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To Encourage Listening and Coming Together

1,2,3 eyes on me. (teacher says)
1,2 eyes on you. (students say)


I am Waiting
(to the tune of "Frere Jacques")

I am waiting,
I am waiting,
Just for you,
Just for you,
Show me that you're ready,
Show me that you're ready,
1, 2, 3 - eyes on me!
1, 2, 3 - looking at me!
1, 2, 3 - smiling at me!


Right hand, left hand,
give a little clap.
Right hand, left hand,
put them on your lap.


Two Feet Go Tap

Two little feet go tap, tap, tap,
Two little hands go clap, clap, clap.
I stand up quietly by my chair, then...
Two little arms reach hight in the air.
Two little feet go jump, jump, jump,
Two little fists go thump, thump, thump.
One little body goes round and round,
And one little child sits quietly down.


Open Them, Shut Them

Open them, shut them,
Open them, shut them,
Open them, shut them,
And give a little clap.

Open them, shut them,
Open them, shut them,
Open them, shut them,
And give a little snap.

Open them, shut them,
Open them, shut them,
Open them, shut them,
And give a little pat.

Open them, shut them,
Open them, shut them,
Open them, shut them,
And put them in your lap.


(to the tune of "Here we go 'round the Mulberry Bush)

Place your hands in your lap, in your lap, in your lap.
Place your hands in your lap so they won't touch a friend.
Keep your voices nice and quiet, nice and quiet, nice and quiet.
Keep your voices nice and quite so we may listen/begin.


I'm a ready listener
Read me a book
Hands in my lap at the teacher I look
When I am ready the teacher will say
This is the book that I have for you today.


Ready to Listen

Let your hands go clap, clap, clap;
Let your fingers snap, snap, snap;
Let your lips go very round,
But do not make a sound.
Fold your hands and close each eye;
Take a breath and softly sigh;
Ahhhhhhh.


(to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It")
If you're ready for a story find a seat
If you're ready for a story find a seat
If you're ready for a story check your hands and then your feet
If you're ready for a story find a seat.


Make a Circle
(to the tune of "Oh My Darling, Clementine")

Make a circle,
Make a circle,
Make a circle,
Like the sun -
Ev'rybody make a circle,
Make a circle,
Like the sun.


Stand up Tall

Stand up tall,
Hands in the air,
Now sit down,
In your chair,
Clap your hands,
All around town,
Smile and smile,
And flop like a clown.

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