I’m so excited to link up with Miss DeCarbo at Second Grade Sugar and Spice for Wordless Wednesday! It’s my first time and I love the idea behind it! One picture can say a thousand words.
My kids this year LOVE to sing and dance. I knew today in math would be a difficult concept for them. Skip counting isn’t easy and today was just the introduction. So we jammed along to this tune from School Tube to get our brains warmed up and ready for the day ahead. They sang it all day! I always gravitate towards music when I’m starting something new with the kids, it sticks with them so much more!
My question for Wordless Wednesday is, what do you use to get your kids excited about a new concept?
I can’t wait to hear your ideas!
I'm sure your students loved the video!! Great idea! I think singing is a great way to get students excited about something new. I like to use poems with a familiar tune to help my kindergarten students with a concept or show a video like you did! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Heather! I'm trying to use more poetry in my classroom, especially with teaching spelling patterns. If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear!
I use a ton of music in my class. Anytime you can involve multiple modalities there is a deeper, longer lasting learning. When we use music, motions, video, singing we are activating multiple areas of the brain and it is amazing what can be accomplished in a short period of time. That song you used we sing several times a week in my room. We also love Harry Kindergarten, Jack Hartman, Heidi Songs and Have Fun Teaching. We had to move some rooms around at our school this year due to changing class sizes. 2nd grade is right next door to us now. After about 2 weeks of school one of the kiddos said to me…You guys sure sing a lot of songs…lol. We sure do!
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I love this Laura! I have heard of Heidi songs and definitely need to use them more often! I'm in the same boat, there's a second grade class next door to me and they always comment on our music! I think it's a good thing that we get our kids up and moving!