BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — London Lewis’s first-grade teacher in Birmingham City Schools starts the day with a little exercise for her students.
“We’re going to get up and do a little moving to get oxygen to our brain,” the teacher’s voice echoes through the computer speaker.
On cue, 6-year-old London stands up from the chair she has been sitting in at her grandmother’s dining room table, pushes it back and starts swinging her arms to the music.
A video has now replaced the teacher on the computer screen.
As London sways to the fast-paced song with a techno beat, a male voice sings these lyrics to the tune:
The alphabet is filled
with consonants and vowels.
We write them.
We read them.
Each letter makes a sound.
While we start with A-B-C,
we go all the way to