Friday, June 21, 2019



Math will be so much more meaningful when children move and sing a song each morning. They’ll be oxygenating their brains and learning at the same time!

Chant and Write Cadence (Children echo each line and make "invisible" numbers in the air with their finger.)

Zero is where it all begins- (Slap thighs.)
Curve down around and up again.
Number one is so much fun—
Pull straight down and you’ve got a one.
Number two is easy to do—
Up around down and across makes two.
Number three is simple to see—
Draw two humps sideways and that’s a three.
Number four I do adore—Go down, across, then down some more.
We’ve reached five, now let’s not stop—
Pull down, circle round, put a hat on top.
Number six is easy to fix—Big curve, small loop will give you six.
Number seven is really sizzlin’—
Straight across, slant down, and that’s a seven.
Number eight isn’t very straight—Make “S” then back up for an eight.
Number nine I think you’re fine—A loop on top of a long straight line.
Number ten we’ve reached the end—
Put a one by a zero and count again: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10!
*Use other body parts, such as toes or elbows to write "invisible" numbers.

Macarena Count to 100
1 (Right arm out palm down.)
2 (Left arm out palm down.)
3 (Right palm up.)
4 (Left palm up.)
5 (Right hand on left shoulder.)
6 (Left hand on right shoulder.)
7 (Right hand behind head.)
8 (Left hand behind head.)
9 (Right hand on left hip.)
10 (Left hand on right hip.)
(Clap two times.)
That is one ten. (Hold up one finger.)

11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 (clap clap)

That is two tens.

Country Countdown 1-20
All right all you cowboys and cowgirls.
Time to count ‘em up and count ‘em down with me.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 (Kick feet as you count.)
Turn around and count back down. 20 19 18 …..

The Shape Song (Tune: “I’m a Little Teapot”)
I am momma circle round like a pie. (Hands over head in a circle.)
I’m baby triangle three sides have I. (Use 3 fingers to make a triangle.)
I am papa square my sides are four. (Draw a square in the air.)
I’m cousin rectangle shaped like a door. (Draw a rectangle in the air.)
I am brother oval shaped like a zero. (Make oval with arms over head.)
I’m sister diamond with a sparkle and a glow. (Touch thumbs and index fingers to make a triangle.)
We are the shapes that you all know. (Make circles with fingers and
Look for us wherever you go. place around your eyes like glasses.)