Every year for Earth Day my favorite activity is to break apart the words to the Ray Charles song- What a Wonderful World. Each kiddo illustrates 1 part of the lyrics. I then make a video by playing the actual song in the background and when their part comes up, they hold up their illustration! The kids LOVE watching this video. I also bind all the pages to make a class book for all of them to look through and give this away at the end of the year! It just melts my heart!
I wish that I could give an even higher grade for this idea! This is so sweet and I can't wait to do it with my first graders! Soooo Sweeeet!
April 14, 2013
April 14, 2013
This is a super cute idea. I absolutely love it and would like to use it in my classroom this year, but there's only one little problem. "What a Wonderful World" is by Louis Armstrong. =( If you can alter the artist name that would be great! Thanks!
March 18, 2013
I know you updated this to "Sung by Ray Charles", and in wanting to coordinate I searched for the Ray Charles version but can't find it. I love the idea, but will have to edit it to go with the Louis Armstrong version.
February 19, 2013
Thank you so much! I use this song at our end-of-the-year Kindergarten Program. We sing and sign the song and it is beautiful! I will use this to teach the words to my children.
YAY! I'm glad you like it and are able to use it in your classroom! Follow my blog for more ideas to come!!
September 22, 2012
Hi, Kelly! I love this idea, but this is not a Ray Charles song. It was written by Bob Thiele and the most popular recording of it is by Louie Armstrong. Just wanted to let you know. You may want to edit it. I'm planning to edit it and use it for our preschool graduation DVD. Thanks!