You know Dasher, and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen… but do you know how to prepare for winter weather? Georgia students who participated in Ready Georgia’s Winter Weather Jingle Contest certainly do, and they proved it with their creative video entries.
For the first time, Ready Georgia asked students in third through fifth grades from across the state to share their knowledge of winter weather preparedness by creating a two-minute preparedness-themed jingle for the holidays. Entries ranged from entirely original and classic-themed jingles, to interactive and animated performances from teachers and students.
Karen Jones’ class from Mashburn Elementary took the top prize in the statewide competition for their video, “Plan, Be Prepared and Stay Informed,” sung to the tune of “Walking in a Winter Wonderland.”
In their video, the students provided information on why it is important to plan, be prepared and stay informed. A few key takeaways include:
- Shelter in place during storms
- Store a three-day supply of food and water
- Download the Ready Georgia app
- Make sure your Ready kit has flashlights and extra batteries
For being selected as the winning jingle, they will win a free pizza party from Domino’s.
A full list of finalists, along with links to their videos, can be found below:
- Mashburn Elementary (Forsyth County) Teacher: Karen Jones
- Kelly Mill Elementary (Forsyth County) Teacher: Rose Bulau
- Wauka Mountain Academy (Hall County) Teacher: Rebecca Brown
- Tadmore Elementary (Hall County) Teacher: Joan Armour
- L.K. Moss Elementary (Marion County) Teacher: Summer Goodroe
- West Manor Elementary (Atlanta Public Schools) Teacher: Dietrice Bennett
Congratulations to all of our finalists! Follow their advice and make sure you’re ready for whatever winter has in store for us.