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June 5, 2014

It’s Not Too Late! Sign Up for Heidi’s Workshop in Oakdale, CA!

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Road Trip!

It’s not too late to sign up for Heidi’s workshop in Oakdale, CA!  It’s on June 10, 2014!  Come join about 100 TK, Kindergarten, and First Grade teachers for a great day of information, fun, music, and laughter.  This event is sponsored by the California Kindergarten Association, and it is being hosted by the Oakdale Joint Unified School District and it is open to all! It will be held at Sierra View Elementary School. Register now by clicking here, because it is next TUESDAY!!!

Heidi Presenting at CKA's PK1 Conference, 2014


Registration is $150 for members of CKA, and $160 for non-members, and YES- it does include both breakfast (with coffee!) and lunch!  Oh boy!  Here is what we our day is going to look like.  Read below:

Oakdale 2014


Common Core Tools, Tips, and Tricks for TK, K, and First Grade


Overview of Schedule:

Registration: 8:00-8:15 Continental Breakfast Provided

8:15-9:45: Session 1

9:45-10:00: Break

10:00-11:15: Session 2

11:15-12:15: Lunch Provided

12:15-1:30: Session 3

1:30-1:45: Break

1:45-3:00- Session 4


Here is a description of the sessions that Heidi is giving. (Yes, she is doing all four!)

Note: “TK” stands for “Transitional Kindergarten,” which is like Pre-K in CA, except it is currently only open to children that turn five during the months of Sept., Oct. and Nov.)

8:15-9:45: Session 1

Helping Your Struggling TK, K, and Grade One Students Meet the Common Core Standards

Participants will learn some time tested tricks and tips to help slow learners, budding English language learners, and special needs children meet the Common Core State Standards. Topics will include teaching the alphabet, numeral recognition, developing math concepts, learning sight words, sounding out words, and behavior management.

10:00-11:15: Session 2
Developmentally Appropriate Ways to Get Your TK, K, and 1st Graders Writing- Fast!

Have you ever struggled to get your TK, K, and First Grade students off and writing? This workshop is chock-full of ideas and techniques that will help all children get started writing fast. Lots of ideas for active learners, musical learners, second language learners, and special needs children, too!

12:15-1:30: Session 3

Fun and Easy Ways to Use Technology With TK, K, and 1st Graders

Come learn some great ways to use a projector, digital camera, document camera, and a digital video camera with your TK, K, or First Graders to support the Common Core! Some great ideas to make use of internet access in the classroom will also be given, plus an awesome list of Heidi’s favorite classroom tested iPad apps for each CCSS subject.

1:45-3:00- Session 4

Critical Thinking Skills: Big Ideas for Little Learners in TK, K, and First Grade

Is it possible to make critical thinking skills developmentally appropriate, and bring those questions down to a TK, K, or First Grade level? YES, and it’s easier than you think! Come learn how in this interactive workshop. You’ll leave with lots of specific techniques on creating critical thinking questions for both fiction and informational texts that are appropriate and “do-able” for young children, as well as a make it and take it teacher tool to help you implement this in the classroom on Monday morning. Please bring scissors, some markers, a hole punch, and one-inch book ring for this session.


My daughter Krissie and I are getting ready now to pack up the van with all of our HeidiSongs goods and goodies to sell there, too.  We will have conference discounts that we never offer online, plus a discount box filled with returned items for half off.  Oh, boy, oh boy!

Shopping is fun!

Can you spot Heidi's friends from ESGI at the booth next door? LOL!

Can you spot Heidi’s friends from ESGI at the booth next door? LOL!

This is what Heidi's exhibit booth looked like at one conference.

This is what Heidi’s exhibit booth looked like at one conference.

conference set up

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