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Listen and Learn Music: Do the Clock Rock!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Do the Clock Rock!


My students and I have been rocking out all month to this song (which can be found on the pages of my Listen & Learn Songbook, by the way!) and this blog post is definitely past due. Telling time is another one of those skills that every child must learn, and I have come across (and put into use) a fair share of songs meant to teach just that.

The song I wrote is about as simple as it gets. It's a stepping stone to the more complicated aspects of reading the clock, which I'll get to in my next tick-tock tune :) For now, we focus on the numbers and use simple choreography (arm motions mimicking the hands of the clock) to show how they are situated. By now, the classroom staff at The Hope Institute are experts at it!

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Doo-doot, doo, do the clock rock,
Rockin’ all day and night,
Doo-doot, doo, do the clock rock.
Round and round, with all our might.

Start at the top, that’s twelve AM.
One, two, three, four, five,
Six at the bottom,
Seven, eight, nine, ten,
Eleven and then,
We’ve made it back to twelve again!

CHORUS

Start at the top, that’s twelve PM.
One, two, three, four, five,
Six at the bottom,
Seven, eight, nine, ten,
Eleven and then,
We’ve made it back to twelve again!

CHORUS

Many of the classrooms at my school have those plastic or cardboard clocks with movable arms, which come in very handy when we sing this song.  The rest of the time, I draw my own clocks, or just use hand motions - my students LOVE doing the "Clock Rock" dance - to emphasize the information presented in this song.  The more fun you make it, the more effective a teaching tool it will be!

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1 Comments:

At January 27, 2010 at 5:52 AM , Anonymous hackaday said...

Hello from Greece. Do myou sing the songs? If yes i have to tell you that you have an angel 's voice. Good work. If you want visit my blog: http://cyglobe.blogspot.com

 

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