I started the daunting task this morning of clearing and cleaning off our family computer desk. It sits by our entryway which means it easily becomes a catch all for everyone in the house! In the de-clutter process I looked at the huge stacks of teaching stuff from my brief career as an educator. I don’t see myself going back to education since I have started to pursue my artwork, so what to do with all this?
What is knowledge if not shared? I know when I was in college, in the classroom, then a homeschool Mom I loved finding nuggets of teaching help on the web but it could be overwhelming. So in an effort to de-clutter my desk and maybe help out parents and teachers everywhere I will be posting, hopefully weekly, ideas I find worth a share.
Next Thursday is St. Patrick’s Day so how about some little songs and poems for the pre-school/ elementary kids?!
Catch Him if You Can
(The Muffin Man)
Oh, have you seen a leprechaun, A leprechaun, A leprechaun?
Oh have you seen a leprechaun, Who comes from Ireland?
Among the shamrocks he may hide, He may hide, he may hide,
Among the shamrocks he may hide,
So catch him if you can!
I’m an Irish Leprechaun
(I’m a Little Teapot)
I’m an Irish leprechaun,
Tiny and wee,
I hide in the forest,
Behind a tree,
If you ever catch me, you will see
A wish I’ll grant as quick as can be.
The Leprechauns are Marching
(No tune in mind, words a might creepy to me)
The leprechauns are marching
They’re marching down the hall,
They’re marching on the ceiling,
They’re marching on the wall.
They’re marching two by two,
and now it’s four by four,
You say you still can’t see them?
Move back! Here come some more!
The leprechauns are marching,
I think it’s three by three.
Just close your eyes and try now
To visualize with me.
Their merry little feet
Will never miss a beat.
They’re very tricky fellows.
Look out! They’re under the sheet!
Never Mind, March
Never mind, March, we know
when you blow
you’re not really mad
or angry or bad;
You’re only blowing the winter away
to get the world ready for
April and May