Rolling down the road with the wind on my tail
Pressing my foot to the floor this big rigs rolling, heading for home.
I’m getting tired I no longer want to roam!
Picked up ten tons of coal, Oh Yeah!
Drove it about a hundred miles or so, Oh Yeah!
But when I got to the other end, oh Yeah!
They told me I had to take it back again,
Mark Bainbridge ©
This is a fun song, at the driver’s expense, written for the math’s concept of counting by tens.
The meaning of “Big Rig”,“miles” and “bog” may have to be explained.
To get children involved quickly, let them yell out “Oh yeah!” at the end of each line, as if yelling over the engine of the “big rig”!!
There are a number of activities covering a range of areas on this theme including language development, Art and Craft, Social Studies and Mathematics housed in the MEMBERS CONTENT area of this web page.
As an example: Social Studies: Survey: Make a roster and monitor the loads of Utes, trucks and semis as they travel past a set point on the main road nearest school.
This could go into a Math’s session on Graphical Representation, or just draw conclusions from the cargo as to the main industries or produce in the area.