Dear Families of Room 1:
Thank you so much for sharing your children with us. We have been having a lot of fun this week. To create even more of a connection between home and school, we wanted to send you a list of some of the songs that we have been singing with the children, in case you want to sing them at home, too.
The biggest hit in our room has been “Slippery Fish.” Here’s a link to a video of that song:
Since a lot of buses drive past our school, we sing “The Wheels on the Bus” quite a bit while we are outdoors.
We have a boat outdoors where the children sit and rock back and forth, so we have also been singing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.”
“If You’re Happy and You Know It” is another song we sing quite a bit all throughout the day.
“Old MacDonald” is a song we sing a lot because the sounds of the animals are fun to sing. Playing with sounds ties strongly to language development.
Children learn language through the words in music and mathematics through the patterns and rhythms of music. Children also move their bodies when they sing and dance, which enhances physical development. Lastly, but probably most important, singing together enhances relationships and social development. It’s something we do together. It can help with transitions and can lead to emotions of joy, too!
We are excited to continue to build more relationships with you and your children. Building connections between home and school can be so wonderful for everyone!
-The Teachers of Room 1-