Singing in the Classroom

I love to sing

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile you know this about me.

And, I’m not very good at it.  But I still do it.
I sing in the shower.
I sing while I put on makeup.
I sing in the car on the way to work.
I JAM OUT TO THE MAX on the way to work.
Seriously, it’s like I’m on American Idol or something.
It’s insane.

I love to sing and I love to sing with my kids.
I always turn on music in my classroom…
And not classical music…because those songs have no words.
But like Top 50 radio hits songs.
Songs that make us stop working and sing.
I love it.

This summer, I was thinking of a way to incorporate more songs and poetry into my classroom.
But, I grow very tired of the same songs over and over again.
I mean I love “London Bridge” but there is so many different lyrics that can be applied to that melody before it’s too much.
I had a bright idea.

Why not apply modern melodies to songs about school?


I got to work.
I google Billboard top 100 hits.
Found karaoke versions of famous songs and started adding my own lyrics to modern tunes.
I had so much fun creating them.
And then…I had even more fun singing them to my husband.
He loved them all!(which is technically his legal obligation as my husband, but I think he really does like them)
I even typed up the lyrics sentence by sentence, so students can build the songs at a center!
I wrote songs about 
sight words
carpet behavior
skip counting
going home for the day
and much much more!
I’m already working on songs for the holidays. 
I can’t stop.
I won’t stop.
I want to share my excitement with you!
Here is a free copy of one of the songs!
It’s to the tune of “Don’t stop believing”.  I’ve also included  the lyrics sentence by sentence!
Click here to download your copy!
The full bundle contains a 1st and 2nd grade version of this song.
The bundle also contains 8 more classroom songs!
Head over to my store and grab a copy!