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Buttons, Bows, Eric Carle, & Van Gogh!

Art Really Teaches!

Join us for some hands-on fun this summer, 
earn up to 3 graduate-level semester units
& receive a free gift:

Discover how you can link math 

to almost ANY of your 

favorite art activities!

Come and create an adorable hat 
using unique art materials from 
and learn how your students can 
"buy" everything they need 
to embellish their creation.


This workshop is Presented by


the CKA Art Team with special guest 


Palma Lindsay!


For Pre-K/TK/Kindergarten 

and Grade One Educators


Tuesday, July 30th

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Click the image above for more info.
Contra Costa County Office of Education
77 Santa Barbara Road
Pleasant Hill, California

A Gift from the Art Team:


Each attendee will receive a copy of CKA’s publication, 

ART Really Teaches!

This book is filled with amazing art ideas.
$40 value!


Your day will include: 

~both CA Visual Art Standards 
& Pre-School Learning Foundation Standards

~the style of 7 master artists

~techniques on how to integrate 
oral language, literature, and math with art

~a rich portfolio of project ideas

~a hands-on session where you will 
get to express your own creative talents

This sample is from Creative Connections for Kids. 
To Register:  CLICK HERE


2 Give-aways + 2 Sales!

So, we are giving away stuff!

Yes, you heard that right! 
We are giving away 2 gift certificates for DJ Inkers fonts and clipart! (Enter below.)
And...
I'm putting all of my products from TpT
that have DJ Inkers graphics or fonts on sale!

This is a GR8 time to stock up on my most favorite products AND win a gift certificate so you can create the cutest flyers, classroom signs, or custom products for use in your classroom!

The 2 DJ Inkers gift certificates give-away will ~run for a week (April 29-May 6).
~the 2 winners will be announced here, 
and Instagram 
on Monday, May 6

The winners are:
Donna Pulley 
&
Patty Rutenbar!
Congratulations!
DJ Inkers will contact you this week.

My TpT sale will run from April 28-May 6.
I will feature different products each day. 
Be sure to check back often by 

And here is a bonus: DJ Inkers 
is also having a sale! 

From May 2-8 
you can stock up 
on DJ Inkers fonts and adorable graphics 
and save a bundle!

Click the image above.

Here is the Rafflecopter. 
~Enter here to win one of two $15 gift certificates   
  for DJ Inkers. 
~You MUST complete at least TWO of the 
  DJ Inkers options to win. 
~Winners will be notified by May 7th. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here is my MOST POPULAR product on TpT which features graphics and fonts from DJ Inkers:

Instant Writing: You students will beg you to write by using this set.
Click the image.

Students get to cut out 
1 pink picture,
1 green picture,
& 1 blue picture:
Click the pink page.











You get 6 pages nouns,  for the subject, verbs, and nouns for the predicate which gives you 48 images for each category!





Click the green page.

Click the blue page.




 Students glue the 3 colored cards to their writing template and verbally express a sentence. 
Click the writing template. 

The teacher helps the child to locate the additional "extra words" needed to write a complete sentence. 
Click the "Extra Words" page. 
Students LOVE to create silly sentences
 and have fun writing!
Create a copy of 1 of each of the 6 pages on cardstock and laminate the cards to create a writing center. 

You can grab this set, 
made with DJ Inkers graphics & fonts,
 by 
It will be on sale from 4/29-5/2.






Good luck!

Trying to Balance it ALL?

This is just what you have been looking for!

But "The Whole Teacher" is offered only until March 3...
Click on the image.


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. 
Click the image.
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!
Click on the image.

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!
Click the image.
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?

Click the image above.

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!!!
Click the football
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. 
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!


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.