Sing and Play on Special Days
By Denise Gagne
Book and CD
A collection of 67 unison and part songs, including songs with piano accompaniment, songs with Orff instrument accompaniment, rounds, game songs, readings, poems and reader's theater for special days and holidays throughout the school year. 11 songs are for choir and piano, 20 are games and 8 have Orff arrangements; most are original songs. Most include teacher notes or game directions. Permission is granted for the purchaser to copy the music and lyrics pages for classroom use. Included CD has recordings of all the songs in the book (poems and other spoken pieces are not on the CD).
For K to grade 6.
Organizers: Welcome, Goodbye, Posture Chant, Line Up Chant, Line Up Chant 2, Dismissal Game.
Fall: I'm Glad I'm Back at School, Falling Leaves, Fall (poem).
Thanksgiving: Thanks a Lot for Hands that Clap, 5 Fat Turkeys Are We, I'm the Fastest Turkey, Thanksgiving (poem), We Are Thankful, I'm Thankful.
Halloween: Bats, Magic Spell, Witches' Stew, The Witch's Cat Is Sleeping, Witch Witch Fell in a Ditch, Pass the Witch's Broom, When Witches Walk Widdershins Against the Sun (poem), What's That.
Remembrance/Memorial Day: Sing for Peace, Peace Canon, Last Post, Peace Begins on the Playground (reader's theater), In Flander's Fields (poem), The Story of the Poppy (reading), An Honoured Son (poem), The Story of Sadako (reader's theater).
Christmas: Christmas Round and Dance, Let's Go and Look for Santa, C is for Candle (choral speech), Ho Ho Ho Look at Santa Go, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells Dance, Jingle Bells Game, Hot Cockles, Christmas Stocking Game.
Hannukah: Oh Hanukkah, My Candles, No Latkes Left for Me (poem).
New Year: In the Land of Oz 1998.
Groundhog Day: Groundhog Day (choral speech).
Chinese New Year: Rainbow Color.
Valentine's Day: Valentine Valentine, Will You Be My Valentine, I Like You.
St. Patrick's Day: St. Patrick's Day Jig.
Easter: Little Rabbit Foo Foo, Hurry Easter Bunny, Easter Time (poem), Easter Bunny Boogie, Find the Easter Basket, Bunny Pokey, Hide the Easter Eggs Game.
Earth Day (April 22): Show We Care.
Mother's Day: That's My Mom, Mom- You're the Best, My Super Mom (poem).
Father's Day: My Dad (poem).
Volunteers: Thank You, Volunteers (poem).
Teacher's Retirement: Teacher.
Graduation: When You Have a Dream.
School Song- Generic: I've Got a Happy Feeling.
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