New school! New parodies!

Cecil Elementary - my first year here!

Grade 4 & 5 students write wonderful parody songs

Songs used:

Roar

Uptown Funk

Happy

Shake it Off

Topic:

Grade 4: subtracting fractions

Grade 5: adding fractions

Many thanks to the excellent administration and wonderful teachers Ms. Brooks and Ms. Lipscomb. They were instrumental in making it a sucessful residency. The students created very clever parodies in a very short time.

Soar, parody of Roar

verse 1:

I used to flunk and mess up every test

Scared to fail and make a stupid mess

So I sat politely, did my work quietly

One day when I was walking down the street

I saw a Hershey bar ready to eat

Subtract it into half, two pieces really fast

pre-chorus 1:

Subtracting this fraction, what is up, Hey

Eight halves minus two, mix it up

Unbundle the two, make it one

Don’t forget what you’re taking from

Subtracting this fraction, what is up, Hey

Get ready, three halves coming up

I’ve done it now, I’ve done a ton

chorus 1:

I’ve got my eye on subtractin’ that fraction

Dancing through distractions

‘Cuz I am a student and you’re gonna see me soar

Harder, harder than a scholar

‘Cuz I am a scholar and your gonna see me soar

Soooooar

Soooooar

Soooooar

You’re gonna see me soar

verse 2:

Now I’m working at the M&T

Making change and cashing checks for free

Use fractions every day, counting the money

pre-chorus 2:

I got tongue tied I had enough

Already got it figured out, Hey

I see that fraction, I see it now

I’m ready, gonna solve it now

I got tongue tied I had enough

Get ready on top of that stuff

I got an A, I passed that test

chorus 2:

I’ve got the heart of subtracting with fractions

I got no distractions

‘Cuz I am a champion and you’re going to see me score

Better, better, better than Miss Lipscomb

‘Cuz I am a champion and you’re going to see me score

Fra-a-a-a-actions

Fra-a-a-a-actions

Fra-a-a-a-actions

You’re gonna see me score

Score, score, score, score, score

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Fractions, parody of Happy

verse 1:

I was doing my homework yesterday

Whole number and fractions anyway

Improper turned it the other way

Simplify it I was done and went out to play

chorus 1:

(I’m adding fractions)

The denominator must be the same, so you can add it up

(I’m adding fractions)

The denominators have to be the same, you can simplify it now

(I’m adding fractions)

The denominator stays in one spot, so you can leave it there

(I’m adding fractions)

Clap along if you feel like fractions is your thing

verse 2:

Set up our equation, then multiply

Ms. Brooks taught us fractions and never lies

I should probably tell you that fractions take time

Use parentheses, then simplify

That’s why

chorus 2:

(Because we’re adding)

Find equivalents that’s not so hard to do

(Because we’re adding)

Clap along if you feel like equivalent fractions are the truth

(Because we’re adding)

Six sixths equals one whole, and use parentheses too

(Because we’re adding)

Clap along if you feel like fractions are the thing to do

Hey, come on

bridge:

(baking, baking, baking, baking)

Take one third of butter

(shopping, shopping, Shopping, shopping)

Polo shirts for half off

(measure, measure, measure, measure)

Use a ruler to measure

(money, money, money, money)

All my stuff measuring

chorus 1

chorus 2

bridge

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Add it Up, parody of Shake it Off

verse 1:

I woke up too late, got fractions test to take

I hope I get an A, mm-mm, I hope I get an A, mm-mm

I figured out away, parentheses made my day

Improper stay away, mm-mm, improper stay away, mm-mm

pre-chorus 1:

I multiply

It’s easy as pie

Multiplying fractions so I can reach the sky

chorus 1:

‘Cuz we gotta find the sum, sum, sum, sum, sum

Like the beats of a drum, drum, drum, drum, drum

I’m just gonna add it up, up, up, up, up

I add it up, add it up

The numbers gotta be like, like, like, like, like

And you got to do it right, right, right, right, right

Our minds are very bright, bright, bright, bright, bright

Add it up, add it up

verse 2:

I got a fraction on my brain

Mixed numbers are a pain

I’m starting to complain, mm-mm, I’m starting to complain, mm-mm

Mixed numbers aren’t alone (mixed numbers aren’t alone)

Fractions with a whole (fractions with a whole)

That’s why we simplify, mm-mm, that’s why we simplify, mm-mm

pre-chorus 2:

I keep dividing

Can’t stop simplifying

It’s like I’ve got these fractions in my mind and it’s gonna be alright

chorus 2:

‘Cuz the students gotta add, add, add, add, add

And I hope I won’t do bad, bad, bad, bad, bad

So my teacher will be glad, glad, glad, glad, glad

Find the sum, find the sum

(repeat)

bridge:

Hey, hey, hey, just think about the bills you have to pay, and the time and the money in the world. You could be shoe shopping and getting down to White. Marsh. Mall.

My teacher brought our test grades in

We are like,”Oh my God”, what grade did we get?

With my A over here I’m the best, it’s very clear

I know fractions every way, I do math, math, math

chorus 1

chorus 2

chorus tag:

Add it up, add it up

Add it up, add it up

Find the sum, find the sum

Find the sum, find the sum

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Fractions Help You Learn, parody of Uptown Funk

verse 1:

This it is that math class

We learn skills, subtract and add

This one for them smart kids

Them smart kids, they’re mathematicians

Learnin’ fractions subtracting it up in the class

Regrouping so complicated

We finally made it, at last!

pre-chorus 1:

Doing fractions (oh man)

Add them up all over again

I’m too smart (oh yeah)

Solving fractions all over again

I’m too smart (aw man)

These fractions ain’t nothing to fear

I’m too smart (oh yeah)

Am I bad ‘bout them honey

chorus 1:

Learnin’ how to do fractions, ooh

Learnin’ how to do fractions, ooh

Learnin’ how to do fractions, ooh

‘Cuz fractions just gonna give it to ya’

‘Cuz fractions just gonna give it to ya’

‘Cuz fractions just gonna give it to ya’

Saturday night and we’re studying

Don’t believe me just watch

Ooh-wah! Don’t believe me just watch

Ooh-wah! Don’t believe me just watch

Don’t believe me just watch

Don’t believe me just watch

Don’t believe me just watch

Hey, hey, hey, oh

verse 2:

Stop! Take a whole from it

Change it now, then subtract from it

Let’s go, you’re on a roll

Cecil-ites, do the stroll

Numerator, denominator

Fractions on paper

If we try hard, we gonna reach the stars

Tighter than a new group of haters

pre-chorus 2:

Cross it out (oh yeah)

Take the whole and make a fraction man

Add ‘em up (oh yeah)

Now you’re ready for subtraction man

Take away (oh yeah)

Now bring it down, stick to the plan

I’m too smart (oh yeah)

See this math can be funny (break it down)

chorus 2:

Learnin’ how to do fractions (ooh)

Learnin’ how to do fractions (ooh)

Learnin’ how to do fractions (ooh)

‘Cuz fractions just gonna give it to ya’

‘Cuz fractions just gonna give it to ya’

‘Cuz fractions just gonna give it to ya’

Saturday night and we’re studying

Don’t believe me just watch

Ooh-wah! Don’t believe me just watch

Ooh-wah! Don’t believe me just watch

Don’t believe me just watch

Don’t believe me just watch

Don’t believe me just watch

Hey, hey, hey, oh

bridge:

Fractions help you learn

They get on my nerves

Fractions help you learn

They get on my nerves

Come on, make fractions

Subtract, make actions

coda:

Saturday night and we’re studying

Don’t believe me just watch

Ooh-wah! Don’t believe me just watch

Ooh-wah! Don’t believe me just watch

Don’t believe me just watch

Don’t believe me just watch

Don’t believe me just watch

Hey, hey, hey, oh

Fractions help you learn

They get on my nerves

Fractions help you learn

They get on my nerves

Come on, make fractions

Subtract, make actions

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