Category Archives: Education

I’m a Little Toddler

    • tune: I’m a Little Teapot
      by Georgie Bright Kunkel

props: big teddy bear and a school bag

I’m a little toddler three years old
Preschool is what I need, I am told
If I learn to find a way to share
I’ll be happy anywhere
I’ll be happy anywhere

I can’t vote for preschool, you folks can
Putting me in line for the preschool van
There I’ll learn the skills I need for life
Saving me from war and strife
(softer): Saving me from war and strife

We Shall Not Be Moved

  • Adapted by Kay Thode, for teachers’ rally

We shall not be, we shall not be moved!
We shall not be, we shall not be moved!
Just like a tree that’s standing by the water,
We shall not be moved.

More lines:
We need good pay for teachers…
Young and old together…
We fight for equal status…
We support our teachers…
Let’s all work together…
We must all be strong…
We shall live in peace…

Santa Doesn’t Like War Toys

  • from The Raging Grannies Songbook, 1993
  • tune: Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Oh, you’d better watch out, you’d better not buy
Toys for the kids that are violent—OH MY!
Santa Claus is coming to town.

Santa says NO to Rambo and guns.
Lego and games are much more fun.
Santa Claus is coming to town.

The reindeer all cooperate
As they fly on their way.
We can teach our kids to do the same
In the way they play.

Oh, you’d better watch out, You’d better not buy
Toys for kids that are violent—OH MY!
Santa Claus is coming,
Santa Claus is coming,
Santa Claus is coming to town!

Mockingbird Schools

  • by Monica Zucker
  • tune: Hush, Little Baby

Hush, little children, don’t you mind.
Bush will leave no child behind.

POLiTICians know schools the best—
EduCAtion means taking a standard test.

If your school tests are too low,
Ed-u-ca-tion funds won’t flow.

More books, equipment, teacher pay,
Would just be throwing money away.

If kids test at the top of the pool,
They can go to a charter school.

Hush, little children, don’t say a word,
Congress is giving you the bird.
(Speak) And that mockingbird won’t sing!

Corporate Free Schools

  • by: Kay Thode
  • tune: Jingle Bells

Junk food in the halls,
And Pepsi machines too.
Does the school board think
These are good for you?
Rotting our kids’ teeth,
Making kids obese!
It isn’t nice to push caffeine
‘Cause of a corporate lease!

Chorus:
Oh, no logos, no more ads!
Get them out of schools.
That isn’t education
And we’re not corporate tools!
(Repeat)

Have a tax revolt
For a progressive tax,
Raise the bucks for schools,
Give corporate lease the axe!
No more corporate ads,
Or junk food in our schools.
What fun to have organic foods—
That will be really cool!

Chorus