Saturday, April 29, 2017

End of the Year Kindergarten Celebration:

It's As Easy As 1, 2, 3 (or maybe 4):

1) Make A "Good-bye" Gift: 

(And a FREEBIE poem!)

My Crayon Candle & poem project is an awesome gift your students can easily make to give to their parents. There is even a version of the poem for ANY children who might not be graduating and will be spending another year in K. And the best part is that this is a FREE download!

Click the image above.https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/End-of-Kindergarten-Crayon-Candle-490903

All you have to do is let the children break and unwrap their fat primary crayons and drop them into a glass baby food jar. Remember to label the bottoms of the jars with their names. I like to do this with masking tape because it is sometimes hard to read the names when this project is done, even if you use a dark colored Sharpie. 
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After the kids fill their jar with crayons, slide a birthday candle into the center of each jar. This is a lot less expensive than buying candle wicks. It might take a little wiggling, but you can get the candles in. 

Last, after school, melt some paraffin wax and pour some into each jar. I like to use my home-hand wax machine. It melts the wax and I can easily ladle it into each jar. Let them sit overnight to cool.

I like to roll up this poem and tie it to each candle. My students gave these to their parents at the end of their graduation ceremony.

You can grab this FREE poem by 



2) Perform a Cute Song: 

For your parents or just for the school. This song can be sung to the tune of "It's a Small World".
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Just print and glue to construction paper (12" X 18") to create a big book that you can use to teach your Littles this cute song
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It is sung to the tune of "It's A Small World" which you can download (an instrumental version) from iTunes.  
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I like to bind my big books at the bottom (landscape style) so all I have to do is push the current page down with my thumb and let gravity allow the page to drop, exposing the next page. Then, I'm not fiddling with turning pages while the children are singing. :)
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You can grab this song by


3) Dazzle your class with a cute End of the Year certificate:

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Check out these fun end-of-the-year certificates. These CUTE graduation certificates are Ready-to-Print for Pre-school, Pre-Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten (TK), and Kindergarten.

You even get a blank copy so you can fill in any special program you might have. 
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You can grab your copy by

4) AND HERE IS A FUN, HEALTHY TREAT:

Perfect to serve at your celebration!
My students LOVED these!

Just cut bananas in half, cut a slit for the grape, add grapes and you're done!

I hope you like these fun ideas. 
Do YOU have any cute ideas that you do with your class? 
Share your End of the Year ideas below for our readers! 

See you all on the 30th of next month!
Palma 
KFUNdamentals


Friday, March 3, 2017

How I Adorn Thee?... Find out here.

I have discovered my newest favorite thing!

Do you have (or know someone who has) a teething baby or toddler? I bet they are always trying to grab something to chew on, like mom's keys or jewelry. Well, I have discovered the perfect, clean, and safe solution! Teething jewelry!
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This one is part of the "Pretty Mama" Collection.

"How I Adorn Thee" makes silicone jewelry that is worn by moms and used by their babies and toddlers to ease the pain of teething. Brilliant, right?
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This is part of the "Funky Mama" collection. 

They are safe, stylish, and they even come in children's sizes so your child may wear his/her own beads.
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This is part of the "Mom & Tot" collection.

The beads and rings are non-toxic. They are made from food-grade silicone which is safe for babies and children alike. The clasps are designed to break away if the baby pulls to hard. It is important to note that these products should be used under adult supervision as they could  pose a choking hazard if used incorrectly. 
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This is part of the "Bracelet" collection.

They also make some styles with natural wooden beads and rings made from North American maple. Some have been treated with beeswax or oils such as olive, avocado  or grape seed. 
And they even have bracelets for dads! 
Check out the men's collection by CLICKING HERE
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This is part of the "Men's" collection.

Both silicone and wooden beads and rings may be cleaned up easily with mild soap and water.
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This is part of the "Kiddo" collection. 

They are also great to entertain your little one while you are shopping or at a restaurant. 

I'm thinking that if your child has issues with chewing pencils, toys, or even their clothing, you might want to try this alternative. They make child-size jewelry for boys and girls that can be cleaned daily. 
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Child-size necklace.
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Child-size necklace.

They make child-size jewelry for boys and girls 
that can be cleaned daily. 



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Smart, Safe, and Stylish! 

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You can order them here:
Retailers who carry 
How I Adorn Thee:





Friday, January 27, 2017

My Valentine to YOU: A Give-away & a FREEBIE!


It's Time For A Give-Away!!!
Take a look at what you can win !
"Early Years" from DJ Inkers!
It comes in 2 versions: CD or Download.

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 and I have made so many of my products with them.
DJ Inkers is giving away an entire set of their 
"Early Years" graphics and fonts 
to one of my lucky readers!

There are over 900 clip art images
including nursery rhymes & characters, kids at play, 
ABCs, 123s, shapes, colored crayons, and dress-up kids! 
And you get all of the graphics in both color and black & white. 

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You also get 3 fabulous fonts!
Click the image above. 

Can't wait?
CLICK HERE 
to grab the 
"Early Years" set
or
Enter my give-away 
to win this awesome set
below!

I even made this little FREEBIE using 
graphics from DJ Inkers Early Years.
It's perfect to use as a center during February!




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This center activity 
comes with 10 cute hearts 
that will help your students 
subitize and match sets of dots 
with their matching numerals.
They also get a chance to trace numerals 
printed with a dotted font.
to grab this FREEBIE.

I also used graphics from 
DJ Inkers "Early Years
to make a cute 
Valentine's Day Subtraction Book 
that is perfect for your students complete 
at your Valentine's Day celebration!

Here is a sample of just some of the pages: 


Click the image above to grab this entire set.


You can grab my newest 
Valentine Take-Home Book
by 
CLICKING HERE!

This "Early Years" set 
has become my new favorite set
from DJ Inkers!

Don't miss the DJ Inkers Valentine SALE 
which is going on right now!
CLICK HERE to see their 
Valentine's Day Sale.



Here is your chance 

to enter the contest for 
a Free"Early Years" set 
with 900 graphics and 3 fonts 
all from DJ Inker's
Enter before Feb. 4.

The winner was 
Angela Rooney!
Congratulations, Angela, and thank you all for entering!

(Angela, I emailed you.)



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My Rafflecoptor will begin at the stroke of midnight on Jan 28 and the winner will be announced here and on
 KFUNdamental's Facebook page 
on Feb. 4.
Good luck!  :)


Thursday, December 29, 2016

The 4 Top Skills Your Students Should Learn This January + A Learning Opportunity For YOU!

These 4 skill sets are on  SALE for the New Year...

Phonics, sight words, writing, & math:
My favorite 3 Language Arts sets, plus my huge Numbers 1-10 set, are all on sale right now and through this New Year weekend! What a great way to welcome in 2017 and be ready for your "Littles" when school resumes in Jan.

January is the perfect time to focus on foundational Language Arts skills AND to review the numbers 1-10 before moving on to those tricky teens. Help your students to develop true conceptual understanding and build a firm foundation for the numbers 1-10. That will make the teens easier to understand.






1. All About Numbers 1-10: You get all of this for each number 1-10! The different templates allow you to differentiate and focus on specific skills. Great for RTI too.



2. Seasonal Journal Pages with Rubrics: You get the basic "pencil" rubric plus four additional templates, one for each season. Your students will love returning to school to a new "winter" journal. You can copy & bind these into a daily journal or use them one-at-a-time as needed.




3. Sight Word Pocket-Lockets: This makes a FUN small group lesson and can also be used to create an independent center. Just copy on colored construction paper, add scissors, glue, and some yarn to help your students create a pocket watch or a locket to wear home.



4. Alphabet Picture Cards and a template for a cute alphabet book: You can do one a week or one a day. Each page reinforces initial consonant and short vowel sounds.


Have you thought of attending a conference this January?

I'll be presenting at the PK1 Conference in Santa Clara, CA on Jan. 14 & 15.
You can read about all of the speakers and sessions by 
And if you're on the East coast, you can catch me at
The SDE Conference for Tennessee Pre-K Teachers by
CLICKING HERE.
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I hope you enjoy the sale and have a wonderful New Year!
See you all in 2017!