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.