Lower Elementary
English Language Arts

Something Old, Something New, Something Little Boy Blue

I see you. Yes, you! Always trying to find the next best thing for your students. Searching high and low for that gem of curriculum that is engaging as well as enriching. It can be maddening and time-consuming. Take a load off and revisit the classic content of nursery rhymes. In this collection, you will see reasons to include nursery rhymes in everyday learning as well as material you can use right now!
A Collection By Hayley Mason
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Something Old, Something New, Something Little Boy Blue
  • Hayley Mason says:
    "Free" is one of the best words a teacher can hear when trying to plan a lesson. Use this source to print out nursery rhymes for class activities. You're sure to find one to fit your lesson with the lengthy list provided.
  • Hayley Mason says:
    This is perfect for brain breaks and connecting curriculums. I have found that my students always love trying new yoga moves and challenging themselves to hold the poses. Familiar rhymes are listed here with movement poses to engage your kinesthetic learners.
  • Hayley Mason says:
    Here is a lesson plan already set up for you! This will give you approximately four 20 minute sessions covering word families and rhyming words through three nursery rhymes. It also includes technology in the last session.
  • Hayley Mason says:
    I like resources that keep on giving and this one does the trick. It has multiple ideas and activities, even how to use nursery rhymes across the curriculum.
  • bbc.com
    bbc.com

    The dark side of nursery rhymes

    8 minute read
    Hayley Mason says:
    Think that nursery rhymes are just for kindergarten? Think again. Here is a brief look at the historical references/origins of some popular nursery rhymes. I always feel it is best to fully know the content you present and this article does the trick.
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    pbs.org

    The Surprising Meaning and Benefits of Nursery Rhymes

    5 minute read
    Hayley Mason says:
    Parents often ask me for resources or more information on content that we are currently studying. A strong connection between home and school sets children up for success. I feel that this article is a nice reminder, to parents, why nursery rhymes are so important. I also enjoy sending them to this article because it opens up a consistent resource for parents to use.
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    redapplereading.com

    The Importance of Nursery Rhymes

    4 minute read
    Hayley Mason says:
    I love in-depth articles as much as the next teacher, but sometimes I just don't have the time. This page gives you some quick reasons as to why nursery rhymes play an important role in a child's development. At the end of the page, there are also some links to printables and videos.