Kindergarten

 

Kindergarten students learn to explore music making through their voices and their bodies. With the help of the DRIVE values, students will learn simple melodic songs, cultural songs, call and response songs, Kodaly hand signs, and basic performance etiquette. Kindergarten students start to learn music literacy in learning how to read formal music notation.

Here are the songs that Kindergarten students 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]

I Want You Back by Jackson 5

Uh-huh huh huhhh
Let me tell ya now
Uh-huh
(Mmhhmmm)When I had you to myself, I didn’t want you around
Those pretty faces always made you stand out in a crowd
But someone picked you from the bunch, one glance was all it took
Now it’s much too late for me to take a second lookOh baby, give me one more chance
(To show you that I love you)
Won’t you please let me back in your heart
Oh darlin’, I was blind to let you go
(Let you go, baby)
But now since I see you in his arms
(I want you back)
Yes I do now
(I want you back)
Ooh ooh baby
(I want you back)
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
(I want you back)
Na na na na

Trying to live without your love is one long sleepless night
Let me show you, girl, that I know wrong from right
Every street you walk on, I leave tear stains on the ground
Following the girl I didn’t even want around

Let me tell ya now
Oh baby, all I need is one more chance
(To show you that I love you)
Won’t you please let me back in your heart
Oh darlin’, I was blind to let you go
(Let you go, baby)
But now since I see you in his arms

All I want…
All I need…
All I want!
All I need!

 

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

 

Gold by Owl City

1st Verse
Stand on up and take a bow
There’s something there and it’s showing
There’s no need to look around
You’re the best we got going

1st Bridge
Shout out to the dreams you’ll chase
Shout out to the tests you face
Nothing’s gonna stop you now
I guess you better be going

Chorus
You’ll never be far, I’m keeping you near
Inside of my heart, you’re here
Go on, it’s gotta be time
You’re starting to shine
‘Cause what you got is
Gold, I know, you’re gold
Oh, I know, I know
I don’t need the stars in the night, I found my treasure
All I need is you by my side, so shine forever
Gold, I know, you’re gold
Oh, I know, you’re gold

A Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay (As Sung by Kidzbop)

1st Verse
Cause you’re a sky, you’re a sky full of stars
I’m gonna give you my heart
Cause you’re a sky, you’re a sky full of stars
Cause you light up the path

1st Chorus
I don’t care, go on and tear me a part
I don’t care if you do, ooh
Cause in a sky, cause in a sky full of stars
I think I saw you

2nd Verse
Cause you’re a sky, you’re a sky full of stars
I wanna be in your arms
Cause you get lighter, the more it gets dark
I wanna give you my heart

2nd Chorus
I don’t care, go on and tear me apart
I don’t care if you do, ooh
Cause in a sky, cause in a sky full of stars
I think I see you, I think I see you

 


 

2014-2015

Hello There

Hello there, hello there
How are you, how are you
It’s so nice, it’s so nice
To see you, to see you
We’ll sing and, we’ll sing and
Be happy, be happy
Cause we’re all here together, today!

Funga Alafia

Funga alafia, ashay ashay
Funga alafia, ashay ashay
Funga alafia, ashay ashay
Funga alafia, ashay ashay
With my thoughts, I welcome you
With my words, I welcome you
With my heart, I welcome you
We all come in peace, ashay ashay

Our Gift To You (Peace Song)

Peace, peace, peace, never ending
Joy, joy, joy, overflowing
Love, love, love everlasting and true
This is our gift for you

Do at your bellybutton

Do at your bellybutton
Re like a rooftop
Mi is flat
Fa with your thumbs down
So like a gate
La like a monster
Ti points up to
Do!
Do!
Ti points up to
La like a monster
So like a gate
Fa with your thumbs down
Mi is flat
Re like a rooftop
Do at your bellybutton

Forte/Piano

Forte, forte, piano
Forte, forte, piano
Fortissimo (fortissimo)
Pianissimo (pianissimo)
Big crescendo
Forte, forte, piano
Forte, forte, piano, FORTE!

Sing (A Song)

Sing, sing a song
Sing out loud, sing out strong
Sing of good things, not bad
Sing of happy, not sad
Sing, sing a song
Make it simple to last your whole life long
Don’t worry if it’s not good enough,
For anyone else to hear
Just sing, sing a song
La la la la la, la la la la la la, la la la la la la la
La la la la la, la la la la la la, la la la la la la la

Mi Cuerpo

Mi cuerpo, mi cuerpo, hace musica
Mi cuerpo, mi cuerpo, hace musica
Mis manos hacen (clap clap clap)
Mis pies hacen (stomp stomp stomp)
Mi boca hace “la la la”
Mi cintura hace >cha cha cha< >cha cha cha< >cha cha cha<

I’m Growing Up
I’m growing up, way way up
I’m growing up with hopes and dreams
Making my way in the world
We’re growing up, way way up
We’re growing up with hopes and dreams
Making our way in the world
We’re changing everyday
Making friends along the way
Living and loving and learning, too
Making our way in the world


Check out some of Kindergarten’s favorite videos from music class!

Determination Song (from Thomas the Tank Engine)

Belly Breathe

Respect Rap

Integrity

Integrity Song

Musical Explorers Concert 2013

Don’t Give Up

Raise Your Hand

Sing After Me

Musical Explorers Concert Fall 2014

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