Fox Hill’s Tribute to Bruno Mars: Fox Hill Smarty Pants 2017

I am beyond excited to share an incredible video produced in collaboration with Fox Hill third graders. The video is our rendition of Bruno Mars’ “Up Town Funk” and was performed live by the entire third grade at this past week’s Accomplishment Assembly.

As a lover of the arts, and a former theater major, one of my goals this year was to combine my love of music with technology and produce a follow-up to “The Techie Ladies” which I produced a few years back with my Help Desk students at Burlington High School.  When I first met third grade student Daniel, and saw that he was a Bruno Mars look alike, I was inspired to work with the third grade and share our version of his popular song.

The students were on board with the idea instantly and we started collaborating on a Google doc to write the lyrics. After weeks and weeks of writing and revision, practicing in the cafeteria, and filming with the green screen and throughout the building, the students were ready to perform the song live in front of the fourth and fifth grade and we are now ready to share our video with a global audience via YouTube (we hope that Bruno himself will see this!).

The final product is once again an excellent example of authentic digital citizenship, student voice, and engaged, creative learning. I must give a special thanks to third grade teachers Mrs. Lisano, Ms. Saia, and Mrs. Webb for allowing their students to work with me extensively to complete this project. I’d also like to thank all the Fox Hill teachers, kindergarten through fifth grade, who allowed me to come into their classrooms to film footage for the video. Thank you also to Mr. Murphy for helping me evaluate the project during each stage of production. Finally, I’d like to thank my creative, fourth grade daughter Carly for coming up with the catch phrase, “Fox Hill Smarty Pants!”

I hope you enjoy the video as much as I enjoyed making it and congratulations to all Fox Hill students for an amazing year filled with many special academic and extracurricular accomplishments! Be proud of all you have done, enjoy the summer, and I will see you next year! “School’s out hallelujah!”

*Full lyrics are below the video!

Fox Hill, the best school

We’re so smart, we’re so cool

This one for them good kids

Them good teachers, straight masterpieces

Writing, reading, learning every day

Got sneakers on for gym class

Gotta go outside and play

I’m so smart (oh yeah -Kessa)

Know math facts and diagrams

I’m so smart (oh yeah -Kessa)

Thinkin’ ‘bout my college plan

I’m so smart (oh yeah -Kessa)

Get good grades that’s who I am

I’m so smart (oh yeah-Kessa)

Am I good bout Fox Hill, be the one  

 

Schools out hallelujah (whoo)

Schools out hallelujah (whoo)

Schools out hallelujah (whoo)

 

Cause Fox Hill kids gonna give it to ya

Cause Fox Hill kids gonna give it to ya

Cause Fox Hill kids gonna give it to ya

Summer vacation we’re ready for fun

Don’t believe us just watch (come on!)

 

Don’t believe us just watch

Stop, wait a minute

Fill my brain, put some knowledge in it

Take a test, be the best

Grayson, get the bus

Ride to Burlington, Massachusetts

Fox Hill elementary

When we grow up we gonna move out

Kids of the 21st century

 

I’m so smart (oh yeah-Kessa)

Use google on my iPad

I’m so smart (oh yeah -Kessa)

Fidget spinners are just a fad

I’m so smart ( oh yeah-Kessa)

Girl don’t you know Fox Hill is rad

I’m so smart (oh yeah-Kessa)

We are smart and so cute

Yeah we are!

 

Schools out see you next year (whoo)

Schools out see you next year (whoo)

Schools out see you next year (whoo)

 

Fox hill kids gonna see you soon

Fox hill kids gonna see you soon

Fox hill kids gonna see you soon

Summer vacation is almost here

Fox hill give us a cheer (yeah!)

 

Don’t believe me just watch uh

Don’t believe me just watch uh

Don’t believe me just watch uh

Don’t believe me just watch

Don’t believe me just watch

Hey hey hey oh

 

Before we go

Let us tell y’all a lil something

Fox hill smarty pants

Fox hill smarty pants

Fox hill smarty pants

Fox hill smarty pants  

We said fox hill smarty pants

Fox hill smarty pants

Fox hill smarty pants

Fox hill smarty pants

 

Come on learn, and read it

If you a smarty pants then write it

If you love school then bring it

Go be the one and own it  

 

Come on learn

And write it

If you are smarty pants then bring it

Well it’s summer vacation we earned fun

Time to play in the sun, come on!

 

Don’t believe me just watch uh

Don’t believe me just watch uh

Don’t believe me just watch uh

Don’t believe me just watch

Don’t believe me just watch

Hey, hey, hey, oh

 

Fox Hill smarty pants

Fox Hill smarty pants (say what?)

Fox Hill smarty pants

Fox Hill smarty pants

Fox Hill smarty pants

Fox Hill smarty pants (say what?)

Fox Hill smarty pants

Fox Hill smarty pants

Fox Hill smarty pants

Fox Hill smarty pants (say what?)

Fox Hill smarty pants

Fox Hill smarty pants

Fox Hill smarty pants

Fox Hill smarty pants (say what?)

Fox Hill smarty pants

Fox hill smarty pants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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