Friday, May 20, 2011

Today I had a lot of fun with one class in particular. :)
We were discussing spring, spring weather, flowers, etc., and I introduced them to this new song.

Half way through the song, they all got the hang of it and sang along every time they heard the "Tweet Tweet Little Birdy" part. Several of the students also independently created a movement for that part. They tucked their hands under their upper arms and made flapping motions with their arms to represent to bird flapping its wings. It was too cute!
The funniest part was when the I asked some of the students, "What do mother birds feed the baby birds?" The number one response was, "Seeds!". (Of course, I had a visual... I love me some visuals!)
When I explained to them that baby birds eat worms, all but one of them looked TOTALLY grossed out! It was hilarious!

I got the original idea from a song I found on Songs for Teaching.
The song is called Tweet Tweet Little Birdy, and the original song is by Margie La Bella. I really like the catchy tune and the upbeat sound of this song. For the students I work with, I decided to edit some of the lyrics and create a tune for myself also. So, to make a long story short, the original idea is not mine, but I adapted it and created another idea from it. So, I wanted to share what I came up with. I will not be selling my adaptation-just sharing it here.

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