Remember we listened to some Jazz music in our classroom?  Today we’ll listen to New Orleans Jazz…  Please enjoy these videos to learn more!  Below are the lyrics and a link to the song for you to use as you wish!
Other activities you can do while listening to Jazz music are:
  • Draw a picture of what the music sounds and feels like
  • Dance a small dance and a big dance!  Start dancing with your fingers while sitting down, then add arms, then feet, then stand up and dance with your whole body
  • Count or tap the rhythm
  • Make a “drum” out of a wooden spoon and a cardboard box, and join the band!
Here’s a link to Kermit Ruffins’ recording session of Sunny Side of the Street.
Here are the full lyrics of Sunny Side of the Street by Frank Sinatra:
Walked with no one and talked with no one
And I had nothing but shadows
Then one morning you passed
And I brightened at last
Now I greet the day and complete the day
With the sun in my heart
All my worry blew away
When you taught me how to say
Grab your coat and get your hat
Leave your worry on the doorstep
Just direct your feet
To the sunny side of the street
Can’t you hear a pitter-pat?
And that happy tune is your step
Life can be so sweet
On the sunny side of the street
I used to walk in the shade
With those blues on parade
But I’m not afraid
This Rover crossed over
If I never have a cent
I’d be rich as Rockefeller
Gold dust at my feet
On the sunny side of the street
Grab your street

Octavia and Lee Juneberry Teachers