Songwriting at Dan Emmett Elementary A very exciting songwriting adventure is taking place at Dan Emmett Elementary School in Mount Vernon, Ohio. I am working with the music teacher, Laura Ackert, and we are writing a song with each grade level. The students brainstormed ideas; Laura and I studied them, and we noticed there were many about animals, nature, the environment, etc. This seemed like a great theme to pursue, and the topics that they had chosen all relate to something that each grade learns in science!! Wow! The songs range from what kinds of animals live in Ohio to the life cycles of a tree and a duck-billed platypus. There is a great song about the chemistry of water called “It’s Messy at the Melting Point”, a song about Gravity and one about “The Three New R’s” as in Reduce, Recycle and Reuse, as opposed to “reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic”. Once the students learn the songs, we will record them onto a CD. There is a contest going on now for the cover design, and when it is completely finished, we will celebrate with a school concert and have each grade sing their composition. CDs will be for sale for $5 each, and a portion of the sales benefits the school. Great fundraiser!!

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