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Animaniacs 50 States & Capitals

Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Indianapolis, Indiana

And Columbus is the capital of Ohio

There's Montgomery, Alabama, south of Helena, Montana

Then there's Denver, Colorado, under Boise, Idaho.


Texas has Austin, then we go north

To Massachusetts' Boston, and Albany, New York

Tallahassee, Florida, and Washington, D.C.

Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Nashville, Tennessee.


Elvis used to hang out there a lot, ya know.


Trenton's in New Jersey, north of Jefferson, Missouri

You've got Richmond in Virginia; South Dakota has Pierre

Harrisburg's in Pennsylvania and Augusta's up in Maine

And here is Providence, Rhode Island, next to Dover, Delaware.


Concord, New Hampshire, just a quick jaunt

To Montpelier, which is up in Vermont

Hartford's in Connecticut, so pretty in the fall

And Kansas has Topeka; Minnesota has St Paul.


Juneau's in Alaska and there's Lincoln in Nebraska

And it's Raleigh out in North Carolina and then

There's Madison, Wisconsin, and Olympia in Washington

Phoenix, Arizona, and Lansing, Michigan.


Here's Honolulu; Hawaii's a joy

Jackson, Mississippi, and Springfield, Illinois

South Carolina with Columbia down the way

And Annapolis in Maryland on Chesapeake Bay.


They have wonderful clam chowder.


Cheyenne is in Wyomin' and perhaps you make your home in

Salt Lake City out in Utah, where the Buffalo roam

Atlanta's down in Georgia, and there's Bismarck, North Dakota

And you can live in Frankfort in your old Kentucky home.


Sa-lem in Oregon; from there we join

Little Rock in Arkansas; Iowa's got Des Moines

Sacramento, California; Oklahoma and its city

Charleston, West Virginia, and Nevada, Carson City.


That's all the capitals there are! 






Mean (clap) oh mean! (clap)

Me-me-me-me-me…mean! (clap-clap)

I said Mean (clap) oh mean! (clap)

Me-me-me-me-me…mean! (clap-clap)

Add ‘em and divide ‘em,

And the average will be seen... 

I said… Mean (clap) oh mean! (clap)

Me-me-me-me-me…mean! (clap-clap)

                                           LJensen ’05



First you take the numbers

Order them-in a row.

When you get ‘em there,

You're ready to go!

I said....ready to go!


First you cross off .......the left,

Then you cross off........the right!

Next you cross off ........the left,

Then you cross off ..........the right!


When you ‘hit’ the-middle,

Then you’re done with the fight!

Buuuuut-If-you've got two-numbers,'s what you do…


Add ‘em together,

And divide it by two!

I said, divide it by two!

                        LJensen ’05




Mode (clap) oh, mode! (clap)

Mo-mo-mo-mo-mo…mode! (clap-clap)


I said...Mode (clap) oh, mode! (clap)

Mo-mo-mo-mo-mo…mode! (clap)


Find the number that-appears most,

It's a number to behold-I said…


Mode (clap) oh mode! (clap)

Mo-mo-mo-mo-mo…mode! (clap-clap)

                                  LJensen ’05



Range...It’s strange

its really not a beast 


You take the highest number

and you take away the least


That’s range

uh huh

That’s range

                        LJensen ’05



Say Yo!  Say Yo Yo, Yo! Say Yo!!


When you gotta round numbers and you’re in a jam

Just listen to this song and I’ll give you a hand!

You just slip to the side, 

and you look for a five.


You just slip to the side, 

and you look for a five.


Say Yo!  Say Yo Yo, Yo! Say Yo!!


Well if the number that you see is a five or more, 

You gotta round up now, that’s for sure.


If the number that you see is a four or less, 

You gotta stay the same to avoid a mess.


Say Yo!  Say Yo Yo, Yo! Say Yo!!


adapted and rearranged by LJensen from

original song by Joe Crow



Rounding numbers

it’s a blast,

We can do it 



Find the number-place asked for 

look to the right is it 0-4? 

If the answer is yes

it just stays there

if the answer is no kick it in the air!




All the numbers-to the right

are big but lose the fight

change ‘em all to zero

but that’s all right!

All right!

that’s all right, all right! 

                                                      LJensen ’09



Sung to:

 If You’re Happy and You Know It”


If it’s big, 5 through 9, go up, it’s fine!

If it’s small, 0 through 4, stop, no more!

Whether the number made a change

or the number stayed the same, 

put zeroes to the right down the line!

                                  2005 Maximizing Potential



I tell you girls...............I tell you boys, 

We're gonna stand up, and make some noise, 

Gonna name the polygons you need to know. 

So, get on your feet...COME ON, LET'S GO!


A three-sided shape is a...triangle, 

A four-sided shape...a quadrilateral. 

A five-sided shape is a...pentagon, 

And now you know those, so...LET'S MOVE ON!


A six-sided shape is a...hexagon, 

A seven-sided shape is a...heptagon, 

An eight-sided shape is an...octagon... 

And now you know those, so...LET'S MOVE ON!


A nine-sided shape is a...nonagon, 

A ten-sided shape is a...decagon. 

Those are the names of some polygons, 

Let's do 'em again...AND THEN MOVE ON!

                                          © 2002 Mary Pat Nydahl. 



I'm “acute” little angle

As cute as can be!


I'm “obtuse” - I'm BIG,

So, don't mess with me!


I'm right, I’m 90,

Perfect as can be!


I make a perfect L…

No one does it like me!


Uh-huh…I'm right!

Uh-huh…I'm right!

                                    LJensen 09



Sung to:

The More We Get Together 


When you neeeed to find perimeter, perimeter, perimeter 

When you neeeed to find perimeter, 

Well, here’s what you do:


First you’ll measure all sides

all those sides you’ll add up

Make sure you don’t forget one 

or it will be wrong.


Noooow you need to label

to label, to label

So noooow you need to label

the unit you used.

                          LJensen ‘09



Sung to: Mary Had A Little Lamb


Area is the inside 

the inside 

the inside

Area is the inside

Just measure length and width.


When you have the length measured, width measured, both measured, when you have two sides measured you multiply them both.


Then you need to label it, label it, label it.

Then you need to label it with your unit squared. 

2005 Maximizing Potential



Sung to: Row Row Row Your Boat


Volume is inside 

filled up to the top.

You measure three sides from one vertex

then multiply and stop.

La-bel it with cubed

because you used three sides.

You-must make sure you do all this

 ‘cause you need to know the size.

                                         LJensen ’10



It’s a turn-a...rotation

It’s a slide-a...translation

It’s a flip-a...reflection

It’s a trans-for-ma-tion...

...not an aggravation...just a cel-e-bra-tion!

So slide to the side, turn around right, flip upside down and make it oh so right...

It’s a turn-a...rotation

It’s a slide-a...translation

It’s a flip-a...reflection

It’s a trans-for-ma-tion

                                LJensen ’12



Numbers tell the story of how far

No matter where you go you’ll know just are

12 inches to one foot and there are 3 feet to one yard

Once you know these measurements, it’s really not so hard


If I tell you that at 2 you’re 30 inches tall

You will know how big you were, it’s measured on the wall

Six inches less a yard and 9 below a meter

Pretty soon you’ll become a measurement reader


If your mother wants to make a cold cherry torte 

2 cups equal just one pint, and 4 cups equal a quart

3 teaspoons to one tablespoon, 8 ounces in one cup

now you have dessert and you can eat it all up


When you have a taste for milk, after cherry torte,

go and grab a gallon, but that’s really 4 quarts.

half pint equals one cup which is what you get at lunch

I bet you get this measurement stuff, it’s really not a hunch


When you walk around a field you feel kinda tired

you’ve walked five two eighty feet (5280) and that’s just a mile

when you pick a pound of rocks, that's really not a lot

16 ounces also is the weight of what you’ve got


Using numbers scientists keep track of all they do

They write it down, and soon they’ve found they’ve learned a thing or two

12 inches to a foot, and there are 3 feet to one yard

Once you know these measurements, it’s really not so hard

                                                                    Ljensen ’09



Time, time, we tell time,

How many ways do we tell time?


Sixty seconds in one minute

You can tie your shoes in it


60 minutes in one hour

Go for a walk and pick some flowers


24 hours in one day

Time for school, sleep meals and play


7 days in one week

Time full of school and the weekends to sleep


About 30 days in one month

The moon orbits ‘round the earth just once


About 4 weeks in one month, too 

I’ll turn the calendar page for you


12 months in one year

Blow out the candles on your birthday dear


52 weeks in one year

Time for the seasons to pass, it’s clear


365 days in a year 

Looks like the end is finally here!

©2005 Maximizing Potential 




(Tune of “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”

Written by Joann Barnett)


I’ve been looking for some mul-tiples

All the live long day

Multiples go on forever

To infinity they say.


Listing multiples of numbers

Requires that you multiply


Keep multiplying by a number.

Now we’ll let you try.


The number times a one,

The number times a two,

The number times a three, and four and five.

The number times a six,

The number times a seven,

The multiple is always biiiigger!.


adapted from:



Sung to: Frere Jaques


Factors, factors    factors, factors

What are you? What are you?

You are what goes into

another number equally

you are smaller    than the number


Now let’s find the    factors of a number.

There are just a few,   there are just a few

factor times a factor  gives the original number

each small pair      is a set of factors

                                           LJensen ’10



sung to:   Twinkle Twinkle Little star


There are many clouds out there 

that fill up full with cold-moist air


Up above the world so high

like some cotton in the sky

you are formed from water drops

Then your rain falls down in glops


There are many names for you

to tell you-apart in skies so blue.

Cumulus is so-fluffy 

and Stratus is a layer you see

Cirrus whispy, sky is blue

with lots of clouds the whole year through.


Clouds up there are so pret-ty they make the world so nice to see.

                                                                       LJensen ‘09



Sung to

She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain When She Comes


Water travels in a cycle, yes it does

Water travels in a cycle, yes it does


It goes up as evaporation

Forms clouds from condensation

Then comes down as precipitation, yes it does!



sung to ‘Row Row Row Your Boat’


ISAT ISAT test has finally come

we need to study 

for science, math and reading oh how fun


we need to eat and sleep

and try to get good grades

it will help us all a lot

if we concentrate.


use your re-sources

don't rely on your head

use your pencil, paper and songs

to help you get ahead


keep it nice and quiet 

so all can concentrate

if we follow all these rules

we really will do great!       

                                           ljensen ‘09



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