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Trying to Balance it ALL?

This is just what you have been looking for!

But "The Whole Teacher" is offered only until March 3...
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My friend, Crystal Radke, had come up with the BEST idea to help teachers get through the rigors of teaching and balancing it with all that life sends our way. 
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This is what she has to say...
If you are like most teachers, you are stressed out, exhausted and counting down to the last day of school! The problem with that is you always feel tired, depleted and constantly empty

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could learn to live a balanced life with freedom to spend time with your family, have energy to take care of yourself and find joy in and outside of the classroom? 

As a member of The Whole Teacher, you will join a COMMUNITY. You will also learn how to stop putting yourself last and finally overcome teacher burn out. It's time you do something for yourself because you deserve it and the ones you love deserve it too!
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Each month will focus on a new topic, such as...
~Embracing Self Care
~Organize Your Life
~Keeping Your Joy In Your Classroom
~Fostering Friendships
~Marriage and Relationships
+ so many more!
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So, what are you waiting for?
Did I mention that this offer ends on March 3 
and won't open up again for several months?

Make a difference in your life now. 
and see how your teaching life 
and personal life will benefit. 

for more info. 

And while you are finding ways to reduce stress, sign up for stress-free assessments with ESGI and discover how easy and meaningful testing can really be! Use the built-in tests or create your own to match your required tests. 
Use my code, PalmaBonkers, by 3/1 to get
~a bonus 6 months of ESGI
(so you get 18 months!)
~a $50 Berteau & Co. gift card 
~$40 off your 1st year
~An entry to win a $500 Amazon gift card 
or an Apple Watch!!!
for more info & to get started!



You Aren't Using ESGI Yet??? You Can NoW & Get a $50 GC + More + A SALE!!!

Have You Wanted to Try ESGI?

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Well, this is YOUR week! 
It's what YOU have been waiting for!
It's a Super-Special Promotion from ESGI!!!
It runs from 2/1/2019 - 2/8/2019.
All you have to do is sign up for your 1st year of ESGI

Remember to use my code:
PalmaBonkers

What you get:
1. A $50 gift card for Amazon.
2. An extra 6 months of ESGI. (That's 18  
    months!)
3. $40 off of your 1st year!
4. An entry to win a $500 Amazon gift card or an Apple Watch!!! 

Here are the rules:
Benny Bonkers Rules and Guidelines
All prizes and benefits valid for individual, first-time subscribers.  No group or renewal purchases qualify for prizes or benefits.  All trials and purchases must use a promo code that includes the word “BONKERS” when initiated.
  • To enter raffle: Trial must be started before March 31, 2019.
  • To receive 6 months free and $40 savings: Purchase must be completed by May 31, 2019.
  • To receive $50 Amazon card, 6 free months and $40 savings:  Purchase must be completed by Feb. 8, 2019.


So, if you have been waiting for the perfect time to order ESGI, DON'T WAIT! 
And get started NOW!  
Be sure to use my code:  PalmaBonkers

Plus...    My entire TpT Store is on sale!!!
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And you will see my store.
I'm throwing a Superbowl Sale over at my TpT Store, so grab all of the things on your wishlist and shop 'til you drop! Sale runs Feb. 3-4.



It's a GR8 Day For Science: + Links, FREEBIES, & Lots of Science Fun!

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. 

For more info about the CA Kindergarten Association and their amazing conference, 

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

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


Get Ready for 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. 

Over 20 FREEBIES Just For YOU!

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:
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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:
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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:

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

Parent Letter:
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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!

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. 
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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!!!