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Old 08-12-2010, 07:49 AM
 
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I am looking for a choral song for getting the kids' attention. I guess I have a Bucketfiller theme. And I have a frog wind-chime I use to promote silence. I have NO natural singing ability (thank goodness kindergarteners don't care), so it needs to be a simple tune.

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Dr. Jean shares transition ideas in the website below. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/user/hollyndf.../0/v5_W3mMfZvY
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Me either - don't carry a tune...
Old 08-12-2010, 08:55 AM
 
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and my K kids don't care either! (thank goodness!)

how about (in your best singing voice)

"Stop, Look and Listen"... (teacher)

"Yes, Ma'am" (kids)
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I like Dr. Jean's attention getters...personally, I do the Adam's Family one and the kids LOVE it! The Hocus Pocus one works well when I need to get their attention and there are a lot of other people around and I don't want to sing! Another great one for standing in line is hold up your two fingers (peace sign) and the kids know they need to stop talking and start walking. Good Luck!
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:35 PM
 
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I often clap my hands to a rhythm and they repeat it - it works wonders- no voice needed


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Clapping is great and saves your voice...
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even though I am totally into making up my own songs-I sing to them- and pushed our aud. piano into my room to have a "balance" of the arts in my room. Clapping is used by our 3rd grade reading buddies so we duplicate that a lot. Rhythm, meter, Simon says, syllables. I do tend to sing "Farmer in the Dell" tune to transition them from outside to in "We're sitting on the rug, we're sitting on the rug-All my friends are with me and we're sitting on the rug" (I know my color square.....You can find me there...etc) But non-voice (or a CD song) is always valuable especially if you start getting laryngitus (sp) Like the first week of school
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My colleague used this poem whenever she wanted kids to clean up. She would start it quietly and pretty soon all the kids were standing reciting it with her and her kids would clean up quickly and quietly! I'm going to try it out this year!

My hands upon my head I'll place.
Upon my shoulders, on my face,
At my waist and by my side,
Then behind me they will hide.
l will raise them way up high,
And let my fingers fly, fly, fly,
Then clap, clap, clap and
One - Two -Three!
Now see how quiet I can be.
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We use "hands up high" which works wonders. All kids stop and lift up their hands.
For cleaning up, I sing the Barney song
"clean up, clean up
everybody everywhere
clean up, clean up
everybody do your share"
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Thanks all for the great ideas! I've been singing in the car all day. Finally, my son said, "You aren't nice to us about cleaning. Just yell at them they have to clean or go to the principal and then you won't have to sing." (I think we've had too much time together this summer)

Maybe I should look for some transition songs for home too.

I did stop at a local art store and got some great wind-chimes. They are very quiet and I have a quiet voice (apparently not when I am at home, though), so I can't wait to use them.

Enjoy your weekend.
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