This is a song for which I have heard a lot of different variations, especially with the ending phrase. Here's the way I know it:
I love this song and use if for various concepts. With my kinders I use it for steady beat. I have a beat chart that has horses and they practice beat tracking, we play a couple different games with it (see below) and we use my cute little rocking horses with it. Here are my rocking horses:
With my first grades, I use it for la and of course we use it as an opportunity to review the known rhythms of ta, ti-ti and rest and the melodic known elements of so-mi. Here's the PowerPoint (I actually sing three verses of the song when we play the game):
There's a beat chart:
And immediate practice of la:
You can download this file from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
I hope you all are having a GREAT week!!!