If you could only have 2 new CDs in your kindergarten classroom, which ones would you choose?
Dr. Jean and Dr. Jean….ANY of hers!
Not an easy question….at all!!!! 🙂
Misty White Snow
Betsy Walton Munn
Jack Hartmann (Math All Around Me and a language arts one. Too hard to chose just one) and Heidisongs sight word songs!!!!!!! But choosing two is super hard!
Kari Crane May
Ohhh tough one! I would say my songs for Wiggle Worms cd and Jack Hartmann, but it is a toss up between Transition Train and Movin’ to Math!
Jessy Ciochon Kirmer
Jack Hartmann all the way!
Melissa K. Harris Armann
All Through the Day by Dr. Jean and the Dr. Jean one that has the subtraction song about the monkeys.
Shalea Singleton Addison
Dr. Jean and Thomas Moore
Tracy Reed Jackson
Tina Rapp Adamson
Andrea Bortner On Youtube you can access a lot of Dr. Jean songs and a lot of Jack Hartmann songs that have even been animated! I love “When You Subtract With a Pirate” 🙂
Denise Triplett Sexton
www.heidisongs.com FANTASTIC resource for teaching sight words!
JoAnn Hurt Hartmann
And Heidisongsfor me: Alphabop and sight words.
Sabrina Burrows Blumkin
Putumayo Sing Along and Scholastic ABC (comes with big book)
Kendra Wolfe Jack Hartmann!!!!!!
Kids bop latest version and Dr. Jean
Cathy Moses Buck
Joyce Huddleston Johnson Raney
Missy Gannon Kacy
Kenny Loggins “House on Pooh Corner” (there are 2 CDs) and something classical (Pachelbel Canon, Bach, or Brahms)
Dr.Jean’s Kiss Your Brain and Nature Sounds for Independent Writing
Gretchen Derkits Woodard
Barenaked Ladies Snacktime cd and piano tribute to Enya. The snacktime cd has really funny kid songs on it and the piano music is great to write to.
Diane Trepiccione Dean
Stephanie Gault Albarez
Only 2??? Raffi ‘Singable songs for the very Young’ and Dr Jean, either ‘Sings Silly Songs’ or ‘Keep on Singing and Dancing’
Beth Binyamina Kleinman
Greg & Steve We All Live Together Volume 2 has songs that I used daily for calendar math: months of the year, number rock, days of the week, plus a favorite of mine: The World is a Rainbow. It also has some great songs in case you have to have indoor recess: Freeze, The Boogie Walk (bunny hop) and popcorn. Love it!
Second choice: Jack Hartmann’s “Shake, Rattle and Read” cd, because I used the “Ready to Read” song to start my reading lesson. Also recommended: “Mr. Al A La Carte” CD. It has some nice songs for getting children energized in the afternoon, when they might be getting sleepy. Don’t overlook Mr. Al: he is fabulous. By the way, if you have the opportunity to go to one of his trainings, do! They are fun!
Also, just f.y.i.- one summer, I made a CD with all the songs I needed throughout the day, in the right order. It was very convenient to have! I found the songs on iTunes. So worth it!
Kristen Madson Ryan
Greg and Steve We All Live Together, volume 2 and the Learning Station Loopty Loo.
Julie Berry Choudhary
How do I pick just two? Hap Palmer and Ella Jenkins for the oldies but goodies. Dr. Jean rocks! Greg & Steve! Dr. Thomas Moore sings some of my favorites. Oh, I can’t wait for NAEYC this year to get more CD’s signed!
Dr. Jean – we listen to her EVERY single day!!!!!
Tracie Fournier Kroeger
Love Dr. Jean and Greg and Steve- can’t go wrong with any of them
Greg and Steve Volume 2? (Good Morning song) and the moving one with “Warmin’ Up!”
Anne Aycock Pulley
Hap Palmer (the one with Sammy), Greg and Steve vol. 2 (and I know its 3 but my kids this year love Fandigumbo.
Gotta be Jack Hartmann, but it would be hard to just choose 2 – Shake, Rattle and Read has 2 great alphabet teaching songs, ABC Disco and Learning Letter Sounds, I love the 2 Nursery Rhyme collections and Movin’2 Math is great for teaching math skills.
Jack Hartmann — so many good ones! We sing “Ready to Read” every morning– from “Shake Rattle and Read”
Amy Ragozine Canterino
Sara Denicola Thornton
Jack Hartmann (probably Transition Time with the Penguin dance, clean up songs, brain music aka 60 beats per minute) and Greg & Steve…not sure which volume though!
Donna Wangen Johnson
Both of Shari Sloane’s cd’s are awesome. She even has pictures and words to make them into books on her website. My students love her songs!