Grade 1 – A Beautiful House

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Since I was having my lessons with Grade 1 in their classroom and I was aware that their new UOI is about home. I thought it would interesting for them to change the lyrics of their new song “A Beautiful Day”.

These are the original lyrics:

See the sun shining in the window,
Time to start a new day.
Can’t you hear the song bird singing?
They’re gonna sing out loud and say:

CHORUS:
Cause It’s a beautiful day for running in the sun,
A beautiful day has just begun.
A beautiful day, to do what I want to dooo ah-hah.
Cause It’s a beautiful day just to be alive,
A beautiful day so glad that I’ve got
A beautiful day and I’d like to share it with you!

Look around there’s a world of beauty,
From the mountains to the sea.
And there’s a wonder around every corner,
Awaiting there for you and me –

Chorus:
Cause It’s a beautiful day for running in the sun,
A beautiful day has just begun.
A beautiful day to do what I want to dooo ah-hah.
Cause It’s a beautiful day just to be alive,
A beautiful day so glad that I’ve got
A beautiful day and I’d like to share it with you!
…. I’d like to share it with — you!
…. I’d want to share it with — you!
Yeah!…..

This is the video link: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=it’s+a+beautiful+day

Some were very interested in changing the lyrics and some where not. I wasn’t very surprise of the response that I was getting but I try to engage them into voting for certain words and asking them how they should change it to the new theme.

Kiresten was very interested in changing the lyrics and I’m proud to say that she gave the most ideas to this new task. She has a very natural understanding of syllables which is very helpful to change the lyrics.

Below is the result of voting and contributing ideas from the Grade 1 students:

See the sun shining in the window,
Time to start a new day.
We can do whatever we want to do
We can play in and out of the house

CHORUS:
Cause It’s a beautiful house for having a party
A beautiful house a place to stay.
A beautiful house, to do what I want to dooo ah-hah.
Cause It’s a beautiful house just to be happy,
A beautiful house so glad that I’ve got
A beautiful house and I’d like to share it with you!

Look around there’s a family,
From the bedroom to the living room.
And there’s a wonder around every corner,
Awaiting there for you and me –

…. I’d like to share it with — you!
…. I’d want to share it with — you!
Yeah!…..

Personally  I would have like to name it “A Beautiful Home” as it reflects the UOI directly but I have to be fair as the students were voting.

Although I did not have enough time to sing the newly constructed lyrics with students, but a few of them did show interest of how it would sound like. That will be the new goal next week.

 

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