Good morning! Like many of you, this is my first day back to school after a nice break, and I’m ready to dive head-first into the month. Today I’ll be introducing several new songs to my students, which is always exciting. And while new songs are great, it’s the songs that are familiar to the kids (and staff) that keep them engaged and eager to participate.

The hello song, weather songs, and a couple of the calendar songs are standards throughout the year, and I’m going to share one of those with you.

Each day after singing about the month, we sing the “Today Is” song. I chose to set the lyrics to the tune of “You Are My Sunshine” because it is familiar, and it just happened to fit the words perfectly.

Today is Monday, today is Monday.
Today is Monday, January 5th.
Yesterday was Sunday, tomorrow’s Tuesday.
But today is Monday, January 5th.

The song changes with the day, which definitely keeps me on my toes :) Some of the classes have even started doing sign language while singing the song, which is a great option if your students use that form of communication.

I hope your first day back is a great one! See you again soon.

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