Monday, September 28, 2009

Another Testimonial-Sept, 2009

Here's another testimonial, this one from a couple of days ago.

Hi Dan,
My name is Tere Fieldson and I teach kindergarten at Hopkinson in Los Alamitos, California.  It's my 26th year of teaching kindergarten and I LOVE IT!  I feel very fortunate to have seen you present Soundabet for our district
about 10 years ago.  Ever since that presentation, I have helped other teachers new to kindergarten, learn the
"Dan Gurney Soundabet."  In fact, the other teacher that helps me, brings a banjo to kick it off!  I truly must say
your Soundabet has added an incredible, fun tool to my program.  My students love shouting, "Soundabet Alert!"
Thanks again for sharing (so enthusiastically) this great reading and writing tool.
Please send me an order form so I can order some things for our new K teachers.
Tere Fieldson

Friday, September 4, 2009

12 Days into the Year

I'm frequently asked when I introduce the Soundabet in kindergarten. I don't know why, but people are often surprised when I say, "On the first day."

This is what the basic Soundabet song looks like as it is sung in my classroom very early on in the year. This video, shot yesterday, shows you how it looks 12 days into kindergarten.

The students seem to be engaged and having a good time with it.

What do you think?