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June 23, 2017

A New Workshop with Heidi! AND Sing & Spell Vol 5 DVD is ANIMATED!

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A brand new professional development workshop with Heidi, (that’s me!) has been planned in Carlsbad, CA on Saturday, September 30, 2017!  Sponsored by the California Kindergarten Association, the day will be PACKED with great information and ways to make learning the standards FUN with movement, music, and other techniques that have been tried out in the classroom by Heidi and really work.

This workshop is a BARGAIN at just $160 if you’re non-member of CKA, and $150 for members!  Would you believe that is also includes a continental BREAKFAST and LUNCH??? You won’t find a better deal on staff development anywhere, so run and get approval from your principal (or significant other!) ASAP before all of the seats are gone!  Click here to register!

AND, we’ll be selling our HeidiSongs materials there in person at a great DISCOUNT that we only EVER offer when I present in person!  Can’t beat that!


I’ll be giving four sessions.  Here are the descriptions below:

9:15-10:45  Singable Songs for Letters and Sounds, and Other Active Methods of Teaching the Alphabet
Description: Let’s teach the alphabet through music! Come learn a different song for each letter of the alphabet. All songs are set to familiar tunes and include references to help children remember what the letter looks like and the sound that it makes. Participants will be taught some fun motions to go along with the songs, and will be encouraged to sing and dance along! More activities and ideas for teaching the alphabet will also be taught. Your kids will have so much fun, they won’t know they are learning!

11:00-12:15  Sing and Spell the Sight Words
Come learn some fun and easy sing-a-long songs and movements that will help your students memorize the spellings of the many basic sight words commonly taught to beginning readers. Then you’ll get lots of great new ideas to help your students practice these words! Come ready to sing and dance along!

1:15-2:30  Tips for Sounding Out Words and Fun Songs for Phonics
Do you have students that struggle to sound out words, but “just can’t get it?” Join Heidi to learn some time tested tips and tricks that are sure to help even your special needs and second language learners master sounding out words with short vowels in them. Then learn some songs that will help your kids learn to sound out, read, and write words with digraphs and long vowel “chunks” in a fun and easy way.

2:45-4:00  Math Made Fun: Addition & Subtraction
Turn your students into math wizards with these fun and easy hands-on activities that are perfect for both whole- and small-group settings. Learn a bushel of new ways to teach your kids to add it up, and then turn it over and subtract it down. Heidi will also show you how you can integrate music and movement into your math instruction to make it all even more fun and meaningful!

Again, sign up for this workshop for a BARGAIN at just $160 if you’re non-member of CKA, and $150 for members!  It includes a continental BREAKFAST and LUNCH!  Click here to register!  See you there!!!

****P.S. If you’d like to schedule me to do a workshop or professional development event for your school or district, please email for more info on how to make that happen!!! I’d LOVE to see you!


AND!!! We have a NEW animated sight word DVD!!! Sing & Spell Volume 5 Animated DVD is available now!!


This volume includes a song to help children learn to spell each number word from zero to ten, plus 19 more high frequency words! All the songs are animated with fun, child-friendly graphics that help encourage repeated viewing, and in combination with the easily memorized, catchy music, are guaranteed to get your kids to recognize and know these difficult words. The album has a modern feel, with a Rock or Hip-Hop style to most of them, including the “But” song, which has a way cool hip-hop beat that is SO  much fun to dance to!



Words covered on this volume are: Zero the Hero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, about, around, but, eat, fight, find, funny, get, into, new, please, pretty, ride, saw, say, says, so, under, which.


And our special thanks goes to the wonderful folks at Artfelt Puppets for helping us with many of their wonderful finger puppets! They have generously made available their cute & clever creations and helped inspire many of our own characters and backgrounds for this set of songs. Be sure to check them out! Thanks so much Artfelt! ?


Are you on Twitter????? Follow and join in on our #TeacherFriends Twitter party chat on Tuesday, June 27th at 9 pm EST (6pm PST!) for a chance to win $25 towards any of my downloads!!!


See you Tuesday!!




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