The children in our class begin collections of songs and poems the first week of school--Song and Poem Books! These are a wonderful way to practice fluency as well as learn and review curriculum topics... it's amazing what you can remember when it is put to music or in a rhyme!!
Each song or poem is listed on a different page and pages are copied double- sided (to conserve paper and to resemble the pages in a book). The children illustrate their pages when they are introduced or at the Poetry Work Station. As new songs and poems are added, the children number the pages at the bottom. Similar topics are grouped together as they are put into the binder. Students keep their Song and Poem books in their book boxes. They are flexible binders, so they fit perfectly!
To practice our reference skills, the children create a Table of Contents. They list each new topic and the range of page numbers for that topic. This makes it easy to find the songs and poems at a later date!
Of course, the first song we add to our binder is the: Marshall School Song Spread your wings and sail into the sky, Marshall Eagles, rise above the rest! Caring, sharing, learning side by side, Proud to do our best! You know the staff and teachers, They are really great! Parents' guidance, we appreciate! At work or play, we set our standards high! Soaring upwards to success! Hip, hooray!
September (Tune: If Youre Happy & You Know It) SEP-TEM-BER, SEP-TEM-BER, If you love the sunny weather, Then lets spell it all together SEP-TEM-BER!
October (Tune: Found A Peanut) Spell October, Spell October, Spell October now with me. OCT-O-BER, OCT-O-BER!
November (Tune: Im A Little Teapot) NOVEM-BER That spells November, the eleventh month. NOVEM-BER Wont you spell it now once more?
December (Tune: Jingle Bells) DEC-EMB-ER spells December, Its a month to celebrate, With friends like you and me, HEY!
Theres Hanukkah and Christmas, And Kwanzaa too, Well learn about the holidays, Around the world with you! YEAH!
DEC-EMB-ER spells December, Its a month to celebrate, With friends like you and me, HEY!
January (Tune: Old MacDonald) JAN-U-ARY, I love January. Oh, JAN-U-ARY! I can spell it, too. With a JA here, And a NU there. Here an A, there an R, Everywhere a Y, Oh, JAN-U-ARY! I love January!
February (Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat) FEB-RU-ARY, February, February, Spell it with me now!
FEB-RU-ARY February, February, Spell it with me now!
March (Tune: Old MacDonald) In the spring there is a month, M-A-R-C-H, And in that month we have some fun, M-A-R-C-H! With a shamrock here And a leprechaun there Here a M, there a A, Everywhere a R-C-H, In the spring there is a month, M-A-R-C-H!
April (Tune: The More We Get Together) Oh, A-P-R-I-L, Its April, its April, Oh, A-P-R-I-L, Its April, my friends. When green leaves are showing, And flowers are growing. Oh, A-P-R-I-L, Its April, my friends!
May (Tune: Shell Be Coming Round the Mountain) M-A-Y spells May, cant you see? M-A-Y spells May, can it be? M-A-Y spells May, We can spell it everyday, M-A-Y spells May, yes, sirree!
June (Tune: Baa, Baa, Black Sheep) J-u-n-e, that spells June. J-u-n-e, schools over soon! Weve learned so much, In this little room, Youre almost 3rd graders, Yes, its true! J-u-n-e, that spells June. J-u-n-e, schools over soon!
Colors (Tune: Sing a Song of Sixpence) Sing a song of red, A cherry so sweet. Sing a song of purple, Fresh plums to eat. Sing a song of green, A pear or a pea. Sing a song of yellow, Pass the buttered corn to me!
Sing a song of white, Some milk or some rice. Sing a song of brown, Hot chocolate is nice. Sing a song of blue, A blueberry pie. Sing a song of orange, Have a peach, and so will I!
Red By: Frog Street (Tune: Frere Jacques) R-e-d, red, R-e-d, red, I can spell red. I can spell red. Fire trucks are red. Stop signs are red, too. R-e-d, r-e-d.
Orange (Tune: Ten Little Indians) O-r-a-n-g-e, O-r-a-n-g-e, O-r-a-n-g-e, Orange is what that spells. Jack-o-lanterns are always orange. Carrots are always orange. Oranges are always orange. O-r-a-n-g-e.
Yellow (Tune: If You're Happy and You Know It) Y-e-l-l-o-w spells yellow. Y-e-l-l-o-w spells yellow. Like the early morning sun, When the day has just begun, Y-e-l-l-o-w spells yellow. Daffodils and baby ducks are yellow. Lemonade and scrambled eggs are yellow. I like the smiley face that yellow, He is such a happy fellow. Y-e-l-l-o-w spells yellow.
Green By: Frog Street (Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat) G-r-e-e-n, G-r-e-e-n, I know how to spell green, G-r-e-e-n. Caterpillars are green, And grasshoppers too. I know how to spell green, G-r-e-e-n.
Blue By: Frog Street (Tune: The Farmer in the Dell) B-l-u-e spells blue. B-l-u-e spells blue. Hi! Ho! Did you know? B-l-u-e spells blue. The big sky is blue, The ocean is too. Hi! Ho! Did you know? B-l-u-e spells blue.
Purple By: Frog Street (Tune: Camptown Races) P-u-r-p-l-e, purple, purple, P-u-r-p-l-e, purple's what that spells! Purple grapes on the vine, Purple Kool-Aid's fine. P-u-r-p-l-e, purple's what that spells.
Brown By: Frog Street (Tune: BINGO) There is a color we all know. Can you guess what it is? B-r-o-w-n, B-r-o-w-n, B-r-o-w-n, That's how you spell brown. Teddy bears and squirrels are brown. Autumn leaves are too. Chocolate candy's always brown. Chocolate cake is always brown. Chocolate milk is always brown. I like brown, don't you? Yes!
Black By: Frog Street (Tune: She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain) B-l-a-c-k spells black. B-l-a-c-k spells black. Flying bats are black. Scary cats are black. Jelly beans are black. I like black!
B-l-a-c-k spells black. B-l-a-c-k spells black. Sunday shoes are black. Santa's boots are black. B-l-a-c-k spells black.
Pink By: Frog Street (Tune: Jungle Bells) Cotton candy, Fat pink pigs, Girls with socks and bows. P-i-n-k, p-i-n-k, That is how it goes! Bubble gum, valentines, These are all pink too. Pink icing and pink balloons, We can spell, can you? Yes!
White By: Frog Street (Tune: Little Brown Jug) W-h-i-t-e that spells white. Sing with me. Milk is white and so is glue. Ghosts are white and they say, "Boo!"
W-h-i-t-e that spells white. Sing with me. The clouds above, the snow below. Santa's beard, "Ho, ho, ho!"
Numbers Number one, touch your tongue. Number two, touch your shoe. Number three, touch your knee. Number four, touch the floor. Number five, learn to jive. Number six, pick up sticks. Number seven, look at heaven. Number eight, open the gate. Number nine, touch your spine. Number ten, do it again. (faster!)
One By: Frog Street (Tune: This Old Man) O-n-e, that spells one. O-n-e spells number one. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. O-n-e, spell one again!
O-n-e, that spells one. There is one moon and one sun. The sun shines all day, And the moon comes out at night. One head, one bed, Sweet dreams, sleep tight.
Two By: Frog Street (Tune: The Muffin Man) T-w-o that spells two. T-w-o spells number two. Twins and pairs and doubles, too. These things come in twos.
T-w-o that spells two. T-w-o spells number two. Two ears, two hands, Two legs, two shoes, Put them all together, Could this be you?
Three By: Frog Street (Tune: Oats, Peas, Beans, and Barley Grow) T-h-r-e-e spells three. Three triangles I can see. They have three sides and sail the sea. T-h-r-e-e spells three.
T-h-r-e-e spells three. Three bears, three pigs, Three mice I see. They're in the stories that we read. T-h-r-e-e spells three.
Four By: Frog Street (Tune: Mulberry Bush) F-o-u-r that spells four. F-o-u-r that spells four. Clapping, snapping, tapping fours. Let's count, 1, 2, 3, 4.
There are four corners on a square. You'll find four legs on every chair. On cats and dogs and lions and bears, F-o-u-r spells four.
Four quarters in a dollar bill. Four candles on a window sill. Four cows are grazing on a hill. F-o-u-r spells four.
Five By: Frog Street (Tune: Little Brown Jug) F-i-v-e that spells five. F-i-v-e number five. Use five fingers and five toes. That's the way the five jive goes.
F-i-v-e that spells five. F-i-v-e number five. Do a dance to the number five. F-i-v-e that spells five.
Six By: Frog Street (Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat) S-i-x spells six. S-i-x spells six. Six rabbits in a hat, I like magic tricks.
S-i-x spells six. S-i-x spells six. Red and yellow in a bowl, What a funny mix!
Seven By: Frog Street (Tune: If You're Happy and You Know It) S-e-v-e-n spells seven. S-e-v-e-n spells seven. Seven airplanes in the sky, Seven boats are floating by. Let's all shout, "hip, hip hooray," For number seven.
S-e-v-e-n spells seven. S-e-v-e-n spells seven. Seven cars race on the track. Seven trucks with heavy stacks. Let's all shout, "hip, hip hooray," For number seven.
Eight By: Frog Street (Tune: Old MacDonald) E-i-g-h-t spells eight, E-i-g-h-t. Eight birds sitting on a gate, E-i-g-h-t.
With eight nests here, And eight eggs there, Here a house, there a house, Everywhere a birdhouse.
E-i-g-h-t spells eight, Number eight is great!
Nine By: Frog Street (Tune: London Bridges) N-i-n-e that spells nine, Number nine, Anytime. Playing ball with friends of mine. N-i-n-e, nine.
N-i-n-e that spells nine, Counting nine, anytime. Nine home runs will be just fine. N-i-n-e, nine.
Ten By: Frog Street (Tune: She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain) T-e-n spells ten, t-e-n. T-e-n spells ten, t-e-n. I see smiles on every face. This is such a happy place. Turn around, jump up and down, For number ten!
T-e-n spells ten, t-e-n. T-e-n spells ten, t-e-n. Number ten is so much fun. Thanks for counting one by one. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Number ten!
What's the Weather? (Tune: Oh My Darling Clementine) What's the weather, what's the weather? What's the weather like today? Is it rainy? Is it windy? Are there clouds, or is there sun?
Sunny (Tune: BINGO) There was a time when we got hot, And sunny was the weather. S-u-n-n-y, s-u-n-n-y, s-u-n-n-y, And sunny was the weather!
Rainy ((Tune: BINGO) There was a time when we got wet, And rainy was the weather. R-a-i-n-y, r-a-i-n-y, r-a-i-n-y, And rainy was the weather!
Cloudy (Tune: BINGO, adapted) There was a time when it was hard to see, And cloudy was the weather. C-l-o-u-d-y, c-l-o-u-d-y, c-l-o-u-d-y, And cloudy was the weather!
Snowy (Tune: BINGO) There was a time when we got cold, And snowy was the weather. S-n-o-w-y, s-n-o-w-y, s-n-o-w-y, And snowy was the weather!
Thunder and Lightning By: Meish Goldish (Tune: Pop Goes the Weasel) When a storm begins in the clouds, It sometimes may look frightening. You see a quick electrical spark-- Flash! goes the lightning!
Long and thin and streaky and fast, Its glow is oh so brightening. Watch for the electric spark-- Flash! goes the lightning!
When a storm begins in the clouds, It truly is a wonder. You hear a rumble loud in the sky-- Clap! goes the thunder!
Lightning bolts are heating the air, Over clouds and under. When the air expands enough-- Clap! goes the thunder.
Clouds What's fluffy, white, and floats up high, Like piles of ice cream in the sky? And when the wind blows hard and strong, What brings the rain? What brings the snow? That showers down on us below?
Clouds, Clouds, Clouds Clouds, clouds, clouds, Let me tell you bout, Clouds, clouds, clouds. NOW -- When its gray and oh-so-drizzly, Stratus has been working busily. Youll find Cumulus when its sunny, Hes the one whose shapes are funny. Clouds, clouds, clouds, Let me tell you bout Clouds, clouds, clouds. NOW -- Cirrus has no special weather, He lives up high and looks quite feathery. And when you want some hail and snow, Cumulonimbus is the name to know! Clouds, clouds, clouds, Let me tell you bout, Clouds, clouds, clouds. Clouds!
Summer By: Meish Goldish (Tune: Farmer in the Dell) The summer days are here, The hottest time of year, I swim a lot because I'm hot! The summer days are here!
Summer (Tune: If You're Happy and You Know It) If it's summer, it's the time to take a swim! If it's summer, it's the time to take a swim! If it's summer, it's the season, You don't need a better reason, If it's summer, it's the time to take a swim!
Fall By: Meish Goldish (Tune: Farmer in the Dell) The fall days are here, And golden leaves appear, They fall from trees, where there's a breeze! The fall days are here!
Fall By: Meish Goldish (Tune: If You're Happy and You Know It) If it's fall, it's the time to rake the leaves! If it's fall, it's the time to rake the leaves! If it's fall, it's the season, You don't need a better reason, If it's fall, it's the time to rake the leaves!
Winter By: Meish Goldish (Tune: Farmer in the Dell) The winter days are here, The snowflakes chill my ear, I ride my sled, my nose turns red, The winter days are here!
Winter By: Meish Goldish (Tune: If You're Happy and You Know It) If it's winter, it's the time to ride a sled! If it's winter, it's the time to ride a sled! If it's winter, it's the season, You don't need a better reason, If it's winter, it's the time to ride a sled!
Spring By: Meish Goldish (Tune: Farmer in the Dell) The spring days are here, It's warm, and skies are clear, The birds and bees, are in the trees! The spring days are here!
Spring By: Meish Goldish (Tune: If You're Happy and You Know It) If it's spring, it's the time to fly a kite! If it's spring, it's the time to fly a kite! If it's spring, it's the season, You don't need a better reason, If it's spring, it's the time to fly a kite!
Where Do I Live? By: Mrs. Stamp (Tune: Frere Jacques) Whats your city? Whats your city? Its Manassas. Its Manassas. There are many cities. There are many cities. In my state. In my state.
Whats your state? Whats your state? Its Virginia. Its Virginia. There are 50 states. There are 50 states. In my country. In my country.
Whats your country? Whats your country? Its the U.S.A. Its the U.S.A. There are 3 countries. There are 3 countries. On my continent. On my continent.
Whats your continent? Whats your continent? Its North America. Its North America. There are 7 continents. There are 7 continents. In our world. In our world.
Community By: Mrs. Stamp (Tune: Three, Blind Mice) Live, work, play, Live, work, play, Community, Community, Rural, suburban, or urban, And there are changes as time goes by, Like buildings, schools, and transportation. We live, work, play, Community.
Population By: Mrs. Stamp (Tune: ) Pop, pop, pop-population, Pop, pop, pop-population, Pop, pop, pop-population, It's... The number of people,
Pop, pop, pop-population, Pop, pop, pop-population, Pop, pop, pop-population, In a community.
We've Got the Whole World in Our Hands (Tune: He's Got the Whole World in His Hands) We've got the whole world, in our hands, We've got the whole world, in our hands, We've got the whole world, in our hands, We've got the whole world in our hands.
We've got North and South America, in our hands, We've got Europe, Asia, Africa, in our hands, We've got Australia and Antarctica, in our hands, We've got the continents in our hands.
We've got the Indian Ocean, in our hands, We've got the Arctic Ocean, in our hands, We've got the Atlantic and Pacific, in our hands, We've got the oceans in our hands.
We've got the whole world, in our hands, We've got the whole world, in our hands, We've got the whole world, in our hands, We've got the whole world in our hands.
Seven Continents (Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat) To learn the seven continents, Think of letter A, And when you're down to only one, An E will save the day. There's Africa, Antarctica, Australia, Asia, too. The oceans run between them, With waters deep and blue. There's also two Americas-- North and South, you see. Now we're coming to the end. Europe starts with E!
The Seven Continents Song By: Robin Anderson (Tune: Up on the Housetop) We're in a world all covered with sea. Seven continents we know there to be. Africa's first, but way down below, Is Antarctica, it's freezing you know. Ho! Ho! Ho! Seven continents we know! Ho! Ho! Ho! Seven continents we know! We're in a world all covered with sea. Seven continents we know there to be.
Asia is next, it's largest by far. Then Australia, where the kangaroos are. Travel to Europe with France, Spain, and Greece. Then to both Americas with you and me. Ho! Ho! Ho! Seven continents we know! Ho! Ho! Ho! Seven continents we know! We're in a world all covered with sea. Know your continents? Well say them with me.
Continents Tour Zebras live in Africa, Lions and elephants too. Australia is down under, Home of the Kangaroo!
Clap your hands for Asia! It's the largest one. Antarctica is covered in ice. The penguins sure have fun!
North America is where I live. It's where I work and play. In Europe you'll find England, Where the queen rules every day.
South America is home to Brazil. It's the largest country there. The world has seven continents, And I've just named them with care!
The Continent Song (Tune: Take Me Out to the Ball Game) Let's name all of the continents. There are seven on earth. There's Europe and Asia and Australia, North and South America. Now don't forget about Africa, And Antarctica too. For there's 1... 2... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 continents!
My World (Tune: Love and Marriage) North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, Don't forget Antarctica, Or way down under in Australia.
Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian, Arctic, they're all oceans. North Pole, South Pole, Equator, I know all about maps and globes.
My city is Manassas, My state is Virginia, My country is United States, My continent is North America. And my planet is the Earth!
Oh, Scarcity! (Tune: Oh, Christmas Tree) Oh, scarcity! Oh, scarcity! We cant have all the things we want. Oh, scarcity! Oh, scarcity! We cannot have it all.
We really want a lot of stuff. But sometimes theres just not enough. Oh, scarcity! Oh, scarcity! We cannot have it all.
Oh, Give Me a Choice (Tune: Home on the Range) Oh, give me a choice, Oh, a difficult choice, And Ill think about what I could use. Ill have to decide, With my eyes open wide, What Ill give up and what I will choose. Say: Ill make an economic choice!
Spending and Saving (Tune: On Top of Old Smokey) Keep spending your money, Get something this way, The value is small, But youll have it today!
Start saving your money, Get something this way, The value is great, And youll get it someday!
Weve Been Working on Production (Tune: Ive Been Working on the Railroad) Weve been working on production, All the livelong day. Weve been working on production, Just to make some goods this way. We use natural resources, Such as land and oil and trees. We use capital resources, Such as tools and factories.
Now we will work, Now we will work, When we use our human resource. Now we will work, Now we will work, We use our human resource.
Buying and Selling (Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat) Goods, goods, goods are things, That we make and use, Were buying and selling, Any goods we choose.
Services are things we do, That other people use. Were buying and selling Services we choose.
Wanting Song (Tune: London Bridges) Wants are things wed like to have, Like to have, Like to have, Wants are things wed like to have, I want a (___________).
Needs are things that we must have, We must have, We must have, Needs are things that we must have, I need (___________).
Do You Ever Like to Barter? (Tune: Did You Ever See a Lassie?) Do you ever like to barter, to barter, to barter? Do you ever like to barter, and do it just right? Trade this thing for that thing. And that thing for this thing. Do you ever like to barter, no money in sight?
The Market Song (Tune: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean) Consumers buy goods from producers, Consumers buy services too. Consumers buy goods from producers, And use them, yes, thats what they do.
Consumers! Consumers! They pay the producers for what they use. Consumers! Consumers! They pay for the things that they use.
Producers make goods from resources, Producers make services, too. Producers make things for consumers, And sell them, yes, thats what they do.
Producers! Producers! They make things by using resources. Producers! Producers! They make things and sell them to use.
Markets are to buy and to sell things. Markets are where we exchange. We exchange as we buy and we sell things. Producers, consumers, exchange.
Markets! Oh, Markets! Oh, markets are where we exchange, exchange. Markets! Oh, Markets! Producers, consumers, exchange.
The Consumer Song (Tune: refrain from Cielito Lindo) I, I, I, I, I am a consumer. I buy goods that others have grown or made, And that makes them the producer!
I, I, I, I, I am a consumer. I buy services others do for me, And that makes them the producer!
Properties of Matter (Tune: Oh, Dear What Can the Matter Be?) CHORUS Oh, dear, what can this mat-ter be? Oh, dear, what can this mat-ter be? Oh, dear, what can this mat-ter be? Sol-id or li-quid or gas?
A sol-id has weight, takes up space, Has a cer-tain shape. Li-quid has weight, takes up space, But con-forms to the ves-sel in which it is put. So a sol-id and li-quid Look dif-f'rent to me.
A gas is in-vis-i-ble, but we can prove It has weight, takes up space, Have you seen a bal-loon filled with gas, Where the mol-e-cules spread and they spread In-to all of the spa-ces you see?
What's the Matter? By: Martha Ann Cole What's the matter? Can you guess.... It's rocks and trees and all the rest!
It's water and sky and dirt and grass, It's everything that's in my class!
It's my brand new coat that keeps me warm, And all the animals on a farm!
Matter is every single thing you see It's everywhere around us It's YOU and ME!
Matter takes up space and has some weight. It fills our world..... Now ain't that great?
Water Cycle Chant By: Mrs. Stamp's Class (2005-2006) E, E, Evaporation C, C, Condensation P, P, Precipitation It's the Wa-ter Cycle! It's the Wa-ter Cycle!
Water Cycle Song (Tune: She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain) Water travels in a cycle, yes it does. Water travels in a cycle, yes it does. It goes up as evaporation, Forms clouds of condensation, Falls down as precipitation, Yes it does!
Water Cycle Song (Tune: Clementine) Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation, on my mind. It is part of the Water Cycle, And it happens all the time!
Jackie Robinson By: Rose Marie Crocco and Agnes Dunn (Tune: Take Me Out to the Ballgame) Jackie Robinson played ball. Jackie played in New York. Not all the players were glad he came. Not many fans at his very first game. But, its root, root, root for the Dodgers. And, Jackie proved he could play. He opened the bases to all of the races, A new ball game.
Break the Barrier (Jackie Robinson) By: Jonathan Sprout
Ive got my bat. Ive got my mitt. Ive got the skill. Im physically fit. So whats stopping me from walking on in? Theres something here I cannot see -- A silent code about people like me. Im not welcome cause of the color of my skin. It shouldnt have to be this way. All I want is a chance to play.
CHORUS: We gotta break the barrier Come on everybody, one and all, We gotta break that wall.
There is a fire in my soul. Sometimes its hard to keep control. I have a plan thats gonna work out. With every hit and stolen base, With every catch, Ill make my case. Before Im done, the fans will shout. In this democracy, nobodys free till we all are free.
Jackie, you know how to play the game. Baseball is never gonna be the same!
Susan B. Anthony Susan B. Anthony marched and sang, Equal rights for women, her voice rang. Women should have an equal place, In work, or home, or outer space!
Susan B. Anthony (Tune: Yankee Doodle) Her name was Susan B. Anthony, For womens rights shed fight, She hoped for the day that she could say, For my country, this is right.
Poor Ol Susan spent her life, A vote she could not cast, She knew all along that this was wrong, And should not ever last.
So Susan talked with other gals, And speeches she did give, She said well go if men can show, Why we cant say how we live.
She talked and talked but did not live, To ever see the time, When women could stand and say to men, The right to votes now mine!
Susan B. Anthony (Tune: This Old Man) By: Rose Marie Crocco and Agnes Dunn Susan B. Anthony.
Fought for womens rights, You see.
Right to vote, And right to take a stand.
We all count, In this great land.
Carry On (Susan B. Anthony) By: Jonathan Sprout
Alone on a platform, she stops mid-sentence. In a room full of angry shouts, she clears her throat. She patiently waits for the return of order. And then repeats: We are equal. Women deserve to vote.
A young energetic leader, she travels from town to town Raising womens issues with a voice that must be heard. Those accusations and insults hurt, but they dont keep her down, Cause she believes in the power and the truth of her spoken word.
CHORUS: Carry on! Can you hear the call? Carry on! Failure is impossible.
She drops a vote in a ballot box on Election Day, Claiming she has the constitutional right. But the judge tells the jury to see it another way. And Susan B. Anthony loses another fight.
She lived her life determined that women must unite. She would not stop believing that equality is everybodys right.
Her 86th birthday -- shes calm and self-possessed -- Before a room packed with people making lots of noise again. Its a standing ovation for a hero -- the honored guest -- Who lived her life demonstrating women are equal to men.
Helen Keller (Tune: Clementine) By: Rose Marie Crocco and Agnes Dunn Helen Keller was a young girl, Couldnt hear or speak or see. But a teacher came to help her, Speak and read like you and me.
Wrote the letters in her hand, With the Braille alphabet. Learned to speak by feeling rhythm, Spoke for those less fortunate.
Keep Your Face to the Sunshine (Helen Keller) By: Jonathan Sprout
When there is darkness And the musics gone, Its hard to know which way to go And how to carry on. Try to remember each day is new. Keep searching for an open door, And you can make it through.
CHORUS: Keep your face to the sunshine. You wont see the shadows fall. Trust your spirit when you hear it call. You can do it all.
The world is not always As it may appear, For things we feel are far more real Than what we see and hear. Your dreams can shine like the brightest star As long as you remember to Believe in who you are.
Great things are possible for everyone. Dont let your circumstances Determine how you live each day, No matter what the world might say.
Abraham Lincoln (Tune: Frere Jacques) Ole Abe Lincoln, ole Abe Lincoln, Tried and true, tried and true. He proved that history can be made, As sixteenth president he freed the slaves. Now on some money his face will stay, Its Abe Lincoln, Abe Lincoln.
Abraham Lincoln (Tune: Yankee Doodle) By: Rose Marie Crocco and Agnes Dunn There was a man named Abraham Lincoln, Honest Abe He set about to free the slaves In war between the states.
Abraham, born brave and strong Born Kentucky way, 16th President was he, His face is on a penny!
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln stood tall and proud, His tall, black hat was above the crowd. Our 16th President with a speech he gave, Wanted the states to free the slaves.
All Across the Land (Abraham Lincoln) By: Jonathan Sprout
Born on the frontier in a dirt floor cabin, A back woods boy splitting rails into the night. Big bony hands, piercing eyes, Reading books by the candlelight.
Tall on a platform, thousands before him Engaged in the great debate, He says, "Slavery is evil A monstrous injustice in the hands of hate!"
CHORUS: This is my proclamation. Here I make my stand. I will not rest until I see Every slave is free All across the land.
A sea of top hats on a Pennsylvania field The President addresses a nation's pain. "Four score and seven years ago..." Gettysburg was not in vain.
Two weary generals shaking hands One dressed in blue. One in gray. News of Appomattox spreads across the land Then Honest Abe cracks a smile to say:
Keep the Union strong. Slavery is wrong. Abolitionists unite! Stop the Civil War. No fighting anymore. You know it isn't right For the North & South to fight.
CHORUS: It was his proclamation. He made a stand. When he died the nation wept, But his promises were kept All across the land.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Was a leader so grand, On civil rights issues, He did stand. He led peaceful marches, Throughout the streets, To show he was steadfast, In his beliefs. The speech, I have a dream, He gave one day, Treat all people fair and In the same way.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King said, I have a dream, To live in peace and not be mean. Treat each other with kindness and care, Working together and learning to share.
Martin Luther King (Tune: If Youre Happy and You Know It) By: Rose Marie Crocco and Agnes Dunn Black and white, Fair and equal, One and all.
Black and white, Fair and equal, One and all.
Martin Luther King reminds us That equality should guide us.
Black and white, Fair and equal, One and all.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Tune: London Bridges Falling Down) His name was Martin Luther King, Luther King, Luther King, His name was Martin Luther King, A civil rights leader.
On peaceful marches he would go, He would go, He would go, On peaceful marches he would go, This civil rights leader.
I have a dream, he said one day, Said one day, Said one day, I have a dream, he said one day, This civil rights leader.
Treat everyone the same and fair, Same and fair, Same and fair, Treat everyone the same and fair, Said this civil rights leader.
Martin (Martin Luther King, Jr.) By: Jonathan Sprout
He was born a Georgia boy In 1929. When black and white were separate, He dared to cross the line. He watched as others called him By the color of his skin And he knew he'd have to change things From the way they'd always been. So he raised his voice And this is what he said:
CHORUS: We have to change the world Change the world Change the world with our hearts. I have a dream.
He led the way with freedom marches In the name of civil rights. There were those who tried to stop him When they blamed him for the fights.
But every time he went to jail He managed to survive. 'Cause Martin trusted righteousness To keep his dream alive. And when he raised his voice, This is what he said:
What about my people? We have the right to stand tall! What about my people?
It was an April night in Memphis When his life came to an end. Now millions speak the message Of the man they call their friend.
"We shall overcome" 'cause prejudice is wrong. The dream is still alive Someday we'll all get along. Though the man is gone, his voice is loud and clear.
George Washington Chant G-E-O-R-G-E, Washington was the first to be, President of the USA, Father of our country, Hell always stay!
George Washington (Tune: Three Blind Mice) George Washington, George Washington, President number one, President number one. You fought for our country to be free, A great leader for all to see, Father of our Country youll always be, Its George Washington. George Washington.
George Washington (Tune: Yankee Doodle) By: Rose Marie Crocco and Agnes Dunn There was a man named Washington Virginia-born and bred He grew to be first president. Hes great! is what they said.
Farmer, leader, president, Mt. Vernon was his place, Born at Popes Creek, Ferry Farm A dollar bill, his face.
Washingtons Hat (George Washington) By: Jonathan Sprout
On Christmas Day, 1776 General George Washington was up to his tricks. He had an idea. It would revolutionize The way to win the war with a secret surprise. He called his troops to the banks of the Delaware, Put on a crazy hat, and let the soldiers stare. It was a silly secret weapon, but soon you'll see How a hat brought the colonies a victory.
CHORUS: Washington's hat Imagine that. Washington's hat
They struggled with the boats, though it would have been nice If they had taken the bridge to avoid the ice. It was a Kodak moment, so a painter painted that, While George stood tall in his silly hat. Then he said to the artist, "If you will, Please paint my portrait for the dollar bill!" That night while the Hessians were turning and tossing, They should have looked for George at Washington Crossing.
At last they came to Trenton and divided into groups. George had given orders to surround the Hessian troops. That's when he went knocking on the Hessian General's door, Who took a look at George's hat and laughed 'til he was sore. Powerless and giddy, this is what he said, "I cannot fight a man who's wearing that atop his head!" And so he gathered his belongings after gathering his wits, Gave his sword to George and said, "I call it quits." "It's too cold and dark to fight," he said. "Besides, I'd rather chat. Now, what on earth possesses you to wear that silly hat?"
Washington leaned forward and whispered in his ear, "That's a military secret. I can't reveal it here." The Hessians, thus, surrendered, caught in George's trap. 'Twas a victory for the colonies and a feather in his cap.
George fought many battles. Everywhere he'd go, The enemy dropped their guns - to tease him so. His silly hat befuddled them. All they ever did, Was double over laughing, screaming, "Who's he trying to kid!" Later in Yorktown where the war was won, George tipped his hat when they cheered for what he'd done. It's been said he wore that chapeau everywhere he went. Some believe that's how he got to be the President. Father of our country, noble diplomat. Is it safe to say we're here today because of George's hat?
Now the moral of the story (in case you didn't know): It's okay to wear a silly hat when playing in the snow. And don't be too concerned about what others think and do, When you might have a better way of doing something new. Just think of General George and all the glory he begat - The man who crossed the Delaware beneath a silly hat.