Do You Want to Fly?
"Do You Want to Fly?"
Join Tameka Potts as she builds herself a set of wings and learns how to fly! In this song, we review vocabulary from classic children's books like "Ms. Spider's Tea Party" and "The Three Little Pigs." Words include: frail, colossal, peered, flung, splendid, tucked, soaring and more.
Do you know about Tameka Potts?
She lived way up on a mountain top,
Her body was weak, it was frail,
I mean she moved kind of slow like a snail,
Her legs were too weak, she couldn’t prance,
She couldn’t jump around, she couldn’t dance,
But her life wasn’t all gloomy,
It wasn’t dark and sad like a scary movie,
Because at night when she’d fall asleep,
She’d slumber, and begin to dream,
She dreamt of flying on golden wings,
On splendid, beautiful golden wings,
But for now she stayed tucked away,
Hidden in her house so far away,
The whole world below was unaware,
They didn’t know what she did up there,
Do you want to fly?
Now, Tameka wandered around,
She walked here and there, and she found
Sticks from trees that had toppled down,
Fallen down to the ground,
At her home, she glued the sticks to the stones,
Sang a song, and made it sturdy and strong,
After a week, she had a colossal glider,
A huge pair of wings to ride on,
She strode to top of the mountain,
Walked right up with her glider beside her,
She peered out at the world below,
Looked down, counted “one, two, three, let’s go!”
She flung herself in air, threw herself up there,
The wind pushed her glider and she was flying,
She flew high like a bird, she was soaring,
Do you still think Tameka’s life is boring?
Do you want to fly?
Ms. Spider's Tea Party by David Kirk, Cows Can't Fly by David Milgram, Into the A, B, Sea by Deborah Lee Rose, I Love You the Purplest by Barbara M. Joosse and The Three Little Pigs by James Marshall.
You'll learn these words:
frail, prance, gloomy, slumber, splendid, tucked, unaware, wandered, toppled, sturdy, colossal, strode, peered, flung and soaring.
I helped my frail neighbor carry her groceries up the stairs.
walk proudly, or in a bouncy way
Carl and Marco pranced down the street after they won their basketball game.
dark and dreary
I didn't want to go outside because it was such a gloomy day.
Giselle's parents wrapped her birthday presents while she slumbered.
having great beauty; very good; of high quality
Brigit couldn't wait to wear her splendid new tutu to ballet class.
hide away, or fit something tightly into something
I like when my parents tuck me into bed and read me a story.
don't know what is going on
Josh was unaware that he needed to bring gym clothes to school, so he had to play kickball in his normal clothing.
walk around without any specific destination
Stacey's family wandered around the fair until they found a good ride.
fall down or knock down
Jill was angry when her brother toppled her sand castle.
strong; hard to break
It is important to build sturdy houses so that they don't fall down during storms.
very, very large or strong
When the hiker reached the top of the colossal mountain, he cried with happiness.
walk with long steps
I strode quickly down the block to tell Mike the important news.
look in a searching way
Teresa peered out her window to see if her grandmother had arrived yet.
throw with force
Emma angrily flung her doll across the room.
fly high in the sky, or rise rapidly
The eagles soared over the field.
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