You and your students will catch "math fever" with these exciting ideas!
Hint! Start out teaching the children one verse.
Follow their lead as you add more verses to the song.
Your left, your left, your left, right, left. (Children repeat as they
slap their thighs.)
We're the best, we're number one.
Now let's have some counting fun.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
We are smart, we're really cool.
Come on and let's count by two's.
2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24
We are rockin' you can see.
All together count by three's.
3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
We've got the beat and we know more.
Everybody count by four's.
4. . .
We can count and we're alive.
Now let's try and count by five's.
5. . .
Skip counting is a kick.
You can do it - count by six.
6. . .
We're cooking now - we're really sizzlin'.
Everybody count by seven.
7. . .
We're fantastic - doing great.
Come on now and count by eight.
8. . .
Lookin' good and counting fine.
Now it's time to count by nine. 9. . .
Skip count, skip count once again.
One more time and count by 10.
10. . .
We are super, yes we are.
Look out world here comes a star.
This is a fun chant to use to line children up on the playground. You could also write each verse in a different color on a language experience chart and point to the numbers as you count.