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.
I love to teach through music and movement! Anything that is active, fun, and hands on is what I focus on. See my website, www.HeidiSongs.com for a great selection of the music that I have written with DVD's to go with each one so that you and your students can easily learn the movements! You can see some samples of my music on YouTube or iTunes, too. Just search for the HeidiSongs channel on either one! We are also on School Tube, just in case your school does not allow YouTube.
Two of my DVD's have won Parent Choice Awards: Sound Blending Songs for Word Families and Sing and Spell the Number Words and More Sight Words (Vol. 5). My products have also won several awards from the Creative Child Magazine. I am also a Bravo Award Nominee, and a Teacher of the Year Award Recipient at my school.
I have a teaching credential from California State University, Fullerton. My Bachelor's Degree is also from there and is in Spanish Linguistics. I also got my Master's Degree there in Education with an emphasis in Reading Instruction. I have a Reading Specialist Credential.
I have written eighteen instructional CD's and DVD's, plus three musical plays for children! These were all created for young children, and were piloted in my own Kindergarten classroom in Southern CA. I have also written eight picture books: The Opposites Rhyming Book, Holiday Traditions Around the World, The 1-100 Book, The Gingerbread Man, Wiggles Learns the Rules at School, Wiggle's First Day at School, Wiggles Learns to Pay Attention, and Alphabet Action. In addition, I have written numerous workbooks and other teaching resources! All of our products are 100% guaranteed. If you don't like it or you think that your kids aren't learning from it, just let us know and we'll refund your money. It's that simple. We want you to be happy with your purchase, so we treat our customers the way we would like to be treated. :)
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Vocal Music, Health, Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Spring, Summer, Informational Text, Phonics