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January 2010 Newsletter

In this month's newsletter we have songs and
activities for Valentine's Day, plus other important information.
Thank you, {!name} for the Christmas and New Year greetings.

1. Valentine Cards to Make
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There are ten Valentine card activity sheets on this PDF:
Valentine ActivitySheets link:
http://www.kididdles.com/sheets/activity/1184
Each card has writing lines inside for your students to write their
messages. Four cards are in color and the other four in black and
white for coloring.
To make the cards, fold along the longer side of the sheet, on the
dashed lines, and then fold again.

To see all the KIDiddles ActivitySheets, click on this link
ActivitySheets: http://www.kididdles.com/activitysheets_home.html

2. Valentine SongSheets
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Here are the Valentine SongSheets:
A Special Valentine http://www.kididdles.com/sheets/song/978
A Valentine for Me http://www.kididdles.com/sheets/song/1122
My Valentine http://www.kididdles.com/sheets/song/697
St. Valentine's Day http://www.kididdles.com/sheets/song/992
Valentines http://www.kididdles.com/sheets/song/1121
Valentines are Coming http://www.kididdles.com/sheets/song/1120
Waiting for a Valentine http://www.kididdles.com/sheets/song/1184

Click on this link SongSheets to see all the KIDiddles SongSheets:
http://www.kididdles.com/songsheets_home.html

3. New Registration System
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You can now download the printable sheets directly from the song
pages. You no longer have to go to the full list of all the sheets.

1. Just go to a song page, for example, Baby Bumble Bee:
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/b002.html
2. Click on one of the reduced printable sheets in the left margin.
3. You will be asked to sign-in, but you do not yet have a password.
4. Click on "Forgot My Password", so that we can email your password.
5. Wait 30 minutes for your account to be activated.
6. You will then be able to sign-in with your new password.
7. Download as many sheets as you like directly from the song pages.

4. Reading K-3
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The sample lesson for the new "Reading K-3-How to Teach Reading,
Writing and Spelling" lessons is almost ready. I'm just waiting for
some final feedback from teachers who are testing it.

The response so far as been fantastic. I can't wait to find out
what you think of it. I hope you'll let me know what you think
after you see the sample lesson. The lessons use the synthetic
phonics method. If you didn't watch the video I made about
Synthetic Phonics, You can see it here:
Please follow the link to see the video:
http://reading.s3.amazonaws.com/rk-3video_02.html

I will email you as soon as the sample lesson is ready.

5. Rock the Cradle
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I've just uploaded this lovely lullaby performed by Sandi & Stevie,
I know you'll love it. Rock the Cradle MP3:
http://www.kididdles.com/assets/songs/music/r100.m4a

You can also visit the song page for the lyrics:
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/r100.html

6. Top 20 Songs for 2009
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Here the list of the most popular songs on KIDiddles last year:

1. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/t023.html

2. Hush, Little Baby
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/h012.html

3. Baby Bumblebee
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/b002.html

4. Baa Baa Black Sheep
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/b001.html

5. Frère Jacques
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/f010.html

6. Little Bunny Foo Foo
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/l007.html

7. The Wheels on the Bus
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/b014.html

8. Mary Had a Little Lamb
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/m003.html

9. This Little Light of Mine
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/t029.html

10. Alphabet Song
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/a004.html

11. If You're Happy and You Know It
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/i007.html

12. Old MacDonald
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/o009.html

13. A-Fishing
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/a031.html

14. Apples and Bananas
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/a008.html

15. Jesus Loves Me
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/j008.html

16. The Ants Go Marching
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/a009.html

17. Eensy Weensy Spider
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/e001.html

18. He's Got the Whole Worldin His Hands
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/h005.html

19. Rise and Shine
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/r024.html

20. Yankee Doodle
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/y004.html

7. More Great Websites
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"1000s of FREE teaching aids
Thousands of colourful free visual aids, activities, posters,
signs & labels, displays
and more! EVERYTHING'S FREE!"
See this and thousands of other great teacher sites at:
http://www.sitesforteachers.com/cgi-bin/in.cgi?id=terry

Keep on Singing!

Francis


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