Volume 3 Number 12

Eric Carle said, "I long dreamt of a museum for children and families," and now his dream has come true...
The Very Busy Museum - A conversation with Eric Carle by Kathleen Alape Carpenter, Editor in Chief
Kindergartners Share Thanksgiving Recipes Posted by their teacher on the Teachers.Net chatboard
Greetings from the Coast Guard Cutter POLAR SEA! by LT. Marshall Branch
Editor's e-Picks for Education News by Kathleen Carpenter - Editor, Teachers.Net Gazette
We Get What We Get - The Bottom Line On Parent Accountability by Bill Page
Don't Forget the Little People: A Vision for an Online Learning Community for Kindergarten by Jaclyn Scott
Learning the Continents Through Songs & Poems by Karen/PA/Rdg
A View on Holiday Art by Kathy Roberson
How to Deal With Bullying in Your Classroom by William Voors
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  • A Remarkable Program For At-Risk, Middle Level Students by Bill Page
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    Teacher Feature...

    Learning the Continents Through Songs & Poems

    Compiled and posted on a Teachers.Net mailring

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    ZEBRAS live in Africa
    LIONS and ELEPHANTS, too.
    Australia is down under,
    Home of the KANGAROO!

    Clap your hands for Asia!
    It's the largest one.
    Antarctica is covered in ice.
    The PENGUINS sure have fun!

    North America is where I live.
    It's where I work and play.
    In Europe you'll find England,
    Where the queen rules every day.

    South America is home to Brazil.
    It's the largest country there.
    The world has seven continents,
    And I've just named them with care!

    (Take Me Out to the Ball Game)

    Let's name all of the continents.
    There are 7 on earth.
    There's Europe and
    Asia and Australia,
    North and South America.
    Now don't forget about Africa
    And Antarctica, too.
    For there's 1...2...3,4,5,6,7 continents!

    (Tune: Pop Goes the Weasel)

    Asia, Africa, Antarctica
    Australia, Europe, too
    North America
    South America
    Seven continents for you!

    (Tune: Love and Marriage)

    North America, South America (clap)
    Europe, Asia, and Africa,
    Don't forget Antarctica,
    Or way down under in Australia.
    Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean
    Indian, Arctic they're all oceans.
    North Pole, South Pole, Equator
    I know all about maps and globes.

    (Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

    To learn the seven continents
    Think of the letter A,
    And when you're down to only one
    An E will save the day.
    There's Africa, Antarctica,
    Australia, Asia, too;
    The oceans run between them
    With their waters deep and blue.
    There are also two Americas--
    North and South, you see.
    Now we're coming to the end.
    Europe starts with E!

    (Tune: Three Blind Mice)

    Continents, continents,
    There are seven.
    There are seven.
    North America, South America,
    Antarctica and Australia,
    Asia and Africa,
    And Europe too.
    That's all seven,
    That's all seven.

    (Tune: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean)

    The earth is all covered with oceans.
    The earth is all covered with seas.
    The earth is all covered with oceans,
    More water than land don't you see.


    Water, water,
    Water all over the world, the world.
    Water, water,
    There's water all over the world!
    So salty and cold are the oceans.
    So salty and cold are the seas.
    So salty and cold are the oceans,
    Too salty and too cold for me.


    Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic,
    And then there's the Indian, too.
    These oceans almost cover our planet.
    I named them now can you?


    (Tune: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean)

    Oh, I can name all of the oceans.
    Oh, I can name all of the seas.
    Oh, I can name all of the oceans.
    Now why not sing them with me?
    Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic, and Indian, too.
    Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic, and Indian, too.

    (Tune: Jingle Bells)

    North America, South America,
    Europe, and Asia,
    Africa, Australia, and Antarctica. Hey!

    (Tune: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean)

    Earth is the name of our planet.
    It's shaped like a ball or a sphere.
    It's covered with land and water.
    A globe makes this picture quite clear.


    Seven continents, four oceans, on our planet, Earth...
    Seven continents, four oceans, on our planet, Earth!

    On Earth there are seven continents,
    They're the largest masses of land.
    Four large bodies of water are oceans.
    In fact, there's more water than land!


    (Tune: Are You Sleeping?)


    North America     (Hold up left hand)
    South America     (Touch left knee)
    Europe     (Nose)
    Asia     (Right hand)
    Africa     (Middle- equator)
    Australia     (Right knee)
    Don't forget Antarctica     (Feet)
    North Pole     (Top of head)
    South Pole     (Touch feet)
    Equator     (Hands around waist)

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