Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Proud of Me

After today, I am excited, for the first time, for our Thanksgiving program at the preschool. Last week....eh..a *little* nervous. :) But after my second day working with the kids, I think I can pull it off.
My favorite song is one that goes like this:

There are many things I am thankful for, I can find them near and far.
There are many things I am thankful for, let me tell you what they are.
I am thankful for the Earth.
I am thankful for the Sea.
I am thankful for my Friends,
and I am thankful to be me.
There are many...(repeat)
There are many...(repeat)
I am thankful for the Son.
I am thankful for each Tree.
I am thankful for my Home
and I am thankful to be Me.
There are many....
There are many...
I am thankful for my Food.
I am thankful to be Free.
I am thankful for the Stars,
and I am thankful to be Me!

I looked up an ASL dictionary online and found the signs for all the key words (earth, sea, friends, etc. ) and started teaching the kids today. They are really catching on! I would tear up just watching them in class today. Funny how seeing them all lined up, following my lead with the signs, and singing in their best and sweetest voices, wanting to make me proud, makes the moments of wanting to pull my hair out fade (just a little...)!


Oh-I should mention-the 2 yr. olds are not doing this song. No, Ally's class will be singing (to the tune of I'm a Little Teapot):

I'm a little turkey, plump and wide.
Feet on the bottom, wings on the side.
When I walk I wobble, to and fro.
Hear me gobble as off I go!
(followed by silly 2 yr. old gobbling!)

2 comments:

Jill said...

Love the songs! LOVING that Turkey song! CUTE.

A's Momma said...

Simply adorable. I bet it will be just perfect!!!