The first Monday of each month all kindergarteners and preschoolers meet for a sing along they call JAMBOREE. “Rise and Shine” is always the first song they sing and they end with “May There Always Be Sunshine.” They sing several songs, say nursery rhymes, and retell stories using props and masks. The children look forward to starting each month with JAMBOREE, and it creates a positive community spirit!
*This idea came from Teresa Hanak in Linden, MI. I think it would be a terrific project to implement in your school this coming year. You could change it to the last Friday in the month and let each class be responsible for leading a song. Pete Seeger (famous folk musician) said, "Music is a way to help us love each other." Let's start singing!!!