Saturday, August 4, 2018

Celebrate With Me & SAVE! (+ 20 FREEBIES)

Shop 'til You Drop...

... to celebrate my wedding anniversary today,  most items are still on sale at my TpT Store

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(TpT's code won't work after Aug. 2,
but products will still be on sale for 20% off through Aug. 4.)
Have you seen my 1st Day of School Letter? You put it out for parents with a cotton ball attached to help comfort them as they leave their little one at school on the 1st day. You can get it on its own or as part of my 1st Day Bundle:

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There are so many FUN products to choose from plus 20 FREEBIES!

Have FUN shopping:  CLICK HERE to visit my store & grab your FREEBIES.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Catch Mother Goose on July 12 @ 1:00 PM!

That's when I'll be presenting a session on 
Teaching With Nursery Rhymes 
at SDE's "I Teach K" conference. 

Click Mother Goose for more info about this session. 
This session is based on current research about the benefits of teaching nursery rhymes.

Click the image for more info.
You will discover engaging activities to go along with eight different nursery rhymes.
Click any of the nursery rhymes for more info. 
And you will see how easy it is to assess skills while students are having fun interacting with nursery rhymes. 
Click the Dr. Seuss Onset Rhyme Hat-Book for more info. 
From Marzano's 6-step Method to Teach Vocabulary....
Click the image above for more info.
... to specific step-by-step directions about engaging & fun lessons and activities...
Click the pocket watch or the locket for more info. 
... and fun ways to assess learning so your students actually beg you to test them! Seriously!
Click on any of the Show and Tell Aprons
 for more info about these amazing teaching aprons. 
And did I mention the amazing handout that outlines the 5 levels of phonemic awareness, provides you with a list of all 48 of the nursery rhyme activities shown in my presentation, and 2 full pages of adorable graphics from DJ Inkers
Plus links to discounts, coupon codes, and freebies! 

And, if you have EVER been to one of my sessions, you know that I LOVE to give away tons of prizes, like a free year of ESGI (find out more about this game-changer by CLICKING HERE.)

"I Teach K!" 
is the Cadillac of all kindergarten conferences! 
You will LOVE all of the amazing presenters 
and the huge vendors' hall.
In between sessions, 
from Mon.-Fri., July 9-13 
(yes, that's Friday the 13th!) 
you can catch me at the 
or at ESGI's booth
I'll be presenting a 15 minute 
Facebook Live 
FREE presentation at ESGI's booth 
on Tuesday, July 10 at 9:50
Meet me there & arrive early 
for the best seats & even more prizes!
Here is a little glimpse about 
my FREE ESGI Presentation:

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Teaching Sight Words So They Stick!

Join me on 7/12 at 2:45 PM                                 @ I Teach K!

That's when I'll be presenting one of my favorite sessions on sight words! 

Click the image to view the session description.
This session comes with an amazing handout 
that includes:
  ~current brain and memory research
  ~a 5-day plan for teaching sight words
  ~tons of games, songs, and sight word activities 
  ~a FREE sight word activity template

Your students will beg to learn new sight words!
Click the image for more info.
   Discover a simple 5-day plan and easy-to-implement activities that take only minutes each day and makes learning sight words so much FUN! 
Click the image for more info.
You will get to see photos of children interacting with their sight words and their peers in a meaningful and productive way. 
Click the image for more info.
And you will get to see how to easily transform your classroom into a room that promotes learning sight words on the walls, at the centers, and in places you can't even imagine! 
Click the image for more info.
And did I mention prizes?
I LOVE to give away prizes at all of my sessions!

I will be presenting at 
SDE's National Conference,
on Thursday, July 12 
and Friday July 13. 

Here is a link to SDE's 
website & registration:


~Don't Wait, Early Math Intervention 
for Your Littlest Learners

~Mother Goose On The Loose!
Teaching Foundational Skills 
Through Nursery Rhymes
(This one is a Make & Take!)

~Putting Fun Back Into Math:
Discover the Magic of Addition & Subtraction!
(This one is a Make & Take!)

~Put Your Thinking Caps On:
Questioning Strategies to Engage & Inspire



Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Have You Thought About Attending a FUN, Engaging Workshop for Pre-K, TK, & Kindergarten Teachers?

And Get Your "P, H, D

from Palma, Heidi, & Drew!


We are giving away a FREE registration for our 

"PHD" Workshop in Northern California!

And, if you win, 
and have already registered for the P,H,D Workshop, 
you can BRING A FRIEND for FREE!!!

TO ENTER, scroll down, 
but read about the event first!

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.


To enter our Give-Away for a FREE Registration, 
use this Rafflecopter:
(The rafflecopter will begin on May 3 
and end on May 10. 
The winner will be announced on 
KFUNdamentals' Facebook page on 
May 11.)

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Remember: To enter, you must 
"Like" AND "Share 
KFUNdamentals' Facebook Post called 
"YOU Can Win A FUN & ENGAGING Professional Development Workshop!!!"
(You MUST do BOTH, "like" AND "share.")

You may also enter by commenting AND tagging a friend on KFUNdamentals' Facebook Post called:
"YOU Can Win A FUN & ENGAGING Professional Development Workshop!!!"
(You MUST do BOTH, comment AND tag a friend.)

You can find KFUNdamentals' Facebook page here:

All Attendees will receive:
*coffee/morning snacks
*a comprehensive handout from each presenter
*a boxed lunch and soft drink (menu to follow)                                             
*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  
                      Music

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 &  
                      Yoga

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!
Palma   

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. 
Heidi

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. 
Drew


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!



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!"

Click the image to sign up for your FREE Extended Trial & Discount. 

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 
ESGI ALL-STAR T-Shirt FREE!
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 
ALL-EXPENSE PAID TRIP from ESGI 
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 
#ESGISPRINGFLING 

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  
                      Music

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 &  
                      Yoga

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!
Palma   

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. 
Heidi

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. 
Drew


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!