ABOUT US

Amy Headley and Victoria Smith

 

We are two teachers in Arizona who formed Splash! Publications more than 20 years ago. Even after so many years, our goal remains very simple: provide teachers with NO PREP resources that can be used immediately. Period. That means no idea books! There are lots of great “ideas” out there, and you probably have thousands of them on your shelves right now. Who has time to put them together before 7 A.M. tomorrow morning?

We taught nine years before publishing our first state history curriculum, Do Arizona!  Like many of you reading this, we had become frustrated with textbook manufacturers who were not always aware of what was going on in our classrooms. Lessons did not teach to measurable objectives or they taught too many objectives at the same time. Activities that were worth using were listed as “ideas” in the textbooks and had to be created before they could be implemented in our classrooms. We set out to make a different kind of “textbook.” One that was absolutely ready to teach from immediately. More than 20 years later, teachers throughout Arizona are still using Do Arizona!

Since publishing Do Arizona!, we have created more than 80 new resources, each featuring all of the nonfiction informational text and a balanced mix of higher and lower level hands-on activities that you would create if you had a hundred extra hours you didn’t know what to do with. Everything we sell is still NO PREP and ready to use as soon as you receive it.

We hope you will take time to browse through our website, visit our Blog to print out free activities, and tell other teachers about us. 

Thanks for visiting Splash! Publications.

Amy Headley
Victoria Smith