Sunday, April 1, 2018

It's ESGI's "Spring Fling 2018 With ESGI And Friends" & EVERYONE Wins!

Everyone Wins With "The Spring Fling 2018 With ESGI and Friends!"

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Ahhh, SpRiNg! Warm days, birds singing, butterflies fluttering by, and flowers everywhere!
Spring is the PERFECT time to try ESGI for FREE through Aug. 31, 2018!

You heard that right! If you sign up for your FREE trial by May 15, you get to use ESGI for FREE through Aug. 31. 

And, if you entered my promo code, KFUN, when you signed up for your FREE trial, you will automatically qualify for $40 off of your 1st year!
Click the promo code above to get started.

But that's not all, no, that's not all! 
If you purchase your 1st year 
(using my discount code) 
you will also get this awesome 
And... (wait for it)
If you begin your FREE trial 
with my code "KFUN" before May 15, 
you will automatically be entered
 to win an 
to any one of the 
Summer 2018 Conferences 
listed below:

Las Vegas, NV July 9-13

San Deigo, CA June 24-26

Boston, MA July 21

San Antonio, TX June 28-29

New Orleans, LA June 13-15

New Trial Subscribers can 
DOUBLE their Odds to win 
by sharing the campaign with 

on their social media sites!

Springtime is also the PERFECT time to get started with ESGI because you can:
~Share progress with your administrators and parents before the end of the school year.

~Show your colleagues how ESGI can save them SO MUCH TIME and make ESGI part of your Professional Learning Community!

~Get all set up and ready to go for the next school year. This is especially helpful if you pre-test students for next year. You can hand the parents instant data with the parent letter and you will be ready to provide your students with differentiated curriculum and RTI based on the data generated by ESGI.

And it's super easy to get started too!
Click the image above to get started. 

Sign up for your 
and discounted 1st year 
and start saving time
and money!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Let' Motivate, Engage, & Make Learning FUN with Palma, Heidi, & Drew!

And Get Your "P, H, D

from Palma, Heidi, & Drew!

Click the image above for more information.
is excited to gather this talented team of California educators 
for an engaging day 
filled with interactive workshops 
designed for 
Pre-K, TK, & Kindergarten educators! 

Discover strategies and techniques 
that will change the way 
you approach the next school year 
and earn up to 3 graduate-level semester units! 

When:  Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10 AM to  
           3:30 PM.

Where:  University Village 
            Community Center Gymnasium 
            1123 Jackson Street
            Albany, California 94706 

How:    CLICK HERE to register online.
            CLICK HERE to download a   
         registration form.

Attendees will receive:
*coffee/morning snacks
*a comprehensive handout from each presenter
*a boxed lunch and soft drink                                              
*classroom-proven, developmentally   
 appropriate strategies and easy- to-    
 implement ideas to help motivate                   
 student engagement & make learning fun.
Our Schedule & Topics:

10:00             Registration/breakfast  

10:15-10:20 Intros & announcements

10:20 - 11:05   Keeping the FUN in ELA & Math
11:05 - 11:50 Learning the Alphabet Through  

11:50-12:35       Increasing Language & Literacy   
                      Through Sign Language

12:35 - 1:05       Lunch  (included)

1:05 - 1:50       Hands-On Science

1:50 - 2:35       Numbers & Numeracy Through Music

2:35 - 3:20       Less Stress With Mindfulness &  

3:20 - 3:30 Closing & Prizes

Did I mention there will be prizes?
From a morning snack to a boxed lunch and soft drink, you will have a fun-filled, inspiring day. (Lunch options will be provided.)
And our sessions include everything from fun, hands-on learning, to teaching through music & movement, all the way to learning with sign language and reducing stress with mindfulness & yoga! 

Meet our CA Team:  PHD!

Discover fun, engaging, research-based, and Developmentally Appropriate Practices for  Emergent Reading, Writing, Math, and Science with        Palma Lindsay. Palma taught in CA for 37 years. Most of those years were in Kindergarten. Currently, she presents “Make & Take” Professional Development for teachers internationally. 

Get up and move as you sing and learn songs that teach the alphabet, numbers, and numeracy  with 
Heidi Butkus. Heidi has taught in CA since 1985. 
She combines brain research with practical 
experience to develop engaging teaching techniques. She is currently teaching TK and  presents workshops for teachers across the country. 

Bring mindfulness, American Sign Language, &     Yoga  into your classroom with Drew Giles. Drew  has taught ECE and Kindergarten, including low-income, in the U.S. and South Korea. He co-authored a book with Dr. Jean Feldman and is currently the Director of Quality Enhancement and Professional Development for Oakland Unified School District. 

Register soon as seating is limited.
Use #CKA2018PHD
We will see you there!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Have You Been To The Frog Street SPLASH Conference?

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

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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!