I observed a lesson in which young children were shown, using illustrations, various feelings,to help them write a story. The 'feelings' pictures and words, such as 'happy' and 'sad,' were also used to help with writing about characters feelings. I immediately began to write a song about it, to help the children. It became one of their favorites, as it was both instructional and fun to sing. The song also helped with the children's self-esteem, as they learned that it was absolutely normal to have all these feelings.
My husband, also a music teacher, and I, added this song to our all-original CD, "It Goes This Way," which is available for purchase online through cdbaby.com/nicodemi, and on amazon.com. The songs are about writing, art, self-esteem, multiculturalism, nature, and fun activity songs to help with following directions.