Text of Songs and Tricks that Teach By: Bridget Dougherty, Janette Selino, & Tamara Robinson
Songs and Tricks that Teach By: Bridget Dougherty, Janette Selino, & Tamara Robinson
Sing a Song of Solar System (sung to the tune of Sing a Song of Sixpence) Sing a song of solar system, Nine planets in all, Orbiting around the sun, Each shaped like a ball. The Sun is in the middle. Its a hot burning star. Next come the inner planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. Sing a song of solar system. Be sure to avoid All those rocks in the belt Known as asteroids Next Jupiter and Saturn, Theyre gassy as you know; Then Uranus and Neptune, And dont forget Pluto!
The Planet Song (sung to the tune of The Ants go Marching) The planets revolve around the sun, Hurrah! Hurrah! The planets revolve around the sun, Hurrah! Hurrah! The planets revolve around the sun, They spin on their axis, everyone, And they all go spinning Around and around they go. Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars Hurrah! Hurrah! Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars Hurrah! Hurrah! Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars All whirling and twirling among the stars And they all go spinning, Around and around they go. Jupiter and Saturn are next in line Hurrah! Hurrah! Jupiter and Saturn are next in line Hurrah! Hurrah! Uranus, Neptune and Pluto makes nine, Will we discover more in time? And they all go spinning, Around and around they go.
What's The Weather? (sung to the tune of "Clementine) What's the weather? What's the weather? What's the weather like today? Tell us (child's name), What's the weather? What's the weather like today? Is it sunny? (hold arms above head in a circle] Is it cloudy? [cover eyes with hands] Is it rainy out today?[flutter fingers downward] Is it snowy?[wrap arms around body and shiver] Is it windy? ["blow children over" with a swoop of your arms] What's the weather like today?
MATTER SONG (sung to the tune of Frere Jacques) WHAT IS MATTER? SOLID, LIQUID, AND GAS! IT TAKES UP SPACE AND IT HAS SOME WEIGHT TOO! ITS EVERYWHERE THAT INCLUDES ME AND YOU! THAT IS MATTER!
WATER CYCLE SONG! (sung to the tune of She will be coming around the Mountain) WATER TRAVELS IN CYCLE, YES IT DOES! WATER TRAVELS IN A CYCLE YES IT DOES! IT GOES UP AS EVAPORATION FORMS CLOUDS AS CONDENSATION THEN COMES DOWN AS PRECIPITATION YES IT DOES!! (USE FUN HAND MOTIONS!!)
The Perimeter and Area Song (sung to the tune of When Johnny Comes Marching Home) For perimeter, you add the sides, the sides, all sides. Perimeters the distance around; You find it when you measure around. Perimeter: add the sides, all sides. For area, you multiply the length by the width. Are is whats inside; You find it when you multiply. Area: multiply the length by the width
Oh, Composite! (sung to the tune of Clementine) Oh, composite, oh, composite, Many factors do you have. Many factors make composite. Oh, composite, youre not prime!
The Prime Number Song (sung to the tune of Bingo) When a number has two factors, Well, prime is its name-o. P-R-I-M E! P-R-I-M-E-! Well, prime is its name-o.
Mean, Mode, Median, & Range (sung to the tune of Frere Jacques) Mean means average. Mode means most. Medians in the middle. Medians in the middle Now I know! Range means difference. Big minus small. These are all statistics. Now I know!
GEOMETRY (sung to the tune of Frere Jacques) CORROSPONDING PARTS OF CONGRUENT TRIANGLES ARE CONGRUENT. ANGLES CONGRUENT TO ANGLES, SIDES CONGRUENT TO SIDES, CPCTC!
The Conversion Song (sung to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus) Larger to smaller we multiply, We multiply, we multiply. Larger to smaller we multiply, To change our units. Smaller to larger we divide, We divide, we divide. Smaller to larger we divide, To change our units.
The 50 States That Rhyme Song (sung to the tune of Turkey in the Straw) Alabama, and Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas California, Colorado, Co-nnecticut and more Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho Illinois, Indi-a-na, I-o-wa...35 to go... Kansas, and Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine Maryland, Massachusetts and good old Michigan Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, and Montana Nebraska's 27, number 28's Nevada Next, New Hampshire, and New Jersey, and way down, New Mexico There's New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, now let's see Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee Texas and there's Utah, Vermont, I'm almost through Virginia and there's Washington, and West Virginia, too Could Wisconsin be the last state or is it just 49? No, Wyoming is the last state in The 50 States That Rhyme!
THE CONTINENT SONG! (sung to the tune of Row Row Row Your Boat) SEVEN CONTINENTS ON THE GLOBE, COUNT THEM NOW WITH ME! NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA MAKES THREE! EUROPE, ASIA, AUSTRALIA, ARE THREE MORE I KNOW! DONT FORGET ANARTICIA! THATS SEVEN! WAY TO GO!
There, Their, Theyre Song (sung to the tune of Bingo) There was a word that meant a PLACE And THERE was its name-o. T-H-E-R-E, T-H-E-R-E, T-H-E-R-E And THERE was the place-o! There was a word which belonged to them And THEIR was the word-o. T-H-E-I-R, T-H-E-I-R, T-H-E-I-R, And THEIR was who owned it! There was a word which meant THEY ARE And THEY'RE was the word-o. T-H-E-Y (tongue pop) R-E, T-H-E-Y (tongue pop) R-E, T-H-E-Y (tongue pop) R-E, THEY ARE was what it meant-o!
The Helping Verb Song (sung to the tune of Jingle Bells) Helping verbs, helping verbs There are 23. Am, is, are, was, and were, Being, been, and be. Have, has, had, do, does, did, Shall, should, will, and would. There are five more helping verbs: May, might, must, can, could!
Tricks to Learning Metric Mass King Henry Doesnt Mind Drinking Chocolate Milk Liters King Henry Doesnt Like Drinking Chocolate Milk Grams King Henry Doesnt Gulp Drinking Chocolate Milk
Poem for Area and Circumference of a Circle Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Area equals Pi r squared. Twinkle, twinkle little star, Circumference equals 2 Pi r.
Long Division Game Divide, multiply, subtract, compare, bring down game! When teaching the steps for long division, have all the students stand. Use a pointer to point to each child in group or row order. Have the students say the steps of division: DIVIDE, MULTIPLY, SUBTRACT, COMPARE, BRING DOWN. When a student says BRING DOWN he or she is out and must sit. The last standing in the game gets a prize!!