Monday, August 2, 2021

Back-to-School SALE: 25% Off For an EXTRA DAY!

 My Top 5 Picks To Start The Year Are ALL on SALE Aug 3-5 & Also Grab 20+ FREEBIES!!!

Use the code BTW21 to get 25% off!

Time to stock up on activities you will use ALL YEAR LONG. Here is the countdown:

5.  Alpha Chants: Your students will LOVE tracing only the focus letter on each poem which goes perfectly with the Zoo Phonics animals! 

4.  Seasonal Journal Pages with Rubrics: Start the year with these easy-to-use journal pages even if your students are only copying sentences. You will use these all year as your students develop their writing skills.
3.  Alphabet Picture Cards & Phonics Pages: Let your students copy 3 images that have the same initial sound as they create their own alphabet book!
Click the image.

2.  I Sorted By...: This set comes with the pieces your students can use to sort. Fun & easy!
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1.  Instant Writing:  Your students will beg you to write once they experience Instant Writing! This makes a gr8 classroom center too!
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Scroll through my TpT Store 
for over 20 FREEBIES!  CLICK HERE!

Sunday, June 27, 2021

5 Easy Ways to Prep NOW for Next Year + a BONUS!

Do This Now:

 Get ready for Day 1 & the rest of the year with this discounted bundle: (All of the fonts & images are from DJ Inkers. Aren't they cute?)

You can grab this entire discounted bundle by CLICKING HERE or on any of the images.  

BONUS: Try ESGI for FREE right now and use my code, KFUN, to automatically qualify for $50 off of your 1st year! CLICK HERE to get your FREE trial. You will LOVE it and you'll wonder how you ever got along without it! 

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Have You Heard The News???

 This is the last week to Grab Your FREE Trial & Win!

Imagine heading back to school next year, with a complete new CLASSROOM MAKEOVER!! Well for one lucky winner, that will come true! New classroom decor, resources, furniture and more!

Entering is easy! Simply register for a trial of ESGI with Promo Code TEAMPALMA at for 5 entries to win (Offer only for this week) and then head to​​ to apply!

Also... we will select one lucky winner to receive a Berteau & Co Prize Pack!!

All you have to do to enter the Prize Pack giveaway is tag your friends in the comments section of this post! Each tag counts as 1 entry!

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Become Your School's Hero!

Win a FREE Site License For Your School!


I'm excited to team up with ESGI to give away 
a Site License
for one lucky school! 
A $2500 value!

For a chance to win, 
simply have everyone on your team
 register for a FREE trial of ESGI 
with Promo Code 

They won't have to enter a credit card 
& they won't be hounded to buy a thing!

Your team can enjoy a FREE trial 
through Sept. 30!
That means they can close out this school year
and assess their students for the next school year
all with their FREE trial!

And you will all qualify for $50 off of your 1st year
if you choose to purchase. 
That's called, "Win-win!"

Remember to use the code TEAMPALMA
to get the FREE trial extended through 9/30, 
$50 off your 1st year, 
and be entered to win a site license! 

I'll be routing for you!!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

What Would YOU Do With a $500 Gift Card?

Win a $500 Gift Card or One of TEN $50 gift cards! 

You have just got to watch this FUN video!
(Click the image to view the video & directions.)

Or, you can <CLICK HERE> to watch the video and hear all of the directions about how to enter.

Here's How:
Follow these 3 Simple Steps to instantly win 400 Hours a Year with Progress Monitoring AND be entered in our $500 Amazon Gift Card Contest!

1. Show your Spirit following the directions provided in the video above and using #ESGITEAMSPIRIT!

2. New to ESGI? Sign up for a FREE ESGI Trial with Promo Code TEAMPALMA.

3. Start testing your Students with any of our 1000s of K/2 Assessments.

Start Your Free ESGI Trial - Use Promo Code TEAMPALMA by clicking <HERE> !!!

Winners will be chosen on April 30th by a panel of ESGI Team members based on the video originality and number of likes and views!

We are rooting for you! 

Saturday, April 3, 2021

My #1 Teacher Hack For Saving Time:

FREE Through Sept. 30 & That's 6 Months!

Are you wondering how to save time testing, recording, and analyzing data?
 ESGI has your answers and it's FREE!  
Use the promo code: TEAMPALMA and CLICK HERE for the free link. (No credit card is required!)

You can test F2F or 6 feet apart with 2 devices.
Click the image above to get started FREE! 

Why Use ESGI?

1. YOU will save over 400 hours testing, recording, & analyzing data because ESGI does most of that for you.
2. Your students will BEG you to test them. They love watching their green pie graphs grow as they learn & they will view testing as a game. 
3. You will instantly see individual student's progress as well as class progress on every individual skill & you can share this data with parents & administrators with just one click! You can use the data to guide your instruction and create RTI groups to target skills needed by individual students.
4. ESGI comes with tons of bonuses like FLASHCARDS individualized for each student. (More about how to use these in fun ways below.)
And BINGO cards customized for each student based on the skills they need to practice!
5. Right now, you can get a FREE TRIAL good through Sept. 30 with NO CC required! You will also qualify for $50 off of your 1st year, if you choose to enroll & ESGI will NOT hound you to use this. And, you will be entered to win some amazing PRIZES like Amazon gift cards!

To get all of this FREE for the next 6 months, use my code TEAMPALMA while enrolling in your FREE trial by clicking HERE.

Here are Creative Ways Parents Can Use The Flashcards At Home:

I HATE flashcards! Life should NOT always be a test! But, if you use them as "skill cards" that can change EVERYTHING!

Here is how to use flashcards in FUN ways at home:

1. Send home a set of flashcards based on the skills each student needs to practice with just one click on ESGI.
(Directions about how to use ESGI for FREE are at the end of this post.)

2. Parents can choose a few "skill cards" (let's not call them flashcards any longer) and have the child cut them out. (Use fancy scissors to make it more fun and to build fine motor skills as they are usually a little trickier to use.)
Have them cut around the
first (a great word to discuss)
and keep the scraps.

                 Use the scraps for an art project!

3. Place 2 skill cards, back-to-back, inside a sandwich size zipper bag. 

4. Remove the air from some of the bags and seal.

5. Add air, by inserting a straw and blowing air into the bag, to some of the bags and seal.

6. Now, let's play! In the bathtub, or even in a sink, they can play "Sink That Skill!" Let the bags with air in them float as your child scans all of the bags for the skill you call out. "Sink the letter Q." "Sink the letter P."
Imagine the tub filled with floating bags of skill cards!
Click on the video:

And use the bags without air to stick skills to the tile. And don't forget to talk about sinking and floating to get a bit of science in too! 

What Else Can I Do With These Skill Cards?

~Stick individual cards to your child's bedroom door or at the bottom of the stairs and have them slap the skill card and say the letter, #, sight word, etc. as they pass by.
~Hide a skill card under each dinner plate at the dinner table tonight and each person gets to look at their skill card and give clues to the family to help them guess the letter, #, sight word, etc.
~Copy a 2nd set of skill cards, cut them out and attach them, face down, to the refrigerator with magnets. Let your child play the Memory Game as they peek at skill cards and try to match them up.
~Use skill cards as "brag tags" and let your child tape the cards that have the skills they have mastered onto their shirt and wear the brag tags all day long. 
Whatever you do, make learning FUN!

Getting Started With FREE ESGI:

Just use the promo code: 
when you sign up. 
You can get a FREE account. 
Then, just choose a few tests to run, such as letter names or sounds, number recognition, etc.
After you have tested your students you will have all of the information you need to work on the skills your students have not mastered yet. 
CLICK HERE to get started free.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

This Week: We Are Giving Away Five $50 Gift Cards to Really Good Stuff, LLC!!!

It's so easy to enter!

 We've got Spirit! Teachers can too! 

We are in week #2 of our 6 weeks of Spring Spirit!

Plus, ESGI will save you so many hours each week whether you are assessing virtually online or in-class. And your students will actually beg you to test them!

Last week's iPad Air winner is Theresa F. of Kenton County School District in Kentucky.

This week teachers will cheer over:
  • 5 chances to win a $50 Really Good Stuff, LLC Gift Card
  • An extended free trial through September 30th, 2021.
  • $50 off initial purchase of ESGI.
Start 60 Day FREE ESGI Trial
Use promo code TEAMPALMA - No credit card required
AND enjoy this video from ESGI: