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📓Assess But Don’t Stress– Does assessment and data collection drive you crazy? It won’t after you apply Mary’s tips and tricks for making it quick and fun. Explore how to organize your assessments without the stress while discovering engaging, interactive, and child-approved ideas for using data to drive your instruction.
💻Breaking the QR Code- Thinking about using QR (Quick Response) codes in your classroom? Need a little techie help to get started? Get it here! Mary explains what QR codes are, and how you can create and use them to encourage independence and make any game a lot more fun for your little learners.
🗓️Calendar Time- Fill your teacher toolbox with inexpensive,new ideas for teaching and re-teaching the requirements across all content areas during your calendar time. Discover Mary’s fresh activities and games in action videos from her classroom and find how easily you can incorporate higher order thinking skills, listening and speaking skills, and daily informal assessments as your kindergartners beg for more!
❤️Centers– Set up and manage amazing learning centers that are student-friendly, teacher-tested, and guaranteed to delight your students. Get inspired by Mary’s TONS of pictures and walk-away ideas. Understand how to differentiate your centers for all your learners and connect the learning to the Common Core. Plus, take home activities your students will dive into and have a ball with. This session includes digital make and take freebies.
💜Classroom Managements– The same classroom management strategies don’t work for all students or all teachers. In this eye-opening session, identify tried and true teaching tricks for managing your class and creating a positive and fun learning environment.
💙Dig Into Digital Learning– Let’s dive into Google form, Quizlet, Quizzizz, Kahoot, and Nearpod to learn how to use these with little learners.
💚Games Galore!– Need some fresh, new ideas for games and activities kids LOVE to play and that teach the standards? Don’t miss this session! It’s loaded with kid- tested and approved games and quick assessment techniques. Learning, practicing, and extending the content in math and ELA will actually be FUN!
💛Making Math Hands On!– Start using the very best high-quality, hands-on skill games and activities in your whole-groups and small-groups and with partners to promote cross-curricular learning in fun ways. You won’t believe how many examples Mary shares. And, get leveled learning activities to help with remediation, skill-building, and accelerated learning. This session also has hands on games to try and fall in LOVE with! (This session has hands on math games for attendees to play to learn with.)
🧡Phonics Phun– Take advantage of research-supported ideas for developing an awareness of sounds and words in our language. Join Mary to learn how to meet the phonemic needs of your individual learners through movement, sensory activities, exciting technology, and interactive FUN. Plus, gather kinder-approved games to support and extend your phonics lessons. This session also has hands on games to try and fall in LOVE with! (This session is a hands on make and take.)
🧪🌎Integrating Science and Social Studies– Replenish your supply of fresh ideas and hands-on activities for making science content and social studies topics meaningful to little learners. Attend this session to see how to integrate multiple content areas into science and social studies while making learning fun for your class. STEM activities, art projects, and games will help your students learn like never before!
🧪Making Science Meaningful– Replenish your supply of fresh ideas and hands-on activities for making science content topics meaningful to little learners. Attend this session to see how to integrate multiple content areas into science while making learning fun for your class. STEM activities, art projects, and games will help your students learn like never before! We are adding components to make this session more hands on and interactive.
❤️SOAR with Sight Words– Replenish your supply of fresh, new ideas for sight word games and activities kids LOVE to play! Learning sight words has never been so much fun! Mary sends you home with kid‑tested and teacher‑approved sight word games to try tomorrow. This session includes a digital make and take download. THIS SESSION IS A TEACHER FAVORITE.
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