And with all the inspiration I decided to try my hand at song writing - partly because I was on Pinterest looking up teaching punctuation ideas, and came across this cute Australian video called punctuation with kung fu fighting. Now, I immediately thought of the song and went - "Hold up - that would totally work!" They were getting these tiny people to punch the air for full stops and so on, but I knew I could make it into a song.
So I copied the lyrics into PowerPoint, and inserted a text box to the right of it and as I listened to the song on YouTube, I started to play around with the lyrics until they reflected what I've been trying to teach my 2nd graders. I know, there are always kids who will NEVER remember periods - it's the bane of every teacher's existence - I used to joke I was going to get one hand tattooed with "Capitals" and the other with "Periods" so I could just hold up my hands. But it's still early in the year, and any effort is worth a shot.
So anywho, here are my lyrics:
Here is the video with lyrics and vocals to get a sense of how to sing it:
And here is a karaoke version, which is what I will use in class to sing along to:
To download my lyrics click here: