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| ||Archived Teacher's Forum: Late 2002
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.
I'm a preschool teacher of 3-year-olds. I'm looking for songs, to sing with the children, about friends and community helpers. I would appreciate any help.
from Gebbie, GA, USA; Aug. 25, 2002
I need the words to a little pumpkin rhyme 5 little pumpkins sitting on the fence,the first one said "oh my it's getting late, the second one said there are witches in the air and the 3ed one
said "well I don't care! I need the rest of the words Email me at
from rosemarie brunjes, medford, NY, USA; Aug. 22, 2002
I was wondering what sort of creative activities I could
do with children up to 2years of age. Any ideas would be helpfull
from Dianne, Cornwall, UK; Aug. 20, 2002
This is to Linda for Linda who asked about songs to do
with maths or English, Im not sure how the system works in the states
so I don't know what age 1st grade children are but here are a few
songs that might help:
I finger tap tap tap
point to the ceiling point to the floor and put them in your lap
(you go up to any number with this song)
I finger 1 thumb keep moving
1 finger 1 thumb keep moving
1 finger 1 thumb keep moving we'll all be happy and gay
1 finger 1 thumb 1 arm keep moving
1 finger 1 thumb 1 arm 1 leg keep moving
1 finger 1 thumb 1 arm 1 leg 1 nod of the head keep moving
1 finger 1 thumb 1 arm 1 leg 1 nod of the head stand up sit down keep
you cna stop after each movment and ask the children how many parts of
the body they are moving and how many they will be moving in the next
Hop this helps in some way.
from melica, Cambridgeshire, England; Aug. 20, 2002
= Do you post pre school lesson plans?
from karen snyder, boca raton, Florida, USA; Aug. 18, 2002
= what are the words to the song nicnac paddy wak
this would be much appreciated thankyou
from ian wenham, orange, NSW, Australia; July 20, 2002
Click here for that rhyme.
I was searching for websites with the search term "rebus" and happened
upon Enchanted Learning. The reason for the search was to locate
educational resources compatible with a unique whole brain beginning
reader program that is featured on our website. Step 1 of this program
implements a rebus-style format to jumpstart and transition readers
into actual book "page" reading.
The Enchanted Learning Rebus Rhymes section is very clever and
charming. I have fond memories of learning to read, in part, reading
the popular Highlights Magazine rebus page.
from Lisa, Chesterville, Ohio, USA; Aug. 14, 2002
I'am enrolled in CDA classes.I need to do a weekly
lesson plan using Nursery Rhymes.Need ideas for facts presented(3)per
rhyme,open-ended questions(2)free choice art,blocks,dramatic
play,library, manipulatives,discovery,other,other,small group-activity
open-ended questions and knowledge based questions(2) and objectives(2
different activities for eacch ch of the following learning domains and
write objectives for each of these activities.
physical,intellectual(cognitive/language),emotional and social andy
help anyone can give will be greatly appreciated. these are the nursery
rhymes i am working on humpty dumpty, jack & jill, hey
diddle,diddle,three little kittens, little boy blue, jack be nimble,
hickory dickory dock, little miss muffet, itsy bitsy spider, twinkle
twinkle little star. thank you
from Loretta Newsome, Pikeville, KY, USA; July 28, 2002
To Ms. Mills from Benson, AZ who requested the lyrics to
"Take Me Out to the Ball Game". The lyrics are as follows:
Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out to the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks,
I don't care if I ever get back.
For it's root, root root for the home team,
If they don't win it's a shame!
For it's one, two, three strikes you're out,
At the old ball game!
Hope that helps....
from Katy Gitto, Belton, MO, USA; July 5, 2002
I am a first grade teacher. I need song to go with the
first grade maath and reading. Any song you have appropriate for first
grade, I would appreciate you sending. Thanks
from Linda email firstname.lastname@example.org, Illinois, USA; July 3, 2002
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