January 29, 2003
These songs were created to teach a fourth grade collaborative language arts class. We enhance our appearance with anything we can find in the music teacher's storage closet. The top hats and sequin bow ties are among our favorite costumes. The song and costumes all make for a memorable lesson and provide the added benefit of a multi-sensory approach needed for the L.D. children. 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Noun' (To the tune of 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star'), by Mrs. Barns' & Mrs. Hyler's 4th Graders: 'Twinkle, twinkle, little nouns,/ I can see you all around./ Naming persons, places, and things,/ Makes me want to smile and sing./ Twinkle, twinkle, little nouns/ I can see you all around.' 'Verbies' (Sung to the tune of 'Suwannee'): 'Verbies/ how I love ya/ how I love ya.// My action verbies/ I'd give the world to see/ Those action verbies smilin' back at me/ I love 'em// Verbies/ Tellin' what those nouns are doin'/ My action verbies// In sentences, they do all the work and/ bring all those nouns to life.'