Hadar over at Miss Kindergarten is having a linky party about songs and I had to join in because I just LOVE her blog! She posed this question, "Do you sing songs in your classroom?" and then asked us to link up.
YES. YES. YES. I sing the whole livelong day. I use songs for transitions, learning, and getting the wiggles out. If the kids and I aren't singing, then I have Baroque, Beethoven, or George Winston playing in the background. Having an IPod Touch in my classroom has changed my whole teaching career!!! But I also sing songs that are not on my IPod and I can't help myself whenever I tell the students that we'll be doing something tomorrow. I inevitably break out into the song "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow" from Annie. If only I could carry a tune . . .
Here's a song (not on my IPod) that I love to use for learning AND as a transition because eventually the kids' voices turn off (hooray!) and they kind of have to follow a clapping rhythm. It's to the tune of "And Bingo Was His Name-Oh" but it's called "There Are Five Vowels In Our Alphabet". I have no idea where I got it! But if it's yours, please take the credit by commenting on my post. HERE. Do YOU sing songs in your classroom? Be sure to link up with Hadar at Miss Kindergarten!