Hi all! This week, our new songs for kindergarten and first grade included a new circle game "Lucy Locket" and, in some classes, a ukulele club song called "Down by the Riverside," which is a traditional American folk song.
Click the link about Lucy Locket to see a video of the game we play, though the version on that page shows you some music teachers learning the game. The objective of the game is to sing in tune, but more importantly to learn how to move in time to a steady beat.
My favorite part of this week was the spontaneous conga line that erupted in one of the first grade classes, while kids were listening to and dancing to this version of "Down by the Riverside." Kids love it! You can get the lyrics and chords over here on our Classroom Songs page.