Monday, April 8, 2019

Take Your Feet Out the Sand



Mrs. Gallant's and Miss Randell's classes were lucky enough to have some high school helpers in their music class for the past month.  These students were working on a National Honor Society independent service project and shared a song called "Take Your Feet Out the Sand" with our students.

Students discussed the way it would feel to pull their feet out of sand, mud, snow, jello, and cement.  We moved around the room while we sang the song:

Take your feet out the sand,
Take your feet out the sand,
Take your feet out the sand,
And stick them in the mud.

Take your feet out the mud,
Take your feet out the mud,
Take your feet out the mud,
And stick them in the jello.

Once we were comfortable singing the words, we got to come up with our own endings to the song.  We enjoyed "lava, water, and cake" among many other great ideas.  We also loved being able to sing this song while Mr. Zach played guitar!

Thanks to Natasha and Zach for sharing this fun song!

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Fais Dodo

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"Fais Dodo" is a Cajun lullaby.  Students listened to the song in both Cajun and English, but they only practiced singing it in English.

We loved rocking our stuffed animals to sleep while we sang this song.  That helped us to remember to use quiet, gentle voices.

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Old Bald Eagle

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Kindergarteners learned a simple circle game called "Old Bald Eagle."  The words to this song are:

Old bald eagle sails around,
Daylight is gone.
Old bald eagle sails around,
Daylight is gone.

Two bald eagles sail around,
Daylight is gone.
Two bald eagles sail around,

Daylight is gone.

Mrs. Hiltz walked around the circle and chose a student to join her. Then "two bald eagles" went around the circle and we would add another student. We tried this in a variety of ways. Sometimes we added two at a time (practiced counting by twos), sometimes 5 students would go around then sit, sometimes we would all join the line!

After hearing this song so many times, students were easily able to sing it by themselves.

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When I Was One

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First graders just finished learning an action song called "When I Was One."  This silly song about a pirate really got us moving.  The song goes like this:

When I was one I ate a bun (hold up one finger)
Going over the sea. (make waves with your hand)
I jumped aboard a pirate ship (jump forward one step)
And the pirate said to me: (point to someone else, then yourself)
“Going over, (reach hands up high)
Going under, (reach down low)
Stand at attention, like a soldier, (salute)

With a one, two, three!” (stomp feet three times)

Add more rhymes as you go. Count up to ten!

After we were comfortable with the movements, we added hula hoop "pirate ships." Students jumped aboard a different pirate ship for each verse of the song and raised it up and over their head when the song asked them to.

Hear Ms. Giguere's class sing this song by clicking the link below.

When I Was One

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