Anyway, here's one of my favorite carpet songy-chant things. My kids are singing it to me by the 2nd day of school. Does that mean I sing it too much?? lol. It doesn't re ally have a set tune - you can singy-chant it how you want too! ;) I learned this WAAAAAY back in college when I worked at the child development center on campus. I'm thinking it may be Dr. Jean (not sure though!). I added the last part about the criss-cross, etc. once I started teaching. I needed a quick way to review the rules of the rug before I began a lesson, and this was the perfect way!
You can download this song in pdf format by clicking HERE.
Here's another favorite of mine that we singy-chant to practice the word wall! I just made this up one day about 4 years ago, and it stuck! I usually pick the first child, and then they get to pick a friend as we sing. When it's their turn, they go to the word wall and choose a word. Then, we all spell it according to the spelling "chant" (movie star kisses, clap it out, chicken spelling, body spelling, etc.) that the selector wants! It only takes about 3-5 minutes, and it's a great way to interactively review those sight words!! I tend to stretch it out as I'm "singing" it. If you want the "tune" comment me and I'll try to figure out how to record my awful singing, so you can hear it!
You can download this in a pdf by clicking HERE.
I also want to share with you one of my MOST FAVORITE kindergarten teachers!!! MR. HARRY!!! If you don't know Mr. Harry, then you are totally missing out. He has great video songs that you can play on your smartboard, and the kids can sing along! I use him ALL the time! He has some great songs about hard-to-grasp math concepts, as well as letter songs and songs that teach character traits. I love, love, love his "Share that Story" mini-song for share time during Writer's Workshop!
Anyway, here's one of my most favorite videos from Mr. Harry. Coincidently, it was the first one I ever played in my room - and my kids LOVED it! These are great ways to transition to math time, or whatever! Oh! And if youtube is blocked at your school (like it is at mine!!) I found a great online converter! Details next blog post! :)
Phew! That was a LOOONG post! But great! I'm going to go get started on those directions for converting youtube files! Enjoy the songs, and be sure to visit Miss Kindergarten for all the musical fun at her Linky Party!!! :)
Y'all have a blessed day!!!!!