My name is Mark Luchauer, creator of Have Fun Teaching (HFT). I started HaveFunTeaching.com in 2005 using a $600 grant I received from my school district where I taught 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade. The goal of Have Fun Teaching is to bring FUN, CREATIVITY, and INSPIRATION back into classrooms all over the world!
I have this BIG IDEA that will help kids learn how to read!
If you are interested in Helping Children, Improving Literacy, and Making Learning FUN, then please Join The Movement by backing this idea!
When this project is funded, ALL 220 SIGHT WORD VIDEOS WILL BE FREE on the Have Fun Teaching website and Youtube so that millions of teachers, parents, and children all over the world can benefit!
Step 1. You LOVE THIS IDEA and want to help kids all over the world learn how to read!
Step 2. You BACK THIS PROJECT by making a Pledge. Whether you want to Pledge $1 or fund the entire project, the impact you will have is on a global scale! Just click the green button on the top right of this page.
Step 3. We will create 220 Animated Sight Word Music Videos for teachers, parents, and kids that will be available for FREE on our website and Youtube!
Step 4. You SMILE...because you are helping millions of teachers, parents and kids all over the world!
All 220 Sight Word Songs and Videos will be offered for FREE, via YouTube and on the Have Fun Teaching website, for everyone to benefit as soon as they are created!
Not only will your pledge help teachers, parents, and children all over the world...you will also receive AWESOME REWARDS for backing this project! Take a look on the right side of the screen for a list of our Rewards. Your pledge, whether it is small or large, is greatly appreciated!
We just added the Advertiser Reward! Please be sure to contact local businesses in your area to see if they would be interested in having their Company Name displayed on these Sight Word Videos!
We will also be introducing BRAND NEW original Have Fun Teaching characters in these music videos, called Funzies!
Here is Roxy teaching how to grow a flower in the Is Video shown above:
There are 220 High Frequency Sight Words taught in elementary grades that are the most frequently used words in reading and they don’t follow the traditional spelling rules. All children must learn these Sight Words in order to become effective readers.
Here are some Sample Sight Word Songs that I have already written and recorded.
With your help, we could turn these songs into amazing animated videos for kids!
- A large population of students are unable to read.
- The current educational system is broken.
- Testing has consumed our classrooms.
- Teachers and students are burned out.
- High quality, animated, and engaging educational music videos that are guaranteed to teach kids how to read and put FUN back into the classroom!
Note: All Characters, Names, and Logos are Trademark and Copyright Have Fun Teaching, LLC. All copyrights, trademarks, and/or other types of intellectual property used in, or originating from, this project remain the sole property of Have Fun Teaching, LLC. All unauthorized commercial uses of the resulting songs and videos, or the characters appearing therein, are expressly prohibited and will result in legal action.
Risks and challenges
Step 1: Writing the Sight Word Songs - My goal is to write and record 1 Sight Word Song per week until they are all finished. This is a huge undertaking and could get overwhelming at times. I don't want to get burned out, so I may have some weeks where I may not finish a song. My goal is to finish writing and recording all 220 songs by Winter 2015 and get the rewards out shortly after that.
Step 2: Creating the Sight Word Videos - The video animation team that will be working on the Sight Word Videos project will be creating 1 video per week. At this rate, we are looking at about 2 years to complete all 220 videos. If the video animation crew has any delays, then it may prolong the production. However, we maybe be able to complete 2 videos per week if I can write and record the songs fast enough.
Step 3: Rewards - We will need to collect email addresses from all of our backers to email the downloads, which could take several days/weeks depending on the number of backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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