As the summer winds down and teachers/students start looking forward to next year, Common Core Rap is ready to build upon and diversify our video collection. Ten of our first eleven videos were science-based and cover everything from inquiry skills to the forces and elements that affect living and non-living things. If you are new to Common Core Rap, please check out our Preview Videos page for a sampling of our work. We now shift our focus to social studies, geography, and history. Look for new releases each month once the school year begins. We hope your last few weeks of summer pass slowly and are filled with fun activities with good friends. New adventures await and we are up to the challenge!
Spin the globe, around it goes / I’ve got my map, my compass shows / Four main directions, cardinal . . .- Excerpt from Around The World (coming soon)
Common Core Rap has released its latests educational rap video, Inquiry Skills! Available now in the Common Core Rap Store and on Teacher Stream. To celebrate our latest addition just in time for July 4th, we would like to offer 1 free video download! Simply enter video4th at checkout to apply the free video discount. Thank you for the continued support and enjoy a safe, fun July 4th!
Post production for Inquiry Skills is nearing completion. The rough edit has been assembled and is ready for final touches to be applied. Inquiry Skills Rap Video will be released July 4th, 2013. As we celebrate Independence Day, we will also celebrate Independents Day and offer something special to those of you helping support our independently owned business! Check back July 3rd for the scoop.
Second grade teacher, Kelly Clark, talks about how Common Core Rap has impacted her Science lessons and the way her students learn. A big thank you to Mrs. Clark for sharing her experience and fuzing music with education!
Production for inquiry skills is underway! The inquiry skills rap will discuss what it takes to be a good scientist and how to use tools of the trade. This rap will explore: comparing, measuring, classifying, observing, and predicting data; investingations, experiments, and hypotheses; variables, measurements, accuracy, and communication. The video shoot is scheduled for June 23rd. Expect Inquiry Skills Rap Song and Video in the Common Core Rap Store by month’s end! As always, thanks for following along and continuing to provide positive feedback. To understand the world, I need to use science / To find information, I need to inquire
Second grade students at Dillard Street Elementary danced and sang to choreographed Common Core Rap songs to encourage fifth graders to remember key facts for their state science test. They were great!
Filming for Habitats, the newest Common Core Rap song about different types of habitats, environments, ecosystems, and more has completed. Over the next few days, we will be putting post production touches on the video and adding lyrics with a Habitats classroom handout. Habitats will be available in the Common Core Rap Store in just a few days!
This, this, this is my habitat / Everything I need, this place has all of that!