Friday, December 27, 2013

Songs of the Week

Hi there! I've been wanting to tell you about how we sing in our classroom, and now's the time!

You may have noticed that we have a "song of the week". This is usually a song that goes along with the color or shape of the week, but sometimes is just a fun silly song. What do we do with these after the week is done? Well, we put them in our song cup!
(The green is what we pull from each day, the purple is where they go until we start over.)
Every afternoon, when everyone is woken up from a rest and has a full belly from afternoon snack, we have a little mini meeting back in our book pit. We re-group, talk about our afternoon work, and just have a minute to talk. Right before we break and get to work, each child that had a morning meeting job, gets to pick a song out of the song cup. (I have also used our song cup if we are waiting for a special guest to arrive, or if we are waiting for an event to start. It keeps everyone from getting to antsy.)

In the beginning of the year, I had just songs like "Twinkle Twinkle", "The Alphabet", "5 Little Monkeys", etc. Then as we learn the songs each week, they get added to our possible song choices. The kids get so excited when they have a job in the morning, becuase they know they get to pick on of our afternoon songs too!
(All the songs that we had so far. =])

I find that my class really loves to sing and they have so much fun with it. Preschoolers are so musical, they love to dance and sing, why not try this out in your classroom? I've also seen this done with the songs written on slips of paper and put in a shoebox. Either way works, just get out there are sing!

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