I listened to the Halloween version on the cd in my car for a few days, but I still had to use a cheat sheet the first couple of days in October. My kids caught on SUPER QUICK and they think a Halloween version is just a hoot! There aren't really hand motions for the Halloween version in the manual so I made up a few and so did my kiddos.
In the Phonics Dance manual it suggests starting the "hunks and chunks" on week three. Well, it's like week six and we just started. Maybe next year when I'm used to the program I can be on the ball like that! So far we've learned "sh" and "ch." I'm so excited to see how my students use these hunks and chunks when they are trying to decode a word. I have high hopes because I still hear students sing parts of the song while they are writing and reading! (It really is too cute!)