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Be A Friend

Lyrics by Jeffrey Friedberg and Jed Baker © 2009

Music by Jeffrey Friedberg © 2009

Goal: Learn how to be a good friend


Chorus:

You’ve got to be a friend to have a friend today oh yeah

You’ve got to be a friend to have a friend today oh yeah

Do something nice, help someone out

Say something nice, please don’t shout today

You’ve got to be a friend to have a friend today oh yeah


Listen to what your friends have to say

Compromise in the games you play

Do something nice, help someone out

Say something nice, please don’t shout today

You’ve got to be a friend to have a friend today oh yeah


Chorus:


Share your things and your friend will share with you

Take turns and your friend will take turns too

Do something nice, help someone out

Say something nice, please don’t shout today

You’ve got to be a friend to have a friend today oh yeah


Chorus:


Help someone cleanup their mess

Tell them you like their new dress today

The beginning of the day or at the end

It’s always nice to have a friend today

You’ve got to be a friend to have a friend today oh yeah


Chorus: (2x)


Hello

Lyrics by Jeffrey Friedberg and Jed Baker © 2009

Music by Jeffrey Friedberg © 2009

Goal: Learn how and when to appropriate greet people


When you’re walking down the street

To the people that you meet say hello

(hello)

When you’re walking down the hall to the

People short and tall say hello

(hello)

Look ‘em in the eye

Smile nice ‘n wide say hello

(hello)


At the beginning of the day

It’s so nice for you to say hello

(hello)

When you get on the bus

It doesn’t take much to say hello

(hello)

To the teacher that you see it’ll

Make ‘em happy say hello

(hello)


They may think you don’t care

If you pretend you’re not aware say hello

(hello)

Don’t look at the ground

Look up and make a sound say hello

(hello)

To the people in your world

All the boys and girls say hello

(hello)


At the end of the day

When you’re going home you say,

“Goodbye”

Say, “Goodbye”


Personal Space

Lyrics by Jeffrey Friedberg and Jed Baker © 2009

Music by Jeffrey Friedberg © 2009

Goal: Learn how to maintain appropriate personal space


Chorus:

Personal Space

Personal Space

Don’t invade my

Personal Space


When you’re talking to someone make sure you’re far enough

Don’t touch their face and don’t touch their stuff

If you stand and arms length away

Then they’ll listen to what you have to say


Chorus


Look at the person standing next to you

Don’t stand on their feet, oh don’t stand on their shoe

If you stand an arms length away

Then they’ll listen to what you have to say


Chorus


Ask before you touch

Someone or someone’s stuff

Or they may get mad and say enough

If you stand an arms length away

Then they’ll listen to what you have to say


Chorus


Eye Contact

Lyrics by Jeffrey Friedberg and Jed Baker © 2009

Music by Jeffrey Friedberg © 2009

Goal: Learn when and how to make eye contact


Chorus:

Eye contact, eye contact is what you do

When you are talking and listening too

Eye contact means you should look at their eyes,

When you are talking with girls or to guys.


When someone talks and you look at their shoe

What do you suppose they will think about you

“he is not listening he’s looking at my shoe

Eye contact, eye contact is what you do


Chorus


If someone is talking to you and you’re scared

You can look at their forehead it’ll show that you care

If someone is talking to you and you’re scared

You can look at their forehead it’ll show that you care


Chorus


Quiet your hands, and quiet your feet

Show how to listen when somebody speaks

When you fidget people think you don’t care

“She’s not listening she’s fidgeting in her chair”



Volume

Lyrics by Jeffrey Friedberg and Jed Baker © 2009

Music by Jeffrey Friedberg © 2009

Goal: Learn when to talk softly and when to talk loudly


If 1 is soft and 5 is loud

When do you whisper and when do you shout


Use a #1 voice to whisper in a movie

#2 voice in class at school

#3 voice talking to a friend

#4 voice at the swimming pool

#5 voice when you’re cheering at the football game….


If 1 is soft and 5 is loud

When do you whisper and when do you shout


Use a #1 voice to your parents at church

Use a #2 voice to the librarian

Use a #3 voice at the dinner table

Use a #4 voice while biking

Use a #5 voice at the rodeo





Sharing

Lyrics by Jeffrey Friedberg and Jed Baker © 2009

Music by Jeffrey Friedberg © 2009

Goal: Learn benefits of sharing


Chorus:

Sharing is caring

You’ve got to give if you want to get

Sharing is caring

Your friends they won’t forget


Sharing makes your friends feel at home

Sharing makes your friends feel less alone

Sharing makes people feel really good

Share with someone in your neighborhood


Chorus:

Sharing can be hard with a special toy

Before you share tell everyone, girl and boy

Any rules, any special care

That they should follow with the thing you want to share


Chorus:


Try to share a little bit today

Ask a friend if they want to play

With a toy that you choose

Sharing makes you a winner, oh you can’t lose


Chorus: (2x)





Turns

Lyrics by Jeffrey Friedberg and Jed Baker © 2009

Music by Jeffrey Friedberg © 2009

Turns: Learn the value of taking turn

I don’t like to…

Wait wait wait for my

Turn turn turn it’s so

Hard hard hard to

Wait wait wait but when I

Wait wait wait for my

Turn turn turn,  Others

Will be happy,

SO they let me have my turn.


Chorus: Wait, watch and learn

While you wait for your turn

Others will be happy

And they will let you have a turn.

Wait, watch and learn

While you wait for your turn

Wait, watch and learn


I was waiting for my turn

On the monkey bars

The line was so long

It was so, so far

So I watched my friends go

And I watched them swing

I waited, watched and learned

Then they let me have my turn.


Chorus:





Ask Someone To Play

Lyrics by Jeffrey Friedberg and Jed Baker © 2009

Music by Jeffrey Friedberg © 2009

Goal: Learn how to join a game


When you watch some kids

Playing ball

Watch them catch

And you watch them fall

All you want to do is

Play with them too

So you say,

”Can I play with you.”


Chorus:

What do you do

To join today…

Ask them

“Can I play”

What do you do

To make a friend

Say, Can I play?”


Say hello that game looks fun

Can I play along

Say to the kids what are the rules

Everybody sing along


Chorus:


If they say “no”

You can’t play

It’s time to walk away

Find someone else

Who likes to play

Say hello

”Do you want to play?”


Chorus:





Compromise

Lyrics by Jeffrey Friedberg and Jed Baker © 2009

Music by Jeffrey Friedberg © 2009

Goal: Learn how to compromise
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I want this

You want that

I want a dog

And you want a cat

How can we be happy when we

Want different things it’s

Time to compromise

Everybody sings


Chorus:

Compromise

It’s what we do to

A little bit for me and a

Little bit for you

Compromise

It’s what we do to

Everybody’s happy

Me and you


You want to play monster

I want to play princess

You want to play checkers

I want to play chess

How can we be happy when we

Want different things it’s

Time to compromise

Everybody sings


Chorus:

Let’s start with checkers

Then we’ll play chess

You’ll be a monster

I’ll be a princess

Everybody’s happy

That’s the prize

Everybody wins

When we compromise


Chorus:

Don’t the boss work it on out

Nobody scream and nobody shout

Compromise is what we do

A little bit for me and a little bit for you





Complement

Lyrics by Jeffrey Friedberg and Jed Baker © 2009

Music by Jeffrey Friedberg © 2009

Goal: Teach how to give complements


Chorus:

Complement is when you say

Something nice about someone today

Complement is when you say

Something nice about someone today


Compliment about how they look

Say, “I like your hair” or “I like shirt.”

Tell them they look really  good

Say something nice today


Chorus:


“Jose, your shoes are really cool”

“Sue, you’re good at math at our school”

“Connor, you were great in the play”

Say something nice today


Compliment about something they do

Tell them they read really good

Or say, “I like what you said in class.”

Say something nice about someone today


Chorus:


“Dad, this spaghetti tastes really great”

“Mom, I didn’t you could ice skate”

“Joe you can really play guitar”

“Fiona you can run really far”


Chorus:





Sensitive Topics

Lyrics by Jeffrey Friedberg and Jed Baker © 2009

Music by Jeffrey Friedberg © 2009

Goal: Learning what topics are “sensitive” and how to talk about them


Some things you think

But do not say, cause they make others mad if you say it today

Some things you think

But do not say ‘cause they make others sad if you say it today

Oh it’s Sensitive

Sensitive


Sensitive words can make others feel bad,

Saying mean things can make people feel sad 

Like talking about a pimple on your friends face

Or asking someone about their leg brace

Unless they bring it up – it’s probably

Sensitive

Sensitive


Sensitive topics can make people sad

Like asking about the death of their dad

Grownups can be sensitive about their age

Kids can be sensitive when they can’t read the page

Oh they’re Sensitive

Sensitive

Oh they’re Sensitive

Sensitive


If you’re not sure if it’s something’s that’s ok

To talk about with someone today

Ask a parent or a teacher for advice

They can tell you if it is something nice

Or is it

Sensitive

Sensitive

is it

Sensitive

Sensitive


Some things you think but do not say

You can tell your parents about them later in the day

Some things you think but do not say

Oh they’re sensitive

Sensitive

Oh they’re sensitive

sensitive


Teasing Song

Lyrics by Jeffrey Friedberg and Jed Baker © 2009

Music by Jeffrey Friedberg © 2009

Goal: Learning what to do when someone teases you


Getting teased is not so cool

Whether at home or at school

Sometimes kids don’t mean what they say,

Check it out first did they just want to play

Sometimes kids don’t mean what they say,

Check it out first did they just want to play


Getting teased is not so fun

Try to make them stop so they will be done

Tell them to stop (stop)  walk away

Show them you don’t care what they say

Tell them to stop (stop) walk away

Show them you don’t care what they say


Getting teased is not so cool

Whether it’s at home or at school

If it doesn’t stop go tell someone

That’s being brave to get the job done

If it doesn’t stop go tell someone

That’s being brave to get the job done





Accepting No

Lyrics by Jeffrey Friedberg and Jed Baker © 2009

Music by Jeffrey Friedberg © 2009

Goal: Learning that there is always something you can get if you wait calmly


Sometimes when I ask for something great

Grown ups say you have to wait,

If I don’t get mad

They’ll be very glad

And give me something later

I’ll get something greater

Oh yeah, oh yeah

Oh yeah, oh yeah


Chorus:

If I don’t get mad,

They’ll be very glad,

If I don’t get mad,

They’ll be very glad,

And give me something later

I’ll get something greater

Oh yeah, oh yeah

Oh yeah, oh yeah


Sometimes I ask for some dough,

But parents say no,

If I don’t get mad,

They be very glad

And give me something later.

I’ll get something greater

Oh yeah, oh yeah

Oh yeah, oh yeah


Chorus:


I ask my teacher for my turn,

She says, “Not yet, you have to learn.”

If I don’t get mad,

She’ll be very glad,

And give me something later.

I’ll get something greater

Oh yeah, oh yeah

Oh yeah, oh yeah


Chorus:




Mistake

Lyrics by Jeffrey Friedberg and Jed Baker © 2009

Music by Jeffrey Friedberg © 2009

Goal: Learning that making mistakes help us learn


Chorus:

Mistakes help us learn

Something new

Mistakes help us think about

What we do

It’s okay to make mistakes

It’s okay to make mistakes

Mistakes help us learn

Something new

Mistakes help us think about

What we do

It’s okay to make mistakes

It’s okay to make mistakes


I was/ standing at the blackboard in

Front of the class

The teacher told me to

Do some math

I wrote down the numbers but something was wrong

My numbers came out a little too long

It’s okay to make mistakes

It’s okay to make mistakes


I felt really embarrassed

I wanted to run but

Teacher said try again

‘cause math can be fun

So I tried it again oh I

Tried to concentrate

And I got it right and I felt

Really great

It’s okay to make mistakes

It’s okay to make mistakes


Everybody makes mistakes now and then

If you make a mistake try it again

Try, try to you get it right

If you can’t get it – that’s alright

It’s okay to make a mistake

It’s okay to make a mistake

It’s okay to make a mistake

It’s okay to make a mistake



Don’t be afraid to ask someone

To help you learn how it’s done

Ask for help if you don’t understand

It’ll help your brain to expand

It’s okay to a make mistake

It’s okay to a make mistake

It’s okay to a make mistake

It’s okay to a make mistake



If you make a mistake and hurt someone

apologize not all mistakes are fun

Be sure to say I’m sorry if you make someone upset

Learn from your mistake and you’ll be better yet

It’s okay to a make mistake

It’s okay to a make mistake

It’s okay to a make mistake

It’s okay to a make mistake





Calm Down Song

Lyrics by Jeffrey Friedberg and Jed Baker © 2009

Music by Jeffrey Friedberg © 2009

Goal: Teaching how to calm down


Your teacher says calm down, calm down now

You really want to but you don’t know how

Your teacher says calm down, calm down now

You really want to but you don’t know how

Your mind says calm down, calm down now

But your body says “help me I don’t know how”


So you say to yourself, “All problems can be solved,

If only I can wait and keep myself calm.”

So you say to yourself, “All problems can be solved,

If only I can wait and keep myself calm.”

You mind says calm down, calm down now

So you have to do something to calm your body now.


You can take a walk down the street

Or listen to music with a calming beat

You can take a walk down the street

Or listen to music with a calming beat

Your mind says calm down, calm down now

So you have to do something to calm your body now.


You can play with a toy to clear your mind

Or squeeze a stuffed animal to help you unwind

You ca play with a toy to clear your mind

Or squeeze a stuffed animal to help you unwind

Your mind says calm down, calm down now

So you have to do something to calm your body now.


Remember you can tell yourself, “All problems can be solved,

If only I can wait and keep myself calm.

Remember you can tell yourself, “All problems can be solved,

If only I can wait and keep myself calm.”

Your mind says calm down, calm down now

So you have to do something to calm your body now.





Feelings

Lyrics by Jeffrey Friedberg and Jed Baker © 2009

Music by Jeffrey Friedberg © 2009

Goal: Learn to Recognize and Label Feelings


Chorus:

Singin’

Ooh la la Hey hey

Show me what you’re feeling today

Ooh la la Hey hey

show me what you’re feeling today


Show me happy

Show me a smile

Make it 15 miles wide

Show me mad

Stomp your feet

Stomp ‘em hard

On the street


Chorus:


Show me sad

Make a sad frown

Turn your smile

Upside down

Show me silly

Silly like a clown

Show me silly

Dance around


Chorus:


Show your feelings that’s ok

As long as you do it the right way

Don’t yell or hit but talk with words

Tell the world everybody be heard


Chorus:

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