Saturday, May 26, 2018

Give Yourself an End-of-the-Year Gift!

Or win one! (Scroll way down to find out how.)

This is my very favorite teaching tool! 
It's my Show And Tell Apron
In fact, I own 3 of these.
Click the apron!
Have you ever seen these amazing Show And Tell Aprons?
Click the image above.
They come in all sorts of styles 
and can be used to teach all sorts of skills!
They are perfect for teaching high frequency words.
Click the aprons.
Here is my very first Show And Tell Apron 
draped over my chair 
at the front of my TK/K classroom in SoCal. 
Click the image.
The apron's creator, Sandy, gave me this apron at the SDE Conference called "I Teach K!" several years ago. Sandy is the most talented, sweet, and generous teacher you will EVER meet! I love her so much and I wish I was little again so I could be in HER kindergarten class. 
I will always treasure my first Show And Tell apron!
My students could not wait to see which apron I would be wearing each day!
Click on the aprons!
There is the regular style like the black one below, a tu-tu style, 
a BBQ style, 

and even a child-sized style!
Click on the aprons. 

How I Used My Apron:

I used it to teach phonemic awareness:
Click the image above.

I used it to teach "counting up" 
(also called "counting on") 
in math:
Click the image above.
I used it to teach CVC words 
and how to add a "magic e" 
to create a silent e word.
Click on the apron. 
And I used it to teach sight words and 
high frequency words:
Click the image above. 
Here is my special funny tip:
If you are wearing your apron and you 
have the word "hello" in the pockets,
don't allow anything to cover the "o" as you 
carry things in your right hand or you will 
be walking around your school wearing 
an apron that spells out "hell"!  :o/

Anyway, I also used it 
to teach the sequence 
of a familiar story.

Click the image above. 
Here is Sandy, 
the owner, designer, and inventor of 
re-telling the story of The Three Bears:
(I invited Sandy to share her rap 
to Pre-K and K teachers at 
in Las Vegas. 
Click this image to see the YouTube video of this amazing rap!
You can view Sandy's "Three Bear Rap" by

And, did I mention...

 ... that Sandy makes teaching cards that fit perfectly in her Show And Tell Aprons? Here are just a few of her sets:

These days:

I love to wear my pink tutu Show and Tell Apron when I'm presenting across the USA and even in Canada! As soon as I put it on, teachers gasp and immediately start taking photos of me. 
Here is an image of my favorite 
just waiting for me to put it on 
during one of my presentations for
Click the image above.
So, how do you WIN a Show And Tell Apron?
Come to one of my presentation!
My next one is coming up in just one week in the Bay Area near Oakland, CA on June 2. 
Click the image above for more info. 
 We will be giving away a FREE apron!
And Sandy will be there with all of her latest styles! 
Click the image above for more info. 
I hope we will see you at the 

So, true story... I was presenting in New England and I had a few minutes before my next presentation. I was wearing the special pink tutu apron Sandy made for me and I quickly ran into the elevator to catch the rest of the keynote that morning. Well, there was a big man in the elevator wearing a suit and looking very important and serious, but when he saw this pink blur run in his direction right into the elevator, he jumped backwards! I looked at him and said, "Don't judge, I'm presenting at a conference here." After a slight pause, he said, "Who are you presenting to?" 
I replied, "Kindergarten teachers," and as I walked out of the elevator I heard him say, "Oh, of course."  :) 
Click the image to see more styles.

Here Is a Little More Love To Share: 

You can learn so much from Sandy and her wonderful blog.
You can visit HER BLOG 
or on the image below:
Click the image above.

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