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First Day of School Activities.

This is the Way We Go to School song is the perfect song to prepare preschoolers for the back-to-school experience.

Singing a song within minutes of entering a new classroom helps create a warm and inviting environment for the children.

To help alleviate some first day of school jitters, distract the students by gathering them in a circle and teaching them This is the Way We Go to School song.

This is the Way We Go to School song works just great for morning circle time.

Preschoolers love music and This is the Way We Go to School is a simple song that kids will really enjoy learning.

This Is The Way We Go To School song is also a children’s finger play set to a tune that is very familiar to young learners.

It is set to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus.”

In addition to being fun, learning a new song together on the first day of school is an easy and effective way to promote teamwork and unity in the classroom.

It also helps set a positive tone for new activities young learners may find intimidating on the first day of school, such as meeting a new teacher, making new friends, riding the bus, etc.

The lyrics to This is the Way We Go to School song can be found in our Songs & Lyrics section.  Feel free to print as many as you need.

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Here’s what to do:

1. Gather students in a circle.
2. Play This is the Way We Go to school song.
3. Have the children mimic your actions as they sing the song.

This is the Way We Go to school song lyrics and actions

This is the way we go to school
Go to school, Go to school
This is the way we go to school
So early in the morning
(Have the children walk in place)

This is the way we dress ourselves
Dress ourselves, Dress ourselves
This is the way to dress ourselves
So early in the morning
(Have the children pretend to dress: Pull pants over one leg, then the other. Pull sweater over head, etc)

This is the way we wash our hands
Wash our hands, Wash our hands
This is the way we wash our hands
So early in the morning
(Have the children rub hands together)

This is the way we brush our teeth
Brush our teeth, Brush our teeth
This is the way we brush our teeth
So early in the morning
(Have the children take one finger and rub it back and forth along teeth)

This is the way we carry our books
Carry our books, Carry our books
This is the way we carry our books
So early in the morning
(Have children fold arm toward body and pretend to carry books)

This is the way we go to school
Go to school, Go to school
This is the way we go to school
So early in the morning
(Have children march in place)

This is the way we go to school
Go to school, Go to school
This is the way we go to school
So early in the morning
(Have children march in place)

After This is the Way We Go to School song has finished, introduce a new activity that students are sure to enjoy.

Coloring!

The I Love Preschool coloring book page is not only  a ton of fun for kids to color, but it’s also a creative outlet that helps relieve stress on the first day of school.

So, what are you waiting for?

Grab the crayons and let’s color.

We hope you’ll find a lot of ways to use This is the Way We Go to School song as a teaching tool at home or in the classroom with kids of all ages.

 

Coloring Book Page.

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