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There are a lot of songs that are sung at school. Here are a few you can try out!

The younger grades are great years for simple songs that kids can learn things from.  You can even make up your own, to very common tunes such as "Old McDonald" or "Twinkle Twinkle".

The following are good examples for younger grades:

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The Months of the Year - To the Tune of "Three Blind Mice"

January, February, March,
April, May, June.
July, August, September,
October, November, December.
These are the twelve months of the year.
Now sing them together so we can all hear.
How many months are there in a year?
Twelve months in a year.

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Days of the Week - To the tune of "The Addams Family"

Days of the week, (snap snap)
Days of the week, (snap snap)
Days of the week,
Days of the week,
Days of the week. (snap snap)

There's Sunday and there's Monday,
There's Tuesday and there's Wednesday,
There's Thursday and there's Friday,
And then there's Saturday.

Days of the week, (snap snap)
Days of the week, (snap snap)
Days of the week,
Days of the week,
Days of the week. (snap snap)

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Here's a fun exercise if you have 5 minutes before the end of class, or just need to get rid of the wrigglies at any time.  Best for younger grades.  Stand, do actions, chant and response: (like the good old Bear Hunt)

(in sing-song voice:) Goin' on a Squeegee Hunt (slap front of thighs in marching rhythm) (kids repeat: Goin' on a Squeegee Hunt) Gonna catch a BIG one (arms held wide) (kids repeat etc.) With my trusty gun (pat right pocket) and my bullets at my side (pat left pocket) Look! What's that ahead?! (gesture to the distance) A tree!

Can't go round it! (gesture, etc.)

Can't dig under it!

Gotta climb up it!

Up up up up up up up!

Down down down down down down down!

Goin' on a Squeegee Hunt! etc.

...

A lake!

Can't go round it!

Can't jump over it!

Gotta swim THROUGH it!

Splash splash, etc.

Some MUD! ... gotta run THROUGH it! Run on spot, blow up cheeks, squish cheeks with fingers making blurpy noises, wipe off mud, etc.

Some THORNS! ... gotta run through 'em! Ouch ouch ouch, etc. pull thorns out, etc.

A CAVE!  Can't go round it ... can't dig under it ... can't jump over it ... Gotta go IN it!

(Tiptoeing and whispering:) goin' on a Squeegee Hunt Gonna catch a ... big one? (indicate much smaller one) With my ... RUSTY gun?

And ... NO bullets at my side?

Look what's that ahead?

Some EYES!

'n' they're gettin' bigger ... and BIGGER and BIGGERRRR!!!!

RUN!  Through the thorns ...ouch ouch ouch ouch ... RUN! ... through the mud ... sploochy sploochy sploochy ... across the lake ... splash splash splash ... up the tree, down the tree ... run! ... back home again ... open the door, close the door ... whew! I STILL haven't caught a Squeegee!

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Websites with great school song lists:

http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems.html

http://www.songsforteaching.com/schoolsongsforchildren.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_about_school