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The Songs We Sang 11/4 – 11/12, 2015

Posted on: January 6, 2016

Before the list, a quick story.

I keep a notebook and write out the songs we sing in each visit and also note interesting things that happen, things noticed, thoughts that run through my head, and some of the wonderful things that children say.

A little girl approached me in one of the Kindergarten classes.  We had this conversation:

Little Girl:  I’m a great singer and artist.

Me:  That’s wonderful. What is your favorite song to sing?

Little Girl: It’s really hard to find.

Me: Did you write it?

Little Girl: Yes.

Me:  What is it called?

Little Girl: It’s called, “I hate you like I love you,” but I’m still working on it.

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The illustrated songs are randomly listed.  We sang a selection from the list in each of the following classes: Mr. Mitchell (K), Ms. Lechleitner (K), Ms. Everett (K), Ms. Campbell (K), Ms. Mason (K), Ms. Coffman (3), Ms. Strickland (3), Ms B (for Ms. Morgan, K), Ms. Bishop (K), Ms. Trojan (1), Ms. Resutek (1), Miss Robin (Pre-K), Ms. Dolinsky (2), Mr. Koppelman (2).

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There’s a Train Out for Dreamland
Music and Lyrics by Frederich H. Heider and Carl Kress
Illustrated by Jane Dyer and Brooke Dyer
ISBN 978-0-06-058022-3

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I’m a Manatee
Words by John Lithgow
Music by Bill Elliott
Illustrated by Ard Hoyt

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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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My Favorite Things

Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrated by James Warhola

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Grateful (A Song of Giving Thanks)
Words and Music by John Bucchino
Illustrated by Anna-Liisa Hakkarainen

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Mrs Gs Musical Bingo Zoo w Limberjack Dog
Mrs. G’s Musical BINGO Zoo for SBWE and Limberjack Dog
Traditional Words and Tune
Adaptations by ELEG for SBWE
Mrs Gs Musical Bingo Zoo w Limberjack Dog

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Over the River and Through the Wood
Traditional Tune
Poem by Lydia Maria Child
Illustrated by Matt Tavares
Post for this special illustration:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/a-new-ride-over-the-river/

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The Marvelous Toy
Words and Music by Tom Paxton
Illustrated by Steve Cox

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what a wonderful world tim hopgood
What a Wonderful World
Words and Lyrics by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss
Illustrated By Tim Hopgood

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COTTLESTON PIE book sbwe cover only

COTTLESTON PIE
Poem by A. A. Milne
Music by Harold Fraser-Simson

Sing the song with Emily’s sing-along track, here

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A Fairy Went A-Marketing
Poem by Rose Fyleman
Illustrated by Jamichael Henterly
Musical Setting can be found by Ginger Sands on her collection “The Gift of Make Believe

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Both Sides Now
Words and Music by Joni Mitchell
Illustrated by Alan Baker
ISBN 0-590-45668-7

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chelsea morning joni mitchell
Chelsea Morning
Words and Music by Joni Mitchell
Illustrated by Brian Froud

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Dinosaur Pet
Inspired by the Music and Lyrics of the Song “Calendar Girl” by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield
Children’s Lyrics by Marc Sedaka
Illustrated by Tim Bowers

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leaves on the trees, wiley day
The Leaves on the Trees
Sing to the Tune of LONDON BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN or WHEELS ON THE BUS
Words by Thom Wiley
Illustrated by Andrew Day

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Dry Bones (Classic Books with Holes)

Traditional Spiritual Words and Tune
Illustrated by Kate Edmunds

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Dry Bones (with Seraphine the Skeletine)
Traditional Words and Tune

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swing RLS julie morstad
The Swing
Poem by Robert Lewis Stevenson
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Julie Morstad
Originally Published in A Child’s Garden of Verses
ISBN 978-1897476482
Sing “The Swing” with Emily:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-swing-rls-eleg-sbw

 

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Related Posts

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THANKSGIVING

A Song List to Help Us Celebrate Thanksgiving!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/06/thank-heavens-singable-picture-books-for-thanksgiving/

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NEIL SEDAKA
THE ILLUSTRATED SONGS OF NEIL SEDAKA
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/the-illustrated-songs-of-neil-sedaka/

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

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TOM PAXTON

The Singable Picture Books of Tom Paxton
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/the-singable-picture-books-of-tom-paxton/

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JONI MITCHELL
SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF JONI MITCHELL
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/joni-mitchell-in-singable-picture-books/

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CHILD’S GARDEN OF VERSES

Most Robert Louis Stevenson’s book of poetry for children have been set to music
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/03/28/a-childs-garden-of-verses-singable-poems-by-robert-louis-stevenson/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS
A List of Illustrated Compilations of Children’s Poetry with Singable Poems

https://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
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/poems-individually-illustrated-spb/

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A. A. MILNE

Almost all Pooh and Poetry by A. A. Milne and Illustrated by E. H. Shepard is Singable!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/a-few-favorite-singable-books-the-world-of-a-a-milne/

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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
https://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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SEASONAL CHANGE
songs that celebrate a change in the season, all year long or from one season to another.
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/11/10/illustrated-songs-that-celebrate-seasonal-change/

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SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK LISTS FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND INTERESTS
Lists of Illustrated Songs for singing and exploring specific subjects

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/song-book-lists-for-all-occasions/

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SING-ALONG RESOURCES AND PRINTABLE MATERIALS
This is the place to find Print Materials Created by Emily
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-along-resources-2/

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TOLERANCE, KINDNESS AND COMPASSION
Singable Picture Books Celebrating Tolerance and Compassion (another list inspired by Nikki)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/singable-picture-books-celebrating-tolerance-and-compassion-another-list-inspired-by-nikki/

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TRAINS
Train Songs in Singable Picture Books:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/train-songs-in-singable-picture-books/

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TREES
Trees in Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/11/12/trees-in-spbs/

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