Merry Christmas From HeidiSongs!


Hello, everyone!!  I was teaching ALL week and I am SO happy that Christmas break is finally here!  🙂 I know some of you were in the same boat, while some of you had this last week off. Either way, I hope and pray you have a safe and FUN weekend with family and friends.


My class did not do our annual Gingerbread Man Musical Play this year because I am in second grade right now, and my costumes are just too small!  I made it work last year with my first/second grade combo, but it was a pretty tight squeeze for those first grade main characters.  I REALLY missed putting on that play!  But the great news is that I’m supposed to get to go BACK TO KINDERGARTEN NEXT SCHOOL YEAR, in 2017-2018!!!!  So if all goes as planned (ahem, you know how these things can be!) I’ll get to do it again next year, plus SO MANY other things that I just MISS!  Hooray!  If you think about it, please keep me in your prayers.  My heart is with the little ones, and I want so badly to go “back down.”  Below is a video of my former Kindergarten class performing the Gingerbread Man, if you would like to see it. 🙂


In lieu of a lengthy blog post this week, since we’re all about to embark on a crazy holiday weekend, we felt like just keeping it simple and wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

Psst… Keep an eye out for another post on Monday….  There just might be a sale code in there…  😉

Here are some Christmas and wintery songs to sing and dance along to this weekend! Again, Merry Christmas!



Christmas Countdown from Little Songs for Language Arts


Let’s Build a Snowman from Little Songs for Language Arts


The Tale of the Gingerbread Man Picture Book and Read-Along CD


The White Song from our Colors and Shapes DVD



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Heidi Butkus

About Heidi Butkus

Heidi Butkus has been teaching in California public schools since 1985. She has somehow managed to stay in Kindergarten all of those years, with the exception of five years in first grade, and also taught a parent participation preschool for a short while! Combining a strong knowledge of brain research with practical experience, Heidi has created a wealth of fun and engaging teaching techniques that work well with diverse populations. She has presented at conferences nationwide, and is the owner and founder of Heidi has also created fourteen original CD's and DVD's for teaching beginning reading and math skills, three musical plays designed especially for young performers, and has written some picture books and many other teaching resources. Heidi's multimedia workshops are filled with fun and motivational educational activities that have been classroom tested and revised for effectiveness with all types of learners.
  1. Hi Heidi! I’m sorry you didn’t get to do the play. This was my first time and it was a huge hit with my parents and students. Instead of costumes I used headbands and hats for all of the characters. Worked like a charm! I’m going to take on costumes and extra characters next year 🙂

  2. I love reading about all the new ideas, and all your experiences and the ones from all the friends on here. I do not like retirement. I miss the kids. Hopefully I find something to do in 2017. 🙂 God Bless all in 2017. Bobbi Verostko

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