My students and I have our favorite songs already, and we absolutely love all the Sight Words DVDs. With that said, there is so much to tell you about my students and those videos that I am going to do a separate post all about the sight word videos soon. I want to highlight some of the other videos that are going well in my classroom.
My 1st grade students were working on Nonsense Word Fluency earlier this year, and I quickly realized that many didn't know the letter sounds, so I had to find ways to help the kids remember them. Heidi's Letters and Sounds DVD did just that.
Our reading program is flying through blends, which my kiddos are struggling greatly with. Some of them are still learning letter sounds, and we are already doing blends. Heidi's Phonics songs have been great to help with the blends.
Here is the song for 'sh' that we have been working on in my classroom:
Language Art is not all that we sing about! Heidi has us singing in Math also. I have even had my 6th graders and other teachers joining in on the 1-100 song. It is so catchy and so much fun.
Here is an absolutely adorable video of a class doing the 1-100 song. Be careful.. it will be stuck in your head!! It is wonderful!
As you can see, the songs are very catchy, and adorable. They are easy to use for 1 song at a time or for 10 at a time. I love that it gets the kids up moving also. Heidi is in the process of doing more videos with different animated backgrounds and a variety of people leading them. I will be posting soon about the Sight Word DVDs and a very cute story about how much my students love Heidi already.
What are your favorite songs by Heidi?