Thursday, March 8, 2012

Kindergarten Songs for Teaching

Great Songs for Kindergarten Teachers
Music, Lyrics, Poetry, and Prose are all intertwined with ease when taught, and inspired using motivational music. 
     My Saturday Kindergarten class uses music, lyrics, and singing  to teach reading and auditory processing (listening) skills. Singing and learning songs, builds fluency, articulation, voice, memory, expression, word attack, cadence, rhyme, rhythm, tone, pitch, vocabulary, decoding, phonics, and FUN! Students are motivated, empowered, freed from traditional reading lessons, and intrinsically motivated when learning to sing a song. Learning to read is a very unforgiving process for many kids, learning a song gives them a great accomplishment in a very short time. Songs enrich and bring to life a students world in a way that is powerful! My students sing up to 8 times per day during the first few months of school. All you have to do is give students the lyrics and start the song, all else is built into the process. NO FANCY LESSON NEEDED JUST GREAT MUSIC AND LYRICS!


A - alligators all around
B - bursting balloons
C - catching colds
D - doing dishes
E - entertaining elephants
F - forever fooling
G - getting giggles
H - having headaches
I - imitating Indians
J - juggling jellybeans
K - keeping kangaroos
L - looking like lions
M - making macaroni
N - never napping
O - ordering oatmeal
P - pushing people
Q - quite quarrelsome
R - riding reindeer
S - shockingly spoiled
T - throwing tantrums
U - usually upside down
V - very vain
W - wearing wigs
X - x-ing x's
Y - yackety-yacking
Z - zippity zound
A - alligators ALL around!
Prologue:
There was once a boy named Pierre
Who only would say, I don't care!
Read his story, my friend, for you'll find
At the end that a suitable
Moral lies there

(Chapter I)
One day his mother said
When Pierre climbed out of bed
-Good morning, darling boy, you are my only joy
Pierre said-I don't care!
-What would you like to eat?
-I don't care!
-Some lovely cream of wheat?
-I don't care!
-Don't sit backwards in your chair
-I don't care!
-Or pour syrup on your hair
-I don't care!
-You are acting like a clown
-I don't care!
-And we have to go to town
-I don't care!
-Don't you want to come, my dear?
-I don't care!
-Would you rather stay right here?
-I don't care!
So his mother left him there

(Chapter II)
His father said-Get off your head
Or I will march you up to bed!
Pierre said-I don't care!
-I would think that you could see--
-I don't care!
-Your head is where your feet should be!
-I don't care!
-If you keep standing upside down--
-I don't care!
-We'll never get to town
-I don't care!
-If only you would say, I care
-I don't care!
-I'd let you fold the folding chair
-I don't care!
So his parents left him there
They didn't take him anywhere

(Chapter III)
Now as the night began to fall
A hungry lion paid a call
He looked Pierre right in the eye
And asked him if he'd like to die
Pierre said-I don't care!
-I can eat you, don't you see?
-I don't care!
-And you will be inside of me
-I don't care!
-Then you will never have to bother--
-I don't care!
-With a mother and a father
-I don't care!
-Is that all you have to say?
-I don't care!
-Then I'll eat you, if I may
-I don't care!
So the lion ate Pierre

(Chapter IV)
Arriving home at six o'clock
His parents had a dreadful shock!
They found the lion sick in bed and cried
-Pierre is surely dead!
They pulled the lion by the hair
They hit him with the folding chair
His mother asked-Where is Pierre?
The lion answered-I don't care!
His father said-Pierre's in there!

(Chapter V)
They rushed the lion into town
The doctor shook him up and down
And when the lion gave a roar
Pierre fell out upon the floor
He rubbed his eyes and scratched his head
And laughed because he wasn't dead
His mother cried and held him tight
His father asked-Are you allright?
Pierre said-I am feeling fine
Please take me home, it's half past nine
The lion said-If you would care
To climb on me, I'll take you there
Then everyone looked at Pierre
Who shouted-Yes, indeed, I care!
The lion took them home to rest
And stayed on as a weekend guest
The moral of Pierre is: CARE!
January
In January it's so nice
While slipping on the sliding ice
To sip hot chicken soup with rice
Sipping once, sipping twice
Sipping chicken soup with rice

February
In February it will be
My snowman's anniversary
With cake for him and soup for me!
Happy once, happy twice
Happy chicken soup with rice

March
In March the wind blows down the door
And spills my soup upon the floor
It laps it up and roars for more
Blowing once, blowing twice
Blowing chicken soup with rice

April
In April I will go away
To far off Spain or old Bombay
And dream about hot soup all day
Oh, my, oh, once, oh, my, oh, twice
Oh, my, oh, chicken soup with rice

May
In May I truly think it best
To be a robin lightly dressed
Concocting soup inside my nest
Mix it once, mix it twice
Mix that chicken soup with rice

June
In June I saw a charming group
Of roses all begin to droop
I pepped them up with chicken soup!
Sprinkle once, sprinkle twice
Sprinkle chicken soup with rice

July
In July I'll take a peep
Into the cool and fishy deep
Where chicken soup is selling cheap
Selling once, selling twice
Selling chicken soup with rice

August
In August it will be so hot
I will become a cooking pot
Cooking soup of course-why not?
Cooking once, cooking twice
Cooking chicken soup with rice

September
In September, for a while
I will ride a crocodile
Down the chicken soup-y Nile
Paddle once, paddle twice
Paddle chicken soup with rice

October
In October I'll be host
To witches, goblins and a ghost
I'll serve them chicken soup on toast
Whoopy once, whoopy twice
Whoopy chicken soup with rice

November
In November's gusty gale I will flop my flippy tail
And spout hot soup-I'll be a whale!
Spouting once, spouting twice
Spouting chicken soup with rice

December
In December I will be
A baubled, bangled Christmas tree
With soup bowls draped all over me
Merry once, merry twice
Merry chicken soup with rice

I told you once, I told you twice
All seasons of the year are nice
For eating chicken soup with rice



You wanna play so I wore dressed up clothes
Then you runaway, leave me here in this pose
How am I suppose to play with you?
You're up then you're down
You're running around
You're faster then you're slow
You stop then you go
You're hot then you're cold
You're yes then you're no
You're in then you're out
I'm starting to ????
You
You don't really wanna play, no
You just really wanna go
We used to be
Just like twins, so in sync
Used to love, how we played
Now you just runaway
Didn't know, that you are gonna change
You're up then you're down
You're running around
You're faster then you're slow
You stop then you go
You're hot then you're cold
You're yes then you're no
You're in then you're out
I'm starting to ????
Someone... ??
Gonna chasing me all over
How to catch him, I wonder
He is to quick for me
You
You don't really wanna play, no
You just really wanna go
You're up then you're down
You're running around
You're faster then you're slow
You stop then you go
KP: Elmo, do you wanna play?
Elmo: Elmo is playing Ms. Katy. I'm a
KP: Not again




1 comment:

  1. Some of the words on the Katy song don't match the singing. It could be more accurate so that the children are reading exactly what is being sung. The traditional spelling for the Do Re Mi song is: Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti, Do. If you change Re to Ray and Mi to Me, why not so to Sew?

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