Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Because shouldn't teaching be fun?!

The funny thing about the social media world we're living in is that we can network WAY past our reach. In fact, it's how I reconnected with an old high school friend of mine. Get this...he's also in the virtual education scene. How random is that?! His name is Mark Luchauer and with a $600 grant from his school district, he left the classroom to create Have Fun Teaching.

Here's my mini-interview with him:
Grades you've taught in the past? 2nd, 3rd & 5th
Favorite grade? 2nd
Favorite thing to teach? science
Favorite creation on Have Fun Teaching? Water Cycle Song
Favorite after school snack? Cocoa Puffs
And in the name of glamour, your favorite thing to wear?? :) Baby blue t-shirt with a narwhal playing a keytar.
{lol...Mark is such a fun guy!!}
Even more important than Mark's amazing resources is his passion for education, the next generation and you...hard working teachers. I believe in his vision completely so I invited him to share about his newest CD & DVD set to teach perfect for kindergarten!!
Learning shapes is a fun and exciting time for kids! These Shape Songs and Shape Videos by Have Fun Teaching effectively teach the shapes using a complete audio, visual and kinesthetic experience with high energy, upbeat songs that teach Shape Names, Geometry Skills, Math Vocabulary and Shape Recognition.
The Shape Songs CD includes 12 Shape Songs that teach shapes such as Circle, Square, Triangle, Rectangle, Rhombus, Trapezoid, Parallelogram, Polygon, Pentagon, Hexagon, Octagon, and more! The Shape Songs DVD includes videos for each of the songs! Be sure to check out the Have Fun Teaching Shape Songs and Shape Videos!
There are so many freebies available at Have Fun Teaching: flash cards, phonics lessons, math activities...even SmartBoard files!  But {bonus} if you want to order CDs or DVDs you can use the code HAVEFUN10 to get 10% off this month! Who doesn't love a sale, right?!

Go support Mark & use up all that he's created. And if you're looking for something that you can't find...ask him! You might just see your idea on his blog next.  ;)


  1. I love the circle song!! Can't wait to check out his website for more. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for the wonderful resources!
    Check out my new blog Teaching in Valley

  3. Awesome post! Thanks Kristin!!!

  4. I found Have Fun Teaching earlier this summer, but hadn't looked at it too much yet. Thanks for sharing! I will definitely look into it more.

    Kari :)

  5. Thanks for sharing! What a great resource!

    Lovin’ Kindergarten

  6. Thanks for sharing this great resource! I can't wait to explore it some more!

  7. That is amazing that you know him! I use his CD's and songs all the time. My favorites were the sight word songs. I can't wait to get my hands on all the new stuff. Thanks for sharing!!!

  8. WOW I can't believe you know him!!! I posted about his songs at the beginning of the summer on my blog, and I just shared his site to a group of teachers at a workshop a few weeks ago. My kids LOVE, LOVE, LOVE his songs. Thanks for sharing your interview.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  9. I can't even tell you how much my kinder kiddos LOVE the Have Fun Teaching videos. I've been using the letter videos for 2 years now and the kids beg me to watch them each time a new letter is introduced. And I love that they have other language arts videos/songs, too... once I played the "verbs" video, they grasped the concept much faster than previous classes did! LOVE IT!

    The Kinder Garden

  10. Wow!!!!! He is seriously FAMOUS in my class. I'm so jealous. How amazing. Thanks for sharing this.


  11. I use this site all the time!! Although I'm typically an early childhood teacher, 2 years ago I taught 6th grade - I used the parts of speech songs - the noun song, the verb song, etc. One of my students kept complaining that it was "stuck" in her head - I told her that was my point exactly!! The songs are sooo catchy!!! :)


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