We love music in 1st grade. We sing in every transition, in all of our spare moments, and in our efforts to master tough skills. Music is perfect for focusing, energizing, and setting the pace within the classroom. This week we’ve launching our Compare and Contrast reading/writing unit, and I was so frustrated when I couldn’t find any video or song to practice our learning. I ended up writing my own song and wanted to share it with you all today!
Right now, we are singing this little ditty 3-4 times a day. During reading and writing, and then, during a transition. If we sing it twice, it is just long enough for all of our friends to clean up their choice and make it back to the carpet.
I’ve included a snapshot of the song being sung in our classroom. You can use it to teach yourself or even use it as a model in the classroom. It may help my musically-challenged teaching friends! 😉
So friends, do you create your own songs for the classroom? If you do, what are your favorite tunes to pull from? Do you have your own Compare/Contrast song? If so, I’d love to learn it. 🙂