Sing Books with Emily, the Blog

The Songs We Sang 11/9 – 11/18, 2016

Posted on: December 28, 2016

I am fortunate to share Sing Books with 22 classes of children at Tuckahoe Elementary, Carlin Springs Elementary, and Timber Lane Elementary. I visit with each of the groups (most of the time with two classes at once) every other week.

More Notes On Visits, below.

I saw two inspirational signs, worth nothing, in a classroom:

Team work makes the dream work

POP: Power of Positivity

Good messages to remember and to keep in the proverbial back pocket.

In each class, we sang a selection from the following list of illustrated songs:

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mail myself to you cover only
Mail Myself to You
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home and library use only.

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ruby-the-red-nose-reindeer-eleg-sbwe-w-chords
RUBY THE RED NOSE REINDEER
Words by Emily Gleichenhaus
Music by Johnny Marks
Sketch by ELEG
To view or print this song, click here:
ruby-the-red-nose-reindeer-eleg-sbwe-w-chords

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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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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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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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Simple Gifts (The Shaker Hymn)

Words and Music by Elder Joseph Brackett
Illustrated by Chris Raschka

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Simple Gifts ELEG for SBWE
Simple Gifts Song Sheet with Guitar Chords for SBWE
Words and Music by Elder Joseph Brackett
Guitar Chords and Arrangement by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
Simple Gifts ELEG for SBWE

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SBWE SBS Simple Gifts no chords
Simple Gifts Song Sheet for SBWE Songbook Series (no chords)

Words and Music by Elder Joseph Brackett
Guitar Chords and Arrangement by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series

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my favorite things warhola
My Favorite Things

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

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bird lullaby 4 sbwe cover only
Birds, a Poetic Companion (Inspired by Jack Prelutsky’s “Bird Lullaby”)
Music by Jack Prelutsky
Photos of birds found online and by Erika Edelberg

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One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims

Traditional Tune
Words Adapted by B.G. Hennessy
Illustrated by Lynne Cravath

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do re me do a deer 4 sbwe cover only
Do Re Mi / Doe a Deer
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
From the Musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC
For classroom use only.

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get on board book SBWE cover only
GET ON BOARD LITTLE CHILDREN (For SBWE) 
Traditional Words and Music
Additional Lyrics and Adaptation by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Book Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE

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get on board eleg sbwe portrait
GET ON BOARD LITTLE CHILDREN (Portrait Song Sheet with Guitar Chords)
Traditional Words and Music
Additional Lyrics and Adaptation by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Song Page Made by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page:
get on board eleg sbwe portrait – update

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ABC letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait ELEG 4 SBWE
ABCs Chart with ASL Alphabet and Guitar Chords for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Card Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this card, click here:
ABC letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait ELEG 4 SBWE

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farmer in the dell plume
The Farmer in the Dell
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Ilse Plume

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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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us state capitals song cover only
United States State Capitals Song
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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big bell little bell
The Big Bell and the Little Bell

Words and Music by Martin Kalmanoff
Illustrated by Alastair Graham

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America the Beautiful

Poem by Katharine Lee Bates
Music by Samuel A. Ward
Illustrated by Chris Gall

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america-the-beautiful-sbwe-w-chords
AMERICAN THE BEAUTIFUL (lyrics and chords for SBWE)
Poem by Katharine Lee Bates
Music by Samuel A. Ward
To view or print this sheet, click here:
america-the-beautiful-sbwe-w-chords

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Jingle Bells 4 SBWE limberjack
JINGLE BELLS (for SBWE and Limberjack)
Song by James Pierpont
Arranged by ELEG for SBWE and Limberjack Horse
To view or print this sheet, click here:
Jingle Bells 4 SBWE limberjack

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Oh, What fun it is to ride in a one…horse…o…pen…SLEIGH!
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Jingle Bells Sung with Limberjack Horse
Poem by James Lord Pierpont
Traditional Tune

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fox went out on a chilly night spier 2014
Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night (An Old Song), 2014 Reissue
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Peter Spier

 

 

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NOTES ON VISITS

In most visits, I brought along my guitar and fun instruments like jingle bells, limberjacks, kazoos, and train whistles.

I developed a big canvas sack full of homemade books for little songs and Mother Goose nursery rhymes.  Some of the rhymes I made myself and then wrote tunes and chords to go with them.  For others, I figured out chords for traditional tunes.  The kids love the chance to take turns and pick books from the bag.  They close their eyes and pull out a song and then we sing the surprise.

The published books are all in big canvas bags, too.  Sometimes, I pick out songs for the group and sometimes kids come up and choose a song at random.

It’s fun for everyone and keeps me on my toes, too!

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Related Posts

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY REPERTOIRE OF ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/the-sing-books-with-emily-repertoire-of-illustrated-song/

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