Once upon a time, one of the teachers at the school where I worked asked if I could work on names and spelling. Of course, I gladly agreed and came up with a cute little tune to do just that.
Many of the students there are nonverbal or cannot spell, but that didn’t stopped them from enjoying the song. It’s so much fun to see a child light up when they hear their name being sung and spelled by me and the staff.
When I sing this song, I go around the room and look directly at each child as I sing about him/her so that he/she knows that it is his/her turn. Many of the teachers or staff use sign language to spell out the names as I sing them.