Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Heidi Butkus Products and News

I received this email from Heidi Butkus of Heidisongs today and wanted to share it with you. She is offering a holiday discount on a product and has some free downloads on her blog. I LOVE Heidi's stuff!! My kids have learned so much using her songs!! I have cut and pasted her email below.

In the spirit of the season, we want to wish you Happy Holidays with a special deal on our "Little Songs for Language Arts, Singable Books and Seasonal Songs" CD's and DVD's! This set of songs features seasonal favorites like Christmas Countdown, Let's build a Snowman and the Seasons Song, plus many more singable books and other treats. Choose either the DVD or the CD of this special music for only $10, or get both for $20! Add the Printable Projects CD for another $10 and you've got a very special holiday deal for only $30! Use the Discount Code "LangArtSp" in the Shopping Cart to receive these special prices.
Check out all the songs and project fun at our website here:

Also, be sure to check out my weekly blog, HeidiSongs - Creative Kindergarten Curriculum, offering an abundance of ideas and free downloads that are sure to help you glide thru the school year! This week's post includes:
1. A free download with directions for some fun holiday projects, including a Santa, elf, and a reindeer. They make a GREAT bulletin board!
2. A free download of some Christmas tree themed counting sheets that help kids count out quantities from 1-30.
3. Information on the upcoming California Kindergarten Conference in Santa Clara, CA in January.
4. Info on one of my favorite holiday projects that helps kids learn their teen numbers: The Christmas Countdown 20-10 Book! This is a "singable book" that the kids make themselves.
5. Info on putting on a holiday show with my musical plays "The Gingerbread Man" or "The Mitten" that I love to put on at this time of year! Check it out and sign-up for my weekly updates and other discounts at:

HeidiSongs Gift Certificates for your favorite teacher, day care provider or active mom!
We are offering special discounts on our new Gift Certificates just thru the end of December. Make it a classroom gift, or a special treat for your child's favorite teacher! Call for details - 909-331-2090. $30 Gift Certificate - $25, $60 Gift Certificate - $50, $120 Gift Certificate - $100

In other HeidiSongs News:
New! Sing & Spell series workbooks
Includes three different practice sheets for each word to reinforce sight word recognition, such as:
Trace both whole and part of the word and then fill in the missing letters, Visual discrimination- circle the correct word amongst several look alike words, Write the letters of the word in boxes sized to each letter, to help children recognize the general shape of the word, Write the sight words in sentences with a fill in the blank format, Reading comprehension- read the word in a sentence, circle it, and illustrate its meaning, Mini-Songbooks include fun illustrations of the handmotions from the song. Available for Sing & Spell Vols. 1, 2, 3 & 5 (Vol. 4 coming soon):

New! 0-30 Number Pattern Block download
This resource is designed to help children notice the shape of each number from zero through thirty by rebuilding it with pattern blocks and can be used as an open ended math center, or in a directed lesson. You can also give children pre-cut paper pattern blocks and glue them down permanently for an art project. My students also enjoy drawing, gluing, or stamping the correct number of objects onto that page below the pattern block number. The masters are provided in both color and black and white. This resource is available here:

New! Whole Group Games and Activities
I have been sharing so many whole and small group games and activities on my Blog, that we've made a new page to capture them all!
Check it out here:

New Video Contest coming in January!
Warm up those cameras, we've got our annual Sing-Along Song Video Contest coming up in the new year. Capture the fun as your students sing-along to one of my songs for a chance at some wonderful prizes and we'll feature the winners on my blog and website for everyone to enjoy. I can't wait to see your students in action!

Have a great holiday season with your class and a well-deserved holiday break!

Heidi Butkus