Photo credit: Kim Sal I like this short poem/song that helps students remember to difference between weathering and erosion (which often get confused). It also provides a solid explanation for deposition. It is offered as a free resource on Teachers Pay Teachers. Photo credit: The Hippo Lady For a shorter version, the Hippo Lady has […]
Photo credit: Mr. DeMaio These songs are great for pre-school, kindergarten, & first grade students who are learning about the days of the week and the months of the year.
Photo credit: LittleLives, Inc. I like these educational videos that feature Miss Twinkle and her class. Using songs and animation to teach, can be very powerful. Here are some of my favorites for early readers: Musical Instruments – Twinkle Trails Episode 14 Save
Photo credit: Bill Nye Bill Nye videos, are high energy, fast-paced, and provide a lot of variety and comedy. Science of Music (Season 5, Episode 19; 23 minutes) Save
Photo credit: Katy Perry on Sesame Street If there is access to technology to play videos, I have some additional songs that can be fun to play and have kids listen to them, though it can be harder for kids to sing along with these songs. Two Different Worlds by Ed Sheeran This song is […]
Photo credit: Andonart Early Bird Singers is a game that uses a series of birds that each sing different notes. clicking on these birds, children can learn to play songs.
Photo credit: One Direction on Sesame Street Here are some of my favorite songs for teaching students about the names of the letters in the English alphabet: ABC-DEF-GHI Song by Big Bird (This is a funny song that points out that students can have misconceptions whenever they attempt to learn something new). This song does […]
Photo credit: Pentatonix on Sesame Street Here are some of my favorite songs for teaching children about counting numbers: Zero by They Might Be Giants The Batty Bat sung by Count von Count, focuses on the numbers 1,2,3. Feist sings 1,2,3,4 on Sesame Street. High Five! by They Might Be Giants. The Secret Life of […]
As a former substitute teacher for Pre-K to 5th grade music classes, I always liked having age-appropriate sing-along songs handy, that students loved singing. Here are some of my favorites for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes (These can also be used for 6th grade outdoor school camp songs, or brain breaks in the classroom): […]
Photo credit: Judy Collins on the Muppet Show As a former substitute teacher for Pre-K to 5th grade music classes, I always liked having age-appropriate sing-along songs handy, that students loved singing. Here are some of my favorites for 1st & 2nd grade classes (they do better with more challenging song, and they can remember […]