1st Grade

1st Graders continue building on music literacy concepts, music vocabulary, singing melodies and call and response songs, composing rhythms, and performance protocol. Students will also work together as an ensemble to create music through instruments such as xylophones, metallophones, glockenspiels, handbells and boomwhackers. Ms. Jamie teaches music to 1st grade in the 2015-2016 school year.

Here are the vocal pieces 1st Graders are learning:

Rockstar by A Great Big World

There’s a girl in the backyard bangin’ on her drum
Sittin’ in a junk pile laughing at the sun
Singin’, “Ah ha ha, I just wanna be a rockstar.”

There’s a boy in the backseat singin’ to the song
Playin’ on the radio, knowing he’s the one
Singin’, “Ah ha ha, I just wanna be a rockstar.”

Singin’, “ah ha ha, I was born to be a rockstar!”

There’s a girl in the tree top looking at the stars
Waiting for a touchdown comin’ in from Mars
Thinkin’, “Is there anybody out there?”

There’s a boy thinking of her playin’ his guitar
Searching for the answer buried in his heart
Thinkin’, “Ah, ha ha, is there anybody out there?”

Singin’, “Ah, ha ha, is there anybody out there?”

If there’s a meaning can you show me a sign?
The more I look it just gets harder to find
The world is spinnin’ and I wanna know why

And we’re all getting older wishin’ we were young
Hangin’ on the memory of what we would become
Singin’, “Ah ha ha, I was born to be a rockstar.”

Singin’, “Ah ha ha, I just wanna be a rockstar.”
Singin’, “Ah ha ha, I was born to be a rockstar!”

If there’s a meaning can you show me a sign?
The more I look it just gets harder to find
The world is spinnin’ and I wanna know why

And maybe we will never figure it out
I got a feelin’ that’s what life’s all about
I’m learning anything is possible now

Take a ticket and get off the line [8x]
Singing, “Ah ha ha I just wanna be a rockstar.” [4x]

Flashlight by Jessie J

When tomorrow comes
I’ll be on my own
Feeling frightened of
The things that I don’t know
When tomorrow comes
Tomorrow comes
Tomorrow comesAnd though the road is long
I look up to the sky
And in the dark I found, lost hope that I won’t fly
And I sing along, I sing along, and I sing alongI got all I need when I got you and I
I look around me, and see a sweet life
I’m stuck in the dark but you’re my flashlight
You’re getting me, getting me, through the night
Kick start my heart when you shine it in my eyes
Can’t lie, it’s a sweet life
Stuck in the dark but you’re my flashlight
You’re getting me, getting me, through the night
‘Cause you’re my flashlight (flashlight)
You’re my flashlight (flashlight), you’re my flashlight

Ooh

I see the shadows long beneath the mountain top
I’m not afraid when the rain won’t stop
‘Cause you light the way
You light the way,
You light the way

I got all I need when I got you and I
I look around me, and see a sweet life
I’m stuck in the dark but you’re my flashlight
You’re getting me, getting me, through the night
Kick start my heart when you shine it in my eyes
Can’t lie, it’s a sweet life
Stuck in the dark but you’re my flashlight
You’re getting me, getting me, through the night
(Light, light, light, you’re my flashlight)
Light, light, you’re my flashlight
Light, light, light, light, light, oh
(Light light light you’re my flashlight)
You’re my flash, oh

I got all I need when I got you and I
I look around me, and see a sweet life
I’m stuck in the dark but you’re my flashlight
You’re getting me, getting me, through the night
Kick start my heart when you shine it in my eyes
Can’t lie, it’s a sweet life
Stuck in the dark but you’re my flashlight
(You’re my flashlight)
You’re getting me, getting me through the night
‘Cause you’re my flashlight
‘Cause you’re my flashlight
You’re my flashlight

Ooh ooh
Ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh oh oh

You’re my flashlight
Light, light
You’re my flashlight
Light light ye-yeah

(Light light light
You’re my flashlight
Light light)

You’re my flashlight

Neon Lights (to the song by Demi Lovato)

Chorus
Hey now when you look up at the sky
We’ll be shootin’ stars just passin’ by
You’ll be shining bright with me tonight
We’ll be burnin’ up like neon lights

Verse
Be still, my heart ’cause you’re here right now, you’re here right now,
right now
Shining like stars ’cause you’re beautiful, you’re beautiful, right now
You’re all I see in all these places
You’re all I see in all these faces
So let’s glow in the dark and spark the lights, the lights

Chorus
Hey now when you look up at the sky
We’ll be shootin’ stars just passin’ by
You’ll be shining bright with me tonight
We’ll be burnin’ up like neon lights

Chorus
Hey now when you look up at the sky
We’ll be shootin’ stars just passin’ by
You’ll be shining bright with me tonight
We’ll be burnin’ up like neon lights

Hook
Neon lights
Neon lights
Neon lights
Like neon lights, oh
Like neon lights, oh

Verse
Be still, my heart ’cause you’re here right now, you’re here right now, right now
Shining like stars ’cause you’re beautiful, you’re beautiful, right now
You’re all I see in all these places
You’re all I see in all these faces
So let’s glow in the dark and spark the lights, the lights

Chorus
Hey now when you look up at the sky
We’ll be shootin’ stars just passin’ by
You’ll be shining bright with me tonight
We’ll be burnin’ up like neon lights

Chorus
Hey now when you look up at the sky
We’ll be shootin’ stars just passin’ by
You’ll be shining bright with me tonight
We’ll be burnin’ up like neon lights

Hook
Neon lights
Neon lights
Neon lights
Like neon lights, oh
Like neon lights, oh

Verse*
Be still, my heart ’cause you’re here right now, you’re here right now, right now
Shining like stars ’cause you’re beautiful, you’re beautiful, right now
You’re all I see in all these places
You’re all I see in all these faces

Outro
Like neon lights, oh
Like neon lights, oh
Be still, my heart ’cause you’re here right now

2014-2015

PERFECT DAY (to the tune “Perfect Day” by Hoku)
1st Verse
Sun’s up, it’s time to go to school
P.S. 532, where we should DRIVE and it’s cool
People say New Bridges is just the place
Where you can grow your brain, well I can!

Chorus
On this perfect day
Nothing’s standing in my way
On this perfect day
When nothing can go wrong
On this perfect day
Tomorrow’s gonna come too soon
Showing DRIVE
Today and everyday
On this perfect day

2nd Verse
Sun’s down, and even after school
I’ll read and write at home
Create stories in New York and Rome
Wake up, wake up
Don’t tell me it’s just a dream
Cause I’ll act out all the different scenes
Draw out each frame for you to see

Chorus

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WAKA WAKA (to the tune “Waka Waka” by Shakira)

1st Verse
I’m a superstar
With good and bad days
I pick myself up
And dust myself off
Get back into the groove
I’m on the front line
Everyone’s watching
I know it’s serious
We’re getting closer
This isn’t over
The pressure’s on
I feel it
But I’ve got it all
Believe it

Bridge
When I fall get up, oh oh
If you fall get up, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangelewa
Cause this is New Bridges

Chorus
Tsamina mina, oh oh
Waka waka, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangelewa
This time for New Bridges

2nd Verse
We live and learn with DRIVE
This is our motto
Our time to shine
In the spotlight
Off and on the stage
People are raising
Their expectations
Go on and feed them
This is our moment
No hesitation
Today’s our day
We feel it
We paved the way
Believe it

Bridge
When I fall get up, oh oh
If you fall get up, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangelewa
Cause this is New Bridges

Chorus
Tsamina mina, oh oh
Waka waka, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangelewa
This time for New Bridges

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1st Graders are working on their DRIVE songs – learn the lyrics here!

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Check out Instrument Resources to see what pieces and instruments 1st Graders are working on!

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