“You Are My Sunshine” Song and Book

"You Are My Sunshine"In light of the beautiful sunny Houston weather we have been having, I have started teaching students the song “You Are My Sunshine.” I read a book with the song to the Elephants, Seals, All-Stars, Monkeys, Giraffes, and Zebras. The book has bright illustrations that are great for asking questions and making inferences of what is happening. Students love to point and share what they see.

"You Are My Sunshine"I sang the book to the students, and then taught them the words. There is at least one student in every class who has a mother or grandmother that sings “You Are My Sunshine” to them. They are so excited about it and sing right along with me! After teaching the class the words, I give students a chance to sing it to their friends with the microphone.


It is so sweet to hear the students singing; it just brightens up the room and fills it with love.

L. Zebras "You Are My Sunshine" J. All-Stars "You Are My Sunshine" C. All-Stars "You Are My Sunshine"

About Hilary Yip

Music Therapy. Martial Arts. Rowing/Coxswain. Creative Movement.
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