Friday, January 4, 2013

Kindergarten Craft for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

HAPPY WINTER!!! Happy New Year!

I've so happy to have the opportunity to join forces here with the Kinderland Crew! 

I'm Debbie Clement and I blog over at Rainbows Within Reach, sharing the fun that I have making my "Author-Illustrator" school visits around the country. (Yes, I've written over 100 original songs for this age group and recorded them onto 6 albums. I've gone on to turn three of my ditties into the traditional picture book format!) 

A year ago, I had the great good fortune to go to the school of Caitlin of 'Kindergarten Smiles' fame, to spend the day singing and dancing. We all had such a great time. 

photo of: DIY Instructions for Heart Weavings in Kindergarten via RainbowsWithinReach

She directed her kindergarten students to make these glorious 'dream catchers' for me as my parting gifts. I have all of the photo-instructions for you to follow along, one step at a time over in this article at my blog

I also wanted to give all of the readers here a 'heads up' that my New Year's resolution has already taken shape. It has long been my DREAM to see more collaboration between educators. To that end we (hubby + moi) have just launched a super-cyber store specific to this age group, near and dear to my heart. We are calling it the, 

You'll see many of the authors here opening their own shops under our big polka-dot umbrella over the weeks and months ahead. The more the merrier! It's fun getting this up off the ground. Come see what your peers have to share! There are already professional development books, digital products for immediate download, brain packs for parents, an eBook, Classical music for brain breaks..... well you get the idea! 

Click right here to go shopping in your jammies! 

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I also have a brand new little store opened up at Teachers Pay Teachers -- where you can download my songs in zipped files with Mp3 versions and support materials included! Come over there to get a FREEBIE sample and get acquainted. 

So glad to have the support of my Kinderland friends!! 

-- Debbie -- 


  1. Hi Deb,

    I wanted to congratulate you on your new store. I will be heading over to take a peek as soon as I post this reply. How very exciting for you. You are a wonderful and creative person who truly enjoys what you do and you can see it in your face when you perform...I've watched your videos many times. Happy New Year and talk to you in TT's.
    The Convenient Teacher

    1. Hey Sweetie!!! I'm just now finding your oh-so-ubber supportive comment! What a sweetheart. Thanks so much for your kindness. I do LUV LUV LUV what I get to do. The new store: Emporium is exciting and its gaining momentum all the time!