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Friday, November 17, 2006

Down on the farm: A Soundtrack

My kiddos and I went on a field trip today. My four students, two aides, one parent, and I accompanied 100 giggly kindergarten students and their teachers to a farm. (The appropriate kindergarten song to sing when going to a farm is "The Farmer in the Dell.")

Before we went, we talked about all the animals we would see, hear, and smell. (The appropriate kindergarten song to sing when talking about farm animals is "Old MacDonald.")

We went to the bathroom, put on our coats, hats and gloves, and got on the bus. (The appropriate kindergarten song to sing when riding a bus is "The Wheels on the Bus.")

We rode a few miles down a highway, the turned down a bumpy dirt driveway. We drove by piles of broken and discarded farm equipment that lined either side of the path. (The appropriate kindergarten song to sing when looking at broken farm equipment is "There's a Hole in the Bucket, Dear Liza.")

We got out and looked a some wild turkeys that barked like dogs. (The appropriate kindergarten song to sing when viewing turkeys that bark like dogs is a revised version of "Old MacDonald.")

We fed some cows and saw some giant pigs. (The appropriate kindergarten song to sing when looking at large, stinking farm beasts is "Shoo, Fly.")

After an hour-and-a-half of riotous herding-of-small-children, we reloaded the bus and rode a few miles back to school. (The appropriate kindergarten song to sing when arriving back at school after a trip like that is a rhythmic combo of "Hallelujah" and "If You're Happy and You Know It, Take a Nap." sung in rounds by all the grateful, exhausted adults present.)

3 Comments:

Blogger Jennboree said...

I'm tired from all that singing!

Being a parent now, I totally understand why Mom made up words to songs we knew for our entertainment and her own sanity.

10:11 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Totally cute!
Hope you slept well!

10:19 AM  
Blogger worshipnaked said...

Hahahaha!

2:24 PM  

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