Saturday, September 24, 2011

Continent Song and the Moose Song

In my classroom I LOVE to use songs and music to support learning.  I also use songs to just kill time when I find something finishes faster than I expected!  Alot of the songs I use for content area learning are songs I've found on-line, or in books etc.  The songs for killing time are usually old girl scout camp songs, from when I was a girl scout camp counselor!

I think I'll try to upload at least 1 song a week, maybe it will be a Friday thing from now on (this week it's Saturday because it took me a while to figure out how to convert it all!).

*** Disclaimer- I am NOT by any means a singer so listen at your own risk!  :)

This week we began our Social Studies unit on maps and the world, so of course we had to learn the continent song!

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This is a Dr. Jean song.  I don't have the CD but I used the lyrics.

The Continent Song

We've got the whole globe in our hands,
We've got the whole globe in our hands,
We've got the whole globe in our hands,
We've got the whole globe in our hands.

We've got North and South America,
In our hands.
We've got Europe, Asia, Africa,
In our hands.
We've got Australia, and Antarctica,
In our hands.
We've got the whole globe in our hands.


The other song my kiddos have learned and LOVE is the Moose Song.  It's a girl scout sing and repeat song.  Unfortunately my camera decided it was full before the song finished recording, so you don't get the whole thing, but you get a good portion of it.  I'll also include the lyrics to this one!



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The Moose Song
(Teacher sings line, kids repeat)

There was a great big moose!  (make moose antlers with hands on head)
He liked to drink alot of juice. (make drinking from cup motion)
There was a great big moose
He liked to drink alot of juice

Singin' Way Oh                                       (wave arms from right to left)
Way Oh Way Oh Way Oh Way Oh        (wave arms back and forth)
Singin' Way Oh                                       (wave arms from left to right)
Way Oh Way Oh Way Oh Way Oh        (wave arms back and forth)


The moose's name was Fred.                   (make moose antlers)
He liked to drink his juice in bed.             (make drink motion then hands into pillow)
The moose's name was Fred.
He liked to drink his juice in bed.

Singin' Way Oh
Way Oh Way Oh Way Oh Way Oh
Singin' Way Oh
Way Oh Way Oh Way Oh Way Oh

The moose's juice was red.                          (make drinking motion)
He spilled that juice right on his head.         (make pouring on head motion)
The moose's juice was red.
He spilled that juice right on his head.

Singin' Way Oh
Way Oh Way Oh Way Oh Way Oh
Singin' Way Oh
Way Oh Way Oh Way Oh Way Oh

Now there's a sticky moose.                  (pinch fingers like they are sticky)
Full of juice and on the loose.                (make a full belly motion, then point over shoulder with thumbs)
Now there's a sticky moose.
Full of juice and on the loose.

Singin' Way Oh
Way Oh Way Oh Way Oh Way Oh
Singin' Way Oh
Way Oh Way Oh Way Oh Way Oh

5 comments:

  1. I sing a lot in my classroom too! I have a different continent song but I'll be singing this one too. Thanks for sharing. Come by if you get a chance to take a peek at my week.

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  2. OMG, do I ever LOVE CUPCAKES TOO!!!!! lol I'm your newest follower.
    :)

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  3. oh my! I love your songs! Too cute!

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  4. Rebecca- I loved your post on Whole Brain Teaching, I really think I need to start integrating it into my class!

    Laura- Thanks so much! I really didn't do much, just made my kiddos sing and recorded them! :)

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  5. I loved your continent song!! I'm a first (and second) grade teacher in Illinois too, yay!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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