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I'm In a Rotten Mood!

(Sung to the tune of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star")

Introduction:
Talk about moods. As a class, brainstorm as many different moods the class can think of. Read the poem and discuss if anyone in the class has felt that way.

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I'm in a rotten mood today,
a really rotten mood today,
I'm feeling cross,
I'm feeling mean,
I'm jumpy as a jumping bean,
I have an awful attitude-

I'M IN A ROTTEN MO-O-OD!

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I'm in a rotten mood today,
a really rotten mood today,
I'm in a snit,
I'm in a stew,
there's nothing that I care to do
but sit all by myself and brood-

I'M IN A ROTTEN MO-O-OD!

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I'm in a rotten mood today,
a really rotten mood today,
you' better stay away from me,
I'm just a lump of misery,
I'm feeling absolutely rude-

I'M IN A ROTTEN MO-O-OD!

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Found in:
The New Kid on the Block, by Jack Pretlusky, published by Greenwillow Books, 1984.

Extension:
Now have them sing this poem to the tune of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star". Can they still be in a bad mood?