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Glen Rock Teacher's Punctuation Pop Song Is Actually Pretty Catchy

Jenn Burke's class sings about punctuation
Jenn Burke's class sings about punctuation Video Credit: Daily Voice Bergen County
Jenn Burke and her husband Dan Burke, of Ramsey.
Jenn Burke and her husband Dan Burke, of Ramsey. Photo Credit: Jenn Burke

GLEN ROCK, N.J.— A third grade teacher at the Byrd School in Glen Rock found a fun way to teach her students the importance of punctuation.

Jennifer Burke of Ramsey made her own lyrics to DJ Snake's "Let Me Love You."

Commas they take the breath, question marks to inflect, exclamation points to show excitement
Don't you for-get-get-get, I won't for-get-get-get punctuation... at the end of every sentence!

*DANCE BREAK*

Burke says she uses music as often as she can.

"It helps kids retrieve the information better because they can recall it easier," she said.

And the catchier the song, the better.

"The punctuation song is a fun way for them to remember what some punctuation is used for, and I see them applying it more," Burke said.

"Sometimes, all I have to do is hum the tune and they will self-correct."

Her students have taken to a multiplication song to Run DMC's "It's Tricky."

But Burke doesn't only use music to teach. She plays classical music during writing or reading time when they come back from lunch to "set the tone," she said.

She'll play a Barbara Streisand song for a "brain break" and even brings music challenges into the classroom to help keep them on task.

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