Category Archives: Songs — Piggyback and Other Lyrics

Songs for the Classroom: We went to Mars!

To the tune of I Was Walking Through the Park One Day: We went over to Mars one day; we went all the way there to play. We caught Sojourner up to Mars–had to dodge a lot of stars. We went over … Continue reading

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Something Told the Wild Geese – New Original Verse 2

This was written by my best friend Ann Tofft a couple of years before she died. We sang it in our choir each fall as we celebrated the magical turn of the seasons. It was such fun to lengthen the … Continue reading

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School Yard Tales: Students Sing to Miss Popcorn Goat

Tree Land School was a magical place. The students were magical. The animals were magical. The schoolhouse was magical, just like a chocolate gingerbread house set way back in the woods. But most of all, The Chocolate Porch was magical. … Continue reading

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Piggyback Song Lyrics: Snowflakes and Classmates to Teach Compound Words

Tune: Morning  Has Broken  (For use in teaching compound words. Add a bulletin board full of compounds. Works well with winter theme and snowflakes decorating it. Each snowflake can have a student’s name or picture on it.) Each one is … Continue reading

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Teaching Tips Poem: I Write The Plans

Piggyback song to the tune of I Write The Songs as sung by Barry Manilow. Let’s write some plans that make the children try. Say, why must school hurt, oh yes, please why? —————- Is there a chance that we … Continue reading

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Piggyback Song Lyrics: Saying Goodbye to Christmas

(to the tunes of traditional Angels We Have Heard on High, Harry Belefonte’s Banana Boat Song, and There’s No Place Like Home) Works well with guitar or other instrumental backing, calypso style espsecially: Angels we have heard on high sweetly … Continue reading

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Singalong Lyrics for Earth Day or Any Day

Singing helps connect the curriculum with students’ lives. Here are some easy songs to sing with children on Earth Day or any time of year. Sing, learn, and have fun! There is so much curriculum nowadays! Music provides a way … Continue reading

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