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.