Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Phonics Dance & GIVEAWAY!!!!

As a former 2nd grade teacher I struggled finding a fun, engaging, and EFFECTIVE way to teach my students phonics. I searched high and low for ideas and methods that might help me to succeed in teaching phonics. It wasn't until half way through my second year of teaching that I came across this website:

After researching and then asking several colleagues in my school district about this program (which no one knew anything about) I decided to give it a whirl. Well folks, I was sold! I ordered the CD and the first lesson manual. It was right up my alley and my class LOVED it! It is SO engaging, fun, and INCREDIBLY EFFECTIVE! 


Here is a little explanation on what the Phonics Dance actually is:


"The Phonics Dance!™ is a quick and easy way for primary grade 
educators to teach phonics and increase the reading and writing skills 

of each and every student in your classroom. It is multilevel learning at 
its best, and can provide success for all students, regardless of their 
developmental level. This is a nationally recognized program which is 
based on research and meets the standards for the Leave no Child 
Behind Law.


This Six Step Program offers learning through cost free strategies that 


incorporate rhyme, movement and chant. Building on phonemic 
awareness, students become confident, successful writers. In the 
process they develop strong decoding skills through the use of 
“hunking and chunking” to build poise and fluency in reading. Learn 
how to use your word wall to teach all your language arts concepts!"

I think the most exciting thing about this program is that it actually makes learning Phonics understandable for children. It makes sense! Although this program is geared for teachers, it would be a great resource to use at home to supplement your child's learning. I'm thinking SUMMER! (hint hint) :) This program is created for children ages 4-10 (grades Pre-Kindergarten-3rd grade). If you are trying to help your child with reading and decoding words. This is an excellent investment! I would highly recommend buying the CD and book to start.
      


View THE PHONICS DANCE products page here: PRODUCTS


I also noticed that Virgina Dowd (creator and author) has made a CD for math
Hmmmm...I might just have to get that one!  

And just because we LOVE all of you SO much and love THE PHONICS DANCE so much...

For our EASTER GIVEAWAY we are going to give one lucky winner their very own PHONICS DANCE CD!!!



Here is how you can win this amazing CD:

1. Make sure you follow our blog by clicking under FOLLOWERS!
2. Get a friend (or 2, or 3) to follow our blog. 
3. Add our button to your own blog. 
4. Post a link to our blog on Facebook explaining the giveaway.
5. Leave a comment saying you have done all of the above and what feature you like most about our blog.

THANKS! Spread the word! Good luck!
The winner will be announced on Easter night!

36 comments:

Lindsey (The Teacher Wife) said...

I totally need this! (since i'll be teaching second grade and all...) I am def. a follower!

Heidi said...

I am already a follower, I love your blog. Although I majored in El. Ed and taught sixth grade one year, I ultimately loved teaching math in junior high for a few years. I would love to learn about the math one, but I would also love the phonics one for my four year old.

Heidi said...

Also, I added your button to my blog, but I only have a measly 12 followers.
http://shetriestolearn.blogspot.com/

From Anything 2 Everything said...

I love your blog. Thanks for all the great ideas. I also love the extra websites you added. I have done all of the requirements as well.

Cristy said...

I completed your entry requirements. I love all the ideas on Moms Who Teach Monday.

The Activity Mom said...

This sounds like an amazing product! just what we need.
I'm a follower of your blog and tweeted about this giveaway!

Jennifer said...

I'm a reading specialist and just found out about this product.

Lesson Plan SOS Teachers said...

I have never heard of this and I like the sound of it!!!! I am alsway looking for new and exciting ways to engage my 2nd graders. I'm a new follower!

Mrs. Reality said...

Sounds like a great cd! I'm a new follower and 2nd grade teacher with the "strategic intervention" group so these interactive songs sound fantastic!

Becki said...

I'm a follower of your blog. This looks like a great product. Thanks for sharing the information.

Kim said...

I would love this! I am a new follower!

Jennyfer Murphine said...

I am your newest follower! This will be great for teaching kindy next year. I also really liked the crayon roll idea. What a fun gift!

www.teachinginthecouv.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

This looks so cool! I am now a follower of your wonderful blog!
Primary Inspired

Brenda said...

This looks so intriguing. Just linked you up on my FB!
Primary Inspired

Brenda said...

I added your button to my blog! Check it out @ Primary Inspired

Brenda said...

The feature I like best is your search by age button & that you have early childhood on your blog. I have 2 little grandaughters who are about to turn 1!! This is perfect!
Primary Inspired

Stephanie said...

I'm following your blog. And I like your post about book making.

Carol said...

I'm a new follower and simple love reading your blog.

I love the zip lock bag book idea.

lala said...

I'm a blog follower!

lala said...

I posted a link to your giveaway at facebook.com/liwil!

Gladys said...

I'm a new follower...and I love your blog! I can use almost all of your ideas either at home...with my firsties...or at home with my 2 year old! Thanks for sharing with us!

Gladys
http://teachinginhighheels.blogspot.com

Shanna said...

I did all the requirements to qualify for the giveaway! I hope I made it in time! I would LOVE this one.

Abigail said...

I wish I had a blog to post your button to, but I do not. None the less, I would love to have this CD to use in my classroom with my kiddos to freshen things up a bit! Fingers crossed!!!

Hadar said...

This does look really cool! I'm a new follower thanks to The Teacher Wife :)

Hadar
Outfitted and Inspired

Colleen said...

I just found your blog through The Teacher Wife. I am a follower!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Love, Polka Dot said...

I just found your blog and love it!! I am now a follower. I currently teach Title I Intervention and this is exactly what I need to teach my kiddies phonics! I hope I'm on time...Happy Easter :)

Julie said...

I am a follower! I teach kindergarten and this will be a wonderful addition to my curriculum!! Crossing my fingers!

yvonnee said...

I am a follower. Great Blog and I would love to win this giveaway.

yvonnee said...

I like all of the photographs and how friendly your site is.

yvonnee said...

I do not have a blog but I did send a link to all of my k-2 teacher friends. :)

Jamie said...

I'm following, thanks for the chance!

Dave and Mandi said...

I follow your blog!!

amy.hufstedler said...

I love your blog...and I sure hope I win I have always wanted to get the Phonics Dance!!

Emily said...

I'm a follower and told some others about your blog! I also added your button to my blog and mentioned this giveaway!

I love how you have activities sorted by age group!

Amber said...

I follow your blog.

Conchy said...

I just found you and I’m following you!

I don’t have a blog but posted on FB! Keep up the great sharing of ideas. I love it!

Conchy

Conchy.Marcano@gmail.com