With the release of my book, My Country Tis of Thee, I have been inviting students to engage with the lesson by writing their own lyrics.  So far, the MCTT Lyrics Contest has received some wonderful submissions from children and elementary classrooms. Take  a look! More will  lyrics will be added to this page as I receive them.

Check out these submissions!

THE PROJECT PUT THEME SONG: THIS LAND FOR YOU AND ME

Sing to the Tune of AMERICA: MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THEE
Words by Eloise and her mom Emily, check out their blog.

This land for you and me
Protect its beauty
With Project PUT

Pick Up Trash you see
It’s simple as can be
Let’s make nature garbage free
And improve the world

 

Bullying – My Country Verse

Mary Ristau’s second grade class at Moran Prairie Elementary, Spokane.

Schools should be bully-free,
Full of our honesty,
Friends should be kind.
Include us in your game,
Please treat us all the same,
Stop calling us those names,
Friends should be kind.

Madison Elementary 5/6th graders – combined class

Teacher Patty Driscoll, music teacher Dori Nielson
Note: both teachers teamed up for this activity with Patty introducing the book and idea for new verse and the music teacher helping them work on these verses.

My country ‘tis of thee
Let us be bully-free
No teasing found
We are not all the same
Stop causing all their pain
Differences are not to blame
Freedom all around

My country ‘tis of thee
So sad the poverty
Homeless abound
God keep them in your sight
Help us relieve their plight
Shelter them for the night
New hope is found