Friday, November 4, 2011


Did you know that each month I offered a “monthly music mix” with a wide variety of songs that you can introduce to your class?  There’s always a song for gathering the children, transitions, phonics, math, movement/fun, and special holiday and seasonal picks.  Here’s where you’ll find some tunes for this month:

Here are two examples of simple tunes that teach.

Pencil Grip
(Tune:  “Where Is Thumbkin?”)

Where is Pointer? 
On the top. 
Ready to write.  
Start at the top.
Where is Thumbkin? 
On the side. 
Ready to help
Your pencil glide.
Where is Tallman? 
On the bottom. 
Keeps the letters
Where you want ‘em.

Five Little Letters
(Tune:  “Five Little Ducks”)
Place five magnetic letters on the board before you begin singing.

Seven little letters went out one day
Over the hills and far away.
When the teacher called /m/, /m/, /m/, /m/,
Only the letter “M” came back.

Continue with other letters.

*Hint!  Those "letter pops" that I wrote about several days ago would be great to use with this song.