Phillip and I have been working on this song for about a month, and I am pleased to say it is READY!!!
Funny how taking something in SMALLER chunks helps with getting the BIGGER picture!
After looking around on youtube we noticed that every song we listened to started with Montgomery, Alabama, and moved all the way across the nation to Juneau, Alaska then zigzagged all over the nation until the song was done. All of the songs sounded great, but for ease of learning, and for mentally getting a hold of what you're learning, these songs were ineffective (for those reasons specifically)...in our opinion.
Therefore we decided to tackle the job from a different perspective. BY REGION! We started at the very top and moved in a methodical manner until we'd covered all of the states and their captials...and that is exactly what we did!
It took us close to a month to complete, and it is our hope that every home schooling family and educators in general of 3rd graders and even highschoolers will listen, like, benefit, enjoy, and share our version of the 50 States and Capitals song!
Thank you for listening!
Coming up with a song about it is a great idea! I'm working with my son on it since he doesn't seem to retain it much. I'm visiting from Weekly Wrap Up! ~ http://www.homeschoolandwork.blogspot.com/ReplyDelete
Love it! Thank you :)ReplyDelete
Stephanie! I just put two and two together.... you also live in my neck of the woods, don't you? A friend of mine sent me your 50 states video this week -- said she was a friend of yours. Am I dreaming this, or is it true??ReplyDelete
Hi Mary! I am that Stephanie. Is your friend named Amanda by any chance?Delete
yep! Small, small world! Are you in Voyagers, too??Delete
Yes and our girls are in the same Girl Scout Troop! But all this time that I've been reading your blog (about 2 years) I thought you were North of Atlanta...very small world. Thanks for putting 2 and 2 together.Delete
I love your song. What a great lesson.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing about the capital song. I am linking up right next to you over at Moms the Word.ReplyDelete
What fun! This is a great production and song! When my kids were young, we did a chant (but not a rap) for all the state capitols; I still need to make a recording of it . . . hopefully soon :)ReplyDelete
My son was interested in states and capitals this summer so we were doing lots of puzzles and games with them so he appreciated this song because now that he has gone to Kindergarten, we don't get to study all this interesting stuff anymore :) I am glad that I found your blog and now I am going to go look around!!ReplyDelete
We learned a states/capitals song this year too! I look forward to listening to yours, but right now my husband is reading aloud to the kids, so I don't want to distract them ;) I'll keep the page up and listen in a bit!ReplyDelete
Amy, that was so sweet! :) I hope you enjoyed the song and thought it's an effective approach.Delete
What a great resource, Steph. I am pinning and sharing this! Thanks so much for sharing this on the #homeschoollinkup! I think this is great for all homeschool families!ReplyDelete
Thank you Lisa! Feedback from home schooling mommies is the absolute BEST so thank you and thank you for sharing!!!Delete
How awesome! I will be definitely be adding this our States Lapbook studies! Thanks so much for sharing on #SocialButterflySunday this week! Hope you will link up again this Sunday :)ReplyDelete
As I was looking for a song for my 4th graders to learn the 50 states, I was so excited to find yours! I like the way that you have organized it by regions. It makes so much more sense. Do you have a copy of the lyrics? It would be helping to have a typed copy of the song to follow along.ReplyDelete
Hello, I know that feeling all too well. Looking for a resource to help make learning easier--and looking for a song in particular. That is how we got started actually. I was looking for a particular style of music for a particular age range and I just couldn't find something that fit the learners that I was working with at the time. Thanks for listening and commenting. The lyrics can be found in the description box underneath the video on YouTube. Feel free to print them out.Delete
5 Stars! I love the song!ReplyDelete
Is it ok if I add it to my States And Capitals Game web site?
Thank you for your comment and absolutely, you may use it! We would love to see it as part of your project, so please email us back at firstname.lastname@example.org.Delete
Hello! We are loving this United States states song. Is there any way my co-op could use this with our kids? We learn all kinds of history, science, English grammar, Latin, math, geography, etc with music. Next year we have the US States and capitals as part of our memory work. Is there a way to get an mp3 version so we can share it amongst each other?ReplyDelete
We are happy to hear that. Please email us at email@example.com and we will send you a copy of the song for your co-op for free. Thanks for listening and please share our channel! Thanks!