melody

Just From the Kitchen

Lyrics (Folk song) Just from the kitchen, shoo-li-loo,With a handful of biscuits, shoo-li-loo,I know you don’t like ’em, shoo-li-loo,But you can’t do without ’em, shoo-li-loo,Please Mr. Johnson, shoo-li-loo,Fly away over yonder, shoo-li-loo Circle Game Formation: Students stand or sit in …

Practice Writing Notes

I like to give the students opportunities to practice drawing notes on the staff. Writing Melody on the Staff or Rhythms – Worksheets / Assessments (Available on other pages. Click each image to access.) See also Coloring notes Melody resources

Steps, Skips and Repeats

Songs with Steps, Skips & Repeat Lesson Ideas Babylon’s Falling Bought Me a Cat Cat Came Fiddling Come and Go With Me Down to the Baker’s Shop Kangaroo Sally on the Seesaw Te Uru Then Oh Then Visuals & Worksheet …

Naass naass Blieder

Lyrics – Luxembourgish (Folk song from Luxembourg) Naass naass Blieder, haut ass elle Wieder.De Reemännche schläicht ëm d’HausA schëtt seng grousseg Eem’ren aus.Op wien? Op wien? Op dech, dech, dech! English Translation – Wet wet Leaves Wet wet leaves, today …

The Wind

Lyrics (Chant by B. Thompson) The wind blew highThe wind blew lowThe wind blew fastThe wind blew slowThe wind blew upThe wind blew downThe wind blew so hard,It blew me out of town! See also chants weather high/low tempo resources …

Frog Pond

Lyrics (American folk song) Come neighbors the moon is up,It’s pleasant out here on the bank.Come stick your heads out of the tankAnd let us before we supGo kough, kough, koughAnd let us before we supGo kough, kough, kough. Hush …

Thanksgiving Round

Lyrics (Composer unknown) Now the farmer sows his field,Its increase soon the ground will yield. Now the fields are bright and green,The yellow corn will soon be seen. Now the reapers’ sickles ring,And harvest home they gladly sing. See also …

One Two Buckle My Shoe

Lyrics – Version 1 (Traditional chant) One, two, buckle my shoe,Three, four, shut the door,Five, six, pick up sticks.Seven, eight, lay them straight.Eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one! Lyrics – Version 2 One, two, buckle my shoe,Three, four, …

Grandma’s Glasses

Lyrics (Traditional chant) Here are Grandma’s glasses Here is Grandma’s hatThis is the way she folds her handsAnd lays them in her lapHere are Grandpa’s glassesHere is Grandpa’s hatThis is the way he folds his armsJust like that Motions fingers …

Go Get the Axe

Lyrics (Folk song) Peepin’ through the knot-hole of grandpa’s wooden legWho’ll wind the clock when I am gone?Go get the ax, there’s a flea in Lizzie’s ear,And a boy’s best friend is his mother. Peepin’ through the knot-hole of Grandpa’s …

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