Name songs can help every student feel special, included and safe in their new classroom. The fun of learning names with a song also builds auditory memory in general. The best part is you’ll also have their names down pat right away. And when you get a new student mid-year, you can trot these wonderful songs out again. Here are a few to get you started. The charts are below.
Get On Board
This is the traditional song. You can hear a track of this in English and Spanish in our AMIGO recordings at the website.
What Is Your Name-o? (Bingo for Names)
This is the traditional Bingo song, rewritten to fill in the blank with students’ names This hasn’t been recorded but listen to Bingo – then it makes sense!
¿Cómo te llamas (What’s Your Name)
A bilingual name song to the tune of “Shortenin’ Bread” You can hear a track of this in our AMIGO recordings at the website.
Willaby Wallaby Woo
A rhyming, funny guessing game name song! You can see a video of the song here.
You can click on each of these photo files and they will open up as easy to read. Save them to your computer or print them out for copies for your classroom.Remember that when students read lyrics out loud, they are getting reading practice and oral language practice, too. Nice!
We’ll also add these songs as individual song charts to the Teacher Downloads page this week.