Archive for February 3rd, 2012
We had a great time singing today in Mrs. Howard’s Class. We read a page of info in the back of Amoeba Hop first so we could understand more about some of the microscopic characters in the song:
Words and Music by Christine Lavin
Illustrated by Betsy Franco Feeney
This book features a study of amoeba life, printed music and a live recording of “Amoeba Hop” by the amazingly hilarious and talented singer/songwriter Christine Lavin.
The complete lyrics as printed in this book include a verse about “Captain Washington upon a slapping stallion,” so it was fun to re-discover George Washington celebrated in a song.
Late for School
Words and Music by Steve Martin
Illustrated by C.F. Payne
Published by Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group, New York, 2010
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Words by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert Von Tilzer
Illustrated by Amiko Hirao
Performed by Carly Simon
This edition gets a GOLD STAR for including the FULL song (both verses and chorus) and a fabulous recording of Carly Simon and her deligthful arrangement she made for Ken Burn’s documentary Baseball.