Works for Me Wednesday - Helping Verbs

I learned this little diddy when I was in the sixth grade and it helped me all the way to high school when we were stilll learning the same thing. My teacher taught it to us to help us learn our "helping verbs." This has helped both my second and third grader this year as they have had to learn about helping verbs as well. In my best singing voice, to the tune of Jingle Bells, here we go! As my son says, "and a 1 and a 2 and 1, 2, 3, 4 hit it!"

Be (jing)

Am (gle)

Is (Bells)

Are (Jing)

Was (gle)

Were (Bells)

Been (Jing)

Being (gle)

Have (all)

Has (the)

Had (way)

Do (Oh)

Does (What)

Did (fun)

Can (It)

Could (is)

Will (to)

Would (ride)

Shall (in a)

Should (one)

May (horse)

Might (open)

Must (sleigh)

And for an added bonus, a little directional help for those of you who are trying to teach your kids North, East, South and West in order. Make sure they Never Eat Soggy Waffles. They are bad for you and taste yucky! :)

The Princess Teacher is off to get her Royal Family ready for the school day!


Mom2fur said...

I have another one for you...can you name all five Great Lakes? Sure you can! Just think of HOMES on a GREAT LAKE. H-Huron, O-Ontario, M-Michigan, E-Erie, S-Superior.
Now, see, your IQ just went up a half point, LOL!

Kara said...

I think I remember that song!! Thanks for stopping by my blog:)

Anonymous said...

Oooo! I learned Never Eat Soggy Waffles, too! To this day when I go around the compass, those are the words I think to myself. Because saying it out loud would probably make people stare.

It's kind of like how I go all through the books of the Bible song that I learned in Sunday school whenever I'm looking for one of the books. I've gotten really good at it, though. Oh, and the ABCs. If something's alphabetized, watch out! Yeah, I'm a bit odd.