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“Barnyard Banter”: Book

“Barnyard Banter” by Denise Fleming is a great book about farm animals and their sounds.  While using a shaker to keep a steady beat, I chanted the words of the book and had the Turtles and Giraffes repeat after me after I … Continue reading

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Moving It Like Animals

To help facilitate structured danced and to focus on specific gross motor movements, I use animals.  With a selection of animal pictures, three students each choose a card with an animal.  These animals create our dance for the duration of … Continue reading

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Going to the Zoo: Book

I enjoy sharing songs that are in a book format with students.  “Going to the Zoo” by Tom Paxton is such an example.  One can find the sheet music on the inside covers of the book.  There are beautiful illustrations … Continue reading

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The Seals on the Bus – Book

The Ducks, Elephants, and especially the Seals, enjoyed reading and listening to “The Seals on the Bus” by Lenny Hort, illustrated by G. Brian Karas. This book is a jaunty version of the song, “The Wheels on the Bus” with … Continue reading

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Puppets with “Old MacDonald”

The Ducks are learning about farm animals and we sang “Old MacDonald” using puppets.  They identified animals found on a farm and corresponded an animal with accurate sound it produces.  I had students choose an animal out of my bag … Continue reading

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Freeze Dance Animals

Students love to play “Freeze Dance,” with any song, dancing when the song plays and freezing when the song stops.  We dance to popular songs, such as “I Like to Move It, Move It,” “What Let the Dogs Out?” and … Continue reading

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Drumming Up Animals

It’s animal season in the Elephants and Seals class.  In addition to singing to the famous “Old MacDonald Had A Farm” song, I made a chant and incorporated drums. We’re going to the farm, we’re going to the farm. What … Continue reading

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