Tuesday, May 20, 2014

FIVE more days!!!

Countdown!  The teachers feel it, the kids feel it, and the parents feel it!  Summer break is almost here. School for us is out next Thursday and this Friday is our Seniors graduation (we are a Pre-K through 12th grade independent school).  Very exciting!  My daughter will have Kindergarten Honors (similar to graduation but we call it something else) next Thursday and I am in utter disbelief and denial that she is going to be in the first grade next year.  Time flies far too swiftly! 
In the music room, we have been singing and dancing like crazy little chicks!  It has become tradition after our spring concert to have a campfire sing-along.  Some of our favorites are "Go Bananas" which is a chant and VERY funny; if you're not familiar with it and the movements, look it up on youtube.







 
Another favorite is Hi Lo Chickalo which is a song and hand clapping game.  It is great to play in a cirlcle and have students go through it one time with a partner, then turn the opposite direction and play with new partner. Sing/play faster and faster!  Giggles will fly!
 
Mac and Cheese is another HUGE favorite!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV46eduDyTY  We partner up, back to back, sing the song, then clap and walk around to find a new "back" to be back to back with.
Wisconsin Milk is pure fun, also!  Older kids LOVE it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BqZd0bxTrs
Singing in the Rain is hysterical!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bbHVrtx0Ow
A Sailor Went to Sea; there are quite a few variations, motions go with each.  Have your students figure out additional variations; 3 syllables that make sense on their own (you'll see...)
A Sailor Went to Sea

Traditional: 
A sailor went to sea, sea, sea (make the letter “C” with one hand)
To see what he could see, see, see (make the letter “C” with one hand)
But all that he could see, see, see ((make the letter “C” with one hand)
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea (make the letter “C” with one hand)
 
A sailor went to chop, chop, chop (chopping motion with hands)
To see what he could chop, chop, chop (chopping motion with hands)
But all that he could chop, chop, chop (chopping motion with hands)
Was the bottom of the deep blue chop, chop, chop (chopping motion with hands)
 
A sailor went to knee, knee, knee (touch knees)
To see what he could knee, knee, knee (touch knees)
But all that he could knee, knee, knee (touch knees)
Was the bottom of the deep blue knee, knee, knee (touch knees)
 
A sailor went to sea, chop, knee (do actions in order)
To see what he could sea, chop, knee (do actions in order)
But all that he could sea, chop, knee (do actions in order)
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, chop, knee (do actions in order)
 
 

 
A SAILOR WENT TO SEA VARIATIONS cont’d.
Burger King
Brrr, brrr, brrr (hands on opposite shoulders, shiver)
Grrr, grrr, grrr (hold hands over head, curled
King, king, king (pretend to put a crown on your head)
 
Chick Fil-A
Chick, chick, chick (flapping elbows up and down)
Fill, fill, fill (pretend to fill a glass of water with a pitcher)
A, A, A (make the letter A with hands in an upside-down V and thumbs touching across)
 
Disneyland
Dizz, dizz, dizz (hold head, act like you are dizzy)
Knee, knee, knee (touch knee)
Land, land, land (touch the ground)
 
Dollar Tree
Doll, doll, doll (rock a pretend baby in arms)
Arrgh, Arrgh, Arrgh (like a pirate)
Tree, tree, tree (hold hand up like a tree with fingers spread)
 
 
VARIATIONS:
Carowinds
Care, care, care (place hands across heart )
O, o, o (make an “O” with mouth, hands on cheeks)
Winds, winds, winds (move hands back and forth in front of body)
 
Panerra
Pan, pan, pan (pretend to hold a frying pan in hand)
Air, air, air (move hands back and forth in front of body)
Uh, uh, uh (put pointer finger on chin, look like you’re thinking really hard)
 
Toys R Us
Toys, toys, toys (hands up over head, excited!)
R, R, R (like a pirate)
Us, us, us (sweep hand in front of body right to left to show everyone in the room)
 

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