Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sing Happy Birthday With Cantata Learning's Song of the Week in English, Spanish and American Sign Language!

One of my favorite Cantata Learning books is Happy Birthday, Feliz Cumpleanos!  

This book is now read and sung in English.  It also include Spanish and American Sign Language too. 

And this week is especially special as we celebrate it as Cantata Learning's Song of the Week!  
Children will love singing and reading along to the classic birthday song and will adore the sweet characters brought to life in these beautiful illustrations.
Like all Cantata titles, you can find the music free to stream and download from the site.

You will find Happy Birthday here.
We used this book with a group of 2nd graders as we wrote a library celebrations song last year.

You can read the post here and get a few ideas for celebrating with your students too.
We also created a free lesson plan that is perfect for exploring how different cultures celebrate and commemorate special occasions and milestones.

In this lesson, geography, social studies, music, technology and art can all be combined to create a learning experience worth celebrating!

You will find the lesson plans here.....They can be downloaded in color or black and white.
It is fun to create instruments in a Musical Makerspace when using this book and celebrating too.

You can read all about this here.
This would also be a great time to introduce your students to sign language.  The book shows this in the illustrations so you can follow along. 

Also, there are several apps that teach sign langage too.  Here is a great article showing 5 iPhone Apps to Help Teach Your Child Sign Language.

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