Saturday, August 25, 2018

Get on our Vintage Back to School Bus Part 1


Welcome to our “Get on our Vintage Back to School Bus Part 1” post!





It is Back to School time so come board our AKGHV Vintage Back to School Bus and take a ride with us back through the days of yesteryear!

 



As always, we begin our BTS adventures viewing our FAV vintage school bus reels:

The Bus Driver - 1946




School Bus Safety during the 1970's:




1975 Seven Oaks Productions Film Death Zones "School Bus Safety":




1976 Emergency School Bus Evacuation from the American Automobile Association:







1980 Bus Nut: 





Ghost Rider - Bus Accident Prevention 1982:




1983 Rescue Man:




Payday School Bus Safety 1983:



1985 Good Morning, Mr. Johnson:



School Bus Safety:




If I Were The Bus Driver:


While this is song contemporary, your wee ones will dig it!
School Bus Kids Song | Nursery rhymes | Children's songs by Patty Shukla:






My wee babes love story time and it really trips me out that with all the high tech everything floating around they absolutely are in awe every time I break out the books! Rather mind blowing when one thinks about it, I DIG it tho' as reading is my bag!!! 



Here are our FAV School Bus themed books:

The Berenstain Bears are in a hurry to “catch the Bus”! Will they make it? Your wee babes can find out reading this adventurous “Step into Reading” series book:






Your wee ones can Catch the Bus with the Berenstain Bears on Amazon:


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Or on eBay: 

Berenstain Bears Catch the Bus

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As well, your somewhat older babes can watch the Berenstain Bears Catch the Bus here:





The Wheels on the Bus is an all time FAV across the board and we read two versions that have different Interactive features. The first version features movable tabs and since the anticipation of finding how they move is high among the wee set, this version prompts impelling reading:







Our other version is a Little Golden Sound Story. After you read the passage pertaining to one of the sound buttons, choose a child to push the correct button, they DIG IT!!!




If you are of a mind to purchase these most bodacious Wheels on the Bus book versions, DIG the quick links:

From Amazon:



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Last but most def NOT the least, our ALL time FAV, The Bingity-Bangity School Bus from Wonder Books. My wee babes are on their seat wondering what will happen next to Busby, yours will be as well! We dig the hard cover: 












 and the read and hear book and record from Golden Books:





Get one or both for your wee babes today from Amazon:



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Another FAV is The Little School Bus by Carol Roth. Featuring animal characters wih whimsical rhyming names:  sleepy sheep, squirmy worm, hairy bear, quick, quick chick, fox with socks, pig in a wig, and goat in his coat. Your wee babes will laugh with glee and beg to have you read this book again and again!!!
 




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Margery Cuyler wrote lively version with the same title only her version is sung to the I’m a Little Tea Cup tune:






My wee babes try to sing along with me throughout the entire story and yours will as well!  


Get a copy from Amazon:

 

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The Little School Bus by Margery Cuyler

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As one can imagine I have collected many a rhyme over the decades. Here are the School Bus rhymes we like to recite or sing:



Bus Safety
Sing to: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

When you're driving on the bus,
Don't stand up and make a fuss.
Follow every safety rule,
The driver will get you safely to school.
Talk quietly and be polite,
Listen well, and do what' s right.





Hello Mr. School Bus by C.S.Calkins

Hello Mr. School Bus, may I have a ride?
“Oh, yes!” replied Mr. School Bus, “Please step inside!”
“Just have a seat in the first row,
And after you sit, off we will go!”
Around the corner and down the street,
Await other children Mr. School Bus must greet!
The children come aboard one by one,
Mr. School Bus keeps driving until all are on.
Now all the children are off to school,
Where they will learn the Golden Rule!




I Ride the School Bus

I ride the school bus when I’m leaving school,
I’m so very careful to follow each rule.
I sit on my bottom; I stay in my seat,
I use a soft voice; keep still hands and feet.
Quietly riding without any fuss,
This is the way I ride the school bus!





Little Yellow School Bus by Pamela R. Jarrell
Sing to: I've Been Working on the Railroad 


I'm a little yellow school bus,
On my way to school.
I carry all the little children,
Yes, that is what I do.
When I see a child is waiting
My lights go flash, flash, flash!
When the drivers see my stop sign,
They all stop just like that. 





The School Bus Comes For Me
Sing to: Farmer in the Dell

The school bus comes for me.
The school bus comes for me.
Hey ho, its time to go.
The school bus comes for me.
First we pick up John,
Next we pick up Susie,
Then we pick up ?
Last we pick up ?
Now we are at school.
Now we are at school.
Clap and cheer we're finally here.
Now we are at school.






The Wheels On the Bus Action Song

The wheels on the bus go round and round;
round and round;
round and round.
The wheels on the bus go round and round,
all through the town!
(pump your arms up and down like a train wheel) 

The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep;
beep, beep beep;
beep, beep, beep.
The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep;
all through the town!
(pretend to beep horn) 

The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish;
swish, swish, swish;
swish, swish, swish.
The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish,
all through the town!
(move your forearm back and forth like a windshield wiper) 

The people on the bus go up and down;
up and down;
up and down.
The people on the bus go up and down,
all through the town!
(bob up and down) 

The babies on the bus go waa, waa, waa;
waa, waa, waa;
waa, waa, waa.
The babies on the bus go waa, waa, waa,
all through the town!
(pretend to put your fists in your eyes like a crying baby) 

The parents on the bus go shh, shh, shh;
shh, shh, shh;
shh, shh, shh.
The parents on the bus go shh, shh, shh,
all through the town!
(put your index finger over your lips) 

The signals on the bus go blink, blink, blink;
blink, blink, blink;
blink, blink, blink.
The signals on the bus go blink, blink, blink,
all through the town!
(flick your fingers on both hands like you’re flicking water off them) 

The motor on the bus goes zoom, zoom, zoom;
zoom, zoom, zoom;
zoom, zoom, zoom.
The motor on the bus goes zoom, zoom, zoom,
all through the town!
(pretend to be driving the bus)



Wheels on the Bus Safety Song
 
The children on the bus go up and down,
Up and down, up and down.
The children on the bus go up and down,
All the way to school.  

Other verses:
The children on the bus should sit down in their seats …
The children on the bus should talk quietly …
The children on the bus keep their hands to themselves …
The children on the bus listen to their driver … 



There are other versions you can do with this tune such as sight words or letters. Just follow the pattern below and insert your activity words:



The word (letter) on the bus says ____ (the) (b), ____(the) (b), ____(the) (b).
______(the) (b), _______(the) (b), _______(the) (b),
______(the) (b), _______(the) (b), _______(the) (b)
The word on the bus says ____ (the) (b), ____(the) (b), ____(the) (b)
All through the town.


 

Zip-a-dee-do-dah First day of School adapted by C.S. Calkins

Zip-a-dee-do-dah,
Zip-a-dee-ay.
We’re excited cuz its our first day!
We’re gonna learn and we’re gonna play!
Zip-a-dee-do-dah,
Zip-a-dee-ay.

It is time for us to go now,
We’re gonna ride the school bus;
Our new teacher’s waiting for us!
Zip-a-dee-do-dah,
Zip-a-dee-ay.
Wonderful feeling, on our first day!



For older children, I like to get their brains working by reciting this School Bus riddle. See who can quickly guess the answer:

In bright yellow coats
All in a row,
We sleep through the summer
With no place to go.
In September we wake up,
Guzzle our fuel,
And stop at the corner
To take you to school!
WHAT ARE WE???







And now for your AKGVH Get on the Vintage Back to School Bus EXCLUSIVE vintage FREEBIE: 

Vintage School Bus Song Sheet




Well that wraps up our AKGVH “get on our Vintage Back to School Bus – Part 1” post! Be sure to visit us soon for Part 2 and join us for MORE vintage School Bus activities and FREEBIES!!!



See you there!!

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