Cool Schools: Singing, Dancing, & Learning Science

10:23 AM, Feb 25, 2011   |    comments
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ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA) -- Third graders at Arlington Science Focus don't just learn their lessons, they actually become part of them by singing and dancing the concepts.

Music Teacher Joe Puzzo is the driving force to make that happen. "I took some of their books and some of the activity material, looked at it and I wrote all of the music for this and tried to tie it in directly so it's rich in content."

Puzzo is just a small part of the overall effort to make the different subjects at the school work together in harmony.


Every Wednesday is called "Science City" at the school. Every teacher is required to teach something science related for an hour that day.

Parents think making school seem fun only helps the little ones in class, and it turns home into a learning environment, too.

"The siblings learn it as well because the students are singing it at home, and why they may not know why they are in pre-school when they come to the school they have a better concept," says Noah Simon who has a third grader at Science Focus and a pre-schooler at home.

Now that's cool!

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