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Under the Sea

Target Language: What can you see? I can see a .. + sea animals!
Target Grade: Kindergarten to Elem 5

You can find this song on CD vol. 6

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"Under the Sea"
by Richard Graham

What can you see?
Under the sea?
What can you see?
Under the sea?

I can see a whale.
I can see a squid.
I can see a seahorse.
I can see a jellyfish.

I can see a whale.
I can see a squid.
I can see a seahorse.
I can see a jellyfish.

(Repeat Chorus)

I can see a crab.
I can see a dolphin.
I can see a shark.
I can see a starfish.

I can see a crab.
I can see a dolphin.
I can see a shark.
I can see a starfish.

This song seems to have an almost magical effect on younger kids in the quiet intro and middle section, then it gets very genki when you start singing the animal names!

How to teach ....

A cool way to introduce this song is to teach the first four words. As usual gestures are really important for making sure the kids remember the words, and a cool idea is to actually ask them to make up their own gestures!

Now try the sticky fingers game. All the kids shout out "What can you see?" and you shout out "I can see a .. " + either the magic word or any other word. ( The game explanation explains it all!).

The trick is to do just one round of Sticky Fingers, then introduce the next word, "crab", again with gestures.

Then do another round of sticky fingers, then a new word, a round of Sticky fingers, a new word etc. until you've gone through all 8 words and the whole class has played the game!


By this time the kids will be familiar with the phrases "What can you see?" and "I can see a ...?"




Actions & Gestures...


Now you can teach them the song with "I can see a" + the animal name. Then get them all to front of the class, play the music and end the lesson on a huge high note!


Other Games: Nemo Game


Another great game to go with this theme is the Nemo Game.

This is a great lesson, I tried it the other day with a first grade class with many special needs children and it really was magical, even the kids who don't talk too much were doing the gestures and in the song everyone was chilled out, then really genki according to the music. And ending on the "Starfish" is a cool way to finish!



This song was a request from teachers in Nagoya, so if you have any themes you'd like to see, please let me know!

Enjoy!


Readers' Comments

by Roger Parker

An idea. After you have finished the song, ask "What can you see in this room?" (or point outside, through a window, for higher levels) and they say "I can see a ....." etc




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