Quiet Please!

As a Kindergarten teacher, I always find myself singing songs! And I'm not talking about "Days of the Week" or "normal" songs you would sing throughout the day...I mean I sing everything. It's not my fault that kids respond better to singing than to talking {must be all that TV!} So if I want my students to write their names on their papers, I will sing "your name goes at the top, your name goes at the top, don't forget your name goes at the top!" I usually just make them up as I go. Hidden talent ;)

Anyway, I realized the other day that I made up a REALLY COOL song! I think I made it up anyway...I don't want to take credit if I didn't! But I wasn't quite sure how to google it. If you've heard it before, please let me know!

As previously mentioned, my summer school class WILL NOT STOP TALKING is kind of loud. Reallllly annoying! So I sang this song to them and they all of a sudden started singing along!

And then they were quiet and they earned a marble!!

So just thought I'd share! You can get your copy of the song here!

I also compiled a file of many songs that I use in the classroom which you can purchase at my TpT store!


  1. Love it!!! ;)

  2. Does the song need to be made up???? In order to link up??? I sing all the livelong day, too, but usually it's other people's songs. :) Love YOUR song, though!

    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  3. I am always making up songs to familiar tunes also. I would feel like a total dope if any adult heard, but it works with the kiddos. Last year I even used a Rolling Stones song (and only changed one word) when a little one was having a meltdown because she didn't get her way. Without thinking (a character flaw that I have), I began singing "You don't always get what you want, you don't always get what you want, you don't always get what you want; but you get what you need." It totally calmed my little one down and so I often used it with her after that and she usually ended up singing it with me and ended up with a smile on her face. (Not always, alas, but often.)
    An Open Door

  4. I sing and make up songs too! I especially love ones that alter moods from crabby to giggling. :)

    Here's one I made up for my son:

    (sort of to Row, row, row your boat with a changed ending)

    Chew, chew, chew your gum
    chew it all day long
    when you're done,
    spit it out and leave it in the trash!

  5. I love your quiet song....I will definitely add it to my list of transition songs. thanks :) Sue

  6. Too precious, Hadar! :)
    I love songs, but definitely pre-recorded songs...I don't have the hidden talent that you do! HA!

    Castles and Crayons

  7. I make up songs too! Last year as we were walking in the hallway I made this one:

    Put a bubble in your mouth, in your mouth
    Put a bubble in your mouth, in your mouth
    Oh you'll never have trouble when you have a bubble, bubble
    Put a bubble in your mouth (and end with a "bum, bum" shaking hips from side to side) lol.

    My kids loved that one! Unfortunately, as the year progressed they started singing with me too in the hallway so I had to stop! :)

  8. I love it. I am going to use that this year.

    I sing everything too! My problem is that I can never remember the song long enough to write it down.

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

  9. What a fantastic idea! I need all of these. I am so sick of what I do. Hadar- We need big books to match the songs! I have been away and now I don't know what to do first! Okay, I will post my favorite Dr. Jean cleanup song.
    Maybe a giveaway of songs... you and me?

  10. Very cute! I find myself singing silly songs like that all the time ;)

    Fun In First

  11. I love this! I am always making up songs too! I am glad I'm not the only one...guess it is a primary teacher thing!

  12. So glad you liked it! I just added a download of color songs if you're interested to the same post! =)

  13. OK Hadar....I posted this and actually SANG the songs for everyone....YIKES... I really only sing for my kids! LOL!! This is what I get for staying up so late!! I get PUNCHY! ;-)
    Singing: In The Teachers’ Lounge

  14. What a great linky! I need to make a folder with all these great songs so I will remember them!


  15. OF COURSE I can do that for you! I just posted it on my blog for ya! =) Thank YOU for sharing the idea! I love it!

  16. Okey dokey, I'm hoping I fixed the problem. I don't know why I have such problems with Google docs :(
    Dual Kinder Teacher

  17. my co-worker/ coteacher taught me a song earlier this year that we used often with our group (now I had to look at our poster often to remember this and I am away from school so I may have it a bit off) I will find it and correct it if wrong)

    Focus, pay attention
    focus, pay attention
    that's the thing to do
    because when you
    Focus, pay attention
    Focus, pay attention
    learning is so cool

    (there are actions that go with this)

    Primary Connections

  18. Hadar - Thanks for the comment. I did save it as a PDF, any idea how to fix it? I'm still new at all this adding a google doc.


  19. Hadar, I just linked up! I did not do procedural songs or songs that gain control... but two songs we did as activities this year! Also with videos on my post! Can't wait for you to check them out... you are going to love them!

    PS - I make up songs all the time too! I can't even think of one right now... but I could make up a song about not having a song if you want me too. =) Kinders love crazy... and singing about everything makes us crazy! =)

    Empowering Kinders and Other Kids Too

  20. OMG... there is linky party about Pinterest... and I made up a song about... haha! Totally thought of you!

    Empowering Little Learners!

  21. This is great! I'm starting on Monday ans this material will help me lots! Thanks a lot!