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| ||Archived Teacher's Forum: Early 2001
Teaching Nursery Rhymes
There are a lot of different approaches to teaching nursery rhymes to children and many different related lessons. This forum is a place where teachers and parents can relate their experiences (or questions about) teaching with rhymes (especially using the computer). Please add your techniques so that others can benefit from your knowledge and experience!
Click here to add your experiences, lesson plans, or questions.
For the teacher who wants to teach her
kindergarteners about body parts:
The song "Put your finger on ... (any body part)" can be a
valuable tool in teaching children their body parts. Also
"Head, shoulders, knees and toes." Simon says is a fun game to
play to teach kids their body parts. Hope this helps. If you're
teaching children about rhyming words, hold up a word and tell
students to touch the part of the body the word rhymes with (for
example, hold up the word keys and they touch their knees).
Hope these ideas help.
from Katie Stone, Greensboro, NC, USA; June 29, 2001
I'm editing a children textbook, so
if you have any ideas on games, songs, short
stories, all created by yourself, do not hesitate
in sending them to me. I will include your name
and some other bio-date that you would like to be
published. Also, send me you address so that I can
send you a free book where you will the ideas that
My E-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org
from Genaro Quisbert, La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia; June 28, 2001
I am very interested in knowing the
true backround to all of the most popular nursery
ryhmes. I would like to know where each
particular song came from,when,
who wrote each one, everything on their histories.
I realize thats probably
too much to ask, but I'll take all I can get.
from Lenny Joe. pasadena, ca, USA; June 27, 2001
I would like to get articles about "teaching
rhymes for kindergarten" & "The benfits of rhymes"
my email is :
from elsayed rashed, damanhour, Egypt; June 16, 2001
Is there a good site to teach pre schoolers and
kindergarten about body parts?
from Jessica, Oregon, USA; June 11, 2001
I need to know the name of these types of
= mind over matter
= I understand
please email me as soon as possible with the answer
from michelle, Riviera Beach, Florida, USA; May 16, 2001
the math third grade lessons are really informative
from ?; May 11, 2001
Hi there, I am a mother who is searching
for a teacher's poem to thank my toddler's teachers all
the love, patiente and dedication for my kid.
I would appreciate very much if any of you can give me an
Thank you very much.
My mail is email@example.com
from Laura Laura Guarneros, Mexico City, Mexico; May 1, 2001
i need th song i want to be a bumble bee
from clarence, portsmoth, va, USA; April 18, 2001
My five year old daughter has to make a hand
puppet for Prek using the nursery rhymn Twinkle, Twinkle
Little Star. I have no idea where to begin on doing this so we
could do it together. Please give me any ideas, suggestions
you may have that can be helpful. Look forward to hearing from
you soon. Thanks. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would please email me.
from Sheila, aberdeen, Maryland, USA; April 8, 2001
Thanks for your reply to my question about Ring Around the Roses
from ROZ, SCOTLAND; March 22, 2001
I would like to respond to Roz in scotland the BLACK
DEATH from ring around the roses the ring is the circle around the
faces of the victims pocket full of posies where they would throw
the dead bodys in the middle of the street
and people would walk around smelling the bodys and so they gave
so they would not smell the bodys.Ashes ashes were they would burn
and all fell down everybody died
from ?, ?; March 20, 2001
Can anybody please describe the link between the
Black Death and 'Ring of Roses'? Or do you have any info about
other poems which I could relate to this middle age plague for a
from Roz, Scotland, USA; March 8, 2001
I would like to respond to Julie Tremble from
Savannah, Georgia who wrote a note on February 15, 2001 in regard
to phonemic awareness and phonological awareness. I have some
ideas and resources that she may want. How do I go about getting
her e-mail address to correspond with her?
from Millie D'Aguanno, Cranston. Rhode Island, USA; March 4, 2001
I don't know her e-mail address. You could post the information here or wait for her to possibly post her address. JC
i would likes lesson plans for nursery ryhmes
asscociated with the season of spring
from Shirley Cassar, Northern Ireland, USA; March 2, 2001
I love your rebus rhymes! We have been doing "The
North Wind Doth Blow" as a movement poem and the children love it.
The North Wind doth blow (sway arms like branches blowing)
And we shall have snow (wiggle fingers downward)
And what will the robin
Do then, poor thing? (spread arms out, question with your
He'll fly to the barn (flap arms)
To keep himself warm
And hide his head
Under his wing,poor thing (tuck arm around head)
The North Wind doth blow (same as above)
And we shall have snow "
And what will the doormouse "
Do then, poor thing?
He'll curl up small (stoop down and wrap arms
In a tight little ball around self)
And hide in the barn
until spring, poor thing?
All movements should be done slowly and with a quiet voice. It's a
very soothing poem and a great starter for talking about Feb.
snows and March winds.
Thanks again for the rebus(maybe you could add the 2nd verse).
from Rosie Armentrout, Balto., Maryland, USA; Feb. 24, 2001
Thanks, I've added the other verse.
In response to Laura Gaffey, asking about teaching
Peter,Peter, pumpkin eater:-
I did some work about pumpkins with my reception class (aged 4-5)
last Autumn.Can I recommend the excellent picture book "pumpkin
soup" by Helen Cooper as an exciting stimulus for discussion about
pumpkins!The illusrations are fantastic and the story brings up
lots of issues such as kindness, sharing, helping etc.My class
fould it very exciting!We made our own pumpkin soup and drew and
labelled the ingredients used.We also made pumpkin lanterns (it
was Halloween that week) which led nicely into work about light
and light sources.We were working on shape in maths at the time so
made lantern faces using 2-d shapes made from sticky paper.We also
painted pictures of pumpkins and learnt how to mix the colour
orange from red and yellow. Good Luck!
from Mary Parker, Chester, Cheshire, UK; Feb. 21, 2001
I have been intergrating phonological and phonemic awareness in my classroom to enhance reading readiness. Is there anyone that I can communicate with on this subject. Would like to see more activities from Enchanted Learning on this subject.
from Julie Tremble, Savannah, GA, USA; Feb. 15, 2001
I am wanting a short script which 5-6 year
olds could perform which include lots of nursery rhymes.
from Tracey Smith, Auckland, New Zealand; Feb. 3, 2001
I was wondering how to do finger movements,hand and arm
movements,leg movements,foot movements, and whole body movements to
perfom the rhyme Five Little Speckled Frogs for the children in my
class that are 8 years of age?
from Marissa Lyons, Holland, PA, USA; Jan. 15, 2001
i would like to see more print out number pages along
with ,, letters and hapes for 4 to 5 year olds thank you
from janet twigg, tiffin, ohio, USA; Jan. 10, 2001
Please let me know a little more about what you'd like on the printouts and we can develop them. Jeananda Col
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