October 08, 2012

The Sentence Song

So I got the copy of the sentence song from my school computer.  Remember this is not my original song but I changed maybe two words to make it fit my needs.  The author is Kim Shelley.  (If you know her tell her thanks!)

The kids LOVE this song.  In fact, every year that I've used this song the kids love it.  It's a keeper.

My classes quickly realize how much I love songs, music, and movement and this year's class is no different.  The big difference this year, however, is that this class will just spontaneously break out into song all on their own.

I love it!

It cracks me up!

For example, I'll walk by someone and remind them to write in complete sentences and before you can say "complete what?" the class is singing the sentence song.

How can you not love that?


I'm known for spontaneously breaking into song but I don't recall a class doing it like this.

In fact, a few years ago, the daughter of a fellow teacher that I had in my class once told her mom, "Mrs. Schaff will just start singing out of the blue and not even be embarrassed!"

When the mom told me I laughed so hard.  Then I asked, "Should I be embarrassed?"

Nah, these are little kids.  What do they care?  We all spend to much of our lives being self-conscious, embarrassed, and/or worrying about what other people think.

So if the kids that leave my room remember nothing else, maybe they'll remember to take a chance . . . because you can succeed if you don't try!


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Happy singing friends!

9 comments :

  1. I'm still laughing at this post! I am the SAME way. Everything's a song to me. Too funny!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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    1. They know I'll make up a song if I don't have one. And they remember so much more if it's a song.

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    2. I totally agree! I make up so many songs, I sometimes have to type them up and display them so I don't forget them!
      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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    3. This class will tell me to hurry and type a song before I forget it and then beg me to copy it for them so they can put it in their song binder. Love it!

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  2. I can't wait to sing this tomorrow! :) I sometimes make my students answer questions in their opera voice, definitely wakes them up!

    Meg
    Buzz Around in Second Grade

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    1. I'm going to have to try that one! Thanks for the idea.

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  3. Time to get my pitch pipe...I'm pumped for this one!

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  4. I've just found your blog and I think I might be developing a bloggy crush! I LOVE your ideas, and I have the Sentence Song stuck in my head on repeat already :-P Thanks!!

    Teacher Kirra:Maestra Kirra

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Thanks for filling my bucket!

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