Penny's Place - songs for books and poems

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"No matter what you step in, keep walking along and singing your song...because it's all good." Pete the Cat
 
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Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae I teach the song first, then read the book and sing the song. Because this song is longer, I sing it about every 4th page turn. Instruments" Mallets 1 - Glockenspiel Mallets 2 - Alto Xylophone Mallets 3 -
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Llama, Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney I teach the song first, then we sing the song on each page turn as we read the book. As always, you can add instruments. Boomwackers are great for younger students, and if there are places in the book you
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Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae I have added Orff instruments to the song. I have not added unpitched percussion but that could certainly be added. You can sing and play on each page turn, or sing and play where you see that it fits in with
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Click, Clack, Boo by Doreen Cronin A great book to read in October. I teach the song first, then we read the book. I don't sing on every page turn in this book, but at each time we read the words crunch, creak and tap, which is every few pages.
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Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein A fun book for the younger students. I usually read little chicken's part with a high voice, and read it really fast, because little chicken is interrupting and seems to be talking as fast as he can. I
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Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort My students love the "underpants" books. I added instruments to this one and usually use it in 2nd grade. If you don't have Orff instruments, it will work with Boomwackers and/or other
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Bugs, Bugs! by Jack Prelutsky found in A Pizza the Size of the Sun page 62 Another fun poem that is icky and gross and the students love them! This one is a little tricky in the accompaniment. This is another one that is great to do in October
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Chicken Little by Rebecca Emberley My first graders love this story, with it's crazy pictures. We sing the song at each page turn and I have the do the sound effect words (like Eep, Bonk, Awk) each time. You could add some percussion instruments
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Froggy Plays in the Band by Jonathan London I teach the song first, then sing the song as we read the book, on each page turn. We like to add instruments for the sound effects, such as: Flop, flop, flop - hand drums zit, zat, zut (any getting
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Possum Come A-Knockin' by Nancy Van Laan I teach the song first, then we sing on the page turns as we read. We kind of swing the song, or make it more country so you can play with the rhythm a bit. My students love this one, especially when the
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Splat the Cat Sings Flat by Rob Scotton My students love Splat the Cat. I teach the song first, then we sing the song on every page turn as we read the book. As with any of my songs with books, you can always add instruments to play the steady
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Froggy Learns to Swim by Jonathan London I teach the song first, then read the book and sing the song on each page turn. We add the instruments later. Mallets 1 - Glockenspiel Mallets 2 - alto xylophone Mallets 3 - bass xylophone Percussion 1 - I
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1st, 2nd, 3rd
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Train is a Comin' Silver Burdette Making Music Grade 3 This is based on the song in Grade 3. I have added Orff instruments. It's a little bit of a challenge for my 3rd graders, but once they've learned it, they love it. Mallets 1 -
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Worm Puree Jack Prelutsky from It's Raining Pigs and Noodles p 126 Just a fun piece with another silly poem by Jack Prelutsky. It's a great one to use around Halloween when you have students who don't celebrate. It's gross without having
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Aliens in Underpants Save the World by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort My students love the "underpants" books. I added instruments with this one and usually use it in 2nd grade. Instruments: Mallets 1 - glockenspiel Mallets 2 - alto
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2nd, 3rd
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Charlie the Ranch Dog by Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman) I usually teach the song first, then read the book, singing the song on each page turn. Then we learn the instrument parts and add the instruments. My students love Charlie. You can also
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Peace at Last by Jill Murphy I teach the song first, then as we read the book, we sing the song on each page turn.
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Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin I teach the song first, then add it to the book as we read it, singing at each page turn.
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Froggy Goes to Camp by Jonathan London I teach the song first, then sing the song after I read each page, before I turn the page. You could add Boomwackers to the song. I usually add percussion for any sound effects needed, such as: Flop, flop,
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Pirates Go to School by Corinne Demas I teach the song first, then we sing the song on each page turn as we read the book. The Pirates sing this song on the last page so all your students can sing what's on the page.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

28 years teaching elementary music

MY TEACHING STYLE

mostly Orff

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certification

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Music Education - Wesleyan College, Macon GA Masters of Music History and Literature - Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA PhD in Musicology - University of Florida

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

A number of years ago, the teachers in my then school were commanded to add reading to every subject they taught. Not long after, I attended an Orff workshop where someone put music to a book. I thought, "I can do that," and that would solve my problem of adding reading to my subject. So, that is how I started writing songs to books. I have so many now, I cannot use them all in a school year, and I still go to the Scholastic Book Fairs in my school. If a book "sings" to me, then I buy it and write the song, and sometimes add Orff instrumentation. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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