Working with kids for all these years, I have built up quite the immune system. I’m constantly surrounded by coughing and sneezing, especially during cold and flu season, and most of the time I’m able to avoid catching those bugs myself…but not always.
All of the “achoo”-ing I hear on a regular basis inspired this particular tune. You know how much my students and I love a song that starts out slow and speeds up as it goes along, and that is exactly what this song does, too.
Even some of my not-so-verbal students are saying “achoo!” right along with me, and it’s so much fun to hear them keep up with me as the song speeds up. I’ve been having them play egg shakers and chiquitas, since the “ch” sound they make fits perfectly.