Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Using Music To Teach



The above image is some manipulatives that I printed (shape flashcards from tlsbooks.com and the pizza was from colormountain.com) and laminated to help me and the boys sing along to If I Only Had Super Powers great idea of using an adapted version of the Silly Pizza song to teach shapes (or anything else for that matter). It is such a fun song and is fast to learn. The boys had a great time today singing before dinner!

The following is a link from If I Only Had Super Powers where she has a great video clip showing the song in action if you are not familiar with the words or rhythm.



I am also going to try this idea with colors for my two year old since he seems to be having some troubles with them. Everything is green! I am a firm believer that learning can be made easier through music. Thanks to Laurie Berkner, my youngest said bumble bee before mommy.


If you are not familiar with the Silly Pizza song, it is from Signing Times and is used to help children learn American Sign Language by continually adding silly toppings to a pizza. Here are the original lyrics -


Silly Pizza Song


When I’m feeling hungry and I don’t feel like stopping
I think of silly pizzas with all my favorite toppings—

APPLES!I like APPLES on my pizza, I like APPLE pizza please! Put the APPLES on my pizza, don’t forget the extra CHEESE!

CRACKERS!I like CRACKERS on my pizza, I like CRACKER pizza please! Put the CRACKERS on the APPLES, put the APPLES on my pizza, don’t forget the extra CHEESE!

ICE CREAM!I like ICE CREAM on my pizza, I like ICE CREAM pizza please! Put the ICE CREAM on the crackers, put the CRACKERS on the APPLES, put the APPLES on my pizza, don’t forget the extra CHEESE!

CEREAL!I like CEREAL on my pizza, I like CEREAL pizza please! Put the CEREAL on the ICE CREAM, put the ICE CREAM on the CRACKERS, put the CRACKERS on the APPLES, put the APPLES on my pizza, don’t forget the extra CHEESE!

BREAD!I like BREAD on my pizza, I like BREAD pizza please! Put the BREAD on the CEREAL, put the CEREAL on the ICE CREAM, put the ICE CREAM on the CRACKERS, put the CRACKERS on the APPLES, put the APPLES on my pizza, don’t forget the extra CHEESE!


COOKIES! I like COOKIES on my pizza, I like COOKIE pizza please! Put the COOKIES on the BREAD, put the BREAD on the CEREAL, put the CEREAL on the ICE CREAM, put the ICE CREAM on the CRACKERS, put the CRACKERS on the APPLES, put the APPLES on my pizza, don’t forget the extra CHEESE!

BANANAS! I like BANANAS on my pizza, I like BANANA pizza please! Put the BANANAS on the COOKIES, put the COOKIES on the BREAD, put the BREAD on the CEREAL, put the CEREAL on the ICE CREAM, put the ICE CREAM on the CRACKERS, put the CRACKERS on the APPLES, put the APPLES on my pizza, don’t forget the extra CHEESE!

CANDY! I like CANDY on my pizza, I like CANDY pizza please! Put the CANDY on the BANANAS, put the BANANAS on the COOKIES, put the COOKIES on the BREAD, put the BREAD on the CEREAL, put the CEREAL on the ICE CREAM, put the ICE CREAM on the CRACKERS, put the CRACKERS on the APPLES, put the APPLES on my pizza, don’t forget the extra CHEESE!

3 comments:

CC said...

I'm glad you liked my idea! Your print outs look fabulous for the song! Way better than my hand-drawn ones! ;)

Amber said...

Cute manipulatives! The post turned out great! I nominated you for a blog award. Come check it out!

SkylarKD said...

This is fantastic - I love it! Thanks for the links to the flashcards and pizza too - that makes it so much easier!