A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara
As an elementary school music teacher, I have quite an assortment of puppets which I have collected over the past 30+ years. One of my first is a long, green snake-like puppet with alligator teeth.
I call it my “snakagator.” I named it Juba from one of the first songs I learned in my elementary music methods courses.
The song lyrics say “Juba this and Juba that. Juba chased a yellow cat. Juba up and Juba down. Juba running all around.”
It is one of the first songs I sing in my youngest classes. I can let them pick animals of particular colors for Juba to chase or I can fill in children’s names.
The kids love it! My two year old preschool class particularly loves Juba. In fact for a while, every time they saw me, they would shout “Juba!”
It doesn’t bother me at all. I have been called much worse.
Where were you when my son was starting school. Oh, wait! You would have been in his class.
Ha! Ha! Although we are a rare breed, there are still good music teachers out there!