At the moment I’m working on a couple of “easy to teach” remixes for you. One is for CD5’s “What do you think of …?” and the other is “Creepy Crawlies“. If you’d like to try them out in your class or would like to send in some feedback, you can find them as free mp3 files in the CD Owners Forum.
The bugs theme I’ve genkied up the music ( the Hawaiian feel was great for straight after lunch, but not at 10AM!), and I’ve also taken out the “What’s this?” and “What’s that?” lines, so it’s now basically a simple genki song for learning the bug names.
The next one is the “What do you think of ….?” song. This is really, really popular with the kids, it’s a phrase they always want to ask. But as it’s kind of abstract you don’t find it often enough in lesson plans. I probably didn’t help things by having the original song combined with a game straight away, which meant the kids had to be really good to do it. So now I’ve added in a “get stuck in your head all day” melody and now hopefully any class can learn the phrase with the song, right from the very beginning.
I’m going to be testing out these re-mixed demos myself this week, but if you have any thoughts or requests then I’d love to hear them!