Classroom Sing-alongs!

“Because you know I’m all about whole grains, ‘bout whole grains, no sugar…”

 

My brother lovingly shared this lyrical inspiration with me the other week, intended for the popular tune of “All About that Bass” by Meghan Trainor. I got a kick out of it, both because of his excitement and creativity, but also since I just happened to be teaching about whole grains in all of my elementary classrooms. He was completely unaware of his impeccable timing and mid-week inspiration. While I still stuck with my “traditional” whole-grains song, I think his rendition definitely has potential.

 

Since I know you’re all itching with curiosity…

 

(To the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell”)

 

A whole grain has three parts

A whole grain has three parts

The bran, the germ, the endosperm

A whole grain has three parts.

 

The bran and germ have fiber

The bran and germ have fiber

The bran and germ, not the endosperm

The bran and germ have fiber

 

The fiber keeps us full and fit

The fiber keeps us full and fit

The fiber’s great, there’s no debate

The fiber keeps us full and fit!

 

The students learned about the 3 different parts of the whole grain kernel and the difference between whole grains and other grains. We learned, sang, and tasted together, all in the spirit of whole grains. No wonder they get excited to see me in the hallways 😉

 

taste test 4th 4th whole grains

 

 

As we make our way through MyPlate in my classroom lessons, who knows what fun we’ll have next month. Luckily, I’ll have time with my brother during Christmas break to brainstorm and compose some new material. Who knows, my students might be ready for some show tunes at the start of the new year! Or maybe just a little dance number… Stay tuned! (haha)

 

 

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