I am Slowly Going Crazy – Dr. Jean’s Crazy Video – Lyrics in Description


Going Crazy – This is so silly, but my students loved it, and it was a great way to relieve stress! Begin by crossing your right leg over your left knee. Place your right elbow on your knee and prop your chin in that palm. Begin saying the sentence below:

   I am slowly going crazy. 1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -6 -switch.

   (On the word "switch," switch positions by crossing your left leg on your right knee and placing your left elbow on your knee.)

   Crazy going slowly am I. 6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -switch. (Continue singing the song as you switch positions every time you sing the word "switch.")

I Am Slowly Going Crazy
(Tune: Reuben, Reuben, I've Been Thinking)
I am slowly going crazy, (Cross right ankle on left knee. Place right elbow on right knee and place chin on palm.)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, switch. (Cross left ankle on right knee and place
Chin on left palm.)
Crazy going slowly am I, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, switch.
Continue singing faster and faster.

Activities: This is a great activity to relieve stress and make you smile!
Let the children make fiddle sticks by tying a 20 "piece of string to a craft stick. When they are
Anxious they can take out their fiddle stick and wind and unwind the string.
Brainstorm other things you can do when you feel like you're going crazy!

Dr. Jean also sings, "The Banana Dance," the popular YouTube song about avocados, oranges and guacamole.

Activities: This is a great activity to relieve stress and make you smile!

Let the children make fiddle sticks by tying a 20 "piece of string to a craft stick. When they are anxious they can take out their fiddle stick and wind and unwind the string.

Brainstorm other things you can do when you feel like you're going crazy!

Make a class book of "Things That Drive Us Crazy!"

Has anyone ever told you that you "can not sing"? I've been told that many times. That's the great thing about children. They do not know you can not sing if you put a smile on your face and act enthusiastic.

Parents, teachers and pre-school, kindergarten and first grade youngsters will all enjoy school more and likely to improve learning when music is part of the classroom environment.

Someone once reminded me that "a gift from the heart is always received by the heart." We may not all be rock stars or be able to play an instrument, but we can share the magic and joy of music in our classrooms every day. And with all the academic pressure, music is clearly the "spoonful of sugar" to help the medicine go down.

Tooty Ta is another favorite among Dr. Jean's fans, but she has many popular songs on her 17 CD's and 2 DVD's.

Kids, parents and teachers could improve learning by singing every day in class and at home.

Here are the top ten reasons to SING every day!

1. When you sing your brain emmit endorphins, and endorphins make you happy! Emotions are critical to learning.

2. Music is multi-sensory. The more senses you get going to the brain, the more likely the message will get there.

3. Music is powerful for prior learning. If children are exposed to concepts while singing, it is easier for them to learn when formally introduced.

4. Music nurtures phonemic awareness (alliteration, rhyme, etc.).

5. Songs and chants are a natural way to develop oral language and auditory memory.

6. Poems and songs lay the foundation for fluency and enhance short term memory.

7. Children are able to use their imaginations and create pictures in their brains when they sing. This is an important part of reading comprehension.

 8. Repetition is a key to learning. It's a lot more fun to repeat songs than worksheets!

 9. Singing and dancing relieve stress and oxygenate the brain.

10. Through music and movement ALL children can feel successful. A "community of learners" is enhanced when teachers and children enjoy something together!

"Alive Inside." In the research study they made iPods of songs that had a special significance to patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's. These patients did not recognize family members, but when they heard the music they tapped their feet, sang the words, and smiled! So many things that we do in our classrooms will be forgotten, but the songs will be stored in children's brains for a lifetime! What a privilege to be able to do this!

Video credits to Alex G May YouTube channel


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