Hello Chorus

Celebrating Through Song

Begun by John Lyman School in Middlefield, CT, Hello Chorus provides an opportunity for first through fourth-grade students to both create a song explaining and celebrating their learning through the HOT Approach and opportunities to share that process by welcoming visitors to the school. Typically, new song is written each year.

Hello Chorus Sample Song:

We are learners through the arts-Everyone has their own part.
We all have an equal choice- To learn and share with our own voice.
Getting together to dance and sing,
Making friends is a HOT School thing.
Kids get a chance to make decisions,
Everyone shares their opinions.
We are building amazing minds-And if you visit, you will find…
We are learners through the arts - Everyone has their own part.
We all have an equal choice- To learn and share with our own voice.

We have meetings once a week
For gardens and theater and art unique.
Assembly and Writer’s Wall,
You’ll be amazed we created it all.

We are building amazing minds- And if you visit you will find…
We are learners through the arts- Everyone has their own part.
We all have an equal choice- To learn and share with our own voice.

Artists visit all the time,
Classes with them are just divine.
They teach us to paint or draw or rhyme,
Express ourselves through our bodies and minds.

We are building amazing minds- And if you visit you will find…
We are learners through the arts -Everyone has their own part.
We all have an equal choice- To learn and share with our own voice.

HOT Schools Quote

“We are building amazing minds- and if you visit, you will find- We are learners through the arts- Everyone has their own part. We all have an equal choice- to learn and share with our own voice.”

John Lyman School Hello Chorus