Friday, July 19, 2019

Can You Tell 2 Truths from 1 Lie & Win A $50-$500 Amazon Gift Card?

Join The FUN & Win Big:

First, tell me which one of these is a lie.
(There are clues 
included throughout this blogpost.)

How To Get This Sweet Deal:
Continue to read my blogpost for clues!
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

1. Above, are 2 truths and 1 lie about me. 
All you have to do is leave a comment 
telling me which one is the lie!

(You can win even if you 

Just make sure your account is active.)

2. Then, sign up for a FREE Trial with ESGI using my promo code: 
(There is no credit card required to do this step and it automatically qualifies you for $40 off of your 1st year if you should choose to purchase it.)

3. Last, share your post with your guess along with #ESGIBTS19 on your own social media account.

Teachers who complete these 3 steps 
will be to win 
one of ten $50 Amazon Gift Cards 
AND the $500 Grand Prize!

Seriously, what are you waiting for??? 

What? You say you must use your district's assessments? 
~No problem. You can still use ESGI and once your administrators see how much USEFUL DATA you get, they will want you to use ESGI with, or maybe even without, your district's assessments.
~And, you can even create your own custom test to match your district's tests or use one of the Built-in Tests like mine! 
to see my ready-made tests.

If you want more info (& clues for the questions), here it is...

This was me:
Click the image above to get started.

ESGI to the rescue!

Click the image above to get started.

I started using ESGI in my kindergarten classroom in 2009 and I immediately gained:
1.  Instant data on EVERY student's skill level.
2.  User-friendly reports for parents &  
3.  Students who begged to be tested! Really! :)
to get started!

And, if you sign up for a FREE trial now,
 (no credit card required), 
tell me in the comments which one of the questions above is a lie, 
(Find more clues 
by reading the rest of this blogpost.)
and post about it with #ESGIBTS19,
you will be entered to win one of 
eleven $50-$500 Amazon gift cards!

And, did I mention that if you 
use the code KFUN 
when signing up for your FREE trial 
you will automatically qualify for 
$40 off of your 1st year?

This is win-win-win!

So, let's get started:
and sign up for your FREE trial.
Remember to enter the code KFUN.

The summer is the PERFECT TIME 
to explore ESGI & get started with it.
When you get your class list, 
just enter the 
names of your students, 
their gender, 
& home language. 

You will love all of the built-in tests available on ESGI's website...

...but if you need to use specific assessments, just reproduce them using ESGI's built-in test builder. You can ALSO create your own unique tests! They even have built-in fonts and graphics to help you. Visit their site and check out their video tutorials and see how easy it is!

Let's Get To Testing:

Your students will BEG YOU to test them so they can watch their data circles fill up and turn green
You can test on a desktop, a laptop, or even an iPad. 

My in-coming students LOVED testing with ESGI.

How it Works:

The teacher asks the question seen on the screen and then clicks "yes" or "no" based on the student's answer. Easy, breezy, lemon squeezy!

And Then There Is The Data:

Incredible data on each and every skill tested.

This is why I LOVE the bar graphs:
If you click on the grey part you see the names of the students who did not get that question correct! That grey list is perfect for creating your RTI re-teaching groups!

ESGI also tracks each individual student's progress. The grey circles turn green as each student masters the skills on each test. Your students will LOVE to see their circles turn green, so they will often beg you to test them! 

Click the chart for more info. 

Then, There Are The Flashcards:

Individualized flashcards for each student!
I travel all across North America presenting professional development workshops for teachers and using flashcards as "skill cards" is one of my favorite ideas to share.
I called them "skill cards" because I stored each child's cards in a sandwich-sized ziplock bag to use as a reference as they include only the skills each child needed to work on. 
These cards become RTI kits to re-teach skills to students in class or to send home for parents to review. You can also use the cards as brag tags as students master the skills!

And Then, There Are The Parent Letters:

These are so much better than any report card, so I just stapled the parent letter to the front of the report card because it was easier to understand. 
And there is so much more!

Sign up by Sept. 30 and get in on the FUN!
You will get:

ESGI saved me so much time, I was able to actually go home and plan fly fishing trips around the word!
Here I am fly fishing in Chile:
We fish barbless & always catch & release. 

And here we are fly fishing in Alaska.

My husband fly fished in Ireland, but I didn't. 


  1. You did fly fishing in Chile and Alaska but not in Ireland so #3 is the LIE!!!

  2. Number 3. I saw you present at SDE, I know you use ESGI and read the blog about when you started using it.

  3. The lie is that you did not fly fish in Ireland :)

  4. The lie is you didn’t go lie fishing in Ireland.