need some transition songs

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  1. Myname

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    I have a clean up song it is the one from Barney (would love others as well)

    I would love to have a line up song.

    A song to sing for when we go to circle time.

    Do any of you have a song we can all sing before nap time? Either while they are walking to cots or after they get there to sing then I turn out the lights?

    How about a wake up song?

    Any help would be greatly apprciated.
     
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  4. beckyeduk8er

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    Transition songs

    Line up
    (Gilligan's Island Theme Song)
    My hands are tight behind my back,
    I'm standing straight and tall,
    My eyes are looking straight ahead,
    I'm ready for the hall,
    I'm ready for the hall.

    (Are you sleeping)
    Eyes are watching, ears are listening, mouth is closed, mouth is closed
    Hands and feet are still, Hands and feet are still
    We're going __________ (home, to lunch, to p.e., to library, etc.)

    Everybody Have A Seat
    Tune: Shortenin' Bread
    Everybody have a seat, have a seat, have a seat, Everybody have a seat on the floor. Not on the ceiling, not on the door, everybody have a seat on the floor.

    OR
    on a mat. Not on a dog and not on a cat, everybody have a seat on a mat.
    on your chair, not on wall, not on air, everybody have a seat on your chair.


    DISNEY CLEAN UP SONG
    Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho
    It's cleanup time we know
    So find some toys to put away
    Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho

    Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho
    It's cleanup time we know
    So find some books to put away
    Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho


    You can find many more songs at
    http://www.hummingbirded.com/transitional-music.html
     
  5. msaly

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    Clean up:

    I looked at the clock and what did it say?
    Its time to put the toys away its clean up time clean up time
    clean up clean up clean up time.

    Hi-ho hi-ho
    its clean up time we go
    put the toys away for another day
    hi-ho hi-ho

    Circle time

    lets all make a circle a circle a circle lets all make a circle so big and so round with (add names of all the kids) lets all make a circle so big and so round.
     
  6. nanni

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    One, two, three and four
    Let's make a circle and sit in the floor.
     
  7. musicteach

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    To tune of "Frere Jacques"

    Make a circle, make a circle
    Big & Round, Big & Round
    All Join Hands Now, All Join Hands Now
    Now sit down, Now sit down.
     
  8. stephanie90102

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    For the sitting in the circle, I use:
    This is my space,
    This is my place,
    My space,
    My place,
    Nobody but me...

    It helps them remember to keep their hands and bodies to themselves. Always worked with my first graders!
     
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  9. Inspira

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    I just bought All Day Long, by Dr. Jean, and it has all those, plus many more good transition songs. I love it, the pace is slower for preschoolers, and the rise and shine song at the start is so sweet, and welcoming.
     
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    All Day Long is great. I use it in 1st. There are some really useful songs on there for all of the parts of a typical day. My kids loved Rise and Shine, Tidy Up, and Name on Your Paper.
     
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    All Day Long was going to be my suggestion. Dr. Jean has a ton of great songs -- check out the website and get some of her CDs!
     
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    DR. Jean's cds are by far the best CDs to buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I completely agree! I absolutely love Dr. Jean and I have seen her present 3 times now, she's FABulous! If you ever get a chance to see her in person go for it, if you thought you liked her stuff before you saw her you won't be able to live without it after you see her! I have a page on my website dedicated to all her music and books; all of my favorite Dr. Jean songs to use in the classroom are listed there by album. She also has a new math cd out. To get to my site click on my name above, go to my homepage, and then click on teachers and look for the Dr. Jean button. My students also enjoy Jack Hartmann a great deal, but his aren't specifically transition songs.
     
  14. bishop525@yahoo

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    Dr. Jean is a great. Last year I had a pre-k group that very tuff. This CD Made my year great
     
  15. wendi

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    After hearing about Dr. Jean, this may not be very helpful but...

    I made up and revised some songs of my own, unfortunately, they're not to familiar tunes, but I often get lyrics and make up my own tunes. You may be able to, also.

    Circle Time (to the tune of Oh, Chanukah! Oh, Chanukah!)

    (chorus) Circle time, circle time.
    Time to gather ‘round.
    Circle time, circle time.
    Let’s all settle down.

    First I need to clean up.
    Take my time and straighten up.
    Help if anything’s not right.

    Because it’s… (chorus)

    Now I need to find a spot.
    Look for ant empty space.
    Anywhere will be fine.

    Because it’s… (chorus)


    Good Morning

    Good morning!
    Good morning!
    It’s time to say hello.

    Good morning!
    Good morning!
    Welcome to the class.

    (Repeat until everyone is settled.)

    The Circle Song

    1, 2, 3 Cross your legs.
    4, 5, 6 Put your hands in your lap.
    7, 8, 9 Sit up straight.
    10, 11, 12 Shh! Zip your lips.


    Hello

    Hello, hello,
    hello and how are you?
    I’m fine, I’m fine,
    And I hope that you are, too.
     
  16. Jenni

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    I learned a very cute little game that is very affective for getting attention. I use it with preschoolers but I think it would work through 2nd grade. It's a little song and it goes;

    Who can do what I'm doing I'm doing I'm doing, who can do what I'm doing just like this?

    I find it affective for getting the kids attention. I usually do at least 3 sets of the little song until I have everyone with me. Reminding kids where they should be while I go. I usually start off patting my knees, then maybe my head, then maybe clapping. I usually end sitting with them on the carpet or with them quiet in a line. I currently have a summer job at a daycare (I am still in college) and I am teaching Sunday school and it is affective with both groups.

    The kids love it.

    I also do things like "If you can hear me clap three times. If you can hear me put up bunny ears." Sometimes one thing stops working and you have to try a different thing. Preschoolers and kindergarteners have extremely short attention spans.

    Sometimes I'll just silently start tapping my knees or something and wait until the kids catch on.

    When I did my practicum I was instructed to count backwards for attention but I found though this works with third graders it doesn't work with 3-5 year olds. They don't really seem to understand backwards completely yet, specially the ones who are struggling (usually the ones a little behind).
     
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    Line up

    This past year I sang the song of Six little ducks..... then began quacking. Well... then I realized how much they loved to quack, so I start to quack and get them into a line. From that day on, all I had to do was start quacking... and they knew to line up!! It worked well for us, and was a time saver on "Fire drill " days!!
     
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    One of the things that I do to get my kids when I was in the
    Pre-k class to get them lined up is to start singing: If your name is __________ line up, if your name is _________ line up, if your name is ____________ line up and put your fingers in the air! I also use a game where they all sit down in a circle and each one picks up a certain number of toys, puts them where they go and then chooses their own way to walk to the door and wait to go out. If they make a noise then they have to come back and do it again.
     

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