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What to Do with the Wiggles

Workshop: The “wiggles” are something children have in common, worldwide. Adults too have been known to get restless and need a break from their routine. Whatever the cause, “wiggles” are here to stay, so let’s work to channel that energy in positive directions.

Working with children is exactly that—hard work. No matter how positive and loving a person is, everyone needs breaks. And nothing works all the time.

These Circle games, Group games, name games and songs, and zipper songs are activities that I’ve found to consistently help tame the “wiggles” when everyone needs a break. These are merely tools however. You’ll have to discover what works for you and your kids, so please let me know what you learn when you try out these ideas. And keep wiggling! Class time is negotiable.

Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and has completed two guides to Easy Walking trails in Massachusetts, “Easy Walks in Massachusetts 2nd edition,” and “More Easy Walks in Massachusetts.” A native Floridian, she came north for college and snow! New England Regional Chair for the Association of Personal Historians, she is a Certified Legacy Planner with LegacyStories.org, and is the producer of numerous veterans interviews for the Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s History Project. http://www.marjorieturner.com

https://www.amazon.com/Easy-Walks-Massachusetts-2nd-Northbridge/dp/0989204340

http://tinyurl.com/MTH-More-easy-walks

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Storyreading, Storytelling and Story Writing

Workshop: Story reading, Storytelling, and Story writing:

Enriching Classroom Literacy through Story

 Reading vs. telling stories, Storytelling, Story Writing

Veteran Storyteller Marjorie Turner Hollman shares some simple ways to increase classroom literacy experiences through Story. This hands-on participatory workshop will make it clear that everyone—even the littlest ones—has stories to tell. We’ll learn ways to help grownups and children experience the joy of sharing stories. This workshop focuses on story reading, storytelling, and story writing, and the opportunities, and simple tools that can enhance literacy experiences in the classroom. Class time duration is negotiable.

Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and has completed two guides to Easy Walking trails in Massachusetts, “Easy Walks in Massachusetts 2nd edition,” and “More Easy Walks in Massachusetts.” A native Floridian, she came north for college and snow! New England Regional Chair for the Association of Personal Historians, she is a Certified Legacy Planner with LegacyStories.org, and is the producer of numerous veterans interviews for the Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s History Project. http://www.marjorieturner.com

https://www.amazon.com/Easy-Walks-Massachusetts-2nd-Northbridge/dp/0989204340

http://tinyurl.com/MTH-More-easy-walks

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The Reluctant Writer

The Reluctant Writer: Writing tricks and tools, and perhaps some new ideas to make daily writing in the classroom more fun and productive

 Many adults believe they are not good writers. But writing is a skill, like cooking, driving, swimming, or language that can improve with practice. This workshop explores a few simple things participants can do every day to become more effective writers. At the completion of our time together participants should have increased confidence in their writing and have some tools that can help them become better writers.

This writing workshop addresses writing to document children’s growth and development in the classroom. Class duration is negotiable.

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Bellingham Children’s Theatre Celebrates 30th Season

(article courtesy of The Bellingham Bulletin)

In an era when doing anything for more than ten years is seen as remarkable, people giving back to the community year after year for thirty years is, well, quite remarkable.

Bellingham Children’s Theater (BCT) is celebrating its thirtieth-anniversary season Friday and Saturday, June 11 and 12, as they present Mything Links, a musical based on The Odyssey. Both performances will begin at 7 p.m. at Bellingham High School; tickets are $8, available at the door or from any cast member.

Read this article in The Bellingham Bulletin.

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Sheridan Takes School Food Program Out Of The Red & Into The Black

(article courtesy of The Bellingham Bulletin)

When Bellingham Food Service Director Jeanne Sheridan started working in Bellingham, she was told she’d never be able to get rid of the Fry-o-laters® in the Bellingham schools. But in a recent conversation at the middle school, Sheridan proudly noted, “With the support of the School Committee, the Fry-o-laters are gone, and we were able to trade them in for a panini press. We serve panini sandwiches at the high school every day now.”

Read this article in The Bellingham Bulletin

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