<![CDATA[Woodcreek Montessori School - News]]>Sun, 22 May 2022 11:19:28 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[May 2022 - Newsletter & Songs]]>Fri, 29 Apr 2022 19:30:39 GMThttp://woodcreekmontessori.com/news/may-2022-newsletter-songs
May Curriculum
For May’s Curriculum, will be focusing on Spring, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Butterflies, Fruits, Birds, Gardening, and studying Central America. We will also have new songs to sing, books to read, and art projects. 

Courtyard Classroom
We have received all of the pieces of our child-sized furniture for our courtyard classroom. We will begin stocking the area with Montessori sensorial, practical life, and art materials beginning with the June curriculum set. It is important to remind your child, when the materials are setup in the courtyard classroom, they are not to start working with the materials until they have come inside, had their hands washed and temperature checked for safety. Also for the safety of the children we will not begin the day on the patio, as we need to make sure all students have arrived and are securely indoors so I can lock the outer patio gate while we are in the front courtyard. We have two cantilever umbrellas that will be built, and placed at both front corners for shade. We are excited to begin having the children enjoy the courtyard classroom.

New Hours Beginning in June
June will begin our Summer/School Year, 22-23 new prices and hours. To be able to enjoy our indoor, courtyard, and outdoor areas please bring your child between 8:30am - 8:45am daily. Morning class will continue to end at 11:45am with staggered pick-ups accommodated until 12noon. Our School Day class will end at 3:30pm with staggered pick-ups accommodated until 3:45pm. At 3:46pm, $2/minute late fees will apply. By following the new drop off and pick up windows we hope to maximize the educational curriculum we provide. We look forward to our 26th school year in West Roseville.

Wipes Needed
Please bring 2-4 packages of Huggies brand wipes or Kirkland (Costco) unscented wipes. We have not asked for wipes since last September, 2021. Thank you very much!

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May Curriculum Songs ~ Woodcreek Montessori School
Mother’s Day Song
Sing to: “You are my Sunshine”
I love you Mommy
My dearest Mommy
You make me happy
When I am sad
I want to tell you
I really love you
When I’m with you, I’m so glad !

Hurray for May Day
Sing to: “London Bridges”
May Day’s here with sun so bright
Sun so bright, sun so bright.
May Day’s here with sun so bright,
Hurray for May Day.
May Day’s here with flowers in bloom,
Flowers in bloom, flowers in bloom.
May Day’s here with flowers in bloom,
Hurray for May Day.

Butterfly Chant
A burst of Blue,
A shock of Green,
A flap of wings is all that’s seen.
A flutter in the flower beds,
A burst of Blue,
A bit of Red,
A whisper as it flutters by,
You’re oh so pretty, Butterfly.

Fuzzy Wuzzy Caterpillar
Fuzzy wuzzy caterpillar in the garden creeps
He spins himself a blanket and soon falls fast asleep.
Fuzzy wuzzy caterpillar wakes up by and by
To find he has wings of beauty, changed to a butterfly.
Pretty little butterfly, what do you do all day?
I fly around the flowerpots, nothing to do but play.
Nothing to do but play darling, nothing to do but play.
So fly butterfly, fly butterfly, don’t waste your time away.

Little Butterfly
Sing to: “I’m a Little Teapot”
I’m a little Butterfly
I have wings
I fly around
And see all things.
When I see a flower
That looks great
I call out 
To all of my mates.

Oh Butterfly
Sing to: “Oh Christmas Tree”
Oh butterfly, Oh butterfly
How I love your colors.
Oh butterfly, Oh butterfly
How I love your colors.
You fly so high and beautiful,
Your so soft and gentle.
Oh butterfly, Oh butterfly
How I love your colors.

The Fuzzy Caterpillar
Once there was a caterpillar fuzzy as can be
He ate and ate and ate all the new green leaves.
And when he was finished and could eat no more,
He made himself a chrysalis that didn’t have a door.
While inside this chrysalis, he began to change,
The fuzzy caterpillar would never be the same.
After seven days, he broke out and my oh my,
The caterpillar he had been was now a butterfly.

Spring Time
Sing to: “Did you ever see a Lassie?”
My- eyes can see it’s springtime, it’s springtime, it’s springtime.
My- eyes can see it’s springtime, the grass is so green!
The green grass, the flowers, the sunshine and showers.
My- eyes can see it’s springtime, and I am so glad.
My- ears can hear it’s springtime, it’s springtime, it’s springtime.
My- ears can hear it’s springtime, the birds sweetly sing!
The birds sing, the lambs bleat, the frogs croak, the bees buzz.
My- ears can hear it’s springtime, and I am so glad.
My- body can feel it’s springtime, it’s springtime, it’s springtime.
My- body can feel it’s springtime, the air is so warm!
The warm air, the breezes, no frost, and no freezes.
My- body can feel it’s springtime, and I am so glad.

Spring Song
Sing to: “Are you Sleeping”
I see Robins, I see birds nests
Butterflies too, flowers too
Everything is growing
The wind is gently blowing
Spring is here, Spring is here

Big Green Bananas
I walked through the jungle
And what did I see?
Big green bananas, hanging on a tree.
I chopped down a bunch
And set them in the sun.
When they turned yellow, I ate every one!

Strawberry Patch
(Tune: Paw Paw Patch)
Where oh where are all the children?
Where oh where are all the children?
Where oh where are all the children?
Way down yonder in the strawberry patch.
Pickin' up strawberries, put 'em in the basket,
Pickin' up strawberries, put 'em in the basket,
Pickin' up strawberries, put 'em in the basket,
Way down yonder in the strawberry patch.
Take the berries home and wash em up
Take the berries home and wash em up
Take the berries home and wash em up
Way down yonder in the strawberry patch!
Slice the berries up and make a pie.
Slice the berries up and make a pie.
Slice the berries up and make a pie.
Way down yonder in the strawberry patch!
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<![CDATA[April 2022 - Newsletter & Songs]]>Thu, 28 Apr 2022 21:01:48 GMThttp://woodcreekmontessori.com/news/april-2022-newsletter-songs
April Curriculum
For April’s Curriculum, will be focusing on Spring, Rabbits, Chickens, Eggs, Flowers, and Western Europe. We will also have new songs to sing, books to read, and curriculum related crafts and worksheets. 

Priority Registration
Most of the Priority Registration forms for Summer 2022 and the 2022 - 2023 School Year have been received, and they are due by Friday, 4/1. Thank you for helping us plan our Summer and Fall enrollment. I will send out information in your May tuition statement to confirm the priority registration and the increase in tuition cost so you can be prepared. We will begin closing at 3:30pm (grace period to 3:45pm) in June, so please adjust your pick-up timing if necessary.

April Information Update
​Allergy Season
Please continue to use allergy medicine (Claritin, Zyrtec, Allegra, etc) if your child is having watery eyes, itchy nose, and/or sneezing. If your child has allergies, they will be asked to wear a mask at school to contain any sneezing indoors. A runny nose and/or cough is not allowed at school, so you will need to monitor your child’s symptoms closely to make sure they are feeling well to attend school. If your child has cold/flu symptoms, please do not bring them to school. We must safeguard the health of all students and teachers. Our goal is to keep the school open and clear of illness.

Outdoor Classroom
We will set up the outdoor classroom for sensorial, art, botany, and practical life activities beginning in June. Placer County Office of Education - Early Quality Matters, gifted our preschool a Lakeshore Learning grant for outdoor shelving and an outdoor art painting easel. We will also be adding a Crate and Barrel metal and wood sensory table, a Community Playthings wood project table with benches, and two cantilever umbrellas for full shade. The outdoor classroom will be offered in the morning hours of the summer to beat the heat and provide a third element of education to add to our indoor classroom, and outdoor playground. We are very excited to add this new addition to our curriculum.

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April Curriculum Songs ~ Woodcreek Montessori School
Welcome Everyone
Tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”
Welcome, welcome everyone.
It is time to have some fun.
First we’ll put our coats away,
Then we’ll start our busy day.
Welcome, welcome everyone.
I’m so glad that you have come!

Five Little Eggs
Five little Easter eggs, lovely colors wore;
Mother ate the blue one, then there were four.
Four little Easter eggs, two and two you see;
Daddy ate the red one, then there were three.
Three little Easter eggs, before I knew;
Sister ate the yellow one, then there were two.
Two little Easter eggs, oh what fun!
Brother ate the purple one, then there was one.
One little Easter egg, see me run!
I ate the last one, then there was none.

The Bunny Fingerplay
Here is a bunny (make a bunny with hand)
With ears so funny (wiggle ears)
And this is her hole in the ground (make hole with hand)
When a noise she hears (listen intently)
She pricks up her ears (straighten ears)
And jumps in her hole in the ground (bunny jumps in hole)

Rabbit Doesn’t Have a Tail at All
Tune: “London Bridges”
Rabbit doesn’t have a tail at all
Tail at all, a tail at all.
Rabbit doesn’t have a tail at all
Just a powder puff.
His ears are longer than his tail
Than his tail, than his tail
His ears are longer than his tail
It’s a powder puff

April Rain
Rain has such fun in April, it patters thru the trees.
Talking to all the leaf buds, and robins that it sees.
It splashes through the puddles, and skips along the walks.
Goes coasting down the grass blades, and dandelion stalks
​It dips in all the flowers, and when the clouds blow by
It paints with flower colors, a rainbow in the sky.

Spring Rain Song
Put up your umbrella,
When the rain comes down.
Wear a happy smile,
And wipe away a frown.
Splash in all the puddles,
And do a little dance.
Rain is just the thing we need,
For new spring plants.

Bunnies Surprise
Tune: “Eensy Weensy Spider”
Once there was a bunny
Who hopped around the town.
He brought colored eggs
And laid them on the ground.
When the children woke up,
They had a big surprise.
Lots of pretty eggs
Right before their eyes.

Sing a Song of Flowers
Sung to: “Sing a Song of Sixpence”
Sing a song of flowers, flowers all around.
Flowers that are growing, growing in the ground.
Flowers of each color make a pretty view.
Red and orange and yellow.
And blue and purple too.

Ten Little Chicks
Five eggs and five eggs, (hold up ten fingers)
That makes ten.
Sitting on top is the mother hen. (cover one hand with the other)
Crack, crack, crack, (clap 3 times) What do I see?
Ten little chicks,
As cute as can be! (Hold up ten fingers)

I'm a Little Chick 
Tune: “I'm a Little Teapot”
I'm a little chick, that’s yellow and soft.
I was born, in a high hayloft.
I play all day and I cheep, cheep, cheep.
Then back to the barn, where I sleep, sleep, sleep.
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<![CDATA[March 2022 - Newsletter & Songs]]>Fri, 04 Mar 2022 22:46:01 GMThttp://woodcreekmontessori.com/news/march-2022-newsletter-songs
March Curriculum
For March’s Curriculum, will be focusing on Spring, Saint Patrick’s Day, Clowns and the Circus, Birds, Dogs, and our continent of study is Europe. We will also have new songs to sing, books to read, and curriculum related painting and worksheets.
Priority Registration
March will be the month we will accept priority registration for continuing students for the Summer 2022 & 2022 - 2023 School year. Priority Registration will begin March 1st, and the last day to turn in your form in person or by e-mail is Friday, April 1, 2022. We will begin accepting new students for Summer 2022 & the 22-23 School Year in April and May based on availability.

Dressing for the Weather/Playing Outside
March is typically the month that the weather starts to get warmer and there are more opportunities for us to go outside. Going outside is calming, a way for children to decompress and regroup, and of course a time to socialize and discover creativity with their friends. The beauty of this time of year with all of the flowers and birds is amazing in our yard!
All students should continue to wear long sleeves/long pants to protect their skin from mosquitos and to keep warm. We were very lucky to have an unseasonably warm February, but the windy/cold cloudy days will continue as we head through the Spring months. If it is not raining and not wet outside we will take the students out for fresh air and the opportunity to be in nature. We need all children to come to school with a coat, jacket, or sweatshirt; based upon the weather forecast. Please bring a backpack big enough to hold all of your child’s daily items. Shoes that are easy for your child to put on themselves are a fantastic choice, like crocs, rain boots that pull on, and velcro shoes.

March Information Update
Once the weather warms up a bit more we will begin opening the windows during the day to allow additional circulation of outside air. We continue to run our Dyson air filters in the classroom to draw out germs and impurities. Daylight savings will begin on 3/13, as we spring forward to embrace an extra hour of sunlight.
Due to allergy season beginning, I recommend all children that are sneezing and/or showing signs of hay fever, to please take a daily children’s non-drowsy allergy medicine to help alleviate their symptoms.

Mask Mandate
Effective 3/12/22 masking of students over 2 years of age will move from "required" to "strongly recommended" per the California Department of Public Health. All teachers at WMS will continue to wear masks and continue all Covid-19 protocols to ensure the health and safety of the children.

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March Curriculum Songs ~ Woodcreek Montessori School

I’m a Little Leprechaun
Sing to: “I’m a Little Teapot”
I’m a little Leprechaun, 
Dressed in green.
The tiniest man that you’ve ever seen.
If you ever catch me, it is told,
I’ll give you my pot of gold!

Five Green Shamrocks
Five green shamrocks growing outdoors,
(Child’s name) picked one, and that left four.
Four little shamrocks, green as they can be,
(Child’s name) picked one, and that left three.
Three little shamrocks playing peek-a-poo,
(Child’s name) picked one, and that left two.
Two little shamrocks nodding in the sun,
(Child’s name) picked one, and that left one.
One little shamrock for St. Patrick’s Day fun.
(Child’s name) picked it, and that left none.


Birds Fly High
Sing to: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”
Birds fly high and bees fly low,
Caterpillars crawl, and the rivers flow.
Cats meow, and cows go ‘moo’.
Puppies bark and babies ‘coo’.
So many things to see and hear,
I use my eyes and I use my ears.


Little Bird
I saw a little bird go hop, hop, hop.
I told the little bird to stop, stop, stop.
I went the window to say, ‘How do you do?’
He wagged his little tail and far away he flew.


Little Bird, Little Bird
Sing to: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”
Little bird, little bird, fly around.
Up to the sky, down to the ground.
Little bird, little bird flap your wings,
Open your beak, and sweetly sing.
Little bird, little bird, fly to your nest.
Now it’s time to take a rest.

Two Little Blackbirds
Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill.
One named Jack, and one named Jill.
Fly away Jack, fly away Jill.
Come back Jack, come back Jill.


Under The Big Top
Under the big top, what will I see?
Look there’s an elephant waving to me.
Behind the elephant, what will I see?
Look there’s a bear dancing for me.
Behind the bear, what will I see?
Look a wild lion is roaring at me.
Behind the lion, what will I see?
A little seal doing tricks for me.


Pitter-Patter
Sing to: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”
Pitter-patter falls the rain,
On my roof and windowpane.
Softly, softly, it comes down,
Pitter-patter all around.
Pitter-patter falls the rain,
On my roof and windowpane.


Rainbow Song
Red and yellow, and pink and green.
Purple and orange, and blue.
I can see a rainbow, 
See a rainbow,
See a rainbow too!


Five Green Speckled Frogs
Five green speckled frogs, 
Sitting on a speckled log,
Eating some most delicious bugs, 
Yum-yum.
One jumped into the pool, 
Where it was nice and cool.
Now there are four speckled frogs, 
Ribbit-ribbit.

(Repeat from 5-1, and then the last one swam away)
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<![CDATA[February 2022 - Newsletter and Songs]]>Tue, 01 Feb 2022 21:16:53 GMThttp://woodcreekmontessori.com/news/february-2022-newsletter-and-songs
February Curriculum
For February’s Curriculum, will be focusing on Winter, Groundhog’s Day, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, President’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Fairy Tales and Mother Goose, Kings, Queens, Castle, Dragons, Lunar New Year, and the continent of Asia. We will also have new songs to sing, books to read, and Valentine crafts and letter writing activities. 

Valentine’s Day Card Exchange
2/7 - 2/14 we will have all students bring in their Valentine Exchange Cards. Each day, at Morning circle, we will pick a few students to pass out their Valentine Cards so that each child gets an opportunity put them in the Valentine Bags we will be providing. On your child’s last day of the week, they will receive their Valentine Bag filled with Cards and Treats. By passing out the cards individually a few each day, it really helps each child have their own moment to pass them out, and much more enjoyable for all.   

February Information Update
​We will continue to remain focused on having all children remain healthy as we continue to move through the cold/flu season. Reminder- all children with fever, runny nose, chest congestion, cough, sore throat, vomiting and/or diarrhea cannot attend school and must remain home until they are symptom-free for a period of at least 48 hours if tested negative for Covid-19. If a child, or a member of their immediate household has tested positive for Covid-19, they must quarantine for a minimum of 5 days, re-testing on the 5th day to ensure they have a negative test before re-entry into the preschool environment and must be symptom-free. We must know immediately if a child tests positive for Covid-19 so we can alert the other families so they too can safeguard their loved ones.
Our new fencing and gates have been installed in the front yard. All students and parents should enter and exit through the walkway arched gate in front of the sidewalk. The driveway side gate is locked and not for public entry. The arched gate will be unlocked during business hours, and will also be kept open 8:30am-9am, 11:45am-12pm, and 3:30pm-3:45pm for pickups and drop offs.
My last semester at CSUS begins the first week of February. It is very important that all School Day students are picked up as close to 3:45pm as possible so I can maintain my commitments after the school day ends each day. Thank you for picking up on time.

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February Curriculum Songs ~ Woodcreek Montessori
I’m A Knight In Armor
Sung to: “I’m a Little Teapot”
I’m a Knight in armor, look at me
See how shiny I can be.
With my visor up my eyes you’ll see.
But with it down, it protects me.

On Valentine’s Day
Sung to: “Did you ever see a Lassie?”
Everybody be a friend,
A friend, a friend.
Everybody be a friend 
On Valentine’s Day.

You Are My Valentine
Sung to: “You are my Sunshine”
You are my Valentine, My special Valentine.
And I love you, yes I do.
You are my Valentine, My special Valentine.
Please say you love me too!

Five Pretty Valentines
Five pretty Valentines waiting at the store.
(name) bought one, and then there were four.
Four pretty Valentines shaped like a ‘V’.
(name) bought one, and then there were three.
Three pretty Valentines said “I Love You”.
(name) bought one, and then there were two.
Two pretty Valentines, this was so much fun.
(name) bought one, and then there was one.
One pretty Valentine sitting on the shelf.
I felt sorry for it, so I bought it for myself.

Valentines are Made to Share
Sung to: “Mary had a Little Lamb”
Valentines are made to share,
Made to share, made to share.
Valentines are made to share
With my friends at school.
I made you a Valentine,
A Valentine, a Valentine.
I made you a Valentine
That says, “I Love You”.

Wake Up Groundhog
Sung to: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”
Wake up Groundhog, time to see
What the weather’s going to be.
Time to stretch, time to think,
Time to eat, and time to drink.
Wake up Groundhog, time to see,
What the weather’s going to be.

Five Valentines
Sung to: “Jimmy Crack Corn”
Five Valentines to give away
Five Valentines for Valentine’s Day.
“I Love You” is what they say
I’ll give one to my father today.
Four Valentines to give away
Four Valentines for Valentine’s Day.
“I Love You” is what they say
I’ll give one to my mother today.
Three Valentines to give away
Three Valentines for Valentine’s Day.
“I Love You” is what they say
I’ll give one to my brother today.
Two Valentines to give away
Two Valentines for Valentine’s Day.
“I Love You” is what they say
I’ll give one to my sister today.
One Valentine to give away
One Valentine for Valentine’s Day.
“I Love You” is what it says
I’ll give one to my friend today.

President’s Day
Sung to: “My Country Tis of Thee”
Lincoln and Washington
They are remembered on
President’s Day.
Two men in history
Who gave us Liberty
Honor their Memory
On this great Day.

Presidents
Sung to: “London Bridge”
Who’s fine face is on the penny?
On the penny, on the penny
Who’s fine face is on the penny?
Abraham Lincoln.
Who’s fine face is on the quarter?
On the quarter, on the quarter
Who’s fine face is on the quarter?
George Washington.

I’m a Little Cat
Sung to: “I’m a Little Teapot” 
I’m a little cat.
Soft and furry.
I’ll be your friend, 
So don’t you worry.
Right up on your lap,
I like to hop.
I’ll purr, purr, purr, and never stop.
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<![CDATA[January 2022 - Newsletter & Songs]]>Tue, 04 Jan 2022 06:22:25 GMThttp://woodcreekmontessori.com/news/january-2022-newsletter
January Curriculum
For January’s Curriculum, will be focusing on Winter, Antarctica, Arctic Animals, Martin Luther King, Transportation Vehicles, Community Helpers, Safety and Street Signs. We will also have new songs to sing, books to read, curriculum related art and letter writing activities.
Excursions for January 
Since we are studying transportation and winter, here are a couple of fun excursions. For transportation, one of the places you might consider visiting is the California Railroad Museum (http://www.csrmf.org). They are open daily 10am - 5pm, and showcase the history of the Railroad in Sacramento, with 21 restored locomotives and cars. For Winter snow play, a place that might be fun to visit is Soda Springs, up Interstate 80 in the mountains (http://www.skisodasprings.com). They offer tube sledding and a specialized snowboard/ski area for children under 8 years old.

January Information Update
An updated Covid-19 Protocol will be provided to all enrolled families who must read and acknowledge they have received it. The updated Covid-19 Protocols will be located for public viewing on the back of the white A-frame in the front entry drop off and pick up area.
If a member of your family becomes exposed to the Covid-19 virus, your child cannot attend school and must self-quarantine for 5 days from their last date of exposure to the positive test individual (https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html). If your child develops symptoms within those 5 days they cannot return to school until all symptoms are no longer present. If a student exposes other students within our classroom environment within 48 hours of a positive test, we will have to close our school for 5 days to stop the spread of the virus. We are unable to credit tuition for school closures due to quarantine requirements issued by the California Department of Public Health.
California Department of Social Services - Community Care Licensing, requires everyone over 2 years of age must wear a mask in a regulated licensed childcare setting. To comply with this decree, all children must arrive to school each day with a mask on before entering our facility. If your child does not have a mask upon arrival, a surgical disposable child sized mask will be provided for your child to enter our indoor environment. Here is the document requiring masks of all children over 2 years old in childcare facilities: https://www.cdss.ca.gov/Portals/9/CCLD/PINs/2021/CCP/PIN-21-29-CCP.pdf. This attachment was also provided with the 12/1/21 newsletter. Per the document, only children with a “written statement signed by a physician, nurse practitioner, or other licensed medical professional practicing under the license of a physician, stating the individual qualifies for the exemption” may be allowed to not wear a mask. If your child does not have a written medical exemption on file with our school, they must wear a mask while in our CA licensed childcare facility. I must legally follow the requirements set forth by the State of CA to remain within compliance for my licensed childcare facility.

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January Curriculum Songs ~ Woodcreek Montessori School
Cheer the Year
Sing to “Row, row, row your boat”
Cheer, cheer, cheer the year,
A new one’s just begun.
Celebrate with all your friends,
Let’s go have some fun!
Clap, clap, clap your hands,
A brand new year is here.
Learning, laughing, singing, clapping,
Through another year.

Freedom, Freedom, Let it Ring
Sing to: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”
Freedom, freedom, let it ring.
“Let it ring,” said Dr. King.
Let us live in harmony,
Peace and love for you and me.
Freedom, freedom, let it ring.
“Let it ring,” said Dr. King.

Little Red Caboose
Little red caboose, chug-chug-chug,
Little red caboose, chug-chug-chug,
Little red caboose, behind the train, the train.
Smokestacks on his back-back-back-back,
Going down the track track-track-track,
Little red Caboose behind the train, choo-choo!

Drive, Drive, Drive
Sing to “Row, row, row your boat”
Drive, drive, drive your car,
All around the town.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Up the hills and down.
Turn, turn, turn the key,
Make the engine roar.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Let’s go to the store.
Press, press, press the pedal,
Give the engine gas.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Now were going fast.
Turn, turn, turn the wheel,
That is how we steer.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Make a right turn here.
Push, push, push the brake.
Make the car slow down.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Now we are in town.

This Little Train
Sing to: “This Old Man”
This little train, painted black,
It comes chugging down the track.
With a choo-choo, toot-toot,
Hear the whistle blow.
This little train goes chugging home.

This little train, painted blue,
It has seats for me and you.
With a choo-choo, toot-toot,
Hear the whistle blow.
This little train goes chugging home.

This little train, painted yellow,
It shimmies and shakes like a bowl of jello.
With a choo-choo, toot-toot,
Hear the whistle blow.
This little train goes chugging home.

This little train, painted green,
It’s the fanciest train you’ve ever seen.
With a choo-choo, toot-toot,
Hear the whistle blow.
This little train goes chugging home.

This little train, painted grey,
It takes you places far away.
With a choo-choo, toot-toot,
Hear the whistle blow.
This little train goes chugging home.

This little caboose, painted red,
It will take you home to bed.
With a choo-choo, toot-toot,
Hear the whistle blow.
This little train goes chugging home.

Here is the Engine
Here is the engine on the track
(count off fingers one by one, begin with thumb)
Here is the coal car, just in back
Here is the boxcar to carry the freight
Here is the mailcar, now don’t be late!
Way back here at the end of the train
Rides the caboose, through the sun and the rain
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<![CDATA[December 2021 - Newsletter & Songs]]>Sun, 05 Dec 2021 02:47:33 GMThttp://woodcreekmontessori.com/news/december-2021-newsletter-songs
December Curriculum
For December’s Curriculum, will be focusing on Holidays around the World, featuring the Christmas Tree, the Nativity, the Menorah, Santa Claus, the North Pole, and the Winter Solstice. Our outdoor classroom will resume in the Spring. We will also have new songs to sing, books to read, and curriculum related art for December. 

December Information Update
We received a Safety Recommendations for the Upcoming Holiday document from the Dept. of Social Services State licensing, and for a second year we will be canceling our visit with Santa Claus event. We will still plan to take individual portraits of the children, and hope to create a class composite portrait that we can give to all of you. Last year we were also able to create some very cute Santa picture frames, and will be creating those to send to you also.
The Dept. of Social Services has also posted a November 2021 updated requirements and guidance for Covid-19. We have been asked to share this document with you: https://www.cdss.ca.gov/Portals/9/CCLD/PINs/2021/CCP/PIN-21-29-CCP.pdf       We will continue to remain focused on having all children remain healthy as we move through the cold/flu season. Reminder- all children with fever, runny nose, chest congestion, cough, sore throat, vomiting and/or diarrhea cannot attend school and must remain home until they are symptom-free for a period of at least 72 hours, and 10 days if they test positive for covid. We must know immediately if a child tests positive for Covid-19 so we can alert the other families so they too can safeguard their loved ones.

School Calendar for 2022
​We have created our tentative school calendar for 2021. Listed are all Special Events, Holidays, and School Closure Days. The closure dates have been chosen based on Federal Government, State Government, and local School District calendars, so we can keep our school aligned with them. Our monthly tuition has the school closure days subtracted from the prices and averaged over a 12 month school year, so your payment amount can remain predictable each month, and so you can budget for back-up care when we are closed.
1/17 - Martin Luther King Day, CLOSED.   
2/7 - 2/14  - Valentine Card Exchange.              
2/21 - President’s Day, CLOSED.
3/18 - Teacher Vacation Day, CLOSED.
4/11 - 4/15 - Spring Break, CLOSED.                   
5/30 - Memorial Day, CLOSED.
7/4 & 7/5 - Independence Weekend, CLOSED.
8/12 - Teacher Vacation Day, CLOSED.
9/5-  Labor Day, CLOSED.
10/10 - Indigenous People’s Day, CLOSED.
10/31 - Halloween Dress-up Day.
11/11 - Veteran’s Day, CLOSED.
11/17 - Thanksgiving Feast.
11/21 -11/25, Thanksgiving Week, CLOSED.
12/16, Minimum School Day, 8:30am-12pm
12/19 thru 12/30, Winter Break, CLOSED.

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December Curriculum Songs ~ Woodcreek Montessori School

Here Is The Chimney
Here is the chimney.
(Make fist, enclose thumb)
Here is the top.
(Palm of hand on top of fist)
Open the lid.
(Remove hand quickly)
And out Santa will pop.
(Pop up thumb)

I’m a Little Pine Tree
Sing to: “I’m a Little Teapot”
I’m a little pine tree, as you can see.
All the other pine trees are bigger than me.
Maybe when I grow up, then I’ll be.
A great big Merry Christmas tree!

Reindeer Pokey
Sing to: “The Hokey Pokey”
You put your antlers in, you put your antlers out.
You put your antlers in, and you shake them all about.
You do the reindeer pokey and you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about.
Next verses;
You put your hooves in.....
You put your red nose in.....
You put your fluffy tail in.....
You put your reindeer body in.....

Where is Santa
Sing to: “Where is Thumbkin”
Where is Santa? Where is Santa?
Here I am, Here I am.
Merry, Merry Christmas.
Merry, Merry Christmas.
Ho Ho Ho! Ho Ho Ho!

Christmas Bells
Sing to: “The Muffin Man”
Oh, do you hear the Christmas bells,
The Christmas bells, the Christmas bells?
Oh, do you hear the Christmas bells?
That ring out loud and clear.
Oh can you see our Christmas tree,
Our Christmas Tree, our Christmas Tree?
Oh can you see our Christmas tree?
It fills the room with cheer.
Oh do you smell the Gingerbread,
The Gingerbread, the Gingerbread?
Oh do you smell the Gingerbread?
I’m glad Christmas is here.

Old Saint Nicholas
Sing to: “Old McDonald had a Farm”
Old Saint Nicholas had a tree (form tree with arms)
Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho!
And on that tree he had some horns (blow horns)
Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho!
With a toot-toot here, and a toot-toot there.
Here a toot, there a toot, everywhere a toot-toot.
Old Saint Nicholas had a tree (form tree with arms)
Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho!
continue.....
lights.....flash flash
candy canes.....yum-yum
drums.....boom-boom
bells.....ring-ring
birds.....peep-peep
stars.....twinkle-twinkle
snowflakes.....flutter-flutter

The Lights on the Tree
Sing to: “The Wheels on the Bus”
The lights on the tree go blink, blink, blink.
Blink, blink, blink.....blink, blink, blink.
The lights on the tree go blink, blink, blink.
All Christmas Day.
continue.....
The presents at the house go rattle, rattle, rattle.
The mom at the house goes bake, bake, bake.
The dad at the house goes snore, snore, snore.
The grandma at the house goes hug, hug, hug.
The grandpa at the house goes kiss, kiss, kiss.

Hanukkah Candles
Eight little candles all in a row.
Waiting to join the holiday glow.
The first night we light candle number one,
Hanukkah time has now begun.
The second night we light candles one and two,
Hanukkah’s here, there is lots to do.
The third night we light all up to three.
Hanukkah’s here, there is lots to see.
The fourth night we light all up to four,
Each now a part of the Hanukkah lore.
The fifth night we light all up to five,
Helping our Hanukkah come alive.
The sixth night we light all up to six,
Hanukkah’s here, there is food to fix.
The seventh night we light all up to seven,
The glow of each candle reaches to Heaven.
The eighth night we light all up to eight,
Hanukkah’s here, let’s celebrate.
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<![CDATA[November 2021 - Newsletter]]>Tue, 09 Nov 2021 15:34:04 GMThttp://woodcreekmontessori.com/news/november-2021-newsletter
November Curriculum
For November’s Curriculum, will be focusing on Autumn, Thanksgiving (being thankful, kind and giving), Turkeys, Forest animals, and all the various kinds of Dinosaurs. We will also have new songs to sing, books to read, and curriculum related painting and letter/number writing worksheets. 

Mask Mandate age of Enrollment Change
Due to the requirement of masks for all children 2 and over in all licensed childcare facilities in CA, we are temporarily suspending our enrollment of children under 2 years of age that legally cannot wear a mask. This is to safeguard the children over 2 years of age complying with the CA mask mandate as we move through the Cold and Flu season. Once State of CA CCLD, CDC, and CDPH no longer require masks to be worn in childcare facilities, then we will begin accepting students under 2 years of age again. (Effective, 11/9/21)

​Thanksgiving Feast
On Thursday, November 18th, we will have our Thanksgiving Feast. All children who normally attend on Thursdays are asked to bring a food offering for 12 friends (about 1/4 cup serving for each child). We ask that the food be something you would share with your family on Thanksgiving. Please do not bring chocolate, frosting, candy, ice cream or popsicles. If your items(s) contain dairy, eggs, or gluten, please let us know, as we have a few children with these food allergies. Reminder -we are a Peanut-free school- so please do not send or make any dishes with nuts. We will place the feast foods on the plate, so the children can take a thank you bite of each, and try new flavors. Please let us know what you intend to bring so we have variety of dishes for the children. This is such a fun event, and the kids really enjoy trying new things :) 

Weather Changes/Warmer Clothing
We have entered the rainy/cold season, and it’s time to start bringing the coats, jackets, and socks/closed toed shoes to school daily. If your child brings an umbrella on rainy days, please leave them on the front porch next to the turtle bench, so they can dry off during the day for pick-up. Please bring a fall/winter change of clothes to switch out with the spring/summer clothes (preferably loose fitting pants and socks) in the event of any diapering or toileting accidents. 
Also, if your child is starting to use the toilet or just likes to wear pull-ups, please bring them in a diaper/pull-up with velcro sides. It can take quite a bit of time to remove all clothing to change a pull up without velcro sides, especially with shoes on if we are playing outdoors.

November Covid-19 Update
We will continue to remain focused on having all children remain healthy as we begin the cold/flu season. Reminder- all children with fever, runny nose, chest congestion, cough, sore throat, vomiting and/or diarrhea cannot attend school and must remain home until they are symptom-free for a period of at least 72 hours, and 10 days if they test positive for covid. We must know immediately if a child tests positive for Covid-19 so we can alert the other families so they too can safeguard their loved ones.

New Front Yard
We are pretty close to finished with the planting of the front yard area and thankful for your patience during this endeavor. I am requesting that all families please stay on the paved areas to visit and depart our school and please do not walk onto the rock areas or touch the plants. We don’t want anyone to fall or become injured. Thank you very much for understanding!

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<![CDATA[October 05th, 2021]]>Wed, 06 Oct 2021 02:29:19 GMThttp://woodcreekmontessori.com/news/october-05th-2021
October Curriculum
For October’s Curriculum, will be focusing on Autumn, Halloween, Pumpkin Harvest, Forest Animals, The Solar System, Magnets, and the continued study of North America. We will also have new songs to sing, books to read, and curriculum related painting and letter writing worksheets.

Excursions for October
For many years we have recommend Apple Hill and Bishops Farm for fun family trips during the Fall season. Outside activities help keep spirits up during this new normal we are living through.
Apple Hill, www.applehill.com, is an amazing collection of growers in the Foothills off of Highway 50, just north of Placerville. 
Bishops Pumpkin Farm, www.bishopspumpkinfarm.com, is a great place to visit to get into the Autumn spirit. Located north of Lincoln off Highway 65, in the town of Wheatland, they have many enjoyable activities for the whole family.

October Covid-19 Update
I am very thankful to all of the students that have been wearing masks to school to help reduce the spread of illness in our program. Reducing the spread of colds, flu, and covid is very important to safeguard the health of our families. We continue to eat our meals outside spaced apart at extra tables, and indoors we run our Dyson air filtration system continuously. At the beginning and end of each day we run our whole house fan to pull all contaminates out of the house, and at night we run our hospital grade sterilization uv light system in the classroom. I can safely say we are doing everything within our ability to reduce the spread of illness, and pray we have an illness-free holiday season.
Please remember- all children with fever, runny nose, chest congestion, cough, sore throat, vomiting and/or diarrhea cannot attend school and must remain home until they are symptom-free for a period of at least 72 hours, and 10 days if they test positive for covid. We must know immediately if a child tests positive for Covid-19 so we can alert the other families so they too can safeguard their loved ones.

Update on Front Yard
We are happy with the progress that has been made to the front yard, with the completion of our paver patio and steps. We hope to have the project completed by Halloween weekend. The wrought iron fence and gates for the courtyard patio will be installed by early Winter 2022 if not sooner. During this continued construction we ask that all children and parents remain on the paved areas and please do not walk on the dirt planter areas.
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October Curriculum Songs ~ Woodcreek Montessori School
Five Little Pumpkins
Five little pumpkins sitting on the gate.
The first one said, 
“Oh my, it’s getting late.”
The second one said, 
“There are witches in the air.”
The third one said, 
“But we don’t care.”
The fourth one said, 
“We’ll run, and run, and run.”
The fifth one said, 
“Let’s have some fun.”
OOOOOOH, went the wind,
And out went the light.
And the five little pumpkins
Rolled out of sight.

Space Action Song
Sing to: “London Bridges”
The planets spin around the sun,
Around the sun, around the sun.
The planets spin around the sun,
We live on Earth.
The sun is found in the middle,
In the middle, in the middle.
The sun is found in the middle,
It keeps us warm.
The stars are twinkling far away,
Far away, far away.
The stars are twinkling far away,
Now make a wish.

Autumn
In Autumn, when the leaves are brown,
The little leaves come tumbling down.
They do not make the slightest sound,
But lie so quietly on the ground.
Until the wind comes puffing by,
And blows them off towards the sky.

The Leaves are Falling Down
Sing to: “Farmer in the Dell”
The leaves are falling down,
The leaves are falling down,
Red, yellow, green, and brown,
The leaves are falling down.

One Little, Two Little,...Pumpkins
Sing to: “One little, two little,...Indians”
One little, two little, three little pumpkins,
Four little, five little, six little pumpkins,
Seven little, eight little, nine little pumpkins,
All for Halloween night.
Let’s get Dad to carve the pumpkin,
Let’s get Mom to carve the pumpkin,
Let’s all go to carve the pumpkin,
Just for Halloween night.
Don’t eat the seeds until Mom cooks them,
Don’t eat the seeds until Dad cooks them,
Don’t eat the seeds until we cook them,
Then they’ll taste just right.
Here come the trick-or-treaters dressed up,
Here come the trick-or-treaters dressed up,
Here come the trick-or-treaters dressed up,
Yes, it’s Halloween night.

I’m a Little Pumpkin
Sing to: “I’m a Little Teapot”
I’m a little pumpkin
Round and stout.
Packed full of seeds, 
That you can scoop out.
When I get all carved up,
Then I’ll be,
The cutest Jack-o-Lantern,
That you ever did see.

October Time
October time is pumpkin time,
The nicest time of the year.
When all the pumpkins light their eyes
(encircle eyes)
And grin from ear to ear.
(big grin)
Because they know at Halloween
They’ll have so much fun.
Peeking thru the window panes,
(put hands over eyes and look)
Watching children run.

I am a Trick or Treater
Sing to: “Twinkle, Twinkle”
I am a trick-or-treater set to go,
Here is my flashlight, I’ll walk slow.
I always say thank you for my treats,
And I never, ever, ever, run across the street!
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<![CDATA[September 2021 ~ Newsletter & Songs]]>Mon, 30 Aug 2021 00:46:23 GMThttp://woodcreekmontessori.com/news/september-2021-newsletter-songs
September Curriculum
For September’s Curriculum, we will be focusing on the beginning of Fall/Autumn, Back to School, Farm Animals, Apple Harvest, and North America. We will also have new songs to sing, and books to read. In the mornings we will begin working on fine motor skills. Each day students will have the choice to work on their folder papers with their individualized writing boxes. This will include letter and number writing, and coloring/painting.

September Covid-19 Update
Due to the unprecedented spread of Covid in Placer county as we are just about to enter the Fall season https://www.placer.ca.gov/7521/Placer-County-Public-Health-issues-new-C, I strongly urge all students to please begin wearing masks to preschool to safeguard themselves and their friends. We do not want a school closure, and we do not wish for any of our friends to become sick with this virus. If you do not have a mask for your child, PCOE has provided disposable child sized surgical masks for us to use daily for our students. I am including a required Covid-19 Policies and Protocols in the email sent to you for September. Licensing is requiring we have an updated document that each family acknowledge they have read, so we are all on the same page with the information our preschool is providing for Covid-19 documentation compliance. 
Please remember- all children with fever, runny nose, chest congestion, cough, sore throat, vomiting and/or diarrhea cannot attend school and must remain home until they are symptom-free for a period of at least 72 hours, and 10 days if they test positive for covid. We must know immediately if a child tests positive for Covid-19 so we can alert the other families so they too can safeguard their loved ones.

Update on Front Yard
Our new paver patio is scheduled to be installed Labor Day week through mid-September. We will alert all families as soon as we are notified which exact days we will need to block access to the front entry and create a secondary drop off and pick up point for all children, most likely through the garage into the family room, through to the classroom temporarily. Once the patio is installed we anticipate all the landscaping will be placed by mid-October, and we are hopeful the fencing and gates for our courtyard can be installed by the end of December. Once the front yard is completed, we will have a lot more space for families to stage for drop off and pick up times 6 ft apart.

Reminder - Yearly Material Fee & Wipes Due
The $90.00 material fee per child, will be due with the September tuition payment. This material fee helps cover the cost of new classroom materials throughout the year to maintain our indoor and outdoor environment. We appreciate you providing this yearly Material Fee. In addition, we will need each family to bring a refill package (about 200 wipes) with each child enrolled in our program. These wipes are due every September, December, March, and June. They can be any brand as long as they are unscented. Thank you for your support as we begin our 25th school year!

September School Portraits Postponed
For the second year, as an extra measure of caution, I have decided we will not be having Teddy Bear Portraits come to our environment in the Fall to take photographs of the students. I will be taking the students portraits in our classroom or during the holidays as we did last year. If we are able to get good pictures of each child, we will create our own school collage of the students, and print them up for you.

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September Curriculum Songs ~ Woodcreek Montessori School
Look Who Came to School Today

Sing to: “Mary had a little lamb”
Look who came to school today
School today, school today
Look who came to school today,
_________(child’s name) did.

Little Children
Sing to: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”
Little children, how are you?
Keep a smile all day through.
Come to school to dance and play,
Paint a picture of your day.
Little children sing along,
Keep a smile all day long.

We Welcome You
Sing to: “Mary had a little lamb”
We welcome you to school today,
School today, school today.
We welcome you to school today,
Please come in and play.
We’re glad to have you here today,
Here today, here today.
We’re glad to have you here today,
Yes, it’s a special day.

I Like to go to School
Sing to: “Farmer in the Dell”
I like to go to school, I like to go to school,
Heigh-ho-the-derry-oh,
I like to go to school.
I like to sing new songs, I like to sing new songs,
Heigh-ho-the-derry-oh,
I like to sing new songs.
I like to play with friends, I like to play with friends,
Heigh-ho-the-derry-oh,
I like to play with friends.

Farm Sounds
Sing to: “Wheels on the Bus”
The cow in the barn goes:
Moo, moo, moo
Moo, moo, moo
Moo, moo, moo
The cow in the barn goes:
Moo, moo, moo
All around the farm.

Other verses:
The pig in the pen goes oink, oink, oink...
The hens in the coop go cluck, cluck, cluck...
The lambs on the hill go baa, baa, baa....
The ducks on the pond go quack, quack, quack...
The rabbits on the grass go hop, hop, hop...
The cat on the ledge goes, meow, meow, meow...
The rooster on the roof goes cock-a-doodle-do...
The dog in the yard goes woof, woof, woof...
The tractor on the dirt goes vroom, vroom, vroom...

Here Is The Barn

Here is the barn (Form a roof shape with your hands)
Where I like to go (Walk in place)
It’s as tall as a tree (Point overhead)
And cozy, you know (Hug body with arms)
Here is the barn (Make a roof shape with your hands)
I’ll go there with you (Walk in place)
To pet a sweet lamb (Pretend to pet a lamb)
And cuddle it too! (Pretend to hug a lamb) 

Apples
Sing to: “Twinkle, twinkle”
Apple, apple tree so tall,
I can hardly wait for fall!
When your apples I can pick,
Fill my basket eat them quick.
Apple, apple tree so tall,
I can hardly wait for fall!
Apple, apple tree so fair,
What do I see growing there?
Green and round and plump and sweet,
Soon they will be good to eat.
Apple, apple tree so fair,
What do I see growing there?

Old Mac Donald
Old Mac Donald had a farm, E I E I O.
And on this farm, he had a pig, E I E I O.
With an oink, oink here, and an oink, oink, there.
Here an oink, there an oink,
Everywhere an oink, oink.
Old Mac Donald had a farm, E I E I O.

Other verses:
Cow - moo, moo
Horse - neigh, neigh
Duck - quack, quack
Sheep - baa, baa
Chick - cheep, cheep
Bird - tweet, tweet
Turkey - gobble, gobble

I Wiggle my Fingers
(A Movement Rhyme)
I wiggle my fingers,
I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my shoulders,
I wiggle my nose.
Now no more wiggles
Are left in me.
So I can sit as still as can be.

Way Up High in the Apple Tree
Way up high in the apple tree
Two little apples smiled at me
I shook the tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples
Mmmm, they were good
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<![CDATA[August 2021 ~ Newsletter & Songs]]>Mon, 30 Aug 2021 00:35:39 GMThttp://woodcreekmontessori.com/news/august-2021-newsletter-songs
August Curriculum
For August’s Curriculum, will be focusing on Summer, Wildlife Safari, Zoo Animals, the Rainforest and Jungle, and the continent of Africa. We will also have new songs to sing, books to read, and curriculum related art. 

Curriculum-based Excursions for August
For the month of August, we have a few fun ideas for places you could visit, considering our Wildlife theme. You could visit the Sacramento Zoo, http://www.saczoo.org/, and enjoy all of the wild animals they care for. A place in the Bay Area to visit would be the San Francisco Zoo, http://www.sfzoo.org, where there are many amazing animal exhibits to explore. You can “visit” the San Diego Zoo https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/videos and enjoy all of the wild animals they care for via live cams in your home. They have many different animals to interact with. Another place to “visit” virtually, would be the Georgia Aquarium to watch the African penguins swim and play https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/african-penguin-cam/

Front Yard Construction Zone
As most of you know by now, we are having a more usable front yard installed over the next few months. The front yard has been taken down to dirt. We are hopeful most of it will be finished by Halloween, and completely by Christmas. We look forward to the new front yard being completed, and know it will be worth the temporary inconvenience. 
While the front yard is in a construction status - it is very important for the children’s safety, that they remain on the sidewalk, driveway, and front entry cement until all construction has been completed. All children must wear shoes walking from the car to the front entry, or they must be carried by a parent, and all children must wear socks inside the classroom environment.

Material Fees Due in September
Next month, the $90.00 material fee per child, will be due with the September tuition payment. This material fee helps cover the cost of new classroom materials throughout the year to keep our environment looking fresh and new. We appreciate you providing this yearly Material Fee. Thank you!

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August Curriculum Songs ~ Woodcreek Montessori School
100 Animals
I went to the zoo, and what did I see?
100 animals, looking at me.
There were,
10 tall giraffes, eating from the trees.
10 silly monkeys, scratching on their knees.
10 sleeping snakes, lying in the sun.
10 munching elephants, eating peanuts one by one.
10 leaping tigers, performing in the shows.
10 pink flamingos, standing on their toes.
10 grouchy bears, trying to get some sleep.
10 happy hippos, in the water deep.
10 roaring lions, walking two by two.
10 galloping zebras, all living in the zoo.

I’ve been working in the Rainforest
Sing to: “I’ve been working on the railroad”
I’ve been working in the rainforest,
All among the trees.
I’ve been working in the rainforest,
Where I saw the bats and bees.
Parrots, butterflies, and toucans,
Monkeys and hummingbirds galore.
Frogs and snakes and spotted leopards
On the rainforest floor !
I’ve been working in the rainforest,
All among the green.
I’ve been working in the rainforest,
Where the plant life must be seen !
Ferns and mosses and lianas,
Orchids and honeysuckle, too.
Oh, how special is the rainforest,
A magical place come true !

Alligator on a Log
There once was an alligator sitting on a log, 
Down in the pool he saw a little frog
In jumped the alligator, and around went the log
Splash went the water, and away swam the frog

I know a Giraffe
Sing to: “On top of Old Smokey”
I know a giraffe, with a neck that’s real high
She stretches and stretches
Till it reaches the sky.
She lives on the plains
With the Elephants too.
You might also see her, when you go to the zoo.

One, One, the Zoo is Lots of Fun
One, one, the zoo is lots of fun
Two, two, see a kangaroo
Three, three, see a chimpanzee
Four, four, hear the lions roar
Five, five, watch the seals dive
Six, six, there's a monkey doing tricks
Seven, seven, elephants in heaven
Eight, eight, a tiger and his mate
Nine, nine, penguins in a line
Ten, ten, I want to come again!
The Zoo
Sing to: “Skip to My Lou”
Come along children, we’re going to the zoo,
Come along children, we’re going to the zoo,
Come along children, we’re going to the zoo,
Going to the zoo today.
Continued,
See the animals living in the zoo, x3
Living in the zoo today.
I see a monkey sitting in a tree, x3
I see a monkey and it sees me.
I see an elephant, big and gray, x3
Big gray elephant is eating hay.
I see a lion in a cage, x3
I see a lion that roars with rage.
I see a camel with a great big hump, x3
When he walks he goes ‘bump, bump, bump.’
I see a zebra, black and white, x3
Seeing the zebra is a sight.
I see a giraffe, big and tall, x3
He’s not hard to see at all.
We saw the animals living in the zoo, x3
Living in the zoo today.

The Animals at the Zoo
Sing to: “The Wheels on the Bus”
The lions at the zoo go 
Roar, roar, roar,
Roar, roar, roar,
Roar, roar, roar,
The lions at the zoo go 
Roar, roar, roar,
All day long!

Continued,
The snakes at the zoo go hiss, hiss, hiss
The hyenas at the zoo go ha, ha, ha
The monkeys at the zoo go oooh, oooh, oooh
All day long!

Five Green Speckled Frogs
Five green speckled frogs
Sitting on a speckled log,
Eating some most delicious bugs.
Yum, Yum!
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool,
Then there were four green speckled frogs.
Ribbit, Ribbit!

(Continue, counting down to 0)


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