Song of the Month

Every month the song/dance/activity will change. Many of the songs will be from my Recordings. Please print the page and do the activity with your child. Teachers may print the page to use with their classes. If you have questions, Contact Me.

September 2005

There's a Dog in School

Listen to the whole song on H.U.M. – All Year Long or hear it here:

This wonderful song by Bill Wellington is great for the new school year or any time of year! It's a "zipper song" - you just zip in a new animal for each verse, always ending with "There are Kids in school!", and let your child/ren sing the ABC Song by themselves. Be sure to applaud and cheer when they finish, or sing along supportively if they need help. Have fun with their choices of animals what can you do for a bunny? Why not hop! What sound does a giraffe make? Why none they can't, they don't have vocal chords. But they can nibble leaves from tall trees!

Lyrics:

There's a dog in school, OH NO! 
What are we going to do? 
As long as there's a dog in school 
He'll have to learn his alphabet, too! 
(sing the ABC song in dog, by woofing it!)

Final Verse: 
There are kids in school, OH NO 
What are we going to do? 
As long as there are kids in school, T
hey'll have to learn their alphabet, too! Sing it, kids!

Movements:

Oh NO! 
What are we going to do?     
As long as there are ....  
He'll have to learn his .... 

put both hands to face, big eyes! 
hands outwards, questioningly 
waggle finger, kiddingly scolding
hands on hips

Age Range: 3 - 7 years old

Purpose: vocabulary, taking turns, imagination, humor!

Dog

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