St. Brigid’s Day: February 1st: ‘We Sing A Song To Brigid’

Stained Glass
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We sing a song to Brigid, 
Brigid brings the spring
Awakens all the fields and the flowers
And calls the birds to sing.
All were welcome at her door, 
no one was turned away.
She loved the poor,
the sick and the sore,
She helped them on their way.
She laid her cloak out on the ground
And watched it grow and grow,
In wells and streams and fields of green

St. Brigid’s blessings flow.

 
Lyrics from Alive-O (Veritas).
Written by Clare Maloney and Patrica Hegarty

St. Brigid’s Day: February 1st: ‘We Sing A Song To Brigid’

Stained Glass
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Adam Arroyo via Compfight

We sing a song to Brigid, 
Brigid brings the spring
Awakens all the fields and the flowers
And calls the birds to sing.
All were welcome at her door, 
no one was turned away.
She loved the poor,
the sick and the sore,
She helped them on their way.
She laid her cloak out on the ground
And watched it grow and grow,
In wells and streams and fields of green
St. Brigid’s blessings flow.

 
Lyrics from Alive-O (Veritas).
Written by Clare Maloney and Patrica Hegarty

A Song for Winter: ‘Winter Song’ by Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson

With the clocks going back this evening thoughts turn to Winter.

‘Winter Song’ by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson


Below is a wonderful animation of this melodic song.

‘Winter Song’ by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson

and here is some artwork in chalk  inspired by it:

A Word to the Wise:

Please don’t leave your child to explore Photopeach unattended  :)

The internet is a portal to the world outside. Children should be supervised.

 

#anfomhar – Twitter Project – An Autumn Song we love – ‘Autumn Days’ by Estelle White

Our favourite Autumn song is ‘Autumn Days’ by Estelle White.

We think the words are really beautiful and we love the melody.

Lyrics | HJS lyricsAutumn Days lyrics

Unfortunately this is on You Tube

which is blocked in many schools.

 

Here are the words:

We have highlighted our favourite ones.

We think they paint great ‘word pictures’.

Fresh Melt
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Autumn days when the grass is jewelled 

And the silk inside a chestnut shell

Jet planes meeting in the air to be refuelled. 

All these thing I love so well 

Autumn is Here
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Chorus: So I mustn’t forget 

No, I mustn’t forget. 

To say a great big 

Thank You 

I mustn’t forget 

Moon Ring
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Clouds that look like familiar face 

And the winters moon with frosted rings

Smell of bacon as I fasten up my laces 

And the song the milkman sings 

Chorus

swallows
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Whipped-up spray that is rainbow-scattered 

And a swallow curving in the sky 

Shoes so comfy though they’re worn out and they’re battered 

And the taste of apple pie. 

Chorus

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Scent of gardens when the rain’s been falling 

And a minnow darting down a stream 

Picked-up engine that’s been stuttering and stalling 

And a win for my home team. 

Chorus

 

Thank you too, to Seomra Ranga for organising

the #anfomhar ‘Signs of Autumn’ project.

Thank you for the music: Contemporary songs (with lyrics onscreen) on Vimeo that we enjoy singing

Our class loved a sing song this year.

These Vimeo videos are useful in that they have the lyrics on screen.

Disney - Illuminations - Reflections of Earth (3) (Explored)
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We find the words of Katy Perry ‘Firework’ uplifting and inspiring.

 is very melodic and tuneful.

three little birds 20.11.07
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Bob Marley’s ‘Three Little Birds’  also puts us in a good humour and

Dynamite
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Taio Cruz’s ‘Dynamite’  is … dynamite!

Wintersong
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Though the words of  ‘Winter Song’ by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson

are not included on this video, we are including here,

because in is another song we enjoyed this year.

Vimeo is very convenient as,

unlike Youtube, it is not ‘blocked’ in school.

However please do not let your child use Vimeo unattended.

2nd Class Room 6 wrote a Class Song

2nd Class Room 6 wrote a Class Song

The boys and girls in 2nd Class Room 6 love to sing.

They love Taio Cruz’s ‘Dynamite’

and the Minecraft version.

They based their class song on ‘Dynamite.’

Here it is:

 

We throw our hands into the air sometimes

Saying A-YO

Come on, let’s go

 

We want to celebrate

and live our lives.

Saying A-Y0

Come on, let’s go

Class photo
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We came to school, school, school, school,

We’re in the door

Cos we’re no fool, fool, fool, fool,

We’ll tell you more

and all our friends, friends, friends, friends,

are all so cool

Cos that that’s the rule, rule, rule, rule,

Yeah, Yeah

 

Cos it goes on and on and on

Yes work goes on and on and on

Yeah

 

We throw our books up in the air sometimes

Saying A-YO, come on let’s go.

 

We want to celebrate and live our lives

Saying A-YO

Come on, let’s go.

 

We’re going to rock this class

We’re going to work all day

When we’ve got it done

We can go and play.

 

Cos we’ve told you once

and we’ve told you twice

We’re going to rock this class

Like it’s dynamite

 

We want to work, work, work, work

But we can’t wait

Until class ends, ends, ends, ends

So we can go home

with all our friends, friends, friends, friends.

Put down your pens

And we will smile, smile, smile, smile

 

Yeah yeah

Cos it goes on and on and on

It goes on and on and on

Yeah

We throw up our pens up in the air sometimes

Saying A-YO

Come on, let’s go.

We want to celebrate

and live our lives.

 Saying A-YO

Come on let’s go

 

We’re going to rock this classl

We’re going to work all day

And when work is done

We will go and play

 

Cos we’ve told you once

and we’ve told you twice

We’re going to rock this class

Like it’s dynamite.

 

Next we are going to learn the song and make a podcast.

2nd Class Room 6 received an e-mail from Audioboo

Recently 2nd Class, Room 6 made a podcast,

of the class singing this melodic song

by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson!

 

 

UPDATE: 27th December 2012.

This morning Teacher received an e-mail from Audioboo

which she thought would interest 2nd class, Room 6

 

Hi  Merrybeau,

 

Congratulations.

Your boo http://audioboo.fm/boos/1126073-2nd-class-room-6-sings-winter-song 

has had 1,000 listens and probably more by the time you read this. 

 

That makes us, and hopefully you, very happy.

Thanks,

 

The Audioboo team”

Amazing!


Lovely work Isabella!

2nd Class Room 6 wish all their friends and families a Very Happy Christmas!

Create your own Animation


Illustration by Senan.

Merry Christmas Everyone 🙂

Tony Chestnut

Teacher had never heard of ‘Tony Chestnut’ before! Neither had any of the girls or boys in Room 6. Our visiting Teacher, Ms. McN. taught us a funny action song about ‘Tony Chestnut.’ The boys and girls enjoyed it so much that Teacher is posting the song here. The singing begins at 1.11.

Thank you Ms. McN. for introducing us to ‘Tony Chestnut’!

“If you cannot teach me to fly …. teach me how to sing!”
Sir James M. Barrie

A response from Tony Chestnut!

“Tony Chestnut is among the most popular songs performed at preschool graduations and family nights. Our greatest honor is when a new person arrives to the Toe Knee Chest Nut party to proudly announce their ♥ of our song! “http://merrybeau.edublogs.org/2012/03/25/tony-chestnut/

When our Visiting Teachers were leaving they left us a very interesting gift.

Can you guess what kind of a plant it is ?

Valentine Song: ‘There’s a little wheel a-turning in my heart’

Mr. Sun & Mini Sun
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‘There’s a little wheel a-turning in my heart’
(sung to the air of ‘She’ll be coming round the mountain’)

 

There’s a little wheel a-turning in my heart

There’s a little wheel a-turning in my heart

There’s a little wheel a-turning,

a little wheel a-turning,

a little wheel a-turning in my heart

 

There’s a little bird a-singing in my heart

There’s a little bird a-singing in my heart

There’s a little bird a-singing,

a little bird a-singing,

a little bird a-singing in my heart

 

There’s a little bell a-ringing in my heart

There’s a little bell a-ringing in my heart

There’s a little bell a-ringing,

a little bell a-ringing,

a little bell a-ringing in my heart

 

There’s a little child a-laughing in my heart

There’s a little child a-laughing in my heart

There’s a little child a-laughing,

a little child a-laughing,

a little child a-laughing in my heart

 

There’s a little song a-singing in my heart

There’s a little song a-singing in my heart

There’s a little song a-singing,

a little song a-singing,

a little song a-singing in my heart

 

Oh I feel so very happy in my heart

Oh I feel so very happy in my heart

I feel so very happy, I feel so very happy

Oh I feel so very happy in my heart.

 

Can you make up other verses?

We’ll Sing A Song To Brigid

St. Brigid is the patron saint of our school.

Every year as St. Brigid’s Feastday

(1st February) approaches

we practice singing

‘We’ll Sing A Song To Brigid’.

We have been singing this song since we were in

Junior Infants, so we know it well 😉

Legend says that angels sang over the place Brigid was born.