Sunday, January 20, 2019

It's A Gr8 Day For Science! + Links, FREEBIES, & Discount Codes!

You asked for it...

Here are the highlights from my science presentation at the California Kindergarten Conference in Northern CA this month.

5 Senses Pre-science:

I introduced each of the 5 senses at the small-group table so each child got to manipulate the realia and learn how to take care of the materials before they became part of the science center. 
Their favorite activity was getting to trace their name with white glue and sprinkle it with powdered Jell-O. When it dried, it became a tactile scratch-&-sniff reminder of how to spell their name. (Great to use this with sight words too!)

Matter: The Power of Air

We got to make our snowmen float on air!
for the directions.
We had so much fun making our
snowmen float on air!

We also had fun with these paper helicopters. CLICK HERE 
for the template and directions.

We tested different variables: size, weight, even color!
Oh, and the bubble experiment was so much fun!

More...

We explored the properties of water, weather experiments that demonstrate the water cycle, and we learned this song:
(To the tune of "Oh, My Darlin'")
Evaporation,
Condensation,
Precipitation on my mind.
It is just the water cycle
and it happens all the time!

We talked about seasons, plants, and animal life cycles. 
Click the image for the writing templates.
Click the image for the flowerpot template and complete directions. 

And I shared some FREEBIES & Discount Codes:
FREE scientific method signs
for your classroom!Click the image to grab them!
A FREE month of HP Instant Ink,
A FREE trial of ESGI + $40 off of your 1st year,
A FREE Letter Journal that will
make your classroom come alive from
Alive Studios (with purchase).

If you want ALL of my science templates with
integrated writing templates too, just
email me for a $20 flash drive ($35 value):
kfundamentals@gmail.com

So, catch me at a conference or book me for a professional development at your school. 

Any questions? Just email me or leave me a comment below:
kfundamentals@gmail.com


Sunday, December 30, 2018

Humpty Dumpty Sight Words: Too much FUN!!!

Can YOU put them back together again?

I have been asked so many times to create these.
Well, I finally had the time! It's a GR8 way to teach and reinforce the 40 pre-primer Dolch Words!
Click Humpty Dumpty!

How it works:
If you don't have any parent volunteers who can make this, try recruiting 6th grade helpers for 15 minutes each week to come into your classroom and do tasks like this one...

Step 1:  Copy the Humpty Dumpty Sight Word Cards on regular copy paper or cardstock for a lasting center activity.
Click Humpty Dumpty!

Step 2: Cut apart the Humpty Dumpty Sight cards on the solid lines. Then, cut along the vertical dotted lines for each word. Keep all of the pieces for each word together.
Click on any Humpty Dumpty!

Click on the broken Humpty Dumpty!

Step 3: Number each sight word on the back of each vertical strip, so if word # 1 is "big" then number the back of each letter with a #1 and also label the plastic egg you will store those pieces in with a #1. 
Click the image.

Step 4: Fold each vertical strip up to the horizontal dotted line twice so it hides Humpty Dumpty and only the letters are showing.
Click the image.

Step 5: Place the pieces for each word in the plastic egg with the matching number. 

That's it. You're done! Now comes the fun...

In a small group setting, give each child a plastic egg to open. Without unfolding the strips, they should arrange the letters to create a sight word. If they arranged the letters correctly, Humpty Dumpty will be "back together again!"
Click Humpty Dumpty!

And, did I mention that you get an adorable color copy of the poem, Humpty Dumpty? And it is complete with the cutest graphics and fonts from DJ Inkers:
Click Humpty Dumpty!
You can grab the entire set of 40 Humpty Dumpties with the 1st 40 Dolch Sight Words 

Tips:
~When learning a new sight word, give each child a "reference card" with the word they are trying to create printed on it. 

~When practicing sight words, give each child a combination of familiar words and newly introduced words.

~When using this as intervention, give the child an egg containing a word they have not been able to master. After they create the word, they should copy it with marking pens or build it out of Play Dough or Wiki Stix. 

~To keep track of which sight words each child has mastered and which ones they have not, use ESGI. If you have not tried ESGI yet, do yourself a favor. It's a game changer!
CLICK THE CODE ABOVE.

You can give it try for 60 days FREE (no credit card is required) with NO strings attached. If you LOVE it, here is a code to use that will give you $40 off of your 1st year. The code is "KFUN" and it never expires! 
to get started. 

Have fun!


Saturday, December 1, 2018

12 days of Giving from DJ Inkers & KFUNdamentals!

12 "Holly Daze" of the Cutest Clipart + More:

Scroll down for the FREE set Give-away!

Get ready for DJ Inker’s annual 12 Holly Daze SALE!!!  
That’s 12 delightful days full of fabulous flash SALES, 
daily FREEBIES
new products,
 and holiday smiles.  :)

The fun begins at 12:00am EST 
on Saturday December 1, 2018.  
But remember… each holly day lasts for just 24 hours!  

Join our email newsletter list 
for daily reminders, and you won’t miss a thing…  

I Love to Create with DJ Inkers...

That is why I use their clipart and fonts so often.
And, I LOVE to make learning FUN, so I created a fun math activity using their newest set:
to see the entire set and grab one for yourself. 
Click the image above. 

 It's called The Llama Pajama Shop and students get to "buy" the parts to help their llama get dressed for bed. 

Click the image above to see the set.
Now, we all know that llamas don't wear pajamas, but they can wear warm blankets, cuddly scarves, and soft nightcaps. 
And they might also like toys like a stuffed cactus, an aloe plant, or just some surprise presents. I also included some decorations like flowers and tassels! Just follow the easy directions and your students will be "shopping" and using their mental math, problem solving, and decision making skills! 
It's easy! 
So much FUN! 
And No Prob-llama!

Do you want to start creating with 
DJ Inkers Clipart?
Enter below to win this huge 
(a $39.99 value 
that includes 698 graphics & 2 fonts!)
Click the image above for more info about this set from DJ Inkers.

a Rafflecopter giveaway ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Winner will be announced here and on 
KFUNdamentals' Facebook Page
on Dec. 8. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Get Over 20 FREEBIES Perfect for your Pre-K, TK, Kindergarten, or 1st Grade Class!

I'm So Thankful for YOU!

That's why I have so many FREEBIES!
Head on over to my TpT store and grab over 22 FREEBIES for your classroom.

You will find some awesome products like...
Scientific Method Signs:
CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE
Colorful Scientific Method signs. Use them to teach the scientific method and to enhance your classroom walls. Get the entire set FREE by CLICKING HERE.

My Days of the Week Song:
CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE.
Have you heard my days-of-the-week song? Well, it's to the tune of the Cure's "Fridays, I'm in Love" and you kids will LOVE it. Grab a free copy by CLICKING HERE.

Friendship School Bus:

CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE.
Are you looking for a cute craft that integrates social studies topics like friendship and transportation with fine motor skills and following directions? This cute school bus can be made out of egg cartons. Use copies of your students' school photos to create a "friendship bus" to brighten your classroom. Find the FREE templates by CLICKING HERE

Kwanza Numeracy Craft:
CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE. 
Do you need a Kwanza craft that integrates numeracy? Well, here you go: CLICK HERE to grab this FREEBIE.

Parent Letter:
CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE.
Do your students bring you presents during the holidays? After teaching for over 30 years I had a cupboard filled with teacher mugs! I came up with this idea that makes things easier & way less costly for parents and gives you what you REALLY need: Wouldn't you LOVE to get a gift certificate for Teachers Pay Teachers? That's a gift that will directly impact your students and will actually get used! Here is a FREE letter outlining this idea. Grab your copy by CLICKING HERE. 

There are so many more FREEBIES at my TpT Store, from sight words to number lines, the list goes on! So, what are you waiting for? Visit my TpT store and scroll through the 4 pages. You will find FREEBIES on EVERY PAGE!

Oh, and here is a bonus:  
Give yourself the gift of time by trying out ESGI, a website that will actually have your students begging you to test them! 
Get a FREE trial of ESGI by CLICKING HERE and...
If you choose to purchase it after your free trial, you will qualify for $40 off of your 1st year with my code, KFUN. Use the code while signing up for your FREE trial so you are sure to qualify. 
to get that started
and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Be An Angel... Help A Child:

It's FREE, It's EASY & It's a Game Changer!

I'm so excited to announce that ESGI is supporting a very special organization during this holiday season. 
Click the image above.

All you have to do is give ESGI a try! 
It's FREE!
It's Amazing!
And it will Change Your Life!
(+ the FREE trial lasts until March 31!
That could be almost 5 months of freeness!
(Is that a word?)

And ESGI will make a $5.00 donation!

Just be sure to use their promo code:
between Nov. 5 and Dec. 31, 2018.




I made it easy for you.
All you have to do is 
click on the promo code above and
sign up for your FREE trial.
(Did I mention that 
NO CREDIT CARD is required?)


What you get:

An EXTENDED FREE TRIAL
(that lasts until March 31, 2019!!!)

A $40 discount off of your 1st year 
if you choose to purchase it.

A savings of nearly 400 hours 
of your precious time as 
ESGI organizes your data
and 
generates everything from graphs
to 
parent reporting letters 
(in English & Spanish), 
and 
flashcards customized for each child 
with the specific skills they need to practice. 

So, what are you waiting for? 

      Make a difference in the life of a child and...
            get amazing data to drive your instruction.

Generate your own tests to match your district's tests or use the built-in tests created by ESGI or any of the "Friends" (educational consultants) on their website.  
See for yourself how ESGI will change your life!

It's Easy, Breazy, Lemon-Squeezy!








You won't know how you survived without it!!!






Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Hey Indiana Teachers...

Do You Teach Near Indianapolis?

Then, you will want to read this!
SDE is coming to your town on Dec. 3 & 4 and you won't want to miss us!
Click the image above. 
Join Kim, Palma, and Matt!
Get inspired, excited, and amazed!
Learn new techniques to bring back to your classroom!
Enjoy a fun-filled day or 2 of learning!
Re-discover the joy of teaching!

I'm So Excited To Be Part of This Conference...

Join me at my sessions:
How would you like to teach math skills through shopping? Seriously, why not have students pretend to "buy" the parts for their next project? I will show you so many ways to make math FUN & how to manage these fun technique that will motivate your students to develop their math skills. Top it off with a wide variety of "shopping centers" for your classroom and you have...
"Take An Imaginary 'Shopping Trip' Through the Math Standards!"




Tap into my 37 years of experience and learn new ways to organize & manage everything from student data to student behavior. Keep students engaged, eliminate behavior problems, and teach more efficiently with the tips and tricks you'll discover in my session...                                                    

"The Amazing Classroom"


Are you wondering how to get your kindergarten students to develop their descriptive, informative, opinion, and narrative writing skills? Let me show you an easy approach that is both developmentally appropriate and crucial to your students' success in writing. Check out my session...


"They Can Do It! Creating Successful Writers in Kindergarten"




And what ever happened to nursery rhymes? Discover how to teach so many foundational ELA skills at this engaging "Make & Take" session! You will leave with so many samples to use in your classroom. All materials and tools are provided, so stop by and have fun in...
"Mother Goose on the Loose!"



And that's just day 1. On day 2, have fun at my keynote presentation:



Start your day with a big spoonful of motivation, a pinch of inspiration, and a handful or two of laughs and giggles. Leave this keynote with a smile on your face and empowered to make a difference in this changing world, one child at a time. Join me for...
"Ingredients For Success!"



Collect tricks and tips on how to create inexpensive or free ways to design centers that meet a wide range of abilities. Turn your classroom into a plethora of playful learning. Stop by and find out how at...
"Learning Centers: Keeping 'Play' in Your Kindergarten Day"



Are you drowning in assessments, data, and making sense of all of the testing you have to do? Well, fear not! I'll show you efficient ways to test, record, and analyze your data. Find out how at... 

"Fall In Love With Formative Assessments!"



Do you want to trigger curiosity, ignite excitement, and create life-long learners? Come and learn the 4 basic steps to inquiry-based learning. Discover how at...


"Inquiry-Based Learning: Let Your Students Drive Your Instruction!"


If you read this post and come to this amazing conference, find me and tell me that you saw this post. I always carry prizes for my followers and I love to give away FREEBIES at all of my presentations!  :)
for more info about this conference. 



Sunday, September 9, 2018

Do You Use ESGI? + My #1 Best Beginning of the Year Tip.

1. Your ESGI Code NEVER Expires!

Click the code above. 

So, you used my ESGI code, KFUN, and got:
~  a FREE 60 day trial
~  $40 off your 1st year
~ to save 400 hours/yr
Click the Superhero for more info.

#2.  My BEST Back to School 

Tip for Teachers:

Click the image of me to see my quick video & discover my #1 Best Back-to-School Tipplus ESGI info. 


Back to ESGI...
Did you know that your ESGI code is still good if you know anyone else who wants to use it!
Or, if your school or district wants to get ESGI for several teachers, you can have them use my code, 
and they will qualify for even more discounts.
They can also contact ESGI and mention my code to get a customized quote! 
CLICK HERE
to get more info.
Click the happy teacher.
Click the image of me. 
Bonus: If you sign up for ESGI before Sept. 30, 
you will be automatically entered to win one of 11 Amazon gift cards valued from $50 - $500!!!


So, give it a try today. 
Sign up for your FREE trial HERE.
(No credit card is required.)
Enter my code, KFUN
and when your FREE trial is almost over, 
you will be asked if you want to sign up for
ESGI with the $40 discount. 
Here are some funding ideas for you too:
for funding ideas.

I know you will LOVE 
ESGI as much as I do!