One Zero Zero

by Teresa Jennings

"One Zero Zero" is a very simple rock tune that celebrates the 100th day of school. We like to think of it as a kind of cheer for the occasion. It's nice and repetitive, except for the section at measure 14. But even there the melody is repetitive. It's just the lyrics that will require more work. Hint - they rhyme. If you use the song with younger kids and you want to simplify the lyrics, go right ahead.

For a bit of movement, each time the students sing the words, "one zero zero" have them pantomime the numerals with their fingers. Index fingers up for "one." Index fingers and thumbs touching in a circle for "zero."

Of course we think the recording is pretty cool and you should use it. But if you want to just play it on piano, it will work fine. Add some unpitched percussion, like cowbell and tambourine, for fun.

Text is taken from Music K-8 magazine.