Monday, February 6, 2017

I'm In LOVE With...

... You'll Never Guess!

OK, I'll come clean. It's been a few years now so it's time for me to confess. I have been in love with my very favorite teaching tool for quite some time now. It's my Show And Tell Apron
In fact, I own 3 of these and I would have more, but I retired from teaching 1 1/2 years ago! Have you seen these? 
Click the image above.

Sharing The Love of My Show And Tell Apron!

They come in all sorts of styles 
and can be used to teach all sorts of skills!
There is the regular style like the black one below, a tu-tu style, 
a BBQ style, 
and even a child-sized style!

Here is my very first Show And Tell Apron 
draped over my chair 
at the front of my TK/K classroom in SoCal. 
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!
Click the image.

My students could not wait to see which apron I would be wearing each day!

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.
And I used it to teach sight 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, 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."  :) 

Here Is a Little More Love To Share: 

Tell your "sweetie" that this year, 
you would LOVE to have a 
for Valentine's Day. 
Your students will LOVE it as much as YOU!
to see the entire collection of 

And here is a little more love for your students:
Just for your "Littles", A Valentin'e Day Freebie! 
(This set will be FREE for just a few days.)
This Valentine Themed Subtraction Take-Home Book incorporates decomposing from five along with the names of five of their classmates. I used it on Valentine's Day and it kept my "Littles" focused, entertained, and interacting during the    craziest  last part of the day!  :o) 
Click the image above to grab your FREEBIE!

I hope you felt the love that all of the bloggers who linked together to show our appreciation for Sandy and her amazing Show And Tell Aprons.
You can visit HER BLOG 
or on the image below:
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Be sure to check out the entire LINK UP and see what all of the other bloggers are saying about Sandy and her amazing aprons!
Just CLICK HERE and click on any of 
the other blogs listed at the end of that post. 

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day 
and get to "share the love" with all of the 
special people in your life. 


  1. Palma, thank you for this awesome post! One of my all time favorite apron pictures is you in your pink tutu apron. It is just perfect! I think the entire kindergarten teacher motto should be, "Don't judge." HA! Thank you for the great freebie, too! Such perfect timing!

    1. Aww, thank you, Carolyn! I loved your post too. Sandy is the BEST and her aprons are beyond wonderful! We are all so blessed to know her. Hope to see you soon.
      Palma :)

  2. Palma, I love this! and your pointer about "oh hell no!!!" i love that! I hope to meet you soon!Sandy will be responsible for bringing us all together!

    1. Looking forward to meeting you too! This was the best blog hop ever, all in the name of love. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  3. Palma you are tutu cute for words. We are all connected through this wonderful teacher, designer and reading all the posts are so touching. We are all so lucky to have each other! This has been the best blog hop ever. It was an honor to be part of it!

    1. Yes, Fran, you are so right! Looking forward to seeing you all at either SCKC , I Teach K!, or both. 😎We are all united! 😍

  4. Sweet Palma, thank you so very much. I'm truly overwhelmed. This post was perfect and my heart is full. I feel so lucky to know you all. Lots of grateful tears. <3

    1. We are all the lucky ones, Sandy! We hope you can feel the love and respect we have for you and your amazing aprons. Just think of all of the joy you have brought to so many teachers and even more children, not only in your own class, but in countless classes throughout our nation! We love you, Sandy!