I Like to Use My Teacher Voice

I like to use my teacher voice.

                 I’m glad you’re here

                You have lots of friends here

                Your name is all over our classroom

                You belong here

I like to use my teacher voice.

                You have creative ideas

                You can do anything

                You can learn anything

                You can help me teach your friends

My teacher voice has the power to

                Calm the storm

                Turn the light bulbs on in a child’s brain

                Make a child feel safe

                Take a child to a new level

                Make a child want to try

                                To Speak

                                To Sing

                                To Move

                                To Dance

                                To Reach

                                To Know there is more

                                To Want more

                                To Get more

                                To Be more

                               To Be all

                                To Be

I like to use my teacher voice.


BookWalk: Ladybug Girl

Girls can be superheroes, too!  The New York Times Bestseller, Ladybug Girl is proof.  Ladybug Girl was written and illustrated by David Soman and Jacky Davis and tells of Lulu and her faithful sidekick, Bingo. 

Lulu’s brother doesn’t want to play with her because she’s just too little.  She’s desperately bored and can’t find anything to do. 

Bingo has accompanied her as she goes through her normal routine of counting the books on the shelf, watering and measuring her avocado plant, and finally heading outdoors.

Once outside, her superhero powers are called upon to assist a line of ants as they reach their destination (They couldn’t possibly have made it there without her help.).  She also fearlessly jumps in a giant shark-infested puddle, repairs a stone wall, darts across a fallen tree trunk without falling, and then takes a graceful bow.

Her exhilarating exploits continue from there and she ultimately flies back home for lunch as Bingo races to keep up with her.

Ladybug Girl is the perfect book to include in your bug units and All About Me units.  Lulu is approximately four-years-old and is already taking on her world.  She is a great example to both your boys and your girls.  The illustrations are whimsical and genuine all at the same time.  Be sure to look for other books in the series. 

I hope you enjoy this one as much as I have!

Ladybug Girl

David Soman and Jacky Davis


ISBN:  978-0-545022295-2

Teacher Resources: “Singin’ in the Bathtub” (John Lithgow)

John Lithgow makes me smile!  And laugh!  And sing!  He’ll make you and your kids sing, too if you’ll give this CD a try.  It’s “Singin’ in the Bathtub” and it’s packed with 14 songs that will get you all dancing, singing, and giggling.  You can’t help but giggle when you’re singing about Otto Zilch going “from the Indies to the Andes in his undies.”  I plan to have this CD playing in the background for our “Meet the Teacher” night.  It sets a great mood when parents and kids come to visit!


The song titles will give you a great sense of the feel of this CD.  They are:

  •   Everybody Eats When They Come to My House (Adaptation)
  • At the Codfish Ball
  • Singin’ in the Bathtub
  • A-You’re Adorable
  • The Gnu Song
  • You Gotta Have Skin
  • Triplets
  • No One Loves You any Better than Your M-O-Double-M-Y (Adaptation)
  • Swinging on a Star
  • I Had a Rooster
  • From the Indies to the Andes in His Undies
  • Big Kids
  • The Hippopotamus Song
  • The Inchworm

Trust me on this one!  You’ll love it!

“Singin’ in the Bathtub”

John Lithgow

Sony Wonder

ASIN:  B00000I8A3