richie Show.  Here is the actual radio audio:

There you have it, folks.  Two more schools to go, and then you will hear the final product. Thanks again to Ms. Pink and my new first grade friends! We hope this helps to drive home the message that bullying is disgusting and not to be tolerated ANYWHERE!

A special big thank you to the Academy For Character Education at the Sage Colleges for their involvement with this program.




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