“C’est le printemps!” (It’s Spring!) It’s been gray and gloomy for so long that the last couple days of sunshine have transported me to the caribbean and we seem to be rocking to quite a few island tunes lately. But we are veering back to more traditional tunes with this beautiful song by Henri Dès about a “papillon” (butterfly) who has just come out of its cocoon and is about to get eaten by “une hirondelle” (a swallow). However the singer does not want the beautiful butterfly to suffer such an unfortunate fate and rewrites the song a couple of times until he finds a satisfactory ending. After all, let the swallow eat “les mouches” (flies) “et les araignées” (spiders) instead.
I recently found this beautiful Christmas canon and have fallen in love with it. The children love it too and enjoy repeating the letters but the lyrics are a little complex to sound out… practice, practice.
This song from The Muppets is just plain fun! Play it during snack time, play time, transition time… Any time you want to remind your students that you do want them to have fun and lighten the mood. It definitely gets their attention and lightens the mood all round.