Tuesday, May 26, 2015

End of Year.. Now What?

I've seen several posts on FB pages about what to do at the end of the year.  If you've been here before you know I started a tradition a few years ago singing camp songs. Picture on bottom is kids reaction when we get ready to start camp songs!


 They are the PERFECT finish *ta da* at the end of the year. It keeps the kids singing, clapping, and they are just plain FUN!!
This is a previous post I had that has several including tons of variations to "A Sailor Went to Sea" that my kids can't get enough of! This is the expression I usually see when I tell them it's time for Camp Songs!

In addition to these my students also love:

 "Highland Gates" from the Amidons book Down in the Valley- get the book.. you won't regret it!! http://www.dancingmasters.com/store/books-cds-dvds/down-in-the-valley  I use this with First Grade on up through about third.

Jump Jim Joe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1m-DIa5QTA GREAT for littles- PreK/ Kinder/First Grade

And I see this from the older kids when we are doing camp songs:

Sashay the Donut also from the Amidons book of the same name (grades 3 and up) They LOVE this one!!

These are some of the youtube videos I watched to learn how to sing/perform the songs and chants and then personalized them.  I don't use these with the kids.  We actually put a crackling fire on the screen to watch and turn the lights out so we have a campfire atmosphere. 

Wisconsin Milk is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mr0ccX7RCc
Mac n Cheese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV46eduDyTY
Go Bananas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFXitbTQ0-E
Ricky Ticky Toomba: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCmvCJU6v6E&list=PL9738E2086220EEBA&index=4
Tarzan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w1aREkMnwY&list=PL9738E2086220EEBA&index=8
Herman the Worm:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCgwV-iI80E&list=PL9738E2086220EEBA&index=9
Singing in the Rain also called Chili Bop:  (LOVE this one!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bbHVrtx0Ow
Pizza Hut:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ctjeZD0c0A
Humpty Dumpty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYY7JHl_nFw  HYSTERICAL! instead of the pelvic thrust on "huh" I have the kids clap and jump as high as they can go.
Found a Peanut: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOh6tnceO3Q
Froggy:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VoLaQV8aE8
Baby Shark:  MUST DO!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da2IgWbkvI0  Start at 1:15

And a couple more:

Have fun and keep the music going until the bitter (or sweet) end!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Frog In Yonder Pond

This is a lesson I did just this morning with kindergarten and we had great fun with it! Hope you enjoy!