Saturday, February 18, 2017

Why Was I Surprised?

Today Is My 5 Year Blogaversary!

So, why was I surprised that it had already been 5 years since starting my blog? Well, because it seemed like 3. It's been such a fun ride and I'm so glad I took the leap into this teacher blogging/TpT/Presenting world! I LOVE my new job!

My Very 1st Post:

Here it is, and it's STILL my favorite organizational idea. I LOVE how file folders fit perfectly in these racks. I had at least 3 of these in my classroom at all times and now I have them in my office.
You can read my very first post from 5 years ago today by CLICKING HERE
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Selling on TpT Has Been Awesome:

The BEST part of selling on Teachers Pay Teachers is the wonderful feedback I get from teachers around the world. I LOVE hearing that their students enjoyed writing with Instant Sentences or had so much fun "shopping" with my Shopping Receipts set. It is great to know that children are having fun learning and that teachers are having more fun teaching. You can check out my TpT Store, which has 20 FREEBIES for you by CLICKING HERE.
CLICK the image to grab your 20 FREEBIES.

Presenting Is The Best Job EVER:

I'm so blessed to be able to present at conferences across the USA and even in Canada. I present a lot for SDE (Staff Development for Educators) at conferences and for school districts. It combines two of my favorite things: Kindergarten and traveling. I love getting to meet early childhood teachers and sharing my ideas, tips, and techniques with them. It's such a great feeling to inspire a teacher and get them excited about teaching certain content, especially when they were feeling a bit burned out. My goal is to make both teaching AND learning FUN. 

Will you be attending the cadillac of all kindergarten conferences this July in Las Vegas? I'm talking about "I Teach K!" You can find more info by CLICKING HERE. This is one conference you won't want to miss!

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What's Next:

I'm heading to Pasadena in a few days to present at the Southern California Kindergarten Conference. There, I'll be presenting on Close Reading and Hands-on Science. I'll also have a booth where I'll be debuting my new flash drives which contain most of my favorite products. Take a look at these cuties.
I love the color of these and they are filled with so much fun!
Scroll down a bit to find out how to order these money-saving flash drives filled with products. 

Here is what you will find on these flash drives:
86 templates for WRITING.
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134 templates for MATH.
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194 templates for ELA.
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Over 71 templates for INTEGRATION (Science/Art/ELA)
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If you want to order any of these flash drives, you can email me at 
and I will be happy to mail you one. 

Each flash drive contains one of the sets ($30 value) pictured 
for $20 (all 4 sets on one flash drive for $65 and that's over $100 in products!) 
and I will include FREE SHIPPING for a limited time. 

But wait, there will be even more deals at my booth:

I'm also super excited to offer sets of the cutest graphics and fonts ever from D.J. Inkers at amazing prices! Yes, those adorable graphics and fonts that make your teacher-made notices, signs, and worksheets so cute will be available at my booth at a huge discount. 
I'm featuring: 
"Kids All Year" which has the cutest seasonal graphics plus fonts that will last your all year long. 
"Early Years" with the best collection of nursery rhymes and graphics to go along with each rhyme.
"Kidillywinks" which has the cutest calendars and school-themed graphics and fonts.
"Super Fontastic" which has 77 fonts! I love the ones you can color in.
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But wait, there's more... I'll also be giving away free graphics at my presentations, at my booth, and at the Super Hero Blogger Bash! I even have a free ($60 value) DJ Inkers commercial license to give away! So if anyone out there wants to sell on TpT like me, they may use their DJ Inkers graphics and fonts on their products with this free license! 
I'll be giving away one of these
commercial licenses worth $60
 at the SCKC Blogger Bash Friday night!

More Give-Aways and Favorite Products:

I'll also be giving away certificates for a FREE year of ESGI, my favorite online testing resource which will cause your students to BEG TO BE TESTED! I'm serious, they will, and YOU will save hours of testing, recording, and reporting test results because ESGI will do it all for you with a CLICK! You can find more info about ESGI and get started with a FREE 60 day trial. And, if you enter the code KFUN, you will automatically qualify for $40 off of your 1st year
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You can find me in my booth wearing my favorite teaching apron from Show and Tell Aprons

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They have so many great styles and you can use it to teach anything from phonemic awareness to math equations, and story sequence to composing sentences! I just love these aprons. They will also have a booth at the SCKC close to my booth. 

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 Thank you for joining me on this 5-year Blogging/TpT/Presenting adventure. I hope to meet you all at a conference. If you follow my blog, come up to me and tell me. I often have a little prize for those who follow me on my blog or other social media. Go ahead and check out these links and we will talk soon! :)


  1. Love your pink tutu, Palma! :) Good luck with your presentations & thanks for sharing the smiles from DJ Inkers!!!

    1. Thank you! D.J. Inkers graphics and fonts have been my favorite for so many years now and are featured in many of my products. And they have only gotten better over time! Love all of the new sets! :)