Songs for How Many Bears are on the Bus? Set II:
(Set to the tune of Turkey in the Straw)
This packet contains 10 mp3 files. Each file contains all addition/subtraction combinations for the given number set to the tune of “Turkey in the Straw”.
For example, the follow combinations are included for the number 3:
3 – 0 = 3 0 + 3 = 3
3 – 1 = 2 1 + 2 = 3
3 – 2 = 1 2 + 1 = 3
3 – 3 = 0 3 + 0 = 3
The words for each tune are:
How many bears are on the bus? There are no bears on the bus.
How many more bears will fit? 3 more will fit.
How do you know? 3 – 0 is 3.
Now let’s add! 0 + 3 is 3.
I sing each song. Although I am not a "recording artist" , my children love these songs. Hopefully, your students will also enjoy the mp3 clips, as this is a fun and catchy way to develop number sense. It is not unusual to hear my students singing these songs as they work with math manipulatives during the day!
These songs are intended to be used in a large group, small group or individual setting. Enjoy :)
Look for the following mp3 packets to accompany How Many Bears are on the Bus Complete Packet or How Many Bears are on the Bus Number Sense Frame Activities.
Songs for How Many Bears are on the Bus? Set I: (Set to the tune of The Ants Go Marching)
Songs for How Many Bears are on the Bus? Set III: (Set to the tune of Are You Sleeping?)
Songs for How Many Bears are on the Bus? Set IV: (Set to the tune of Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes)
Lyrics set to these tunes are ©Sandy Warrick, 2012)