January 2009




Good Morning Song

Hello, Neighbor!
(Tune: “Good Night, Ladies” - Keep on Singing & Dancing CD)

Hello, neighbor. (Wave to partner.)
What do you say? (Give high five.)
It’s going to be a (Slap, clap, tap
Happy day. hands.)
Greet your neighbor. (Shake hands.)
Boogie on down. (Wiggle hips.)
Give a bump, (Bump hips.)
And turn around. (Turn around.)


Line-Up Cadence
(Cadence – All Day Long CD)

Lining up is easy to do, (Children march, slap thighs
When you take care of only you. and repeat each line.)
Feet together, hands by sides.
We’ve got spirit, we’ve got pride.
Sound off 1, 2.
Hit it again 3, 4
Ready now? 1, 2, 3, 4 ~ ~ out the door!

Pencil Grip
(Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It” - All Day Long CD)

Where is Pointer?
On the top.
Ready to write.
Start at the top.

Where is Thumbkin?
On the side.
Ready to help
Your pencil glide.

Where is Tallman?
On the bottom.
Keeps the letters
Where you want ‘em.

Calendar Song

Today Is Sunday
(Dr. Jean & Friends CD)

Today is Sunday. (Put hands in arm pits and flap
Sunday – chicken. like a chicken.)
All you lucky children,
Well, that’s O.K.

Monday – peanut butter (Extend left hand and spread peanut butter with right hand.)
Tuesday – snap beans (Snap fingers.)
Wednesday – soup (Pretend to slurp soup.)
Thursday – ice cream (Pretend to lick a cone.)
Friday – hotdogs (Slap hands together.)
Saturday - pizza (Extend palm in air as if carrying a pizza.)

Math Song

Macarena Math
(Tune: “Ten Little Indians” – Sing to Learn CD)

It’s Macarena Math time.
Everybody dance!
One , two, three, four,
Five, six, seven, eight,
Nine, ten, eleven, twelve,
We can count by ones.

By twos…
By fives…
By tens…

Phonics Songs

Seven Little Letters
(Tune: “Five Little Ducks” – Is Everybody Happy? CD)

Seven little letters went out one day
Over the hills and far away.
When the teacher called /m/, /m/, /m/, /m/,
Only the letter “M” came back.

Continue with /t/, /f/, /g/, /d/, /s/, /p/…

(Tune: “Good Night, Ladies” – Sing to Learn CD)

I put a penny in the gum slot.
I watched the gum roll down.
I get the gum and you get the wrapper,
Cause I put the penny in the gum slot.

Sing substituting the initial consonant sound
Of each word with “B,” “N,” “P,”
“G,” “L,” and “F.”

Science/Social Studies

The World Family
(Tune: “The Wheels on the Bus” – Kiss Your Brain CD)

The name of my school is ___, ___, ___. (Fill in the name of your school..)
The name of my school is ___.
That’s the name of my school.

The name of my city is... (Fill in your city, state, etc.)

The name of my state is...

The name of my country is United States.

The name of my continent is North America.

The name of my planet is Earth.

We’re all part of the world family, family, family.

We’re all part of the world family.
Let’s live in love and peace.
Wiggle and Have FUN Songs

Peanut Butter

(Tune: “Allouette” – Keep On Singing and Dancing CD)

Peanut butter, we like peanut butter. (Pancake clap your hands by clapping with
Peanut butter, that’s what we like best. the right hand on top and then the left on top.)
Do you like it on your head? (Touch your head.)
Yes, we like it on our head.
On your head?
On our head. (Children answer.)
Ohhhhhh. (Put hands on head and move from side to side.)

Do you like it on your shirt… (Point to clothing as you sing.)
Do you like it on your pants…
Do you like it on your socks…
Do you like it on your shoes…
On your underwear? (Cover your eyes.)

Mother Goony Bird

(Tune: “Father Abraham” – Dr. Jean & Friends CD)

Mother Goony Bird had 7 chicks. (Hold up 7 fingers.)
And 7 chicks had Mother Goony Bird.
And they couldn’t swim – NO! (Shake head and put out right hand.)
And they couldn’t fly – NO! (Shake head and put out left hand.)
All they did was go like this – right arm. (Flap right arm.)

Add left arm…right foot…left foot… (Add other movements.)
Nod your head…turn around, sit down!

She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain

(Traditional Tune – Nursery Rhymes CD)

She’ll be comin’ round the mountain (Clap hands.)
When she comes. Yeehaw! (Fist in air.)
She’ll be comin’ round the mountain
When she comes. Yeehaw!
She’ll be comin’ round the mountain,
She’ll be comin’ round the mountain,
She’ll be comin’ round the mountain
When she comes. Yeehaw!

Driving 6 white horses – Whoa back! (Pretend to pull back on reins.)
We’ll all go out to greet her – Hi ya’ll! (Wave hand.)
She’ll be wearing her red pajamas – Scratch, scratch! (Scratch self.)
She will have to sleep with grandma – Zzzz! Zzzz! (Close eyes and snore.)
We will have chicken and dumplings – Yum! Yum! (Pat tummy.)

Old MacDonald
(Traditional Tune – Nursery Rhymes CD)

Old MacDonald had a farm
E – I – E – I – O.
And on this farm he had a cow.
E – I – E – I - O.
With a “moo-moo” here,
And a “moo-moo” there.
Here a “moo,” there a “moo,”
Everywhere a “moo-moo.”
Old MacDonald had a farm
E – I – E – I – O.

Pig – oink, oink
Sheep – baa, baa
Horse – neigh, neigh
Duck – quack, quack
Cat – meow, meow
Dog – woof, woof

Seasonal Songs

Veteran’s Day
– 2nd Monday in November
(Tune: “Danny Boy” – Happy Everything CD)
Today’s the day we celebrate our veterans,
The men and women who fought for our great land.
We’ll raise our flags and hold a moment of silence
And we will carry poppies in our hands.
Because we want to thank you for your service;
You traveled far to keep us safe at home.
You fought with pride and honor for our country.
Our veterans, oh how we love you so.

Albuquerque Turkey
(Tune: “My Darlin’ Clementine” – Happy Everything CD)

Albuquerque is a turkey
And he’s feathered and he’s fine.
And he wobbles and he gobbles
And he’s absolutely mine.
He’s the best pet you can get,
Better than a dog or cat.
He’s my Albuquerque turkey,
And I’m awfully proud of that.
Albuquerque is a turkey,
And he’s happy in his bed.
Cause for our Thanksgiving dinner,
We’ll have pizza pie instead!

Over the River – 4th Thursday in November
(Traditional Tune – Happy Everything CD)

Over the river and through the woods (Pretend to hold reins and bounce up and down.)
To grandmother’s house we go.
The horse knows the way
To carry the sleigh
Through the white and drifted snow.
Over the river and through the woods,
Oh, how the wind does blow. (Wrap arms around self and shiver.)
It stings your toes and bites your nose (Touch your toes and then nose.)
As over the ground we go.
Through the country and cities far
In sun or wind or rain.
We might go by train
We might take a plane.
Or maybe a bus or car.
Through low valleys and mountains high
Now, grandmother’s house I spy. (Place hand over your eyes.)
Hurrah, for the fun! (Put fist in the air.)
Is the turkey done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie! (Put fist in the air.

Good-Bye Song

Special Me
(Tune: “Twinkle Little Star” – Dr. Jean & Friends CD)

Special, special, special me, (Open and close fists like twinkling stars.)
I’m as special as can be. (Point to self.)
There is no one quite like me. (Shake head “no.”)
I’m as good as I can be. Special, special, special me, (Open and close fists.)
I’m as special as can be! (Point to self.)

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