Wednesday, March 30, 2011



It's something we use large amounts of everyday, but it's such a necessity to keep going. :)

Today's post will be the first of three posts about certain types of Energy. Recently, I wrote three songs to help students learn about energy. In their classrooms, students were learning about energy we get from water, wind and the sun.

So, today I'll share my song about Wind Energy.
But, wait! That's not all!

The first 5 people to purchase the song for $0.99 and leave a comment here below, will receive free visuals to use with this song (a power point and a windows movie that goes along with the song)! I know what you're thinking...that tops a blue light special or a rollback any day! :) (Okay, so really that's what I was thinking :)

Here's the song! Stay tuned for Solar and Hydro Energy!

Wind in the air, Wind in your hair.
We can feel wind everywhere.

Wind is a source of energy.
It moves, so it has kinetic energy.


The energy in wind is converted into other forms by machines.
These machines are called wind turbines, you see.


Gusts of wind make the wind turbines spin,
and then the energy is converted into mechanical energy or electricity.


Monday, March 14, 2011

St. Patrick's Day

St.Patrick's on Thursday, but I wanted to share this song a couple of days before so that people would be able to use this song.

To celebrate the day of green, here's a song that mentions several things that are a part of this holiday.

I hope you enjoy it and feel free to share other songs you like to use on St. Patrick's Day!

<a href="">St. Patrick's Day by More with Music</a>

Shamrocks and 4 leaf clovers too.
Leprechauns with gold and rainbows too.
These are all things that we'll see today,
On St. Patrick's Day!

I will wear something green today.
Today we celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Green's the only color that can guarantee-
No one will pinch me!

Shamrocks and 4 leaf clovers too.
Leprechauns with gold and rainbows too.
These are all things that we'll see today,
On St. Patrick's Day!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Big and Small

Welcome back!

Today's song is about sizes: Big and Small.

At times it can be challenging to teach sizes to children. I find that using visuals and having plenty of repetition in sorting sizes works well. I put this song together at the request of a teacher. I also created a visual to go along with the song so that the students can see the sizes of things we are comparing.

If at all possible, I think it is best to use real objects when teaching big and small. It makes it so much easier in the long run. It's also nice if you find visual examples that are very different in size. Small should seem really tiny and Big should seem ginormous (I just learned that word last week! :) )

They lyrics are posted below.

Some things are big. Some things are small.
We're learning sizes: Big and small.

I see a bean. A bean is very small.
Oh a bean is small, you see.
Then a watermelon comes along. It's a big one, you see.
Oh the watermelon is big, you see.
I see a fish. He's a teeny tiny fish.
Oh the fish is small, you see.
Then a whale swims along. He's a big one, you see.
The whale is big, you see.
I see a marble. It's small and round.
Oh the marble is small, you see.
Then a ball rolls along. It's a big one, you see.
Oh, the ball is big to me.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wonderful Websites

Today's Wonderful Website is a great resource in the Music Therapy world!
It is a website by Michelle Erfurt, who is also a board-certified Music Therapist.

Michelle's website is called Erfurt Music Resource, and is a great blend of music related products, services and information. It's a great site where you can read about various Music Therapists (as well as other Music Educators and additional Arts related therapies), and the services they offer. All of the services promoted on her site involve individuals who are currently active and have something to do with music.

I highly recommend you stop by and check out all Erfurt Music Resource has to offer!

Thanks for stopping by! New song posts coming soon!