Switch up this well-known American working song by adding a Canadian story.
Paddle with this rhythmic round in a Canadian icon (canoe).
Swimming or sailing —they both mean summer in Canada.
Sing it once, or again and again leaving out parts each time.
Why would someone drive a rusty car? Sing on (old tune very new arrangement) to speculate!
Clear the way – honk, honk – here I come! Read the rhythms and solfa with the mp4s!
This song has been around the world traveling wherever Americans have traveled,
including outer space! Join in the chorus, dance to the tune or just enjoy the beat.
Traditional words in a rollicking folksong … add the actions and test memories with this tongue twister.
Explore ways of moving down the street (sidewalk) in this old, familiar song.
“Puffer bellies” is a delightful phrase —fun to say and consider, even if we’re not exactly sure what it means. Grade 1 students may find it too challenging to sing this as a round, however, simple harmony may be added by having half the class sing/repeat the “Puff, puff, choo, choo” as the rest sing the song.
Make the wheels go round and the wipers swish, etc. with hand motions for this well-known song. Check out Stella Blackstone’s book for a trip to Guatemala with the bus or try the well-known interpretation by Paul Zelinsky.