First Grade, First Grade

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First Grade, First Grade, a fun song kindergarten children about to graduate to first grade can perform for parents at their leaving party, is sung to the tune of 'New York, New York'.

Recorded and made unforgettable by singer Frank Sinatra during 1979, the tune was, of course, written by Kander and Ebb. This team of writers produced a huge number of popular tunes from the 1960s onwards.

The lyrics for First Grade, First Grade were written by primary school teacher Sherri Hobbs, Texas (not to be confused with Sherri Hobbs, the Gospel singer). Sadly not widely known, this fact is highlighted as part of Kimi Sturgeon's (Stafford Primary School, 2012) rendition of the song.

First Grade, First Grade is great fun for performing children and watching adults alike, as this cute performance clearly shows. Often ending with a little dance or, as in the above example, hat-waving, this delightful little song is definitely a great way to celebrate graduation from kindergarten to first grade.

Teachers could even show their little students how to form a chorus line, link arms and then kick their legs high up into the air, while ending the song by singing 'La-la-lalala-la-la-lalala-la-la-lalala-la' before taking a bow.

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Sheryl Holder, Clovis, California

25 April 2014 at 1:14am

Nice job. Beautiful voice....such a difficult song to do well! ;-)

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loretta, gardner

19 March 2014 at 9:14pm

hi do you have 1st gade songs

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Gulyaim, Uzbekistan

4 April 2013 at 7:43am

Funny children. I like it.

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Nailah, United States

30 December 2011 at 5:40pm

its beutiful we used to have that in my school like i said its beutiful!

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Len, Bahrain

13 September 2011 at 6:54pm

this is fantastic!

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Roxy, United States

19 August 2011 at 3:57pm

love it

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Carla, United States

23 July 2011 at 5:21am

I really love this it was so fantastic. I'm a new first grade teacher and I love this :)!

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Jorge, Mexico

11 June 2011 at 2:43am

nice song that's what I need to my children's graduation,

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Matthew, Afghanistan

17 May 2011 at 2:08am

1. The number line 2. Adduition boogie 3. How many pennies 4. Sing of the plus 5. Kipper the dog 6. Duck taes

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Twisha, India

17 September 2010 at 3:19pm

keep it up

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Mary, Raceland Usa

22 April 2010 at 3:30am

can i get the music to first grade first grade?

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