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Teacher professional development online! Join one of our FREE teacher webinar events to take your teaching to a new level. Certificates of attendance are also available. These teacher webinars are geared towards kindergarten, first-grade, and second-grade teachers.

Teacher professional development online! Join one of our FREE teacher webinar events to take your teaching to a new level. Certificates of attendance are also available. These teacher webinars are geared towards kindergarten, first-grade, and second-grade teachers.


Writers Workshop K-2

Are you ready to improve your student’s writing skills?

Deedee Wills offers 5 hours worth of teacher professional development discussing writing instruction for kindergarten, first-grade, and second-grade teachers.  These workshops can be accessed anywhere you have access to the internet! 

YOU CAN FIND THIS FILE: Writing Camp Professional Development


A virtual ticket is a recording of the teacher professional development that was presented at a live conference event called Writing Camp. So if you did not attend the event, you can still have access to the information. SWEET!

What is included with your virtual ticket?

The best tips and secrets for successful primary grade writers workshops

20 writing lesson ideas that you can use right away

5 hours of teacher professional development discussing writers workshop

Certificate of Attendance


Plan and organize effective classroom writers workshop for kindergarten, first-grade, and second-grade

Explore various mode of writing instruction in your classroom

Build a strong foundation for student writing

Dive deeper into engaging students through writing lessons

Demystify the writing and conferring process

How to access the Writing Camp professional development: 

First – Add the webinar to your shopping cart. Please indicate the number of tickets you would like to purchase, then check out and pay for your ticket(s). *Reminder, one ticket per viewer is required*

Second – DOWNLOAD the purchase and unzip the file. You will then be given access to all of the video files.

Third – Watch the videos via the links in the download on VIMEO. You will be given instructions on how to download and print the certificates in the videos.


How will I access the professional development videos?

The videos are available as a download from TpT.  There is a PDF with links to the videos that are housed on VIMEO. You will also get support documents and a certificate. AND you can watch these teacher professional development training video as many times as you would like!

Can I share these files with my team?

This unit is intended for a single user, however, a multi-user license can be purchased through TpT.

Will the Writing Through the Year Curriculum be included in the cost of Writing Camp?

No, this will not be duplicated lessons from the curriculum. These videos will help enhance and help advance what you are already doing in your writing instruction.


“Deedee, after spending a day with you, you have changed the way I approach writing instruction. My students are writing like never before. I now feel confident in my instruction, and the best part… my students LOVE writing!” – Kimbra from Georgia

“Last year I started using your writing instruction with my students. This year, the first-grade teacher came to me and said she had never seen such strong incoming writers! Thank you for providing meaningful, effective, and fun lessons for my kindergarten friends!” – Kara from Alabama

“Before my day with you, I was so lost and overwhelmed when it came to writing instruction. After learning from you, a weight has been lifted. I cannot believe how much my students have grown. Thank you for bringing joy back into my classroom!” – Aimee from Wisconsin


The Primary Collaborative., our Facebook page for Kindergarten teachers, is another great place to connect with fellow teachers and learn new tips and tricks for the classroom. We often conduct live webinars in our group so join today for exclusive access to kindergarten teacher resources.


(Free)  Teacher Professional Development Webinars:  Replays

Click here for Webinar FAQ’s

You can catch the replay of my webinar 5 Essential Writers Workshop Steps for Success!

Here are a few of the webinars that you can watch!

Gearing Up for Guided Reading!

Kindergarten guided reading small groups! Looking for ideas to help your students with their reading skills in small groups? Check out how I organize my small group time!

You can catch the replay by clicking:


Interventions:  What to Do If They Don’t Know

You can watch the replay by clicking:

Shared Reading + Song = Fluency


Teacher professional development online! Join one of our FREE teacher webinar events to take your teaching to a new level. Certificates of attendance are also available. These teacher webinars are geared towards kindergarten, first-grade, and second-grade teachers.

Fitting it all in!  Mastering your classroom schedule!

Teacher professional development online! Join one of our FREE teacher webinar events to take your teaching to a new level. Certificates of attendance are also available. These teacher webinars are geared towards kindergarten, first-grade, and second-grade teachers.
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About Me

I grew up in San Diego and began my teaching career in San Diego City Schools.  I have spent time as a second-grade teacher, a kindergarten teacher, and as a district-wide instructional coach.  My heart belongs to early childhood education!  Here is a little more about me:

My husband and I have been married for 27+ years and we currently live in Colorado.
The Wills Family
Our son recently graduated from the University of Missouri with an engineering degree.  This is his kindergarten graduation picture.  I call him “The Perfect Son” because he is perfect in our eyes.
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  • Kathryn Lenecek September 9 at 8:39 pm

    I like the new look! Nice job- as always, your blog is wonderful, great ideas! Thanks for your hard work.

  • JLR October 1 at 10:23 pm

    Deedee – Your website is AMAZING!! So are your educational items and your classroom! I am homeschooling all my boys and the twins are now in Kindergarten – but I can tell you our dining room table looks NOTHING like your setup! Once I pick my jaw up off the ground I look forward to perusing through all your resources and great ideas! Is there any way I could fly two 5 year olds to Missouri?… just for Kindergarten…

    Glad you're doing well! Say Hi to Mark (and Matt, though I know he hasn't a clue who I am) for me!

    <3 Josephine Riggs

    • Deedee October 28 at 2:17 am

      How did I not SEE this post before! So this is me saying "Hi" two years late. If you get this, I would love to chat! My email is: [email protected]

  • linda davis October 10 at 2:18 am

    I enjoyed reading you blog and appreciate the hard work you put into posting the various activites you offered. Teachers helping Teachers 🙂

  • Special Teacher for Special Kids January 30 at 12:41 am

    I know this was an old post.. but I really feel like I know you! Thank you for sharing so much about you.

    [email protected]
    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

  • Liz March 6 at 7:41 pm


    just curious…have you made any fact to 5 games? I am looking for something to help my kindergartners practice this skill! thanks!

  • Elle-Living in Color June 14 at 3:44 pm

    How cool! So glad to have come across your blog 🙂 I went to Mizzou (in MO) for my undergraduate degree, but I- like you- am a native Californian! Nice to meet you- can't wait to try out some of your awesome ideas! Thank you for sharing!

    • Deedee June 14 at 6:18 pm

      Oh Yay!!! If you are still in the area, my classroom is always open!! (except for the summer…ha)

  • Amy Mulroy Ryan June 30 at 3:17 pm

    Hi Mrs. Wills,
    Love your blog. I "grabbed" the runnning record pdf (with the 100 blank spaces to track), love this…..I noticed on the bottom where you have comprehension check, there are numbers under the sections "very little" 6, 7, 8, 9; "some" 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15; etc. and I was wondering what was the significance of those numbers?
    Any help is much appreciated and keep up the fabulous ideas!

    • Deedee June 30 at 7:43 pm

      Thank you! As you circle each area on the comprehension area, you then add those numbers together. It the total comes between 16-21 then they demonstrated adequate comprehension. This will help you to find their instructional level.

  • Jennifer Brown July 20 at 4:24 pm

    Here I am entering my 2nd year of teaching Kindergarten and I need help. I taught last year with 15 kiddos and a part time aide. This year I have 30 kiddos and a full-time aide (budget cuts). I have never had a team to brain-storm with, I have always been the lone grade level teacher (grades 1-3). I am going into my 5th year of teaching. I have been reading your blog AND finally decided to ask for help. I am Literacy Collaborative trained and organize my literacy time around centers and Guided Reading groups. As well as a separate writing workshop time. How many kids to a center/station? Do you let 30 kiddos pick their centers for that day? Or do you have a back to school lesson plan I can read? Any help is wonderful! Thank you.

  • Deedee July 22 at 5:57 am

    Oh Jennifer… You will do beautifully with a 30 kids and a full time aide! I have two students to a station and I tell them which station to go to. I will have a detailed post about this in August. You can look through the posts that I have in the "My Classroom" section of my blog. It will help you!

  • Miss Kappy's Blog July 26 at 8:44 pm

    I love your blog! I would really like to start blogging too, but I guess I'm not sure how?? Do you have any good advice on that subject?

    I have been teaching since 1987, but left for many years and then came back. I have been teaching kindergarten, which I ABSOLUTELY LOVE!! My biggest challenge is that I have a hard time staying organized…My desk starts out clean in September and by January, it's completely buried!!

    Thanks for all your idea sharing! 🙂

  • Confessions of a First Grade Teacher September 26 at 10:49 pm

    Hi Deedee. I'm a faithful follower who really would like to know the name of the program that you use for your lessons. Would you mind sharing? Bridgette

  • Tiffany Fitzpatrick February 26 at 3:35 pm

    Hey Deedee, do you still have your Dr. Seuss Math Unit?

    • Deedee February 26 at 7:31 pm

      No, The Dr Seuss take legal action against people who sell products with their images on them. I know some people ignore the Seuss request, but I removed my Seuss products promptly when I became aware of it.

  • Stacy Galvan March 12 at 11:42 am

    Deedee! Hi!
    I would love to contact youconcerning some site issues. Is it possible? My e-mail is [email protected] .

  • Amanda McSherry March 19 at 1:12 am

    Hi DeeDee, I have a confession…I'm kind of obsessed with all your products! Everything I have used of yours has only bettered my classroom, and for that I thank you! I have a couple questions regarding your journals. How many journals does each student have, as in math, poetry, etc? Also, we currently use spirals, but I was wondering why you prefer the composition notebooks. I'm sure you've explained this somewhere, I just haven't come across it yet! Last question…do your journals last all year? semester? Thank you so much for all you do, my whole kindergarten team thanks you from the bottom of our hearts for all your hard work!!


  • Garrett March 19 at 5:04 am

    Pretty funny. I worked as a park ranger assistant during college summers, which I saw if you didn't teach, you'd be a park ranger. I grew up in San Diego too. I fell off of a horse at 11, didn't break anything. Now I've been teaching kindergarten for 12 years! Kind of crazy that I came across this blog through Pinterest, yet so many things in common! Your blog is beautiful.

    • Garrett March 19 at 5:05 am

      Whoops, this says Garrett, but it's not. It's really Joanna. I've accidentally signed in under my husband's name. 🙂

    • Deedee March 20 at 10:36 am

      That is hilarious! I'm so glad you found me! I will be back in San Diego for my high school reunion this summer. Valhalla in Rancho San Diego/El Cajon!

  • Jill Dust March 20 at 8:03 pm

    Lesson for Today: “How to Tie Your Shoes” with Ms. Jill

    Hello, my name is Jill Dust. I have been a Pre-K teacher for 17 years. One of the hardest skills for kiddos of this age range is to learn how to tie their shoes. This has always been a frustrating and complicated task for children, parents and teachers. There are books out that I have purchased in hopes of helping teach this skill; however, none of them seemed to help. So, recently I developed and App in hopes of making this fun, easy and exciting to learn. The app went live just a couple of weeks ago and I have already gotten some great positive feedback as well as success stories! Please check out my app at the link below and let me know what you think!


    or you can go to the app store and type “how to shoe tie” in the search bar! Thank you so much for your time! I look forward to hearing what you think! ☺ Would you consider doing a review on your blog??

    Jill Dust
    King’s Kids Pre-K
    1004 Pleasant View
    Effingham, IL 62401
    [email protected]

  • Grace Toler April 1 at 12:47 am

    I am curious where/how you created your page for Frogs Around the World?
    We are studying the continents. Grace

    • Deedee April 1 at 1:27 am

      Hi Grace,

      I purchased the unit from Deanna Jump. She made the map. If you click on the file called Frog Frenzy, it will take you to her unit.

  • Tiffany C. May April 2 at 12:43 am

    After surfing your blog all I can say is WOW! You're amazing!!


  • bridgi8 April 6 at 3:16 am

    Hi Deedee, I think that I saw somewhere that you had your year laid out with what you taught and when. The order that you teach your letters, word families, blends, etc. I have been teaching Kindergarten for 7 years and I am so frustrated with what to teach and when. Can you help me? Also, have you given up Diet Coke??? You are really a gifted person and I appreciate all the work you do!

  • Glena Withers April 28 at 8:10 pm

    I love your website! it so fullof information that I could use in my Kindergarten Classroom that I don't have any more. I am now the technology director at my district. I work on a web page. I love your cursive font. Can you tell me what it is?

    • Deedee April 29 at 11:15 am

      I wish I knew! Glena! My blog designer did it for me. I am not sure what font it is.

  • Wystie Edwards August 11 at 4:43 pm

    Dee Dee,
    Your passion and commitment to children is evident in all you do. So excited to meet you and link up for visual lesson plans. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Kennetudiant August 18 at 5:23 pm

    Hi, Deedee! I am an early childhood educator and professional storyteller here in Atlanta, GA. Do you currently invite advertisers to advertise on your blog? If so, Could you please give me your rates? Thanks!


  • Melanie Mowery October 27 at 6:08 pm

    Hi Deedee! I am a fellow TpT'er and I am working hard at building my social media outlet! I noticed you are from Missouri and SO AM I!!!! Just wondering what part of Missouri you teach in???

    • Deedee October 28 at 2:18 am

      Hi Melanie! I am in central Missouri near Rolla. Where are you?

  • kchubbuck February 3 at 4:55 am

    HI! I'm new at this blog thing. LOL I was wondering how you created your site. Can you direct me how I can create or how someone create a beautiful site like yours. I would like it to match the theme of my classroom. Thank you, Karen Chubbuck

    • Deedee February 4 at 1:25 am

      Welcome to the blogging world! If you scroll down to the VERY bottom of my blog you will see a link to designer. They are wonderful!!!!!

  • Heather March 2 at 5:32 pm

    Good afternoon–

    I am graduating with a Master's in School Counseling. I am doing my thesis on the RTI process. You have forms posted on RTI. Would I be allowed to use them? I would need a letter giving me permission.

    My email is: [email protected]

    You have a wonderful and colorful blog!

  • j.lee April 15 at 3:24 am

    Thank you so much for your encouraging blog. I am in in my last year of college and am unsure of what I am doing. I am 53 years old and am just getting my degree. I love working with young children. I was an aide for 13 years. I volunteer now. I am so excited about everything on your blog and am inspired to be a great teacher. Thank you for taking the time and effort in creating your wonderful blog.

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