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Pittsburg Elementary Teacher Reworks Hit Lizzo Song To Encourage Teamwork

PITTSBURG (KPIX 5) -- A Bay Area teacher put a creative spin on a hit song to teach her students how to get along and excel in school.

A second grade teacher at Los Medanos Elementary School in Pittsburg reworked the lyrics to singer Lizzo's hit song "Truth Hurts." The new lyrics talk about doing good work in school and encourage students to take turns rather than fight and to help each other with school work.

"You want to have a good friend who's committed, help you with your homework. Just a little, you know I'll hold you down because you got my back," the talented students sang in unison.

Ms. Mallari's Class Sings Lizzo Song About Being GREAT

Ms. Mallari uses a Lizzo song to teach her students to be GREAT. This video is less than 90 seconds long...and you'll be glad you watched! Help us make this video go viral! This is a teacher connecting with her kids in the classroom. Thank you, Ms. Mallari! #PittsburgPride Pittsburg Unified School District You can follow Ms. Mallari on her Instagram page too. She has many awesome videos and photos of class lessons @mshoneysclasshive.

Posted by Pittsburg Unified School District on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The teacher, Ms. Mallari, is seen in a clip the Pittsburg Unified School District posted to the district's Facebook page dancing on a table as she leads the kids through the song.

The video has become a minor viral hit, amassing over 106,000 views and 2,500 shares in under 24 hours.

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