New Morning Song!

What was tops on my list of school priorities for the summer? Our daily song of course…what else? The moment that my littles found out that I was moving with them once again to third grade, the very first thing that they wanted to know was which tune we would be jamming to every morning! I told them it was a huge secret {because I had NO clue!}. Since the end of the year, I have literally had students call me….CALL ME {umm…hello…it’s summer!!!}…inquiring about our song while offering their very own suggestions! Footloose…not so much! {Love the movie…don’t want to listen to the song every morning!} Well, after a little conversation with my student teacher {who is also teaching 3rd grade this year} and one nice long run {that’s when I do my best thinking}, we have our new morning song!

Just to catch you up, every morning, we sing a motivational song to one of the hottest tunes to get our day going! The kids are totally into it and are completely devastated if we have to miss one day of rock and roll! When I intro the song at the beginning of the year, we always discuss the lyrics and how they apply to our life in the classroom! It really does get them super pumped for each new day and is the perfect way to get them out of sleep mode and ready for action!

Last year, it was all about the Biebs {Tune: Baby!}:

Lyrics

This year, we are rockin’ out to One Direction:

One Direction: What Makes You Beautiful

Click on the picture below to grab the lyrics! You can thank me later for the constant replay of “That’s what makes you beautiful” in your head. If you’re like me, it tends to blurt out from time to time…followed by an awkward stare from the hubs! :) What can I say…it’s a catchy tune! I make no apologies! :)

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And here is the instrumental:

Instrumental

I highly recommend becoming familiar with the original version before you stick the new lyrics in with the beat! You can change the lyrics to match your grade level! I am sure that students of any age would love to break it down every once in a while!

What are some things that you do to motivate your students each day?

46 comments:

  1. Wow that is pretty awesome! My voice is so terrible but I'm going to try and work this out over the summer and introduce it next year. This is so motivational...I hope my little ones can handle it!

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  2. STOP it NOW! I am LOVING these SO much!!!!

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  3. That is so cute! I may have to try this out!

    Sara
    fourthgradefanatics

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  4. Oh Hope! I'm so excited you'll be teaching 3rd. I'm so "backblogged" that I'm just now getting caught up on my reading. You'll love it!


    ❤Jodi from...
    ★★The Clutter-Free Classroom★★
    Helping Teachers Get Organized

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  5. SHUT.THE.DOOR.CUTE! OMY!Goodness!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! I am sooo going to figure out if we can make the change for K students!! Last year we sang Will I Am Sesame Street Song! SUPER SUPER SUPER cute message!!

    Thanks sooo much for sharing such a GREAT motivator!
    Sarah
    Kindergarten
    shetrick@gmail.com

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  6. Thank you Hope. I was a 2nd grade teacher and now I'm also moving to 3rd grade !! I love the song and all your ideas. Great job!

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  7. How cute are you?????????????????? LOVE THIS!!!!

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  8. OMG!!! You are amazing. This is such a cute idea to add to the day especially since the tune of a song they love to sing anyway. Love it!

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    1. Sorry, I was so excited to sing the song I didn't read my comment twice. What I meant to say was..."especially since it is to a song they love to sing anyway." : )

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  9. I have nominated you with the One Lovely Blog Award and the Versatile Blogger Award! Come pick them up at my page :)

    http://simplysecondgrade.blogspot.com/

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  10. Ohhhh oh, oh! I love this!! I love both songs!! I want to do both! And now both songs are in my head!!

    Jodi
    Southern Sweetie in Second

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  11. I LOVE THIS!!! I used to teach music and now teach 2nd grade, so I try to incorporate music as much as possible. I'm also using your Olympics "Go For the Gold" unit and math centers with my "Learn Like a Champ" theme, so this will all fit together perfectly! Thanks so much for sharing! I love your blog and appreciate your ideas so much!

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  12. You are amazing!! I can already see the extra excitement in my little ones (and the motivation). Ah! Thank you!!

    http://sweethoneyin2nd.blogspot.com/

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  13. Oh, this is so cute! I am going to try to learn it. I have a slight problem. I can't carry a tune. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  14. Oh my goodness! I'm not sure I can sing it. Ha!!!
    Wish you would tape yourself singing it and post it. I think I'm going to have to sing along with someone who can carry a tune. Ha!!!

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  15. Hope, you're the best...can't say it enough:) THANK YOU!

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  16. This is great Hope! Thank you so much for sharing. This will be awsome. Our theme this year is Rock and Roll. It is going to fit perfect. I couldn't carry a tune in a bucket if my life depended on it. But I have a friend that is a great singer. I just downloaded the original and instrumental version in itunes. She is going to record herself singing this so the other 2nd grade teachers and I can use it this year. Do you mind if I share the file of her singing it on my blog? (giving you credit of course) This has made my day. It is going to be great! You are the best!!!!

    Jennifer
    Grade 2 Happenings

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    1. Jennifer, I can't sing either, so if Hope doesn't mind, that would be wonderful to help me out as well! Thanks!

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    2. Ditto... I'm in the "Can't sing club" ;)

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  17. I am in LOVE! This is just wonderful! Thank you sooooo much for sharing! I just found out at the end of the year I was moving from 4th to 2nd and I started following your blog for ideas and I am pretty bummed you will be moving up to third, but I will still be an active follower! Thanks so much!!!!

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  18. Um I personally am obsessed with this song so I totally want to sing this next year! Thank you so much for sharing!! :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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  19. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Teresa

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  20. Thank you SOOOOOOOO MUCH for sharing!! You are simply the BEST! I love it that your kids were calling you asking what the song would be. Precious.

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  21. You are very talented. Great song!

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  22. I fell in love with the justin beiber song you did last year! Now you've done it again! Love creative morning songs like these! much better than anything Ive seen so far. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  23. Oh My HECK!!!! This is AHHHHHMAAAAZING!!!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing your talent!
    Amy
    Where Seconds Count 2nd grade blog

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  24. You are the next Dr. Jean! LOVE IT!

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  25. wow...

    I JUST printed off the 2nd grade lyrics. I'm jumping from 6th to 2nd -- BIIIIIG jump for me, so I am looking forward to reading more on your blog!

    Thank you so much for helping teachers like me <33

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  26. Thank you for sharing!!!! You are inspiring:)

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  27. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! So much, that I tweaked it a little to fit my classroom...1st grade math. I made a video of the lyrics so that my firsties could have a reference, and I was hoping to post it on my blog (firstgradekate.blogspot.com).

    Is it OK if I do that? (Of course, I would link back to your post and give you credit for the original changing of the lyrics!)

    Please let me know! firstgradekate@gmail.com

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  28. Hope, this is soooooo AMAZING!!!! I'm always looking for fun and innovative ways to motivate my students and this is super awesome! I will be teaching 1st/2nd grade combined class this year for the first time, so I have A LOT to learn! Thanks for sharing all of your fabulous ideas.... my only problem is that "teacher ADD" and trying to stay focused on one topic long enough to move forward. LOL. Are you naturally that talented or do you have to work long and hard at it? ;)

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  29. These are great!! I love incorporating music into any aspect of my classroom. did you come up with the lyrics by yourself?

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  30. Thank you very much. My students will love it. My 8-year old daughter and I just enjoyed singing it. It was so much fun and very clever.

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  31. LOVE this! Such a cute idea and song! For some reason I am unable to click on the lyrics to print.

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  32. Hope-This is awesome! Thank you so much! I can't wait to use this with my class! It get's me pumped up for the day and I'm sure my kiddos will be too! Just what I needed and so glad you shared it!

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  33. Do you have any morning song ideas posted for first grade?

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  34. I used Cupid shuffle in my class after lunch....the students always seems so sluggish then. Cupid Shuffle pepped them up and we were able to get right into class.
    I also changed the words to Beyonce's Single Ladies...to a writing song- and since our mascot is the pioneers...lol
    Oh the pioneers, Oh the pioneers (3x)
    Put ya' hands up
    Up in the class, writing really fast
    doing your own little thing
    you decided to skip it
    and now ya' going to trip
    'cause another teacher noticed it
    IF you wrote it then you should've put an end on it
    don't be mad when you see the red on it
    if you wrote it then you should've put an end on it....
    the kids love it.

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  35. I love this idea!!!! You are so creative. I just wish I could carry a tune... this should be interesting. :)

    Amy
    Krazy About Kiddos

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  36. Hello! Does the frequency of updating your site depend on specific issues or you work on blog articles when you have an inspiration or you create when you have time? Can't wait to see your reply.

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  37. Do you have these songs recorded with your voice or kids voices yet? I love the beats song and would love to do these too!
    Thanks!
    my email is ashleighhirtzel@misdmail.org

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  38. My son came home from school and was talking about this song for HOURS! Anyone know where I can get an MP3 of the song with the lyrics sung? He wants it for his iPod to listen to on the walk to school.

    I don't mind paying for it, I just can't find it. (Searched iTunes and Amazon.)

    THANKS - Jon

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  39. Thank you for your offer of the second grade song. I am moving to second this year and I am going to try this. Its great! www.doreensrockin3rdgrade.com

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