Sunday, February 16, 2014

Wk 17 Cycle 2 Videos

Sorry,  I stayed up to get these loaded, but I'm to tired to write any explinations.  I might tomorrow.  Hope you can figure them out :)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

CC Cycle 2 wk 16

Trying to get these posts on as early as I can, seeing as how we've had several snow days and maybe you haven't.  Which means we might be behind some of you and I want these to be up for as many people to use as possible.  
This is our definition of a VERB song.  To a good ol' Nick at Night show's theme song- I dream of genie.  Now you can dream of verbs (sorry, kinda cheesy).

We found this one especially fun.  I have found the girls walking around singing our Balkans Geography Chant. Hope it's as catchy for your students.

With the little one in the background making noise as usual :) I hope you can catch on to our melody for the Area of a Rectangle.  It was based on the the hot dog song on Micky Mouse Clubhouse.  Don't you love getting silly with your kids (and CC kids)?
In line with Mickey... Here is Newton's First Law song.
Have fun!!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

CC Cycle 2 Wk 15

So, Sorry.  I have had this post ready for two weeks.  Thought I posted it... saw today I just made it a draft >(  hope some of you can still use it.
I found a great song on You tube by Angie Sparks called Kinetic and Potential Energy. I wish we could use it all in our CC time because it describes the types of energy so well and gives great examples.  However, since tutors are not supposed to teach during memory work, I can't use it :( I will use it at home, for sure.  I suggest others show their students, too.  For our very limited time during New Grammer at CC we need to stick to drilling just the memory work.  So, here is my shortened version

This is my song for Middle East Countries.  I found a song from Aladdin that worked!! Prince Ali.  I thought that was neat since that movie takes place in the Middle East. 
This is the Metric Measurements to "Belle" from Beauty and the Beast.  
Here is a loose interpretation of the Handy Manny Song.  The Four purposes of sentences fit well to this melody.  I decided to add motions to help the kiddos remember what type of sentences we are singing about.  So for Declarative make a dot/period.  When you sing Exclamatory make an exclamation mark with your finger.  Then a question mark for Interrogative- I also remind the kids how Interrogative sounds like Interrogate.  End the song with a shake of your finger for Imperative.  Remind them that Imperative means "of vital importance" or like your mom is saying "you have to obey!!!" while she shakes her finger.
Hope you find these helpful.  We sure had fun with them :)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cycle 2 Wk 14

We were in need of motivation to get out of bed today.  So, mom declared it dress up school day.  A national holiday I'm sure :).  I have a bonnet on (I'm really getting into it:).  Claire has a prairie girl outfit on, which we call Laura's outfit from Little House.  Bella, well she's had a tough couple weeks with wanting to participate in school.  I am hoping it's just getting back into the swing of things.  So, she didn't dress up, but she does have a leftover mustache on from Awanas last night :).  So does little Em.
The countries of Baltic Europe sang to "It's raining, It's pouring" melody.
English Grammar for cycle 2 wk 14 the definition of an adverb.  We sing it to the melody of "The Ants Go Marching In".
Science Cycle 2 wk 14, the difference between an acid and base sung to "Itsy Bitsy Spider".

Lastly, we have a beautiful rendition of Supercalifragilistic (not sure how to spell that, and wasn't going to google it).  However, our words are the Linear Equivalents memory work.
Sorry, none of them were quite as fun as last weeks states of matter song.  However for those of you who just do better with songs... here you go. 

As usual, I chose my little short cut to link you from pinterest to this post.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

CC cycle 2 wk 13

Finally back in the swing of things :)  Moving is hard-lol!  
So here are some songs for week 13.
More Indefinite Pronouns
enjoy our little jokester at the end
Our favorite of the week (though we really like them all)
States of Matter
You gotta do the "huh" part.  It's just fun! The kids won't forget the song.
I searched on youtube for a song that someone else had made (hey, use what others have already plan).  I found a song done by some high school or college students.  They did a good job, however it was a long rap that had a definition of each state.  We're just keeping it simple :)
Northern European Countries
I like how this gives the title of what we're learning "Northern European Countries"
Then it repeats the countries twice
and the little pneumonic device at the end "NO FINish DINner SWEetie" 
The pneumonic device was something another tutor had mentioned, smartie.
I tried to pin one of these youtube links, they didn't show up as pinable.  so I'm entering a screen shot that will be pinable for my pinterest followers :) now  you can link back to here from pinterest.

I may not give you such detailed plans as I did for the first twelve weeks, but we'll at least try to post the songs we make up for material that doesn't have them already :)
Thanks for being patient as we were getting settled and getting through the holidays.
Hope they went well for you, too!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

songs and chants for cc cycle 2 week 4

This week I just have been a bit down.  We've got our house on the market and things are moving slow.  Of course, we found a house we love, and put a contingent offer on that house.  So, things feel even more drawn on on the selling front.
So, my motivation to get stuff up on the blog has been lacking.  I feel like I spend all day keeping the house clean, or trying to keep it that way. :)
So, we did get some work done.  Here's a video of the girls chanting the science.  These are the words, in case it's hard to understand :)
What are the Natural Cycles?
We have the Water Cycle
Carbon and Oxygen Cycle
and the Nitrogen Cycle

Our "actions" of a "stirring the cookie dough" nature.  We decided on this movement to represent the circular shape of a cycle. 

The other song we came up with was for the European Waters.  You can laugh with me when I tell you I recorded myself singing it, so I wouldn't forget the melody.  Then I forgot to have the girls sing it for the blog- I don't care to be the featured singer/face on my blog :).  So, tonight I ran upstairs with the girls in their bunk and had them give a quick one for us.  You can tell they forgot to sing "European Rivers" at the end. 
Happy Fall!!! Happy Week Four!
Okay, if someone knows what I'm doing wrong... Everytime I try to Pin these Youtube linked photos to my Pinterest boards they don't show up as pinable pictures.  Yet I can find hundereds of youtube linked photos on pinterest.  Please message me if you know what I'm doing wrong.  This seems like a whole uneeded step to take a screen shot and pin duplicate pictures.  So, yes, the pictures under this paragraph are not the links to the youtube videos (AGAIN!) they are the links to my blog from pinterest.


Friday, September 13, 2013

More memory work songs for cycle 2 wk 3

Somehow we came up with two great (at least we thought so) songs for cycle 2 wk 3 memory work.
When I looked at a way to memorize the Western European Countries I was trying to think of a western song that everyone would be familiar with.  It happens that "She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain" worked perfectly!!! 
Before we filmed the song, we had been singing it with a country twang.  It was fun to sing that way.  The kids will like it, too.  The "little dance" was country hoe-down arms.  
I have tried about 8 times and for some reason I can't put my video in this post.  So, here's the link to the Western European Countries song

For the pronoun order my daughter started singing it to "Kookaburro Song" and it fit so well.  Thank you Lord!  He made it easy on us today. Here is that link:

A little tip:
I write the song title very small next to my memory work on my white board.  That way should I forget in the middle of CC class, I can find the song without wasting much time.
You can see here I have written "Row" next to my skip counting 5's numbers.  
Hope these are helpful in your CC home/class.

Oh, I guess it did add the Western European Contries, but that was after sitting and loading forever.  
   Again I'm adding screen shots of the Pronoun Order song and Western European songs so I have something to pin on pinterest.  Below are not links, the links are above in the paragraphs.
I don't know why I can't pin these when the are the actual linked youtube videos, but this is how we'll handle it for now.