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Free Classroom Management Song

As a Kindergarten teacher, I always find myself singing songs! And I’m not talking about “Days of the Week” or typical songs you would sing throughout the day…I mean I sing everything. I find that my students respond better when I sing than when I talk. So if I want my students to write their names on their papers, I will sing “your name goes at the top, your name goes at the top, don’t forget your name goes at the top!” I usually just make them up as I go. Hidden talent 😉
 
 
Anyway, the other day I made up a song while my students were chatting to each other on the carpet. After I asked them to show me they were sitting quietly, only a few responded so I started to sing. “If you can hear me, quiet please, quiet please, quiet please”…and they ALL stopped talking and looked up at me! Some of them even sang along!
 
classroom management song
And then they were quiet and they earned a marble! 😉
 
I knew singing was effective, and this just proved it! It worked so well that I wanted to share a copy of it with you for FREE! You can download your free copy of the song and the music that goes along with it here.
 

I also created a resource with ALL the songs that I use in my classroom! These are songs and chants that I use in my classroom to help with classroom management, calendar time, learning sight words, colors words, and more! Music is included so you can easily learn how to sing each song!

You can check them out in my shop!

21 Comments

  1. Does the song need to be made up???? In order to link up??? I sing all the livelong day, too, but usually it's other people's songs. 🙂 Love YOUR song, though!

    Kristin
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  2. I am always making up songs to familiar tunes also. I would feel like a total dope if any adult heard, but it works with the kiddos. Last year I even used a Rolling Stones song (and only changed one word) when a little one was having a meltdown because she didn't get her way. Without thinking (a character flaw that I have), I began singing "You don't always get what you want, you don't always get what you want, you don't always get what you want; but you get what you need." It totally calmed my little one down and so I often used it with her after that and she usually ended up singing it with me and ended up with a smile on her face. (Not always, alas, but often.)
    Camille
    An Open Door

  3. I sing and make up songs too! I especially love ones that alter moods from crabby to giggling. 🙂

    Here's one I made up for my son:

    (sort of to Row, row, row your boat with a changed ending)

    Chew, chew, chew your gum
    chew it all day long
    when you're done,
    spit it out and leave it in the trash!

  4. I make up songs too! Last year as we were walking in the hallway I made this one:

    Put a bubble in your mouth, in your mouth
    Put a bubble in your mouth, in your mouth
    Oh you'll never have trouble when you have a bubble, bubble
    Put a bubble in your mouth (and end with a "bum, bum" shaking hips from side to side) lol.

    My kids loved that one! Unfortunately, as the year progressed they started singing with me too in the hallway so I had to stop! 🙂

  5. What a fantastic idea! I need all of these. I am so sick of what I do. Hadar- We need big books to match the songs! I have been away and now I don't know what to do first! Okay, I will post my favorite Dr. Jean cleanup song.
    Fran@kindergartencrayons.blogspot.com
    Maybe a giveaway of songs… you and me?

  6. So glad you liked it! I just added a download of color songs if you're interested to the same post! =)

  7. What a great linky! I need to make a folder with all these great songs so I will remember them!

    KT

  8. OF COURSE I can do that for you! I just posted it on my blog for ya! =) Thank YOU for sharing the idea! I love it!

  9. my co-worker/ coteacher taught me a song earlier this year that we used often with our group (now I had to look at our poster often to remember this and I am away from school so I may have it a bit off) I will find it and correct it if wrong)

    Focus, pay attention
    focus, pay attention
    that's the thing to do
    because when you
    Focus, pay attention
    Focus, pay attention
    learning is so cool

    (there are actions that go with this)

    Primary Connections
    bkindyfl@gmail.com

  10. Hadar, I just linked up! I did not do procedural songs or songs that gain control… but two songs we did as activities this year! Also with videos on my post! Can't wait for you to check them out… you are going to love them!

    PS – I make up songs all the time too! I can't even think of one right now… but I could make up a song about not having a song if you want me too. =) Kinders love crazy… and singing about everything makes us crazy! =)

    Empowering Kinders and Other Kids Too

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