Friday, December 2, 2011

Must Be Santa

This week I had the pleasure of introducing my Christmas interventions into the schools.  I have been looking forward to this for a long time!  I love Christmastime and will incorporate it any way that I can.  One of the interventions that I introduced this week incorporated the song "Must Be Santa" in the style of Raffi.  One day last week I walked into a preschool to carry out an assessment and heard this song on the CD player.  A flood of memories filled my mind as I went back to my childhood singing that same song.  I had no choice but to use it!  This song is so great because it requires memory of different clothing and activities Santa Claus participates in.  I created laminated pictures of each clothing item or activity to help the children remember what came next.  Students are forced to remember what comes next, verbalize correct words, point to pictures at the correct time, and participate by singing repeated phrases.  Here are the lyrics:

Who's got a beard that's long and white
Santa's got a beard that's long and white
Who comes around on a special night
Santa comes around on a special night
Special night, beard that's white
Must be Santa, Must be Santa
Must be Santa, Santa Claus

(The song continues to add the following)
Boot and a suit of red
Long cap on his head

Big red cherry nose
Laughs this way Ho, Ho, Ho

Very soon will come our way
Eight little reindeer pull his sleigh

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