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The Swallow

The Swallow

Elementary music teachers are looking for songs and games they can play outside as the weather continues to warm up here in the states. In light of that, I decided to focus on The Swallow, which has a chasing game with a familiar format. The song is great for spending...
Draw a Bucket of Water

Draw a Bucket of Water

Draw a Bucket of Water (sometimes known as Sugar Bowl) has a plethora of variations, with differences including time signature, key, rhythms, and pitches. Normally, I would use the version found in HNU’s American Folk Song Collection. However, for today’s...
Wind Up the Apple Tree

Wind Up the Apple Tree

My husband and I drove by an orchard this weekend, and I was reminded of how much I’m looking forward to my first taste of apple cider this season (more specifically, the caramel apple cider from Starbucks). It also got me wondering why pumpkins seem to receive...