This was a first for me.  I've had this in my head for a long time.  Let's write a song with a small group in 1 hour (as usual), then have an assembly program later on where they sing their creation for the entire school (with everyone in the auditorium singing along!)  This was my trial run...

Big thanks to Principal Laura Kyer and teacher Kristy DeMerchant for allowing me to give this a whirl at West Sand Lake Elementary.  I LOVED what the kids wrote, and LOVED how well they performed it (remember, they had only minutes to practice it before going "on stage". I was asking a lot, and they came through with flying colors!  Actually, the only person screwing up was ME!  I had some technology issues up there in the "big room", but that will be rectified for the next school - promise!

Ok, here we go.  First - let's show you the classroom part of the program and what they came up with.

Now on to the assembly program.  I had to dub in audio so you could understand it - hence the slight mismatch between the song  and the moving of mouths.


I hope what the kids wrote helped drive home the point that bullying is horrible, so wrong, and has to be stopped.  If you are proud of your kids in these videos, leave a comment for them below!

(The song is a parody of "We Will Rock You", by Queen)

photo by Richie Phillips

For extensive resources about bullying and how to stop it, visit the Academy For Character Education at the Sage Colleges website

P.S. Special thanks to Karen Juneau for taking all of the video and photos!  Couldn't have done it without you!!!