July 3rd, 2012 by Kidsmomo
Tomorrow is America’s birthday, and what do we do on birthdays? Why, sing in celebration, of course!
But for this Fourth of July, we decided to stay away from the National Anthem. Instead, we’re celebrating independence of a different kind — the freedom to dig into any old book you want! Summer reading is all about your choice: No teachers with required reading lists. No class assignments. All you and no rules!
That’s certainly enough to inspire us to burst out into song! (Well, that and also all the sugary popsicles we’ve been eating to stay cool…)
So, without further ado, here’s our version of “Yankee Doodle Dandy” — dedicated to summer reading!
(PS – If you’re on the go — or maybe busy chowing down on hot dogs and apple pie — just download the audio.)
As you guys can tell, we spared you from Karen’s so-called “singing” this time around. Instead, we got a professional musician to lend us a hand — our friend Tom from the band Men and Whales. (He’s also a teacher when he’s not rocking out, and he looooooooooves Wimpy Kid!) A BIG thanks to Tom for helping us out!
— Happy 4th of July, from Karen and Nancy!