London Bridges and Trees Falling Down


tree service cutting tree limbs

When I heard the chain saw start up, I immediately ran outside to see what the noise was all about.

former red tail hawk nest in eucalyptus tree

 I couldn't believe my eyes! A tree service began topping a beautiful Eucalyptus tree.

old power line and chain saw man

 I ran back inside the house to grab my camera, so as to have a closer look through the lens.

safety belt and rope preparation for tree cutting

Quite astonishing to see this age-old tree come tumbling down.

house surrounded with Eucalyptus Trees

Wisteria tree next to Eucalyptus grove

old roof style on ranch home near eucalyptus tree

I totally understand why my neighbor's wanted to let more light into the house...

neighbor next door bird refuge

Sadly, for 20 years I had looked upon the Red-Tail Hawk perched on its nest here!

professional tree cutting service

Literally within minutes, all the branches were down and the mess cleaned up.

workers finished job task of tree felling

The workers were gone since they had successfully leveled the tree. My bird watching days were over... or at least that's what I thought. But to my wondrous surprise, the beautiful hawks in my area have come over to my ranch to nest! The saga of the Red-Tail Hawk to be continued.

Do you have these beautiful birds in your area?

Having watched tree limbs fall over the past few days inspired me to share this post with you. Just playing a few simple chords to a familiar tune, London Bridge creates many songs for your preschool and kindergarten class.

Songs Sung to: London Bridge

Brand New Year 

      C
It's time to start a brand new year,
G7                       C
Brand new year, brand new year.

It's time to start a brand new year,
G7                    C
Welcome new friends.

C
We'll learn lots of brand new things,
G7                         C
Brand new things, brand new things!

We'll learn lots of brand new things
G7                     C
Let's get started now.

I'm So Glad You Came

C
Welcome to school today,
G                    C
School today, school today.

Welcome to school today,
G                       C
I'm so glad you came.

C
My name is Mrs. Brown,
G                   C
Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Brown.

My name is Mrs. Brown,
G                       C
I'm so glad you came.

Circle Time

C
See the circles on the floor,
G                  C
On the floor, on the floor.

See the circles on the floor,
G        C
On the floor.

C
Find a circle and stand on one,
G                    C
Stand on one, stand on one.

Find a circle and stand on one,
G             C
Stand on one.

C
Fold your legs and sit right down,
G                      C
Sit right down, sit right down.

Fold your legs and sit right down,
G            C
Sit right down.

C
Let's all listen to the teacher,
G                      C
To the teacher, to the teacher.

Let's all listen to the teacher,
G              C
It is circle time.

(Make circles on the floor in any arrangement using construction paper, masking tape, etc. As you sing the song, have the children follow the directions.)

Let Us See It

C
Eddie brought his show and tell,
G                     C
Show and tell, show and tell.

Eddie brought his show and tell, 
G                 C
With him today.

C
Take it out and show us now,
G                     C
Show us now, show us now.

Take it out and show us now,
G        C
Let us see it.

Wash For Lunch

C
We have washed our hands and faces,
G                         C
Hands and faces, hands and faces.

We have washed our hands and faces,
G                          C
May we eat lunch now?

(Additional verses: germs are gone, they've left no traces; We are sitting in our places.)

I'm a Helper

C
I'm a helper; yes, I am,
G               C
Yes, I am; yes, I am.

I'm a helper; yes, I am,
G        C
I'm a helper.

C
I will close the door today,
G                  C
Door today, door today.

I will close the door today,
G      C
I'm a helper.

(Additional verses: I will be the leader today: I will turn on the lights today; I will feed the fish today; I will mark the calendar today; etc. )

Hand Washing Time

C
Here we go to wash our hands,
G                         C
Wash our hands, wash our hands.

Here we go to wash our hands,
G                           C
Before we eat our snack.

(Substitute other activities for the phrase eat our snack.)

Today Is a Special Day

C
Today is a special day,
     G                   C
A special day, a special day.

Today is a special day,
G                 C
It's Wayne's birthday.

(Place a b'day crown on the child's head.)

C
Today wayne is six years old,
G                    C
Six years old, six years old.

Today Wayne is six years old.
G                  C
It's Wayne's birthday!

Every Week

C
Every week has seven days,
G                  C
Seven days, seven days.

Every week has seven days,
G            C
Can you name them?

C
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
G
Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
G                           C
Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

Have fun with these songs! If you play the piano and want to develop more skills as a musician, you may be interested in this music resource from Yoke Wong...

Take Your Piano Playing To The Next Level With These Courses

Blessings,






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