I've created a PowerPoint with songs to use throughout the year during my morning meeting. I have found that music is one of the most effective ways to engage children with special needs. Many of the songs provide an opportunity for students to verbally respond with basic utterances. Some of the songs include movement as well. There are 21 songs total and many of the songs are sung to tunes that children are familiar with. The PowerPoint begins with songs that can be used on a daily basis addressing basic skills such as: saying hello, stating their name, identifying colors and identifying feelings. There are also songs for the seasons and holidays throughout the school year. I've used brightly colored backgrounds and I've included clip art to make each slide attractive and appealing. The PowerPoint can be edited to make it appropriate for your student population.
1) "Hello Neighbor" - Greeting Song (*This is a chant and I've included a audio file of how I sing it)
2) "Where Is _______?" - Name Identification
3) "If You're Wearing Red Today" - Color Identification
4) "Feelings Song"
5) "Wha't the Season?" - Fall Song
6) "There's a Spider On Me!" - Body Part Identification & Halloween
7) "Five Little Pumpkins" - Ordinal Numbers & Halloween
8) "Albuquerque Turkey" - Thanksgiving
9) "Little Snowflake" - Sight Word Identification
10) "Snowflakes, Snowflakes" - Body Part Identification, Movement & Winter
11) "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" - Christmas *We used light-up red noses during this song for visual stimulation.
12) "Jingle Bells" - Christmas *Students used bells during this song
13) "You Are My Snowman" - Winter
14) "Martin Luther King" - January Holidays
15) "Valentine's Day" - February Holidays
16) "Leprechaun Song" - March Holidays
17) "Spring Song" - Spring
18) "Easter Eggs" - Easter
19) "I Picked Some Flowers" - Mother's Day
20) "Grand Old Flag" - Flag Day
21) "Happy Father's Day" - We sang this 2x. During the second time, we sang "grandpa" instead of "daddy."