Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Presented to Miss Shank's morning and afternoon Preschool classes at Bellevue Elementary School on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

 ~ The children helped Mr. Gilly by calling out STOP! each time Mr. Gilly found a trash can. They also helped by acting out and repeating the phrase, "Dump it in, smash it down, drive around the Trashy Town".



Sailing to the Sea
(sung by Tom Chapin on his album "Mother Earth")

This is a delightful song to act out!  The children helped make the sounds of the wind in the sail ("whoosh!"), the bell on the buoy ("ding-ding!"), the cars on the bridge ("beep-beep!"), the train on the shore ("clickety-clack, clickety-clack!") and the ocean liner ("ooooooo")
Here are the flannel pieces we used to help us remember the order of the song:

At the end of each verse we held on to the sides of our imaginary boat as we went "gently rocking, riding, rolling, sailing to the sea."  You can check out this wonderful music CD at the Bellevue Public Library or purchase the download of the song (or the entire CD) online from the artist!

If You See a Piece of Trash
(tune: "If You're Happy and You Know It")

If you see a piece of trash, pick it up ("PICK IT UP!")
If you see a piece of trash, pick it up ("PICK IT UP!")
You will make the world look better
If you pick up all your litter.
If you see a piece of trash, pick it up ("PICK IT UP!")
The children really enjoyed getting to use their "outdoor voices" inside today as they called out "Pick it up!"

Please Don't Litter
(tune: Frere Jacques")

Please don't litter... (children echo)
Our great Earth...
You can recycle...
Us it again!...

I had a wonderful time visiting the students in Miss Shank's classes today!  It was my first time in her classroom and the children made me feel so welcome and appreciated.  I'm glad we had time to sing one last song before I left - the students chose a great one: "Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star" is one of my favorites!

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