Again, something I found on the web a long time ago. We start learning these on the first day. I pin them on the ceiling. The children lay down and read them while I point to the words with a laser. Once they have mastered a poem, I put a copy in one of the reading centers for the children to put in their literacy binder (poetry section). ** I also teach the leader of the day to lead the children in these songs should I have to answer the phone or talk to a visitor. Amazingly, they break out in song....proud moments!
I use these poem/songs to teach all the basics:
discriminating between letters, words, and sentences.