The Grade 2/3s have really enjoyed everyone’s songs this week and wanted to share a traditional Canadian song with you.

Our song is a combination of My Paddle’s Keen and Bright and Land of the Silver Birch. They are traditional Canadian folk songs that were often sung while paddling in a canoe. The paddlers would use the beat of the song to help them paddle in unison. The two songs are partner songs (Two songs that can be sung together at the same time).

Have you ever paddled in a canoe before?
Can you think of any other times that songs are used to keep the beat?