Monday, April 9, 2012

Pitchy? Who cares!

My kids, whether they like it or not, have a teacher who sings, so we sing about most anything.  Music is great in the classroom on so many levels.  How about memory?  When I was little, we sang numerous choruses at church that came straight out of the Bible word for word.  For sure I remember those verses better than verses we didn't sing.  They're stuck in my heart like glue.  There sure are lot of things I'd like stuck in the hearts of my kids too, so we sing...a lot.


Every Monday we sing to the word wall.  I wish I had made this up, because it's a great little ditty.  I believe I saw it years ago on a word wall video.  Anyway, you might try it, and the kids won't know or care if you don't get the tune just right.  They won't even care if you're pitchy.  They might just remember how to spell some words though.  (Sorry I can't show you where the voices are coming from.)


video

Here's a copy of the words if you were hoping for them.  I inserted the word "the" as an example.  Happy singing!





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10 comments:

  1. Can you come sing in my class? I can't sing, but you are right. The kids don't care! Super cute activity!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Lori, thanks for listening. Most people who say they can't sing, really can. :)

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  2. I love your idea for singing the word wall. I thought you and the kids sounded great!! I'm going to give it a try with my class using our spelling words.

    I'm a newbie to the blogging world...hope you will stop by @ www.welcometofirstgraderoom5.blogspot.com
    Thanks for sharing!
    Connie

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    1. Connie, I'm glad that you tracked me down. I enjoyed visiting your blog. Enjoy this song with your kids!

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  3. Oh, my! I LOVE this and will definitely be using it!! You sound a whole lot better than me!

    I can't sing at all. You should hear me teaching the Star Spangled Banner. It's a riot!

    Dee
    First Impressions

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    1. Dee, even I would not enjoy teaching The Star Spangled Banner to little people. That's not an easy song. Give the word wall song a whirl!

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  4. I always rhymed and sung in my classroom - it is the best way to teach the little ones!!! This is soo cute!!


    Michelle
    3amteacher@gmail.com

    The 3AM Teacher

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    1. Thanks Michelle. Thanks for taking a listen!

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  5. That was some great word wall singing! Loved it! Y'all sounded good!

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    1. Thanks Sandi. I sound better at church though. :)

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