Showing posts with label Singing in the Classroom. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Singing in the Classroom. Show all posts

Saturday

St. Patrick's Day Songs for children

March 17th, AKA St. Patrick's Day, is right around the corner.  My students absolutely love when things become green and shamrocks abound.  Part of the fun of holidays like St. Patrick's Day is the ability to some novelty to the daily schedule by adding some fun songs, changing the decoration and putting the same old thing on a piece of paper in a different shape.
St. Patrick's Day songs for kids


Here are my 5 favorite St. Patrick's Day songs!

1.  I'm a Little Leprechaun by The Kiboomers
I recently discovered The Kiboomers while I was looking for Valentine's Day songs.  I was very happy they had St. Patrick's Day songs too!  The best thing about this song is that it is sung to the tune of I'm a Little Teapot.  


2.  G-R-E-E-N by The Kiboomers
No, I am not paid by The Kiboomers to highlight their music-- I just really like them!  This one is great because it's not just a fun and catchy tune.  It also provides a great way for students to remember how to spell the word green.


3.  Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by Jack Hartmann
This is an engaging counting song set to a St. Patrick's Day theme.  Students will practice counting by 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s.


4.  St. Patrick's Day Dance and Freeze by Jack Hartmann
My students LOVE these Dance & Freeze videos! I find them a great way to practice controlling our bodies!



5.  St. Patrick's Day for Kids by Jus Ran
This video tells the story of St. Patrick- from being captured by pirates to the shamrock as a symbol of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  I like the Irish music and the graphics are child friendly.  Since it mentions religion, make sure you preview the video to fit your schools culture.


Make sure you follow me on YouTube to find these videos and others on a St. Patrick's Day playlist!

Thursday

5 Fun Phonemic Awareness Songs Your Students Will Love

Phonemic awareness songs are one of the best ways to give students fun and engaging practice with phonemic awareness.Without a solid basis of phonemic awareness, students will struggle to master reading and spelling skills.  Here are 5 of my favorite phonemic awareness songs!


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1- Party in the Jungle by Jack Hartmann.  This is a great song for Pre-K or Kindergarten students because it uses animal sounds and incorporates fun movements!



2- Apples & Bananas by The Learning Station.
I sang this with my Kindergarten and First grade students long before the age of showing a video on a large display board came about.  It's fun, it's catchy and it's educational!



3- Beginning Sounds by Jack Hartmann
When I go looking for high-quality, education songs, Jack Hartmann is one of the first artists I look for.  This song has students practicing beginning sounds in a 'repeat after me' format.



4- Make a Rhyme, Make a Move by Jack Hartmann.
Another great Jack Hartmann song.  This one has great urban dance beat and has students practice identifying rhyming words.



5- Alphabet Animals Song Video by Have Fun Teaching
When I teach alliteration to my Second Graders, we read Some Smug Slug and sing this song.  Students write their own alliterative sentence using the first sound of their first name!  It's lots of fun and makes a great hallway display.



I would love to know what other songs you use for phonemic awareness instruction and practice.  Drop me a comment down below!
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