Every week a new song or poem is taught to support a curriculum or Social Thinking area that we are working on. Of course, the first few weeks we learn everything there is about pirates. This is a very high interest area and motivating for the children. We sing, read, work on vocabulary and write or share a verbal response about some aspect of the song during the week.
Every song or poem has numerous focus areas and for this one I had the children replicate the song using their own names and cargo. How to use a dictionary and writing lists began. They drew their special cargo on their ship after a directed drawing activity. They each had several opportunities to read and sing their own song & work on fluency n a fun way. After they practiced singing their song they were recorded and an iMovie was made.
This was the highlight of my week. So many giggles.
Enjoy the video!
Using the song Roger the Pirate as a model the children wrote and sang their own song . Enjoy!