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Archive for February 17th, 2013

I was sorry to have had to miss a couple Sing Books this week when my daughter had a cold.  This really is the season for sneezin’…

It was a delightful treat, though, to visit the classes of Ms. Campbell (K), Ms. Mason (K), Ms. Allen (2), Ms. Howard (2), Mr. Mitchell (K), Ms. Anctil (K), and Ms. Shorter (K).

We talked a lot about singing songs for Valentine’s Day and President’s Day this week.

In each class, we sang from a selection of songs in the following list of books (listed in alphabetical order),

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We sang the ABCs in American Sign Language.

ABCs
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here for the Sing Books with Emily “ABC’s” Lyrics Poster Card:
ABC’s sbwe sing along card

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We sang the ABCs in American Sign Language.

ABCs with American Sign Language Alphabet 
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print my ABC card with American Sign Language Alphabet:
letters caps WITH SIGN

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We sang this with the American Sign Language Alphabet,

A-You’re Adorable
Words and Music by Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise and Sidney Lippman
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.

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Being Green

Words and Music by Joe Raposo
Illustrated by Etienne Delessert
Published by Western Publishing Company, Inc. in Conjunction with Children’s Television Workshop, 1973
A Golden Book
LOC Catalog Card No. 73-82468

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The Big Bell and the Little Bell

Words and Music by Martin Kalmanoff
Illustrated by Alastair Graham
(This book is packaged with a CD with two recordings of the song!)

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The Buck Stops Here: The Presidents of the United States
Text by Alice Provensen
Sing with Sing Books with Emily’s ”The Presidents Name Song”
Illustrated by Alice Provensen
ISBN978-0-670-01252-7
Sing Sing Books with Emily’s The Presidents Name Song with the melody sing-along track, here:
http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/presidentsnamesong-melody
More information about the song, here:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/23/the-presidents-name-song-a-singable-picture-book/ 

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Catalina Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiner Hogan Logan Bogan Was Her Name

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Tedd Arnold

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C’mon an Swing in My Tree (The Sunflowers)
Words and Music by Michael Taylor Fontaine
Illustrated by Giselle Potter

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Grandma’s Feather Bed (John Denver’s)
Words and Music by Jim Connor
Adapted and Illustrated by Christopher Canyon

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The Hippopotamus Song
Words by Michael Flanders
Music by Donald Swann and Michael Flanders
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
ISBN: 0-316-28557-9
This book features printed sheet music

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I Love You a Bushel and a Peck

Words and Music by Frank Loesser
Illustrated by Rosemary Wells

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I’m a Manatee
Words by John Lithgow
Music by Bill Elliott
Illustrated by Ard Hoyt
(This book includes a vocal and instrumental track on a sing-along CD as well as a printed music…TERRIFIC!!)

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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
ISBN 978-044-6-55702-3

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Our Abe Lincoln
Traditional Tune, Sing to the tune of “The Old Gray Mare
Words Adapted by Jim Aylesworth
Illustrated by Barbara McClintock

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The Owl and the Pussycat

Words by Edward Lear
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Illustrated by James Marshall
(The poem has been set to music a few times. But, for a tune to sing along, I suggest the “Owl and the Pussycat,” vocal track by Lorraine Nelson Wolf on her album “Come Follow Me,” Track 16)
Sing “O&P” along with Emily: http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/o-p-eleg-061909

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Presidents Name Song - cover only 2
Presidents Name Song for Sing Books with Emily
Song Intro by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Illustrations and Layout Compiled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Sing Sing Books with Emily’s The Presidents Name Song with the melody sing-along track, here:
http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/presidentsnamesong-melody
If you are interested in a copy of this book, please email: SingBooksWithEmily.att.net, or lave a comment to this post.

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We discussed some of the Robust Vocabulary in this song, including words like: frolicked, sealing wax and billow.

Puff the Magic Dragon
Words and Music by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton
Illustrated by Eric Puybaret

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We pulled out the maps of info with what the states are best at and talked about those, too.  We also discussed how the Grand Canyon is in Arizona, but that there are many canyons which are truly grand in Colorado!

Rhode Island is Famous for You
Words by Howard Dietz
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

This book is for home and classroom use only.

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Song of the Presidents (words by Oscar Brand) cover only 2
Song of the Presidents
Words by Oscar Brand
Sing to the Tune of Yankee Doodle
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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Sunshine on My Shoulders
Words by John Denver
Music by John Denver, Mike Taylor & Dick Kniss
Illustrated by Christopher Canyon

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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 delightful arrangement she made for Ken Burn’s documentary Baseball.

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The Teddy Bear’s Picnic
Words and Music by Jimmy Kennedy
Illustrated by Michael Hague
ISBN 978-0-8050-5349-4

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United States State Capitals Song
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

If you are interested in a copy of this book, please email: SingBooksWithEmily.att.net, or lave a comment to this post.

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Waltzing Matilda
Traditional Folk Tune Arranged by Christina Macpherson
Poem by A.B. “Banjo” Paterson
Illustrated by Desmond Digby

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Waltzing Matilda (Refrain Poster Card)
Traditional Folk Tune Arranged by Christina Macpherson
Poem by A.B. “Banjo” Paterson
Card by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To print or view the above poster featuring the “Waltzing Matilda“ refrain lyrics, click here:
waltzing matilda refrain for book 7X7

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Who is on the United States Money Song
Sing to the Tune of the Can-Can
Words by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Pictures Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Hear the song and sing-along with Emily at this link:
http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/who-is-on-the-us-money-song

If you are interested in a copy of this book, please email: SingBooksWithEmily.att.net, or leave a comment to this post.

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Yellow Submarine (Sing-A-Song Storybook)
Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Illustrated by Cathy Holly

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We sang the ZYXs in American Sign Language

 ZYXs

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print my ZYX card:
zyx’s sbwe sing along card
Sing the ZYX’s along with me!  Just click here:
http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/zyxs-eleg-2010

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We sang the ZYXs in American Sign Language

 ZYXs with American Sign Language Alphabet
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print my ZYX card with American Sign Language Alphabet:
ZYX letters caps WITH SIGN
Sing the ZYX’s along with me!  Just click here:
http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/zyxs-eleg-2010

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Related Posts

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SONG SET-UP:  IT’S ALL IN THE SET-UP
How to use the same songs for wide ranges of ages
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/its-all-in-the-set-up/

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Abraham Lincoln in Singable Picture Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/abraham-lincoln-in-singable-picture-books/

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A-CAPELLA-PALOOZA
A list of fantastic Singable Picture Books you can sing without musical accompaniment
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/acapellapalooza/

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BASEBALL SONGS
The Singable Picture Books of Baseball
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/30/the-singable-picture-books-of-baseball/

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EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

A list of SPBs with fun and sneakily educational content.  The kids won’t even know they’re learning!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/singable-picture-books-with-sneaky-educational-content/

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EDWARD LEAR

A list of books with musical settings of, and illustrating Singable Picture Book versions of, Edward Lear’s poems:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/singable-picture-book-spotlight-1302011-edward-lear-and-william-mathias-learsongs/

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FAVORITE SINGABLES ON PINTEREST
Of the hundreds (maybe thousands) of choices, this list onPinterest displays the top blockbuster favorite Singable Picture Books that we warble together at Sing Books visits:
http://pinterest.com/singbooksemily/

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FOURTH OF JULY AND OTHER HOLIDAYS CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND HISTORY
A list of Patriotic Singable Picture Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/a-patriotic-list-of-singable-books-for-july-4th/

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FUNNY SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS

That’s Hilarious! A List of Singable Picture Books that’ll Crack You Up!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/24/thats-hilarious-a-list-of-singable-picture-books-thatll-crack-you-up/

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GIRL SCOUT SONGBOOK
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/girl-scouts-songs-troop-2740/

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GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Singable Picture Books of the Great American Songbook and Michael Feinstein’s Foundation for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/10/american-songbook-singable-picture-books-and-michael-feinsteins-foundation-for-the-preservation-of-the-great-american-songbook/

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INFO AND THINKING ABOUT SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/resources-for-inspiration-and-information/

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JAMES MARSHALL

The Whimsical, Wacky, Wallop of Singable Picture Books by James Marshall
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/20/the-wonderful-world-of-james-marshall/

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JOHN DENVER
The Singable Picture Books of John Denver
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-denver/

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JOHN LITHGOW
The Singable Picture Books of John Lithgow
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-lithgow/

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MARY ANN HOBERMAN
The Singable Picture Books of Mary Ann Hoberman
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/05/25/singable-picture-books-of-mary-ann-hoberman/

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NADINE BERNARD WESTCOTT
The Singable Picture Books of Nadine Bernard Westcott
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/05/27/singable-picture-books-of-nadine-bernard-westcott/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS

An list of  singable poems from compilations of poetry for children
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/singable-poetry-a-list-of-poems-that-can-be-sung-from-illustrated-compilations-of-poetry-and-singable-picture-books/

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POETRY, SINGABLE POETRY IN INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
A list of individually illustrated poems that have been set to music and can be sung
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/poems-individually-illustrated-spb/

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PRESIDENTS’ DAY
A list of Singable Picture Books to Celebrate President’s Day
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/presidents-day-singable-picture-books-to-celebrate-presidents-day-and-other-founding-fathers/

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RECORDINGS BY EMILY
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/recordings/

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SING-ALONG RESOURCES AND PRINTABLE MATERIALS
This is the place to find Print Materials Created by Emily, Service Providers, Vendors, Audio and Video to help you SING-ALONG!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-along-resources-2/

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SONGS BY EMILY
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/songs-by-emily/

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SUMMER CELEBRATION
Songs for Summer, a List of Summery Singable Picture Books

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/07/15/songs-for-summer-a-list-of-summery-singable-picture-books/

 


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