Saturday, March 3, 2018

Have You Been To The Frog Street SPLASH Conference?

It's July 25-27 in Grapevine, Texas!

Click the image for more info. 

Have you been to the SPLASH Conference before?
Well, you are missing out! It is one of the biggest celebrations ever!
The evening gala is the BEST!

Here is what you need to know:

This conference is designed for:
Early Childhood Educators, 1st grade, Kindergarten, Pre-K, Pre-School, Toddler, Infant, Special Ed, Teachers, Directors, Administrators, Caregivers, etc. 
Did I mention the shopping?

It is held at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas.
(That is an experience you won't want to miss!)
You will want to attend a pre-conference event too!

The Pre-Conference is Wednesday, July 25, 2018. 
(It's amazing!)

The Opening Celebration is Wed. evening, July 25. 
(It's more amazing!)

The Closing Ceremony is Friday afternoon, July 27.
(You'll be glad you attended!)

Registration (Jan 1-March 31) is $399
After March 31 it's $449
Check out the Make & Take session below.

Pre-Conference Fees: 
Professional Learning Institute (PLI), Full Day:  $249 
Curriculum Training Morning Session, Half Day:  $79
Make & Take Afternoon Session, Half Day:  $99 (My favorite!)
You will learn so much while having FUN!

I hope I see you there!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

8 Ways to Go Paperless in Your Classroom + FREEBIES

Save Paper, Time, and Make Learning FUN:

Here are a few ways to provide engaging activities without taking the time to make copies. And just think of all of the trees you'll save!

1.  Using workbook pages in a NON-consumable way: This is so much more fun than circling pictures with a pencil, right? :)

2.  Use fun manipulatives to create new onset rimes:
I got this idea from HeidiSongs. She has tons of GR8 ideas on her blog: and GR8 ways to teach, using music, on her website:
Click the image to grab the FREEBIE.

3.  Copy it once on cardstock, laminate it, and use it for years and years:
Click to grab this set:
4.  Use sight word cards and picture cards to create sentences:
Use sight word cards + picture cards to create a complete sentence:
"I like to see my horse."

5.  Create a re-usable dry-erase surface where students can practice letter and number formation, their sight words, or writing of any kind. YOU can also write a word there for the student to copy. :)
I found these self-sticking lined, dry-erase sheets on Amazon.
I attached them to laminated construction paper for my small group table. 
6.  Use a dotted font and print letters, numbers, or sight words on cardstock. Students write their name on the card, place it on the carpet (or a carpet square if you don't have carpeting in your classroom), and they use a push-pin to poke through the holes. They get to take the card home and tape it to a window where the light will shine through to reveal their work. You can also tape these up on your classroom window and turn the classroom lights off to see the outside light shining through. Great to use for their names too! 
Click to grab alphabet dotted pin cards.

7.  And here is another FREEBIE for you:  An entire set of numeral cards with the straight 4 (not like this "4" one) and the straight 9 (not like this "9" curvy one). And the numbers are underlined so students know which way they go! I put up a clothesline in front of a cupboard and students got to add the number cards to the clothesline to create a number line! Tons of fun and the cards are FREE! You can grab a clothesline at the Dollar Store. ;)
Click to grab this FREEBIE!
8.  I even tested without worksheets! I used ESGI. It will save you oodles of time and your students will literally BEG you to test them! Try it FREE for 60 days (NO credit card required) & enter my code KFUN to automatically qualify for $40 off your 1st year! 
Click to get your FREE 60-day trial + $40 off your 1st year! 

I hope you got an idea or two here today. Leave your GR8 ideas about how to use less paper and make learning engaging and FUN in the comments. :)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A FREEBIE, Prizes, & Learn How To Make EVERY Child a Writer!

Catch My Writing Webinar & Turn EVERY Child Into A Writer...

 Register now by CLICKING HERE
Watch it live to win prizes 
or watch it later when it's convenient for you. 
Click the sign above to register.

... with fun, engaging techniques! 

Did I mention that there will be prizes?

EVERYONE gets this set FREE!!!!!

I'll see you all on Jan. 17! 
1:00 Pacific time
Register now 
and watch it when it's convenient for you. 

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Who Wants to Win A Year of ESGI?

Win a FREE Year of ESGI, My Favorite Thing!
Do you know what ESGI did for my class? 
1. It was the reason my students started to beg to be tested!
2. It saved me hundreds of hours testing, recording, & creating RTI.
3. It gave my administrators and me useful data to drive my instruction! 
And YOU can try it 
FREE for 60 days 
(no credit card required) 
+ enter my code KFUN 
and you will automatically qualify for 
$40 off of your 1st year!
Just CLICK HERE to get started!

This is why I love ESGI:

The Rafflecopter will begin on Dec. 27!
Winner will be announced on New Year's Day!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Ready Or Not, Here We Come, Tennessee!

Look at who will be in Tenn. Nov. 2-3:

Click the photo to read all about the conference. Then, click the red tab to register!

Your day will begin with Shari Sloane
Shari Sloane

Her keynote, "Every Day's An Adventure" where Shari will share some of her more amusing experiences in her kindergarten classroom over the past 30 years.

Then, chose from an amazing list of sessions from Katie Mense's "I'm Done With Centers. Now, what?" to...
Katie Mense

... Leanna Wolkis Goldstein's "Guiding Young Readers to Independence."
Jessica Searfoss will show you how to "Differentiate your ELA Centers For Your ELL Students" and Palma Lindsay (that's me) will show you how much fun it is to teach foundational skills through nursery rhymes with "Mother Goose On The Loose!"
Jessica Searfoss
Palma Lindsay

And Shari Sloane will present on Sight Words, Intervention, & Fluency!

Are you looking for some new Math ideas? 

Then, There is Day 2!

Start your day with Palma Lindsay's keynote "Ingredients For Success" where you will be inspired to make this your best year EVER!

The day ahead is filled with Make & Takes and regular workshops like these:

Adam Peterson

Plus so many more!