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  • $171 goal

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Ms. Cross
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Songs To Learn Letters And Sight Words For Low Income ELLs

My students need Sing and Spell the Sight Words DVD, Singable Songs for Letters and Sounds DVD, and Heidisongs DVDs to help them learn letter identification, letter sounds, and sight words.

My Students

My students are incredible. Students come from a tough area in Las Vegas spanning a 2 block radius of apartments. All students at our school receive free breakfast and lunch. Although they have challenging home circumstances, they come to school eager to learn each day.

As most of my students are English Language Learners who enter kindergarten speaking limited to no English, it is challenging to teach letters, sounds, and sight words in tandem with helping students to acquire the English language.

Heidisongs, help assign the meaning students need to learn the skills. Last year, Heidi Butkus was able to visit our school thanks to another kindergarten teacher. The student responses to her singing and dancing were amazing. Students latch on immediately to her methods as she integrates singing, visuals, and kinesthetic learning into everything she teaches. This past year I was able to get every child in my classroom reading and writing by the end of the year at or above grade level. While this was rewarding, if we had Heidisongs to incorporate weekly into lesson plans I believe student results could be even higher!

My Project

My students need Sing and Spell the Sight Words DVD, Singable Songs for Letters and Sounds DVD, and Heidisongs DVDs to help them learn letter identification, letter sounds, and sight words. I would use these songs to introduce letters and letter sounds to students. After introducing a new letter we would continue to practice the song and motions until students were proficient. When students are proficient with letters and letter sounds, sight words would be the next step to get them all reading! Sight words can be difficult for English Language Learners because they are not easy to assign meaning to like other vocabulary and they don't usually follow the basic grammar rules of the English language. These songs are catchy and great at assigning meaning to words. After students have learned one of the sight word songs they would be able to use it in conversation, writing and reading!

Donating to these tools for learning will help at risk students in my classroom succeed as readers, writers, and speakers!

If students can leave Kindergarten reading and writing above grade level they have an excellent chance at succeeding in first grade and in life!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sing & Spell the Sight Words - Volume 5 DVD • Amazon $15.00 1 $15.00
Sing & Spell the Sight Words - Volume 4 DVD • Amazon $15.00 1 $15.00
Sing & Spell the Sight Words - Volume 3 DVD • Amazon $15.00 1 $15.00
Sing & Spell the Sight Words - Volume 2 DVD • Amazon $15.00 1 $15.00
Sing & Spell the Sight Words Volume 1 DVD • Amazon $15.00 1 $15.00
Singable Songs for Letters and Sounds DVD • Amazon $15.00 1 $15.00
Sounds Fun Phonics DVD • Amazon $15.00 1 $15.00

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This project will reach 175 students.

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