GEORGETOWN -- A group of elementary school students created a song as a tribute to first responders and to reflect on evacuating their homes because of the Mosquito Fire.
"Mosquito Fire Blues" was created after a conversation with Brittany Barbour's first and second-grade class at Georgetown School of Innovation in Georgetown.
A parent, TK Chang, came to Barbour with an idea: create a song to help the young students, his son included, work through the trauma of being evacuated due to the Mosquito Fire.
With his producing partner, Chang found a beat to create an original song that the students could sing the chorus on together.
The school uses a social-emotional process called, Toolbox. Through this program, students can share how they feel in a sharing circle, and those thoughts are later revisited, if needed, for more processing at the end of the day.
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