Baby Beluga Sing Along

Baby Beluga is a song by Raffi about an imaginary beluga whale. We pass my belgua puppet around the room on the beat while we sing.

I keep the beat using a hotel bell and we pass, hug, pass, hug, pass, hug, pass, hug…

Baby beluga in the deep blue sea
Swim so wild and you swim so free
Heaven above and the sea below
And a little white whale on the go

Baby beluga, baby beluga
Is the water warm
Is your mama home with you, so happy

Way down yonder where the dolphins play
Where you dive and splash all day
Waves roll in and the waves roll out
See the water squirtin’ out of your spout

Baby beluga, oh, baby beluga
Sing your little song
Sing for all your friends, we like to hear you

When it’s dark, you’re home and fed
Curl up, snug in your water bed
Moon is shining and the stars are out
Good night, little whale, good night

Baby beluga, oh, baby beluga
With tomorrow’s sun, another day’s begun
You’ll soon be wakin’

Baby beluga in the deep blue sea
Swim so wild and you swim so free
Heaven above and the sea below
And a little white whale on the go
You’re just a little white whale on the go

Down by the Bay

A call and response song I like to use to differentiate between the childrens’ voices and my own. They respond back to me up an octave.
Key of G, normally on guitar.

Down by the Bay (Down by the Bay)
Where the watermelons grow (where the watermelons grow)
Back to my home (Back to my home)
I dare not go (I dare not go)
For if I do (For if I do)
My Mother will say (My Mother will say)
Did you ever see: *Insert rhyme*
Down by the Bay!

-a fly wearing a tie
-a goose kissing a moose
-a llama wearing their pajamas
-a dog sitting on a log
-a cat wearing a hat
-a bear combing his hair
etc. I like to have the kids come up with their own rhymes or I will use their names to rhyme one.

Week 1: Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade

Mr. Panfil, Vocal and General Music Grade: Kindergarten-2 Week: 1

NYS Standards: 1,3National Anchor Standards: 1
Topic: Singing Voices
Objective(s): Students will sing an octave above me


Instruments: Guitar, Hotel Bell
Books: None
Music: Baby Beluga, Down by the Bay (Raffi), and Two Monkeys (Panfil Brothers)
Misc: Monkey puppets and beluga puppets
Tech: Smart Board, (CD optional)
Files: SMART Board Files: Welcome Back


Opening: Welcome and Rules
Down By the Bay (Key of G), Call and Response
-Describe differences in my voice and theirs.
-Sing with them in their voice (octave up).
-Have them repeat lines in their voice
-Switch back to my voice and see if they can continue in their voice

Two Monkeys
-Sing song and perform movements
-When comfortable, have children sing along using their voice.
-Add monkey puppets if time allows.

Baby Beluga, Spider fingers
-Describe Spider fingers (Hands cupped with fingers limp to look like a spider).
-Listen and keep the beat on laps, using spider fingers (lightly and without making a sound. If they are hurting their leg, they are doing it too hard.)
-Sing along with the first verse when comfortable while keeping spider fingers beat.
-Pass around Bailey Beluga on the beat (Pass, hug, pass, hug)
-Use hotel bell under foot to help with beat if needed.
Closure: Review and line up

Monday, April 6th

Good afternoon!
I’m sorry I haven’t been doing daily updates, but I didn’t want to overwhelm anyone.

Here’s what I’m going to do:
Daily updates here on my website. You do NOT need to do everything. All I want you to do for now is to visit the site when you want to sing something.
Don’t worry about missing something. There are no assignments at the moment, just opportunities to sing some songs we normally do together in class!

Let’s start with a song I had my daughter Emma help with. I needed a child’s voice to do the repeats so you could sing along.

Next, I sang a German song I love doing in class. Try to follow along with Mein Hut:

Lastly, here is one of my favorite Just Dance videos: