The Bee, by Dana Yastremskaya

7 Nov

The Bee words and music by Dana Yastremskaya (age 10) Minsk, Belarus In your stomach There lived a little bee She liked to eat some honey And sing a song about a tree She dreamed of money But it is … Read More »

Suzy The Monkey, by Alina Budko and Ksyusha Grebennikova

16 Jun

Suzy the Monkey words and music by Alina Budko (age 11) and Ksyusha Gebennikova (age 11) Minsk, Belarus In my flat there lived Suzy She liked to eat bananas under the bed She dreamed of friends But she can’t find

The Monkey, by Artiom Tereshchenko and Nikita Agaryshev

16 Jun

  The Monkey words and music by Artiom Tereshchenko (age 11) and Nikita Agaryshev (age 11) Minsk, Belarus There lived a monkey She lived in the jungle She liked to eat bananas And ride on the elephant She dreamed of … Read More »

The Cockroach, by Kolya Artyushevski

11 Nov

The Cockroach words and music by Nick Artyushevski (age 11) Minsk, Belarus In the kitchen There lived a cockroach He liked to eat Inside the fridge He dreamed of eating All the fridge food But the door is closed

Lovely Lively Mouse, by Nastya Zhdanovich and Ksyusha Stankevich

10 Nov

  Lovely Lively Mouse words and music by Nastya Zhdanovich (age 13) and Ksyusha Stankevich (age 12) Minsk, Belarus In a cage There lived a mouse He liked to swim a lot of times He liked to run away from a … Read More »

Student Songs from Tajikistan

2 Aug

      On July 4th, 2007, in Dushanbe, I met with a group of young English learners and we spent two hours together. First we did a listening activity based on a a short song that I wrote the night … Read More »

Camp Love, by Anvar Khamraev, Umed Nuriev and Sherioz Makhmidov

2 Aug

Camp Love words and music by Anvar Khamraev, Umed Nuriev and Sherioz Makhmidov Dushanbe, Tajikistan In a camp I met a girl I fall in love She makes me blind I lost my mind By the time she loved me … Read More »

The Crazy Cow, by Dilya Umarova, Yasmina Inomova and Manizha Batirova

2 Aug

The Crazy Cow words and music by Dilya Umarova, Yasmina Inomova and Manizha Batirova Dushanbe, Tajikistan Between the rocks The crazy cow She is alone She wants to eat And broke her horn And starts to cry She runs away … Read More »

Two Crickets Kissing, Writing A Haiku

31 Jul

At the 2007 CATEC Conference (Central Asian Teachers of English Conference) I attended a workshop in haiku writing by Ludmila Shirmina from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. First Ludmila had us brainstorm in groups. We wrote down anything we wanted on the topic … Read More »