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.
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.
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.