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:
“photosynthesis does a lot for us. it brings energy from the sun and gives us lots of oxygen”
Something about mnemonic devicesand 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 🙂