Worry thoughts can bully us in our heads and make us miserable.
This amazing song introduces students to the idea that we all have the power to control our own thinking. Yay for positivity!
Monkey is a PERFECT addition to any classroom playlist!
. It sets up a worry-free, stress-free happy environment that motivates and empowers students. It also creates a little inside joke that will bond your class. "Did a stray monkey thought tell you to do that?" *raised eyes from student* as everyone giggles. Much more funny and positive from a teacher than, "Please cut that out!"
The question helps kids learn to put a lid on their random and inappropriate behavior very quickly. Use the Monkey song and monkey lingo to tame your class! Behavior management 101!
Send the Monkey song home as a reward
for great behavior. Reward one student at a time or everyone at once! Teach Monkey and use it for: transitions, brain breaks, to support any anti bullying and social skills lessons already in place, class room singing, fun with subs, with gifted kids, ADD and ADHD students. Share it with your school counselor too. Maybe any trouble we've been having is just because of monkeys!
This monkey song helps gifted kids learn to laugh at their worries. Played often in the family van - it reminds parents not to be hovering helicopters. Monkey lyrics help teachers relax too. Perfections? Covered! Social dilemmas... don't seem so important when one remembers a lot of that stress in created in our own heads. There's a message in the Monkey song for everyone. It's one of us more fun - and our most potent!
Use the Monkey to teach VERSE, CHORUS, BRIDGE song form. Use it to wake up sleepy kids in class on automatic when they come out with complaints like, "This is boring!" Trust us. We have never met a kid who found our Monkey song boring! It has a long history of perking up both attitudes and imaginations.
Listen to a sample of this fabulous song in the PREVIEW.
Included in this unit:
our awesome studio recorded Monkey song
license that allows 30 students to take the Monkey record home to enjoy
license to print out and share 40 copies of the lyrics
Two potent BR social skills ELA units supported by this song:
Monkey ELA, posters, song unit with lit connections - older kids
Monkey song ELA, posters and more unit 1-3
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lyrics and music - Lessia Bonn
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