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Kissing Hand

    ... Hand print , Hand shake ...

It's my first day of school

And "The Kissing Hand" is what we read.

It's about a raccoon

Who did just as his parents said.

Like the raccoon's first day at school

I was scared and a little shy.

But because of what you said

I was brave and I got by.

All through the year

I'll make more things for you.

So as I change and as I learn

You can see my growth, too!

 

         

Kissing Hand Poem~~

 

A piece of me I give to you,

This special heart because

"I love you."

The heart is you, the hand is me,

It shows that we are

A Family.

 

 

Kissing Hand

 Valentines - Heart Clip Art

This special heart I give to you,

Because you love me …

And I love you.

The heart is you, the hand is me,

It shows we are

A family!

A piece of me I give to you,

This special heart because

I Love You!

The heart is you, the hand is me

It shows that we are

A family!

~ Author Unknown

Raccoon Song 

                 ( sung to the tune of Kookaberra) 

                            

Raccoon sleeps in a hollow tree
While the sun shines on you and me.
Sleep, little raccoon,
Sleep, little raccoon,
Warm and cozily.

In the darkest part of night
Raccoon has the best eyesight.
Look, little raccoon,
Look, little raccoon,
My, your eyes are bright.

Raccoon hardly makes a sound
When he prowls all around.
Hunt, little raccoon,
Hunt, little raccoon,
Find food on the ground.

 

 

Line Up Song

My eyes are front

My lips are closed

I’m standing very tall

I’m showing Mrs.__________

That I’m ready for the hall

 

Hello Song

Hello, Hello

Hello and how are you?

I’m fine! I’m fine!

And I hope that you are too!

Walk around and shake hands (repeat)

H-E-L-L-O Cheer

H-E-L-L-O

H-E-L-L-O

 

H-E-L-L-O

 

The ___________ gang says HELLO!

From: say names

 

A welcome to you

We all say hello!

 

 

Word Wall Chant

(Thanks to Mr. Burger for inspiration!)

 

Teacher: Word wall helps us read and spell

Students: Word wall helps us read and spell

Teacher: Listen close and we will tell

Students: Listen close and we will tell

Teacher: All the words the letters make

Students: All the words the letters make

Teacher: Are on the wall for us to take

Students: Are on the wall for us to take

Teacher: Sound off

Students: 1, 2

Teacher: Sound off

Students: 3, 4

Teacher: Bring it on down 1, 2, 3, 4

Students: 3,4 !!

 

 

Sound Cards Chant

(Thanks to Mr. Burger for inspiration!)

 

Teacher: Sound cards helps us read and spell

Students: Sound cards helps us read and spell

Teacher: Listen close and we will tell

Students: Listen close and we will tell

Teacher: All the sounds the letters make

Students: All the sounds the letters make

Teacher: Are on the wall for us to take

Students: Are on the wall for us to take

Teacher: Sound off

Students: 1, 2

Teacher: Sound off

Students: 3, 4

Teacher: Bring it on down 1, 2, 3, 4

Students: 3,4 !!

 

 

  Name-o

(to the tune of "B-I-N-G-O")

There was a class that had a girl/boy,

And ____ was her/his name-o,

Jump, jump ____ (child's name),

Jump, jump, ____ (child's name),

Jump, jump, ____ (child's name),

We're glad you're here today.

Look Who's Come to School Today!

 

Look who’s come to school today,

School today, school today

Look who’s come to school today,

We’re so glad he/she is here!

 

Let’s all clap hands for _______now

________ now, _________ now

Let’s all clap hands for _______now

And give a great big cheer!

 

 

Names

 Everybody has a name.

Some are different, some the same.

Some are short, some are long,

All are right, none are wrong.

 

My name is _____________.

It's special to me.

It's exactly who I want to be.

 

Good Morning Boogie

            

 

Hello neighbor, what do you say?

(children bow to each other)

It’s going to be a happy day!

(children clap hands together)

So greet your neighbor,

(children give high fives)

And boogie on down,

(children wiggle their hips)

Give ‘em a bump,

(children bump their hips together)

And turn around.

(children turn around)

School

By Winifred C. Marshall

 

School bells are ringing,

Loud and clear;

Vacation’s over, school is here.

 

We hunt our pencils and our books,

And say goodby to fields and brooks,

 

To carefree days of sunny hours,

To birds and butterflies and flowers.

 

But we are glad school has begun.

For work is always mixed with fun.

 

When autumn comes and the weather is cool,

Nothing can take the place of school.

 

NOW THAT I CAN READ

By Ruth Etkin

I used to need somebody

To sit and read to me.

I’d look at every page they read

And listen carefully.

 

But now that I am in first grade,

I’m filling up the shelf

With stories, poems, and other books

That I can read myself.

 

 

 

 

Learning Together in First Grade
By Barbara Gruber & Sue Gruber

First grade is a special place,

See the big smile on my face.   

   Games to play and songs to sing,
   We learn about everything.

   Pencils, papers, books to read,

   We have everything we need.

  So much to learn, so much to do,
   We must listen to you-know-who.

   Our class is a busy bunch,

   Look- it’s almost time for lunch!

   We know all the ABC’s,
   Right down to the XYZ’s.

   Reading, writing, spelling too,

   We even know two plus two.

   We learn together all year,
   Second grade will soon be here!

There’s time for work, time for play,
   Learning new things every day.

   First grade is a special place,
   See the big smile on my face.

 

     

Reader’s Theater

Alphabet Tree

Reader 1: We are the letters on the

alphabet tree

 

Reader 2: ABCD all the way to Z.

 

Reader 1: We won't blow away

 

Reader 2: On a windy day

 

Reader 1: Because we stick together,

 

Reader 2: Together, together.

 

We stick together on a windy day.

 

 

 Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom: Welcome ...

 

 

Coconut Warning

 

Now, here's a little warning

Coconut Warning

 

Now, here's a little warning

 

 


So listen to me

 


Never ever sit beneath

 


A coconut tree

 


They're great for drinking

 


They're fine for percussion

 


But if one hits your head

 


You'll get a concussion.

                        ~ Author Unknown ~

 

 

 

Boom Chica Boom (Echo Chant)

[From:

I said a boom chicka boom.

I said a boom chicka boom.

I said a boom chicka boom.

I said a boom chicka boom.

I said a boom chicka rocka

chicka rocka chicka boom

Uh huh! Uh huh! Oh yeah! Oh yeah!

One more time . . .

Monster style . . .

Opera style . . .

Rock and roll . .

.

Hold your nose . . .

Underwater . . .

Leprechaun . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Chant -

 

Teacher: I said, "Boom Chicka Boom"

 

Students: echo

 

Teacher: I said, "Rocka Chicka Boom"

 

Students: echo

 

Teacher: I said, "Boom Chicka, Rocka Chicka, Rocka

 

 

Chicka Boom"

 

Students: echo

 

Teacher: Let's sing it one more time in baby talk.

 

repeat chant

 

*other ways: slow, fast, monster talk, dog talk, cat talk,

 

whispers, etc.

 

 

~ Author Unknown ~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reader’s Theater

 

School Time

Reader 1: A B C D E F G

 

Reader 2: School time, learning time

 

Reader 3: For you and me.

 

Reader 1: H I J K L M N O P

 

Reader 2: Recess time, book time,

 

Reader 3: For you and me.

 

Reader 1: Q R S T U V

 

Reader 2: Gym time, sing time,

 

Reader 3: For you and me.

 

Reader 1: W X and Y and Z

 

Reader 2: I'll be really tired,

 

When I go to bed.

 

All: Shhhhh!
by Vera Trembach

 

 

DREAMS”

by Mrs. Arnold

                                                                                            
Dreams are fairies dancing in the sky
Dreams are stars twinkling up high
Dreams are raindrops that glisten and fall
Dreams are trees that grow so tall
Dreams are flowers that brighten up each day
Dreams are clouds that float around and play
Dreams are rainbows that dance inside my head
Dreams are the journeys I take when I lie in bed
 

Dreams are places I’m yearning to see

Dreams are the any things I’m waiting to be

Dreams are the sunrays in a child’s smile

Dreams are carried on butterfly wings mile after mile

Dreams are the love lights inside you and me

Dreams are the fireflies lighting our way to see

 
Dreams are the music and songs inside your heart
Dreams are the dances that make your journey start
Dreams are the wishes you hold inside
Dreams are the adventures you’re ready to find
So follow your dreams wherever they lead
Start with a book and begin to READ!

 

 

Books to the Ceiling

Arnold Lobel

  Class Time: 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Books to the ceiling, books to the sky,

My piles of books are a mile high.

How I love them!

How I need them.

I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them.

 

 

WORDS

by Glenny Merillat, Plymouth, MI

It's easy to be kind when your life seems more like play

We gladly find the special words to brighten someone's day.

But, if we're sad or angry and life doesn't seem worthwhile

Unkind words can slip right out and take away a smile.

Bucketfillers always try to watch what they say

They want to fill buckets with loving kindness every day.

And when they do, they find that life looks bright once more

Because what you give comes back to you like waves upon the shore.

 

The East Penn School District is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities or employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, ancestry, disability, union membership or other legally protected classification. Announcement of the policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 and Americans with Disabilities Act. Copyright 2009 East Penn School District.
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