Songs and Tricks
that Teach
By:
Bridget Dougherty, Janette Selino, & Tamara Robinson
Sing a Song of Solar System
(sung to the tune of “Sing a Song of Sixpence”)
Sing a song of solar system,
Nine planets in all,
Orbiting around the sun,
Each shaped like a ball.
The Sun is in the middle.
It’s a hot burning star.
Next come the inner planets,
Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.
Sing a song of solar system.
Be sure to avoid
All those rocks in the belt
Known as asteroids
Next Jupiter and Saturn,
They’re gassy as you know;
Then Uranus and Neptune,
And don’t forget Pluto!
The Planet Song
(sung to the tune of “The Ants go Marching”)
The planets revolve around the sun,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The planets revolve around the sun,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The planets revolve around the sun,
They spin on their axis, everyone,
And they all go spinning
Around and around they go.
Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars
Hurrah! Hurrah!
Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars
Hurrah! Hurrah!
Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars
All whirling and twirling among the stars
And they all go spinning,
Around and around they go.
Jupiter and Saturn are next in line
Hurrah! Hurrah!
Jupiter and Saturn are next in line
Hurrah! Hurrah!
Uranus, Neptune and Pluto makes nine,
Will we discover more in time?
And they all go spinning,
Around and around they go.
What's The Weather?
(sung to the tune of "Clementine“)
What's the weather?
What's the weather?
What's the weather like today?
Tell us (child's name),
What's the weather?
What's the weather like today?
Is it sunny? (hold arms above head in a circle]
Is it cloudy? [cover eyes with hands]
Is it rainy out today?[flutter fingers downward]
Is it snowy?[wrap arms around body and shiver]
Is it windy? ["blow children over" with a swoop of
your arms]
What's the weather like today?
MATTER SONG
(sung to the tune of “Frere Jacques”)
WHAT IS MATTER?
WHAT IS MATTER?
SOLID, LIQUID, AND GAS!
SOLID, LIQUID, AND GAS!
IT TAKES UP SPACE AND IT HAS SOME WEIGHT
TOO!
IT’S EVERYWHERE THAT INCLUDES ME AND YOU!
THAT IS MATTER!
THAT IS MATTER!
WATER CYCLE SONG!
(sung to the tune of “She will be coming around the Mountain”)
WATER TRAVELS IN CYCLE, YES IT DOES!
WATER TRAVELS IN A CYCLE YES IT DOES!
IT GOES UP AS EVAPORATION
FORMS CLOUDS AS CONDENSATION
THEN COMES DOWN AS PRECIPITATION
YES IT DOES!!
(USE FUN HAND MOTIONS!!)
The Perimeter and Area Song
(sung to the tune of “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”)
For perimeter, you add the sides, the sides, all sides.
For perimeter, you add the sides, the sides, all sides.
Perimeter’s the distance around;
You find it when you measure around.
Perimeter: add the sides, all sides.
For area, you multiply the length by the width.
For area, you multiply the length by the width.
Are is what’s inside;
You find it when you multiply.
Area: multiply the length by the width
Oh, Composite!
(sung to the tune of “Clementine”)
Oh, composite, oh, composite,
Many factors do you have.
Many factors make composite.
Oh, composite, you’re not prime!
The Prime Number Song
(sung to the tune of “Bingo”)
When a number has two factors,
Well, prime is its name-o.
P-R-I-M –E!
P-R-I-M-E-!
Well, prime is its name-o.
Mean, Mode, Median, & Range
(sung to the tune of “Frere Jacques”)
Mean means average.
Mean means average.
Mode means most.
Mode means most.
Median’s in the middle.
Median’s in the middle
Now I know!
Now I know!
Range means difference.
Range means difference.
Big minus small.
Big minus small.
These are all statistics.
These are all statistics.
Now I know!
Now I know!
GEOMETRY
(sung to the tune of “Frere Jacques”)
CORROSPONDING PARTS
OF CONGRUENT TRIANGLES
ARE CONGRUENT…….
ARE CONGRUENT…….
ANGLES CONGRUENT TO ANGLES,
SIDES CONGRUENT TO SIDES,
CPCTC!
CPCTC!
The Conversion Song
(sung to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus”)
Larger to smaller we multiply,
We multiply, we multiply.
Larger to smaller we multiply,
To change our units.
Smaller to larger we divide,
We divide, we divide.
Smaller to larger we divide,
To change our units.
The 50 States That Rhyme Song
(sung to the tune of “Turkey in the Straw”)
Alabama, and Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas
California, Colorado, Co-nnecticut and more
Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho
Illinois, Indi-a-na, I-o-wa ...35 to go...
Kansas, and Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine
Maryland, Massachusetts and good old Michigan
Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, and Montana
Nebraska's 27, number 28's Nevada
Next, New Hampshire, and New Jersey, and way down, New Mexico
There's New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio
Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, now let's see
Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee
Texas and there's Utah, Vermont, I'm almost through
Virginia and there's Washington, and West Virginia, too
Could Wisconsin be the last state or is it just 49?
No, Wyoming is the last state in The 50 States That Rhyme!
THE CONTINENT SONG!
(sung to the tune of “Row Row Row Your Boat”)
SEVEN CONTINENTS ON THE GLOBE,
COUNT THEM NOW WITH ME!
NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA,
AFRICA MAKES THREE!
EUROPE, ASIA, AUSTRALIA,
ARE THREE MORE I KNOW!
DON’T FORGET ANARTICIA!
THAT’S SEVEN!
WAY TO GO!
There, Their, They’re Song
(sung to the tune of “Bingo”)
There was a word that meant a PLACE
And THERE was its name-o.
T-H-E-R-E,
T-H-E-R-E,
T-H-E-R-E
And THERE was the place-o!
There was a word which belonged to them
And THEIR was the word-o.
T-H-E-I-R,
T-H-E-I-R,
T-H-E-I-R,
And THEIR was who owned it!
There was a word which meant THEY ARE
And THEY'RE was the word-o.
T-H-E-Y (tongue pop) R-E,
T-H-E-Y (tongue pop) R-E,
T-H-E-Y (tongue pop) R-E,
THEY ARE was what it meant-o!
The Helping Verb Song
(sung to the tune of “Jingle Bells”)
Helping verbs, helping verbs—
There are 23.
Am, is, are, was, and were,
Being, been, and be.
Have, has, had, do, does, did,
Shall, should, will, and would.
There are five more helping verbs:
May, might, must, can, could!
Tricks to Learning Metric
Mass
King Henry Doesn’t Mind Drinking Chocolate Milk
Liters
King Henry Doesn’t Like Drinking Chocolate Milk
Grams
King Henry Doesn’t Gulp Drinking Chocolate Milk
Poem for Area and Circumference of a Circle
Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear,
Area equals Pi r squared.
Twinkle, twinkle little star,
Circumference equals 2 Pi r.
Long Division Game
Divide , multiply, subtract, compare, bring down game!
When teaching the steps for long division, have all
the students stand. Use a pointer to point to
each child in group or row order. Have the
students say the steps of division: DIVIDE,
MULTIPLY, SUBTRACT, COMPARE, BRING DOWN.
When a student says “BRING DOWN” he or she is
out and must sit. The last standing in the game
gets a prize!!
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Songs and Tricks that Teach