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Heidi Butkus
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Attended California State University, Fullerton
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Check out my TPT store!  Woo hoo!  I just hit 1100 followers!
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Thank you so much, Maggie, for the wonderful shout outs!!!  You are soooo sweet!
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 It's April 20 already??? I can't believe it is less than a month until my kinders leave the nest and progress to first grade.   This is CRUNCH time!  Assessments are underway, tests are just a week or two away and we are pu...
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You are more than welcome! I still run into people who haven't heard of your wonderful resources, and I think, "How is that even possible???" So happy to tell others about meaningful resources that work!
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Here are TWO great VALENTINES DAY GAMES, and they are FREEEEE! Valentine's Day Addition Number Bump, and the Heart Sight Word Race! These are both free inside the preview of Brian Hopkin's Kindergarten Valentine Love Math and Reading Centers that you can find here:
http://bit.ly/valentinecenters
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Check out my latest upload to @Slideshare! Musical Math Vol. 2 Motions for primary Common Core Concepts!  Great for Kindergarten, first grade, and some second grade concepts. Get the CD at HeidiSongs.com!
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Here are all of the lyrics and hand motions to accompany the CD, Musical Math Volume 2 from HeidiSongs.com! This is a set of songs written to help teach and reinforce primary Common Core Math Concepts. These include telling time, measuring, putting numbers in order, and three-dimensional shapes, as well as many newer Common Core concepts, such as using a Rekenrek, subitizing, decomposing numbers, and counting on in addition.
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LOOK AT THIS: EarlyEd experts at the Developmental Project for Childhood conclude that the CCSS Kinder reading requirements are "too much, too soon," and are calling for the WITHDRAWAL of Kindergarten From the Common Core State Standards!!
http://goo.gl/TfbB19
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Are you coming to CKA's PK1 Conference in Santa Clara, CA?  It's next weekend on Jan. 16-18, 2015!  We have a HUGE, "all star" line up of wonderful presenters, including Deanna Jump, Deedee Wills, Dr. Jean, Debbie Clement, Jen Jones, Molly Lynch, Sara Paul, Stephanie Stewart, Katie Knight, Palma Lindsay, Kelley Dolling, Kathy Zotovich, Jim Grant, and myself, Heidi Butkus!  We're having a Blogger Fiesta where you can meet most of those wonderful presenters, chat, and take pictures, too!
One day registration starts at just $170 dollars, and if you are a teacher, that should be a tax deductible expense!  Come have some fun with us!
Here's a link to the registration booklet:
http://www.californiakindergartenassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/2015-PK1-Conference-Brochure.pdf
Here's a link to the website:
http://www.californiakindergartenassociation.org/2015-pk1-conference/
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FROZEN (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): FREE from Google Play (I'm not sure when this deal ends, sorry!) All you have to do is enter a credit card to make an account, but the card does not get charged. 
https://play.google.com/store/music/album
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I love hearing their little voices and how they are learning English.  I love everything about this!
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This is so cool!  I love all the ways you show the letter and the accompanying sound!  
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Check out this sight word video on YouTube! So cute!!!
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Do you live near Maryland?  I'm presenting at SDE's Conference for Kindergarten & Pre-K Teachers on Feb. 9-10!  Join me to see lots of FABULOUS other presenters and for a great time with your fellow teachers!  Teacher conferences are fun!  :) #SDEevents  
http://buff.ly/14Xdunq  #kindergarten #pre-K 
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Woooo hooooooo!!!! Our new Musical Math Vol. 2 CD is HERE!!!!!!
I'm SO EXCITED!!! Here's the song list:

Greater Than-Fewer Than 
Subitize 
The Rekenrek Song 
Mission Ways to Make Four
What's a Sum?
Counting On with Addition
Counting by Threes
Putting Numbers in Order
Odds & Evens
Hexagon
Trapezoid
Cylinder
Measuring with a Ruler 
The Pattern of the Hundreds Chart 
12 vs. 21 
Counting Backwards from 20 
Telling Time is Easy 
One Half-One Fourth 
Counting Coins 
Adding Numbers to Ten 
So Many Ways to Solve a Problem 
Keywords for Addition 
Keywords for Subtraction 
Get on the Tens' Bus! 
What is Place Value?

http://www.heidisongs.com/our-products/details.php?id=217&keywords=Musical_Math_Vol._2_CD
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Education
  • California State University, Fullerton
    Spanish Linguistics, 1981 - 1985
  • Calfornia State University, Fullerton
    Education, Reading Instruction Emphasis, 1985 - 1988
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Heidi Slayton Butkus
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Kindergarten Teacher and Creator of HeidiSongs.com
Introduction
I am a credentialed Reading Specialist with over 25 years experience in the Primary classroom. After years of developing my own curriculum, my peers urged me to present this material at the California Kindergarten Conference, which generated an overwhelming response to publish my program. I have since grown this basic curriculum into the 'HeidiSongs' product line and website, which now includes both music and videos, plus presentations and keynotes nationwide.
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Owner and Creator of HeidiSongs.com. Two of my DVD's have won Parent Choice Awards!
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Teacher, Author, & Staff Development Speaker
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Teaching, curriculum development, teacher training, adult education
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  • HeidiSongs
    Educational Consultant, 2013 - present
    Heidi is an educational consultant with 25 years of classroom experience. Her expertise is primarily in early childhood education, with a specialty in Kindergarten and Pre-K. Heidi is available for staff development presentations, Skype lessons and classroom visits, and conference presentations.
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How to Get Parents to Buy Educational Gifts for Kids- and a Promo Code!
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Kindergarten Kiosk: Justifying Kindergarten Play
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Parenting: Bully-Proofing Your Child for the School Year
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Gone Fishin’ for Nonsense Words! | Heidi Songs
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I am sharing with you today some ways to help kids learn how to sound out nonsense words and even some REAL CVC words that actually make SEN

Halloween Fun Day! | Heidi Songs
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Halloween Fun Day! Hey, everybody! Today I am going to tell you what my class does each year on Halloween! We call it Halloween Fun Day, and

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Dear Teacher-Mamas, I know life as a teacher-mama is tough work. I know you come home from school completely exhausted, but still somehow ma

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