A Song About Returning to School

Here’s a song about coming back to school. You can watch the video, listen to the words, and read the lyrics at the same time:

Here are the lyrics. As you listen, write down the words you hear in the blanks:

“We’re Going to Be Friends” by the White Stripes

Fall is here, hear the yell,
Back to _____(1)________, ring the bell.
Brand-new shoes, walking blues,
Climb the fence, books and ______(2)________—

I can tell that we are gonna be friends,

I can tell that we are gonna be friends.

Walk with me, Suzy Lee,
Through the park and by the tree.
We will rest upon the ground
And look at all the _______(3)__________ we’ve found.
Safely walk to school without a sound,

Safely walk to school without a sound.

Here we are, no one else,
We walked to school all by ourselves.
There’s dirt on our _______(4)__________
From chasing all the ants and worms.
We clean up and now it’s time to learn,
We clean up and now it’s time to learn.

Numbers, letters, learn to spell,
Nouns and books, and show and tell.
At playtime we will throw the _________(5)__________,
Back to class, through the hall.
Teacher marks our height against the wall,
Teacher marks our height against the wall.

And we don’t notice any time pass,
We don’t notice anything.
We sit side by side in every class.
Teacher thinks that I sound funny,
But she likes the way you ________(6)___________.

Tonight I’ll dream while I’m in bed
When silly thoughts go through my head
About the bugs and ______(7)______________
And when I wake tomorrow I’ll bet
That you and I will walk together again.
I can tell that we are gonna to be friends,

Yes, I can tell that we are gonna be friends.

To check your answers,

1. school

2. pens

3. bugs

4. uniforms

5. ball

6. sing

7. alphabet

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