Welcome to the 4th Grade

by Dwayne Reed

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I'm a 4th grade teacher, but instead of sending the boring old "Welcome to Class" letter, I figured I'd spice it up and send my new 4th graders a song they could jam to. Of course, I'll go old school and write a letter, but I hope this song helps the parents and kids get a better idea of the kind of teacher I'm going to be!

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Wel-come to the 4th grade, so ha-ppy to meet you,
Can’t-wait til I see you, we’re gonna have a good time
We’ll-learn about science, find-ways to apply it
I bet that you’ll like it, we’re gonna have a good time

Hello, I’m your teacher
My name’s Mr. Reed, and it’s very nice to meet ya
I’m from Chicago, I love eatin pizza
And I dress to impress, but I’ll still wear sneakers

It’s my 1st year teaching, so it’s all real excitin
Got some ideas, and I’d really like try them
Like making songs to remember what ya hear
We’ll be learning so much, but the end the year

To my friends and my peers, the parents and the students
I’m ready, you’re ready, we’re ready, Let’s-do-this, (YEAH)
But absolutely no day-dreaming
Working hard til the bell starts ringing

Wel-come to the 4th grade, so ha-ppy to meet you,
Can’t-wait til I see you, we’re gonna have a good time
We’ll study mathematics, division and addin
And don’t forget fractions, we’re gonna have a good time

I’ll always greet you with a smile
I’ll always try to make the lessons worthwhile
And when you do good work, I’ll acknowledge
Cuz I know that you’re headed off to work or to college

So we gotta keep it positiiiiiive, that’s the is key
Have respect for each otherrrrrr, and don’t forget ME
Have respect for yourselves, and the staff, and the school
Having fun can be cool, when we’re following the rules ---- nah, nah

Time’s gonna fly (breath)
Before ya know it, you’ll be movin in to grade 5
But for now, we’ll be workin, and a-learning, and a-singing
All the way til the bell starts ringing

Wel-come to the 4th grade, so ha-ppy to meet you,
Can’t-wait til I see you, we’re gonna have a good time
We’ll learn about English, write papers and read them
A-pluses, you'll see them, we’re gonna have a good time

Go teacher! Go teacher! Go teacher! Go teacher!

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released August 16, 2016
Track Producer: Stephen Thompson (stephen@oneway.org)
Cover Design: Vanessa Seranno (vserrano@storehousechicago.org)

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