I’m looking for good songs for my End-of-the-Year Slideshow and easy software to create it.
I’m already using We are Going to be Friends, by Jack Johnson, Let Them be Little, by Lonestar, and I’m on My Way, by Phil Collins.
I need 2 or 3 more. Thanks!
Sue MacAvoy Sweet
I Hope You’ll Dance by Lee Ann Womack
Ginny Cooper Mo
Jennifer Gardner Bennett
Colleen Russell Guertin
I use Jack Hartmans “We are a family” – I teach them signs and we sing it for the parents as part of our celebration!
Ginger Di Paola Kleypas
Rascal Flats “My Wish” and I use Smilebox and it’s really easy and turns out great!!
“Thank God for Kids”, “My Wish” by Rascal Flats and “Then They Do” by Trace Adkins. These are a few of my favorites.
Ellen Findlay Herdegen
Now and Forever, from the movie A League of Their Own.
Renee Schiefelbein Miller
Jennifer Nelson Buffkin
You’ve got a Friend in Me, from the Toy Story movie.
Megan Casey Lane
Kathy Price Collins
I like Dan Zanes for our end of the year slideshow.
Shannon Clack Woodard
We use the songs from the classroom they love and sing all year! That way they will always have their K music memories too!
Jack Hartmanns- One Small Voice is my favorite
I hope You’ll Dance…..I hope You never lose Your sense of wonder…..beautiful song! I used it for graduation one year.
Stephanie J Sandford
Jennifer Francis Dix
Julie Houlton Stiltner
I think it’s called For the Better, from the musical Wicked…I use it as the last song! Makes me cry every time!
Getting to Know You by James Taylor for beginning, Child of Mine by Carole King…causes Niagara Falls every year during my showing.
Geri Lutes Sullivan
I always use “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts too!
I use iMovie (on the MacBook)….it’s very easy to add the pictures and music, and you just burn it to a DVD when you’re finished.
Tom Pease has some great songs that I have used for my videos.
Denise Baker Dillman
Photo Story (not Photoshop) :>) Very easy. Even I can do it.
Carol Toney Johnson
Dana Fioravanti Gioffre
How about The Greatest Love of All by Whitney Houston?
MaryJo Coluccio Seeley
I use Windows Movie Maker – pretty easy.
Kristi Jensen Anderson
We do one called “First Grade, First Grade”……it goes to the New York, New York tune. I think I got it off of Kindercorner.com, but I’m not sure. We just practiced it today again and it is SOOOOO CUTE!!
Merritt Cox Balding
I’m graduating from kindergarten
Aren’t you proud of me
I can read and spell and do some math
And tell a great story.
I’m going on to 1st grade
I think it will be fun.
But now it is the summertime
The school year is all done.
I’m so glad now
Take a look and see
I’m graduating from kindergarten
Aren’t you proud of me!
Cheri Dodson Smith
I like a song called, Don’t Forget the Little Children
We also sing our goodbye song that we sing every day.
Kindergarten’s over, now it’s time to go,
Get all your stuff and pack it up and stand up in a row.
I’ll wave to you, you wave to me, we give a little clap.
Until we meet in First Grade, when we’ll all be back!
I change my songs every year. I really like The World is a Rainbow. Its a cute song.
Moving on to First Grade. It’s on iTunes. 🙂
See you later alligator
See you later friend of mine
It’s been a great year
Give a big cheer
We sure had an awesome time!
We always do the “First Grade, First Grade” song to “New York, NY”…it is adorable! Also added in “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story…I found a super cute kid-done version to use…really cute!
Songs I have set my end of year slide show to : One Light One Sun by Raffi, You’ve Got a Friend in Me by Randy Newman … from Toy Story soundtrack, The World is a Rainbow by Greg and Steve. Songs I have the kids perform: It’s a Beautiful Day off Greg and Steve’s We all Live Together, two songs by Jack Hartmann: Spread a little Sunshine and One Small Voice, then the Good Bye song also from Greg and Steve.
”Kindergarten Nights” to the song Summer Lovin from Grease, we did this while wearing sunglasses really cute. We also do one to the theme of the Adams Family, A Beautiful Day by Jack Hartmann, All I Really Need by Raffi is cute too!
Celina Norris Davis
We end our program with a song called Well, it’s been fun. It is emotional and sums it all up for us. It also has nothing to do with 1st grade etc, so it’s appropriate for those kids not being promoted as well. 🙂
For the past 2 years, I have had my PreK classes sing “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Grogan. They actually remember the words and sing it well, and the parents love it!
We sang “my wish” by rascal flats
I found it, it is called fun finish. We are practicing it is a really cute song! If anyone would like the words let me know.
My daughter’s class sang and signed What a Wonderful World. It was beautiful.
Cindy Waters Hill
New words to “Hey Look Us Over” tune.
“Hey look us over, lend us an ear (hand to ear),
almost out of Kindergarten, smart up to here (hand at forehead).
We know our ABC’s, count to 100 too,
we went to ________ and to _____ ________ ________ _______(fill in blanks with field trip places).
So give us a hand now (clap)
as proudly we stand (stand at attention),
we can do most anything the future can demand!
With a little help from our families (point to parents) ,
we’re sure to be number 1 (hold up one finger)
So look out world (hands on hips)
HERE WE COME! (shake pointer finger)
—–The kids really enjoy it.
Donna Moore Teaff
There is a song called “We Had Fun in Kindergarten”, also there is one to the tune of “New York, New York” its about going to 1st grade. & Jump Into June
These songs made me so sad. Just was told that my principal is moving me to first grade after 33 years in Kindergarten. Such a sad time for me. Nothing is like the K kids.
One Small Voice by Jack Hartmann is the best! I play it every year!
Amy Ragozine Canterino
Jack Hartmann’s …Give Them A Chance To Be Children (Learning to Love CD)
I’ve used Time of Your Life by Good Riddance and also The Climb by Miley Cyrus. Also, onetruemedia.com is a great media tool. very simple. It’s free but I’ve paid to upgrade because they offer more. $40 for a year with a free dvd.