April 20, 2018

Kicking Off the Year: Chants & Skits

After your first secret patrol, you need to get the word out that the “Watt Watchers are Coming”, as well as the particulars of your program and why this program is important. Your group can do this through memos, posters, or announcements, but it is much more fun and more effective to announce these through skits and songs. Your Watt Watchers patrol groups can perform at staff meetings, over the audio announcements, or at school assemblies. They could even take them to a school board meeting. The chants and songs included here work well with elementary students and outgoing high school students. Any age group could do the skits. They could sing their songs as they march into the lunchroom, or after school on the way to the bus. Remember that a supportive staff is always the best way to have a successful program.

The Classic Story of the Three Little Classrooms

Three “classrooms”- each with a chair, flashlight and a teacher. One of the classrooms has a few students sitting on the floor around the chair. A few Watt Watchers on patrol. Narrator.

Scene 1:

All classrooms are full. The teachers are at their chairs with their flashlights on. Narrator may want to explain the classrooms.

“Mrs. Straw is in her classroom teaching about housing, Mrs. Sticks is in her classroom grading papers, and Mrs. Bricks is in her classroom calling parents.”

The Watt Watchers come to the first room. Seeing the students learning they turn to the audience and say:

“Teacher’s here, Students here, leave the lights on”;

“Place a check on the form- no waste going on.”

As they are facing forward, the second teacher places her flashlight on her chair (ON) and leaves her classroom.

Scene 2:

Watt Watchers turn back to the classrooms and go to classroom number two. They see the light on and look inside. Seeing no teacher, they turn to the audience and gasp:

“Teacher’s gone, Lights are on, wasting energy”

“Leave her a ticket, teach her off, off, off”

While the Watt Watchers are facing forward, the teacher from classroom number three turns off her flashlight and leaves it on the chair then leaves the room.

Scene 3:

Watt Watchers turn back to the classrooms and go to classroom number three. They see the light is off and look inside. Seeing no teacher they turn to the audience and cheer:

“Teacher’s gone, lights are off, saving energy “

“Leave her a thank you, praise her off, off, off”

Narrator: “And this is the well know story of the three little classrooms. Now, what happens next…?”

Doo-Watt-Diddy-Diddy

There we were just a burnin’ up the lamps,
Singin’ Doo Watt Diddy Diddy, dumb, really dumb.
Using up voltage, and wasting up those amps,
Singin’ Doo Watt Diddy Diddy, dumb, really dumb.
We look bad (look bad). We not smart (not smart)
We look bad, we not smart. Everybody do their part.
Before we knew it, we were saving energy.
Singin’ Doo Watt Diddy Diddy, smart, really smart.
Saving the planet and a lot of mo-ney.
Singin’ Doo Watt Diddy Diddy, smart, really smart.
We look good (look good). We look smart (look smart)
We look good. We look smart.
Everybody do their part.
(bridge)
We knew we were blowin’ a fuse
——
Yes we did, and so found some ideas everybody can use.
Now we’re together, and we’re doing what’s right.
Singin’ Doo Watt Diddy Diddy done, get it done.
Conservation makes us look – so bright.
Singin’ Doo Watt Diddy Diddy, done, get it done.
We look good (look good). We look smart (look smart)
We look good. We look smart. Everybody do their part.
Doo Watt Diddy Diddy done, get it done. (We’re singin’)
Doo Watt Diddy Diddy done, get it done. (Turn out the lights!)
Doo Watt Diddy Diddy done, get it done.

Going on a Watt Patrol

Good Morning!
(Cup hands around mouth)
What a beautiful day.
(stretch and yawn)
Today we join the Watt Watchers
(pat legs with hands)
We’re so excited!
(raise arms- like yippee)
(Chorus:)
We’re going on a Watt patrol
(pat legs with hands)
We’ll see who left their light on
(pat legs with hands)
We’ll see who turned their lights off
(pat legs with hands)
We must be very quiet
(shhh- with finger to lips)
We have to go down this long hall
(put hand above eyes and look a long way)
There are classes going on
(shhh- look right and left)
Tip, toe, tip, toe- peek in the door
(make tip toe gesture and peek around a corner)
The lights are on, nobody’s here
(hands on hips and shake head)
We’ll leave them a ticket!
(pretend to hang ticket on door while shaking head)
Uh Oh- here comes the teacher
(hands up to face- like in Home Alone)
And he says
(say very quietly and ominously)
“Thanks for the reminder Watt Watchers”
(say loud and cheerfully)
Chorus
We have to go to the gym now
(pat legs)
We march across the playground
(use arms like you are marching)
Over the jungle gym
(climbing motions)
Down the slide
(Roller coaster arms – above head)
The gym is dark- nobody’s here
(Feel around in the dark- nod head in approval)
We’ll leave them a thank you note
(pretend to leave note)
Uh Oh- here comes the coach
(Home Alone face)
And he says
(quiet and ominous)
“Thanks Watt Watchers”
(loud and cheerful)
Chorus
Now we’re going to the office
(Pat legs)
Back across the playground
(marching)
Over the jungle gym
(climbing)
Down the slide
(roller coaster arms)
Back down the long hall
(hand to forehead- searching)
Right up to the big door
(draw the door in the air)
Tip, toe, tip, toe, – peek in the door
(tip toe and peek around corner)
The lights are on and nobody’s here
(hands on hips, shake head)
We will leave the principal a ticket
(hang on door)
Uh oh- the principal is in there
(Home Alone face)
Working at her computer
(make typing motions)
And she says
(quiet and ominous)
“You’re wonderful Watt Watchers. You are saving the school a lot of money and helping us learn to be more energy efficient. You are helping to save the planet!”
(principal says loud and cheerful)
Yeah!!