Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Autumn FUN!

Looking For Some Autumn Classroom FUN? 

How about some Math FUN with Sum Spiders?
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Your students will LOVE creating sums from 2-10 with Sum Spiders!
Just add any type of counters. I used spider rings (I cut off the rings and just used the plastic spiders.)
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Students toss their counters (I used plastic spiders) onto the web template. Students write the of spiders that landed on the web first. Then, they write the number of spiders that didn't touch the web at all to create their equations. 
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to view this set. 

How about some Number Sense Fun?
Here is a Halloween themed counting book. 

Students copy the color words on the blank lines and color the images to match. 
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This set creates a 9-page book that ends with this page.
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to view this set.

Have you ever thought of teaching about the concept of "characters" using Halloween costumes? Check out this template where students fill in the blanks with character that are really just their friends dressed up for Halloween. 
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Add the extra pages that come in this set and have your students copy the very first character at the bottom of the last page to create a Circle Book that goes right back to the beginning every time you get to the end!
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You will find so many more FUN learning activities in my TpT store.
to discover more like my "Let's Go Shopping" pack which has a cute black cat that your students can decorate with items they pretend to purchase from the Meow Mall. It's the perfect way to make math FuN!

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Win Some SWAG & Enjoy a FREE Online Professional Development Conference!

Are you ready win some SWAG? We will pick 10 winners!!! Keep reading to find out how.

And are you ready for TEACHCON?! 

It's FREE!!!

I'm excited to join the TeachCon team to bring you 

professional development led by nationally recognized presenters! 

I’ll be presenting on Number Sense Cents! 

Join me to discover how to create a classroom full of NUMBER SENSE activities that will last ALL YEAR LONG & get FREE TEMPLATES to use in your classroom!

Want to know the best part?!? 

You don’t have to leave your home! 

Join us on October 18th - 20th 

for this FREE virtual event! 

Virtual spots will fill FAST so grab your seat today!

Registration is now open at

BONUS: (How to win some SWAG.)

Share this post using #esgiteachcon on any social media 

for a chance to win the ESGI TeachCon Swag Bag! 

10 lucky winners will be announced on October 8th! 

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Be Your School's Hero:

Win a FREE Site License For Your School!


I'm excited to team up with ESGI to give away 
a Site License
for one lucky school! 
A $2500 value!

For a chance to win, 
simply have everyone on your team
 register for a FREE trial of ESGI 
with Promo Code 

They won't have to enter a credit card 
& they won't be hounded to buy a thing!

Your team can enjoy a FREE trial 
through Sept. 30!
That means they can close out this school year
and assess their students for the next school year
all with their FREE trial!

And you will all qualify for $50 off of your 1st year
if you choose to purchase. 
That's called, "Win-win!"

Remember to use the code TEAMPALMA
to get the FREE trial extended through 9/30, 
$50 off your 1st year, 
and be entered to win a site license! 

I'll be routing for you!!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

What would YOU do???

Win a $500 Gift Card or One of TEN $50 gift cards! 

You have just got to watch this FUN video!
(Click the image to view the video & directions.)

Or, you can <CLICK HERE> to watch the video and hear all of the directions about how to enter.

Here's How:
Follow these 3 Simple Steps to instantly win 400 Hours a Year with Progress Monitoring AND be entered in our $500 Amazon Gift Card Contest!

1. Show your Spirit following the directions provided in the video above and using #ESGITEAMSPIRIT!

2. New to ESGI? Sign up for a FREE ESGI Trial with Promo Code TEAMPALMA.

3. Start testing your Students with any of our 1000s of K/2 Assessments.

Start Your Free ESGI Trial - Use Promo Code TEAMPALMA by clicking <HERE> !!!

Winners will be chosen on April 30th by a panel of ESGI Team members based on the video originality and number of likes and views!

We are rooting for you! 

Saturday, April 3, 2021

My #1 Teacher Hack to SAVE TIME:

FREE Through Sept. 30 & That's 6 Months!

Are you wondering how to save time testing, recording, and analyzing data?
 ESGI has your answers and it's FREE!  
Use the promo code: TEAMPALMA and CLICK HERE for the free link. (No credit card is required!)

You can test F2F or 6 feet apart with 2 devices.
Click the image above to get started FREE! 

Why Use ESGI?

1. YOU will save over 400 hours testing, recording, & analyzing data because ESGI does most of that for you.
2. Your students will BEG you to test them. They love watching their green pie graphs grow as they learn & they will view testing as a game. 
3. You will instantly see individual student's progress as well as class progress on every individual skill & you can share this data with parents & administrators with just one click! You can use the data to guide your instruction and create RTI groups to target skills needed by individual students.
4. ESGI comes with tons of bonuses like FLASHCARDS individualized for each student. (More about how to use these in fun ways below.)
And BINGO cards customized for each student based on the skills they need to practice!
5. Right now, you can get a FREE TRIAL good through Sept. 30 with NO CC required! You will also qualify for $50 off of your 1st year, if you choose to enroll & ESGI will NOT hound you to use this. And, you will be entered to win some amazing PRIZES like Amazon gift cards!

To get all of this FREE for the next 6 months, use my code TEAMPALMA while enrolling in your FREE trial by clicking HERE.

Here are Creative Ways Parents Can Use The Flashcards At Home:

I HATE flashcards! Life should NOT always be a test! But, if you use them as "skill cards" that can change EVERYTHING!

Here is how to use flashcards in FUN ways at home:

1. Send home a set of flashcards based on the skills each student needs to practice with just one click on ESGI.
(Directions about how to use ESGI for FREE are at the end of this post.)

2. Parents can choose a few "skill cards" (let's not call them flashcards any longer) and have the child cut them out. (Use fancy scissors to make it more fun and to build fine motor skills as they are usually a little trickier to use.)
Have them cut around the
first (a great word to discuss)
and keep the scraps.

                 Use the scraps for an art project!

3. Place 2 skill cards, back-to-back, inside a sandwich size zipper bag. 

4. Remove the air from some of the bags and seal.

5. Add air, by inserting a straw and blowing air into the bag, to some of the bags and seal.

6. Now, let's play! In the bathtub, or even in a sink, they can play "Sink That Skill!" Let the bags with air in them float as your child scans all of the bags for the skill you call out. "Sink the letter Q." "Sink the letter P."
Imagine the tub filled with floating bags of skill cards!
Click on the video:

And use the bags without air to stick skills to the tile. And don't forget to talk about sinking and floating to get a bit of science in too! 

What Else Can I Do With These Skill Cards?

~Stick individual cards to your child's bedroom door or at the bottom of the stairs and have them slap the skill card and say the letter, #, sight word, etc. as they pass by.
~Hide a skill card under each dinner plate at the dinner table tonight and each person gets to look at their skill card and give clues to the family to help them guess the letter, #, sight word, etc.
~Copy a 2nd set of skill cards, cut them out and attach them, face down, to the refrigerator with magnets. Let your child play the Memory Game as they peek at skill cards and try to match them up.
~Use skill cards as "brag tags" and let your child tape the cards that have the skills they have mastered onto their shirt and wear the brag tags all day long. 
Whatever you do, make learning FUN!

Getting Started With FREE ESGI:

Just use the promo code: 
when you sign up. 
You can get a FREE account. 
Then, just choose a few tests to run, such as letter names or sounds, number recognition, etc.
After you have tested your students you will have all of the information you need to work on the skills your students have not mastered yet. 
CLICK HERE to get started free.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Look @ who won the iPad & what we're giving away THIS week:

It's so easy to enter!

 We've got Spirit! Teachers can too! 

We are in week #2 of our 6 weeks of Spring Spirit!

Plus, ESGI will save you so many hours each week whether you are assessing virtually online or in-class. And your students will actually beg you to test them!

Last week's iPad Air winner is Theresa F. of Kenton County School District in Kentucky.

This week teachers will cheer over:
  • 5 chances to win a $50 Really Good Stuff, LLC Gift Card
  • An extended free trial through September 30th, 2021.
  • $50 off initial purchase of ESGI.
Start 60 Day FREE ESGI Trial
Use promo code TEAMPALMA - No credit card required
AND enjoy this video from ESGI:

Monday, March 15, 2021

How Would YOU Like...

... something to cheer about? 

As a teacher, my playbook was always filled with so many things to-do.  My team and I used this one-on-one online progress monitoring program for TK & kindergarten. (It's also great for Pre-K & 1st grade assessments virtually or F2F.) It saves teachers over 400 hours a year!

What? You haven't tried ESGI yet???
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This is what you will get...
  • A Chance to win an iPad Air
  • Receive an extended free trial of ESGI through September 30th, 2021!
  • $50 off an initial purchase of ESGI.
Get in the "end zone" and the "win zone" and start saving 400 hours today with ESGI! I promise, you will LOVE it!


 and enter the promo code: TEAMPALMA 

to get started and you will 

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