Holiday Songs for the Classroom

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Holiday Songs for the Classroom

Brief Songs and Skits for 11
School Year Celebrations

Grades K-2
$39.95
(2 or more Book/CD sets @ $30 each)

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Includes script, teacher's guide, and audio CD. The CD has all the songs recorded twice: first with singing, so you and your students can learn the songs, and then without voices so your students can perform without us singing along.

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For individual teachers/classes:
Book/CD - $39.95 for 1, $30/ea for 2+
Hint: order 1 for each teacher. (details)

For 3+ teachers or whole schools:
Site License - $75.00
Comes with 3 copies of book/CD plus unlimited photocopying rights (details)
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Musical extras:
Vocal Score - $9.95 (details)
Extra/Replacement CD - $9.95

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A song and skit for every occasion, from Thanksgiving to Earth Day. No music or drama experience needed!

Who wants to teach their young students about the special days that occur during the school year? The Bad Wolf folks have rushed to the rescue with this special book/CD set. It's not one play, but songs and skits for 11 school year celebrations:

  • Beginning of School
  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Valentine's Day
  • President's Day
  • Earth Day
  • Arbor Day
  • Memorial Day and Veteran's Day
  • Open House
  • End of School

Bad Wolf’s Holiday Songs for the Classroom is a great complement to your many elementary school special occasions, and a wonderful way to introduce students to the world of theater. Like all of our plays, this show can be used to improve reading, vocabulary, reading comprehension, performance and music skills, class camaraderie and teamwork, and numerous social skills (read about it!) -- all while enabling students to be part of a truly fun and creative experience they will never forget!

Author: Ron Fink (Composer) and John Heath (Book and Lyrics)
ISBN: 978-1-886588-40-0
© 2007 Bad Wolf Press, LLC

This is the first one-third of the program. We're assuming you'll use bits and pieces of this throughout the school year:

(NOTE: Lines that start with "S:" are spoken by a student. Any student!)

S: We’re very excited. And do you know why?
S: Because we’re finally in college?
S: This isn't college. It’s ______ (fill in right grade). And it’s gonna be so fun!

Song 1 - Listen now!

CLASS:
We’re gonna have fun
Gonna learn a lot
We’re gonna have fun
Learning what we’re taught
We are glad that school's begun
‘Cause we're gonna…have some fun.
We are glad that school’s begun
‘Cause we’re gonna have some fun.

We’re gonna have fun
It’s the best year yet
We’re gonna have fun
I’m the teacher's pet
This class is the number one
Yeah we’re gonna….have some fun.
This class is the number one
Yeah we’re gonna have some fun.

Juh, juh, juh, juh, juh, juh, juh, juh
Yeah! Ooh!
Juh, juh, juh, juh, juh, juh, juh, juh
Yeah, yeah, ooh!

We’re gonna have fun
Gonna learn a lot
We’re gonna have fun
Learning what we’re taught
We are glad that school’s begun
‘Cause we’re gonna…have some fun.
We are glad that school’s begun
‘Cause we’re gonna have some fun.

HALLOWEEN (1)

S: It’s (almost) Halloween.
S: You know what’s the best thing about Halloween?
S: Santa Claus?
S: No!
S: Dyeing eggs?
S: No!
S: Then what is it?

Song 2 - Listen now!

CLASS:
Costumes and candy oh boy!
Halloween!
It’s the greatest scam I’ve seen.

Costumes and candy oh boy
Put on a mask or a sheet
Neighbors give you great stuff to eat.

Costumes and candy oh boy
What a day!
Snickers
Skittles
Milky Way.

Costumes and candy oh boy
When the excitement’s complete
Bet you’re gonna hear “brush your teeth.”

Knock on the door
Flash’em a smile
So sweet
Hold out your hand
You get a trick
Or treat.

Costumes and candy oh boy
What a day!
Snickers Skittles Milky Way.

Costumes and candy oh boy
When the excitement’s complete
Bet you’re gonna hear “brush your teeth”
“Brush your teeth”
“Brush…your…teeth.”

HALLOWEEN (2)

S: It’s almost too good to be true.
S: The hardest part is choosing a costume.
S: I can’t decide if I want to be a pirate or a princess.
S: I think’m going to be a frog.
S: That’s a bad idea. You get way more candy if you’re dressed like a mammal.

Song 3 - Listen now!

CLASS:
Whatcha gonna be for Halloween?
Whatcha gonna be this year?
S#1: I’m gonna be a scary ghost
S#2: I’m gonna be a piece of toast
Jam and butter smeared from head to knee

CLASS: That’s what they’re gonna be gonna be gonna be…gonna be.

Whatcha gonna be for Halloween?
Whatcha gonna be this year?
S#3: I’m gonna be a queen, like so [puts a crown on her head]
S#4: I’m gonna be a CEO
Give myself a bonus treat or three

CLASS: That’s what they’re gonna be gonna be gonna be…gonna be.

Woh oh Spiderman
Woh oh Peter Pan
Woh oh Frankenstein
Tonight they all are friends of mine!

Whatcha gonna be for Halloween?
Whatcha gonna be this year?
#1: I’m gonna be a scary ghost
#2: I’m gonna be a piece of toast
Jam and butter smeared from head to knee

CLASS: That’s what they’re gonna be gonna be gonna be…gonna be.
Gonna be gonna be gonna be…gonna be.

THANKSGIVING

S: The first winter was very hard on the Pilgrims.
S: So when the first good harvest came in, they celebrated.
S: The Wampanoag Indians brought food too.
S: And everyone ate lots of potatoes.
S: Actually, there weren’t any potatoes yet in Massachusetts.
S: Where were they?
S: They were vacationing in Florida.
S: The first celebration of Thanksgiving lasted for three days.

Song 4 - Listen now!

CLASS:
They sat down…natives and colonists
Thankful they had survived
They all brought something that's good to eat
Happy they were alive.

Three day, three day, three day harvest feast
Three day, three day, three day harvest feast.

Now we eat turkey and pumpkin pie
Seems like it never ends
Don’t forget what it is all about
Thanks for fam’ly and friends.

Three day, three day, three day harvest feast
Three day, three day, three day harvest feast.

1621
First time it was done
1621
First time it was done.

Three day, three day, three day harvest feast

A COUPLE STUDENTS: 1621, first time it was done

CLASS:
Three day, three day, three day harvest feast.

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY (1)

S: Today we celebrate the life and dreams of Martin Luther King, Jr.
S: He was an African-American minister in Alabama.
S: At that time, black people were not treated fairly in much of the United
States.
S: Martin Luther King led a movement for equality, what we call civil
rights.

Song 5 - Listen now!

There was a time
There was a time
Blacks were oppressed for their color
They would despair
It was unfair
Why should one care about color?

There was a time
There was a time
One man stood up, he would change things
He led the fight
For civil rights
Marching for equality.

Martin Luther King it’s your day today
It is now time to sing
Martin Luther King it’s your day today
Martin Luther King.

There was a time
There was a time
One man stood up, he would change things
He led the fight
For civil rights
Marching for equality.

Martin Luther King it’s your day today
It is now time to sing
Martin Luther King it’s your day today
Martin Luther King.

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY (2)

S: In 1963, Martin Luther King led a March to Washington, D.C.
S: On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, he gave one of the most famous
speeches in United States history.
S: He told all of America that he had a dream.

Song 6

CLASS:
He had a dream of civil rights
He had a dream that blacks and whites
Would one day live in peace and harmony.

He had a dream that we’d begin
To judge by character not skin
That love would rule supreme
He had a dream.

He had a dream
Build it strong
Build it long
He had a dream
Build it strong
Build it long
He had a dream.

He had a dream for me and you
And though it hasn’t quite come true
We’re making progress ev’ry single day

He had a dream that we¹d begin
To judge by character not skin
That love would rule supreme
He had a dream.

He had a dream
Build it strong
Build it long
He had a dream
Build it strong
Build it long
He had a dream.

(This concludes the first one-third of the program.)

Sample Songs

Click on the song name to hear samples. Please note that internet song samples have low fidelity and rest assured that the CDs we sell sound much better! (This player requires Flash. If you have any trouble hearing the samples, just contact us for help.)


Full Song List

1. We're Gonna Have Fun (Beginning of School)
2. Costumes and Candy (Halloween)
3. Whatcha Gonna Be? (Halloween)
4. Three Day Harvest Feast (Thanksgiving)
5. There was a Time (Martin Luther King Day)
6. He Had a Dream (Martin Luther King Day)
7. I See Red (Valentine's Day)
8. Presidents' Day (um, Presidents' Day)
9. I'm Gonna Be the President (Presidents' Day)
10. Arbor Day (Arbor Day)
11. Earth, Earth, Earth (Earth Day)
12. Little Blue Dot (Earth Day)
13. A Day to Remember (Memorial Day)
14. Welcome to Our Classroom (Open House)
15. We Really Had Fun (End of School)

Common Core and Other National Standards

History/Social Studies

Language Arts

  • Common Core Reading Standards for Literature: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Common Core Reading Standards: Foundational Skills:
    • K and 1st: Phonological Awareness, Phonics and Word Recognition
    • 2nd: Phonics and Word Recognition
  • Common Core Speaking and Listening Standards: Comprehension and Collaboration - K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Common Core Language Standards: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use - K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Common Core Standard 10: Range, Quality & Complexity: Range of Text Types for K-5th

Fine Arts

  • National Music Standards 1, 2, 6, 7, and 8 for K-4th
  • National Theater Standards 2, 3, 6, 7, and 8 for K-4th
  • National Dance Standards 1 and 2 for K-4th

Vocabulary

partridge
turtle dove
French hen
spared
domesticated
down comforter
edible
fowl
hypnotized
celebration
craze
arranging
manic
phase
latke
defrost
league
boughs
holly
don
apparel
troll
Yuletide
blazing
obnoxious
hibernating
savory
masterpiece
menorah
hora
dreidl
shed
beaver dam
outfitted
carbs
abs
pecs
burly
seams
nose job
buff
Latvia
peril
Hebrew
“A great miracle happened there.”
slumped
expand
foil
kinara
principles
kin
figgy pudding
expert
bunk
handbook
trunk
subsection
flunk

Vocabulary From Stage Directions

mock
instrumental
disbelief
phony
fanfare
style
striking
pose
slickly
salivation
creeping
handful