Monday, May 5, 2014


Hey!  I'm on my way to Detroit and Indianapolis, but I wanted to make sure you visited my website this month to get your free download of this classic song.  Can you believe there are some children (and probably teachers as well) who don't know this song?  Hope you enjoy it!

Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Take me out to the ball game. (Pretend to throw a baseball.)
Take me out to the crowd. (Pretend to bat a ball.)
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks. (Hold up right hand and then left.)
I don’t care if we never get back, (Shake head NO.)
For I’ll root, root, root for the home team. (Fist in the air.)
If they don’t win it’s a shame. (Hold open palms and shrug shoulders.)
For it’s one, two, three strikes (Hold up 3 fingers one at a time.)
You’re out (Thumb over shoulder.)
At the old ball game.

*This is a great opportunity to expand children’s vocabulary. What does it mean to “root”? What’s a “shame”? Let children who play baseball explain to their classmates what a diamond, base, umpire, and other terms mean. 

How about a summer activity calendar or a "fun shine" can of things children can do with their families over the summer?