Singing songs so it sticks! (DAY 5/31 March SOL)

Conjunction junction, what’s your function?click to listen!

A verb is a word, it’s an action word. If you can do it, then you do it. If you do it, it’s a verb.click to listen!

It’s all about AAAWWUBBIS!click to listen!

Teach becomes taughtclick to listen!

I don’t know about you, but many of the things I still remember from elementary school have to do with songs or a phrase I was taught. I will never forget:

ROYGBIV

or

“photosynthesis does a lot for us. it brings energy from the sun and gives us lots of oxygen”

or

PEMDAS

or

Kingdom/phylum/class/order/family/genus/species

Something about mnemonic devices and songs really helped me recall information growing up. I want to ensure that years later, my students will be able to think of a song or trick I taught them, and not worry about forgetting 😮 Since there is so much information that we throw at children every day, having a peculiar phrase or song will make certain facts stand out. This will hopefully be locked in their long-term memory and not be discarded quickly!

Feel free to share any songs you use in lessons below so we can all have great examples 🙂

15 thoughts on “Singing songs so it sticks! (DAY 5/31 March SOL)

  1. I love this post! I’ve been exploring Flocabulary to review concepts with my fourth and fifth graders and they’ve been enthusiastic about it. I love finding fun ways to share information so that I don’t turn into Charlie Brown’s teacher:)

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    1. Our principal shared flocabulary with us and it seems great so far! I try and find “hip” new songs with altered lyrics so the kids enjoy singing along but it’s teaching them – aaawwubbis is to the tune of wrecking ball :p

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  2. This post made me smile! I was in a version of School House Rock Live in middle school so I know ALL those songs. My Spanish teacher also made up a melody for the days of the week in Spanish, so I never forget them even to this day! Music is a great tool for memorizatin!

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