School time, learning time,
For you and me.

H I J K L M N O P,
Recess time, book time,
For you and me.

Q R S T U V,
Gym time, sing time,
For you and me.

X, X and Y and Z(Canadian Z)
I’ll really be tired
When I go to bed.

The Canadian Alphabet

Say the alphabet with me,
Write it down with ink and pen,
O-P Q-R S and T
Read it back out loud to me,
Now it’s always in your head.

Meguido Zola

ABC Chant

A – B – CDE (Teacher)
A – B – CDE (Students)
Grade One is where I want to be. (Teacher)
Grade One is where I want to be. (Students)

F – G – HIJ
Learning to read and write each day.

K – L – MNO
Many boys and girls we know.

P – Q – RST
Sharing books with you and me.

U – V – WXY
Now it’s time to say good-bye.

Z – Z – ZZZ
Grade One is where I want to be.
(or, with the zed sound -)
Z – Z – ZZZ And the letters are in my head.

Be My Echo

(to the tune of “Are You Sleeping?”)

Be my echo (teacher)
Be my echo (students)
E says /e/ (teacher)
E says /e/ (students)
Elephant and enter (teacher)
” ” ” (students)
Eggs and elevator (teacher)
” ” ” (students)
/e/, /e/, /e/ (teacher)
/e/, /e/, /e/ (students)

(Can be used for any letter of the alphabet.)

Letters & Rhymes

(this poem can be drawn out)

I saw a little mouse
Who found a place to hide
Beneath a letter K
Turned over on its side.

I saw a hungry fish
With a mouth shaped like a C.
It was about to catch
A swimming letter D.

I saw a snake whose shape
Was like S’s end to end.
It was wearing a big smile,
So I guess it was a friend.

I saw a funny owl
With letter O’s for eyes.
Its beak was like a V,
And it really looked quite wise.

I saw a little kitten
With a tail shaped like a C.
It was having fun
Sitting on a T.

I saw a little man
Whose hair was quite a mess.
And every hair he had
Looked like the letter S.

I saw two D’s turned over
To form two turtle shells.
The turtles both were walking
On legs like letter L’s.

I saw a funny face
With a big L for a nose.
The mouth looked like a U,
And the eyes were made of O’s.

I saw an alligator
With looks so fierce they’d trouble you.

It had short legs and little eyes
And teeth like M and W.

I saw a two-humped camel
With a big M for a back.
It was walking near
A little railroad track.

I saw a lady in a hat
Like a U turned upside down.
The hat was very tight,
And it made the lady frown.

I saw an elephant
Standing on same hay.
Its ear looked like a C,
And its trunk, a backwards J.

I saw a spotted bug
With a body made of O’s.
It had long, skinny legs,
And feet with many toes.

I saw a happy clown
With a big A for a hat.
It had a funny collar,
And a nose that was quite fat.

I saw a pretty flower
With petals made of V’s
It had a crooked stem
And leaves like C’s and D’s.

I saw a little chair
Made from the letter L.
It had letter I’s for legs,
And was really made quite well.

If You’re Happy and You Know It

If you’re happy and you know it,
Bounce around “b” “b”
If you’re happy and you know it,
Bounce around “b” “b”
If you’re happy and you know it,
Then your face will surely show it
If you’re happy and you know it,
Bounce around “b” “b”.

Catch a ball “c” “c”…
Dance with me “d” “d”…
Fall down “f” “f”…
Gallop like a horse “g” “g”…
Hop on one foot “f” “f”…
Jump so high “j” “j”…
Kick in the air “k” “k”…
Laugh out loud “l” “l”…
March in place “m” “m”…
Nod your head “n” “n”…
Paint a picture “p” “p”…
Run in place “r” “r”…
Sit on the floor “s” “s”…
Talk to me “t” “t”…
Vacuum the rug “v” “v”…
Walk around “w” “w”…
Yawn right now “y” “y”…
Zip your zipper “z” “z”…