Saturday, July 16, 2011

Songs That Teach

Hadar at Miss Kindergarten is hosting a Linky Party with the question: 
Do you sing songs in your classroom?
I've found that my students retain information and are more engaged when a concept is tied to a tune. I use songs to teach classroom management routines, math calendar concepts, and reading skills. Here's a download with some of the songs that I use to teach. Enjoy!! Make sure to check out and even join the Linky Party.

Also check out Heidi Butkis' recent post. She gives some wonderful highlights from the “I Teach K! National Kindergarten Conference” from my hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada!! One of the sessions she attended was with author Marilee Sprenger, Ed.D, concerning brain research and its applications in the classroom. Her article called “Wiring the Kindergarten Brain for Reading” discusses the correlation between young children’s physical activity and the increased ability to learn to read. add a little dash of song to that physical activity and you’ve got a recipe for success! Who says we don’t have the best job in the world?   


Mrs. Cher Harrison said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing! :)

Miss Kindergarten said...

yay!!! more songs! I love the days of the week song! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up!

Miss Kindergarten

Kristin said...

GREAT songs! Thank you so much for sharing!!! :)
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Lainie said...

Thanks to the linky party I found your site. Very adorable songs too. Thanks for sharing. I do not have a blog, but I am a blog addict. I use songs in the classroom often. Love it!

Sneaker Teacher said...

Oh how I love that you made an easy doc to print out! It's printing right now. Very cute songs and I especially love the one about books.


Linda McCardle said...

I love these songs. Thank you for sharing them

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