Space Songs

I recently got a request for some space songs. Here are two intergalactic songs.

Blasting Off Is an easy song. I like to have the children fly like space ships around the room. I change the tempo of the song and ask the children to fly fast or slow depending on how I am singing.

The Planets Around the Sun is much more complicated, but I have found older kids really enjoy acting out the orbit of the planets. They enjoy when I cast the children as planets (any extras get to be part of the asteroid belt).



Blasting Off
(Tune: Do Your Ears Hang Low)

We are blasting off. We are flying into space.
Orbiting the moon. Give a satellite a chase.
Flying out to Mars and visiting the stars.
We are blasting off.

Planets Around The Sun
(Tune: The Ants Go Marching)

The planets revolve around the sun. Hurrah! Hurrah!
The planets revolve around the sun. Hurrah! Hurrah!
The planets revolve around the sun. They spin on their axis every one. 
And they all go spinning, around and around . . .They go. 

Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. Hurrah! Hurrah! 
Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. Hurrah! Hurrah!
Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars are whirling and twirling around the stars.
And they all go spinning, around and around . . .. They go. 

Jupiter, Saturn are next in line. Hurrah! Hurrah!
Jupiter, Saturn are next in line. Hurrah! Hurrah!
Jupiter, Saturn are next in line. Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto make all nine.
And they all go spinning, around and around . . .. They go.

Don't forget the classic songs: Twinkle, Twinkle and Mr. Sun.

Happy Singing!

New Schools and New Classes

WeeGroove is growing! We are adding three new schools and six new classes this month. I am excited to get to know all the new students, teachers and parents.

Here are four of the most used songs in the WeeGroove curriculum. Most of them are simple and to familiar melodies. I would encourage you to sing them at home or in the classroom.

If you are a teacher new to WeeGroove, please check out my blog about helping your children have the best possible music class. 
I look forward to working with you!


 

Welcome to Music
(Tune: Shortening Bread)

 Welcome to Music, Music, Music,
Welcome to Music class today!
Welcome to Music, Music, Music,
Welcome to Music class today!

We’re here to dance and sing a song.
Come on friends and sing along.
We’re here to dance and sing a song.
Come on friends and sing along.

Welcome to Music, Music, Music,
Welcome to Music class today!
Welcome to Music, Music, Music,
Welcome to Music class today!

Wake Up!
(Tune: Buffalo Gals)

I wake up my hands with a clap, clap, clap.
Clap, clap, clap. Clap, clap, clap.
I wake up my hands with a clap, clap, clap,
At music class today!

Other Verses:
I wake up my toes with a tap, tap, tap.
I wake up my head with a shake, shake, shake.
I wake up my knees with a wiggle, wiggle, wiggle.
 

I Use My Hands 
(Tune: The Saints Go Marching)

I ask for more. I ask for more.
I ask for more. I ask for more.
I use my hands to tell you what I need.
I ask for more. I ask for more.

Other verses:
I need to stop.
I ask for help.
It's time to eat.
I need to wait.
We are all done.

Click the links to see the American Sign Language for the words.

 

Goodbye Friends
(Tune: Goodnight Ladies)

Goodbye friends. I'm glad you came to play.
Goodbye friends. I'll see you another day.

Hugs and kisses. High-fives too.
Keep on singing. I sure do like you!

 

Looking for a song you need for a lesson plan or at home?

Request A Song here!

Name *
Name
What school are you affiliated with?

 

See you in class!
Happy Singing!

How to Help Your Class Have a Great Music Class

Each week, I work with many different teachers. Each teacher has a different musical ability and each classroom is unique. I have put together a list of four things you can do to help your class have the best possible music class.

4 Tips for Teachers in Music Class

Participate: Your kids are more likely to participate in music class if you are. Your job is to model the behavior I expect from the kids and the show (maybe fake) the enthusiasm I am hoping for. It is especially helpful when I am playing the ukulele and can’t clap or do hand movements.

Redirect Quietly: When a child is having trouble siting in the circle or following directions, go to them quietly. Remind them what we expect of them in music class and possibly sit with them. Please do this as quietly as possible, so class isn’t interrupted. If a child is having a total meltdown, walk them away from the circle, help them calm down and rejoin the group.

Anticipate Problems: You know your children better then I do. Always be on the look out for situations that could result in disruptive behavior. Sit near those potential problems and attempt to stop them before they happen.

Keep Me Informed: Let me know if things have changed in your class, if someone just had a melt down or someone has been biting their friends. Knowing these things helps me anticipate problems.

Every class has good weeks and bad weeks. Don't be discouraged if you are dealing with behavior issues, especially if music class is new to your kids.
Feel free to talk to me or email me about any concerns you have. I am here to help you and together we will be better teachers.

Happy Singing!

Spotify Playlist

I often have parent's and teachers ask for cds of my music. I haven't recorded my original songs (yet), but there are many songs we use in class that have been recorded by other artists. I have compiled some of our favorites on a Spotify playlist.
So when your kiddos need to shake their sillies out and they can't sit still... turn on the playlist and  get your groove on!

 

You can also find WeeGroove on SoundCloud. I often post recordings of classes singing our favorite songs. This month the preschool class at Kids' Work Too has been writing a song about time travel! Check it out!

Happy Singing... and listening!