Peter the Cheater Cheetah
Every Thursday we have Song Time. We sit on the carpet, sing fun songs, songs with motions, play rhythm instruments, and have an all around, academic, good time.
Several years ago, Peter the Cheater Cheetah , was written with a group of after school kids. Since then it has become a classroom favorite. One year some girls made a dance to it, so the whole class performed it in the talent show. It's entertaining and inspiring to sing about a cheetah who changes his ways. More entertaining is singing names of students at the end of the song. We add names instead of the la, la, la, la, la part. So we would sing Carla-la-la-la, or jessica-ca-ca-ca. Everyone loves to hear their name in the song. Now that's FUN! Don't tell anyone.