Summer 2022 Class Schedule

Sing, Rhyme, and Play (SR&P) on Outschool

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  • M/W – meets Mondays and Wednesdays
  • T – meets Tuesdays
  • T/Th – meets Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Th – meets Thursdays

Times listed in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

EDTMONTUEWEDTHU
6amCircle Time
M/W
Sight Words
T/Th
Circle Time
M/W
Sight Words
T/Th
7amCircle Time
M/W
Sight Words
T/Th
Circle Time
M/W
Sight Words
T/Th
10amCircle Time
M/W
Circle Time
M/W
11amGERMAN
M/W
GERMAN
M/W
1pmCircle Time
T/Th
Circle Time
T/Th
2pmCircle Time
T/Th
Circle Time
T/Th
3pmMANDARIN
T
Book Club
Th
Summer 2022 Class Schedule
Sing, Rhyme, and Play on Outschool

Circle Time 2x/week – Mon/Wed – Ages 3-5


Circle Time 2x/week – Tue/Thu – Ages 3-5


Sight Words 2x/week – Tue/Thu – Ages 3-5


German – Learn Colors! – Mon/Wed – Ages 4-8


Mandarin – Learn Weather! – Tue – Ages 4-8


Book Discussion Club – Thu – Ages 5-8


View all my classes on Outschool β€” See what parents are saying!

Excerpts from Outschool Parent Reviews

Interview With Eoin McLaughlin Out Now On Storytime Solidarity

Hedgehog in the Age of the Narwhal: Q&A with Eoin McLaughlin, Author of THE HUG, WHILE WE CAN’T HUG, and THE ROAR

Among other things, Ms. Christina asks children’s book author Eoin McLaughlin what non-Irish authors often miss when writing about Ireland.

His answer: “[I]f you’re going to write an β€˜Irish’ story, I suppose you just need to …”

Read the interview on Storytime Solidarity!


Send the “Self-Care Stretch” Around the World

Happy Birthday, Sing, Rhyme, and Play!

Two years ago, on 26. April 2020, our family started our YouTube channel to share my original, early literacy content (think: songs and rhymes for story time) with the wider world. Sing, Rhyme, and Play later became a popular Outschool class.

πŸ₯³ Hooray β€” Sing, Rhyme, and Play is 2 today! πŸ₯³

We’ve had so much fun, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Please join us in celebrating two years of Sing, Rhyme, and Play by sending the “Self-Care Stretch” around the world!

Ms. Christina shares her original action rhyme, the “Self-Care Stretch.”

First, get a video of you doing the “Self-Care Stretch” in a place you love β€” you can be sitting or standing. We’ve done a few to get you inspired:

Then, post the video to social media with #SelfCareStretch and @RhymeSing. Or email it to singrhymeandplay[at]gmail[dot]com. We’ll compile them here.

Finally, check back to enjoy the celebration of self-care around the world.

Thanks for being part of our journey to make and share high-quality, early learning content that’s educational and β€” most importantly β€” fun!


Hello and Goodbye Songs by Ms. Christina

Ms. Christina shares her original “Hello Song” and “Goodbye Song” on ukulele for your circle time or story time.

Ms. Christina’s “Hello Song”

Lyrics and Chords:


Ms. Christina’s “Goodbye Song”

Lyrics and Chords:


In this ukulele tutorial, Ms. Christina demonstrates how to play her “Hello Song” chord by chord.

In this ukulele tutorial, Ms. Christina demonstrates how to play her “Goodbye Song” chord by chord.

Sing Rhyme and Play on YouTube features original early literacy songs, rhymes, and games β€” free to use for educational purposes and free from harmful origins.


The (New) New Year’s Song

A song about new beginnings to ring in the New Year, whenever you celebrate!

New Year’s Celebrations Around the World:

β€” New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31)

β€” Lunar / Chinese New Year (Jan. / Feb.)

β€” Persian New Year / Nowruz / Spring Equinox (on or around Mar. 21)

β€” Jewish New Year / Rosh Hashanah (Sept. / Oct.)

Etc.

Lyrics and Chords:

Skills and Benefits:

Phonological awareness, concept of New Year’s, holiday traditions, love and togetherness, New Year’s Eve, Lunar New Year, Persian New Year, Hindu New Year, Jewish New Year.



Sing Rhyme and Play on YouTube features original early literacy songs, rhymes, and games β€” free to use for educational purposes and free from harmful origins.


Spring Special: A 15-Minute Experience for the Whole Family!

Through songs and silly sketches, Al the Alligator helps Ms. Christina get excited for spring. Al is a puppet by Aurora.

Contents

-Lamb in the Heather on xylophone
-Chorus of Sing, Rhyme, and Play Song
-Hello Song
-Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring
-Hide and Seek with Zeke in colorful eggs
Today’s Word: WORM
Lamb in the Heather β€” Click for a free, hand-drawn coloring page
-Al’s final surprise
Rattlin’ Bog – Click for a free, hand-drawn coloring page


Sing Rhyme and Play on YouTube features original early literacy songs, rhymes, and games β€” free to use for educational purposes and free from harmful origins.


Letter Bus ABC: Song for Letter Identification and Phonics

Ms. Christina shares her original “Letter Bus” song on ukulele, for letter identification and phonics, with the letters Aa, Bb, and Cc. Don’t stop there β€” sing this song with any letter you like!

Lyrics and Chords:

Skills and Benefits:

Letter identification and phonics.



Sing Rhyme and Play on YouTube features original early literacy songs, rhymes, and games β€” free to use for educational purposes and free from harmful origins.


Lamb in the Heather: Song for Kids

New, Original Song in Irish Folk Song Style

Ms. Christina performs “Lamb in the Heather” β€” an original song by Ms. Christina and Ryan McCoy β€” on ukulele. Great for spring programming, Saint Patrick’s Day, and teaching action words in your classroom or storytime! See here for a ukulele tutorial.

Lyrics and Chords:

Skills and benefits:

Vocabulary, phonological awareness, verbs, symbols of Ireland.


See this ukulele tutorial to learn how to play “Lamb in the Heather” chord by chord.

Sing Rhyme and Play on YouTube features original early literacy songs, rhymes, and games β€” free to use for educational purposes and free from harmful origins.


The Stew Song With Ukulele And Felt Board

Enjoy this traditional food in your classroom or story time!

Ms. Christina and her special assistant share β€œThe Stew Song” about a traditional food in many cultures, performed with ukulele and felt cutouts. This particular stew is vegetarian β€” you can add any ingredients you like!

Lyrics and Chords:


Skills and benefits:

Phonological awareness, vocabulary, appreciate healthy foods, traditional foods, stew, holidays, cultural awareness.



Book Pairings:

THANK YOU, OMU! by Oge Mora
IS THAT WISE, PIG? by Jan Thomas

Sing Rhyme and Play on YouTube features original early literacy songs, rhymes, and games β€” free to use for educational purposes and free from harmful origins.