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Sunday, December 20, 2015


I'm so excited! I just received my dates and locations for summer camp and I hope you'll join me. If someone says, "What do you want for Christmas?" now you have something special to ask for. Summer Camp is two days and besides all the friends you'll make there will be games, crafts, songs, and FUN! Seriously, it will be a blast, but we'll also explore how to take those standards and turn them into something playful, planful, and purposeful! 
Here are the dates and locations for 2016. (You'll be able to get more information from in a few weeks.)
     June 21-22 Phoenix, AZ
     July 26-27 Albany, NY
     August 2-3 Manchester, NH

Day One
8:30 – 10:00 am
Energize the Brain
Morning Meeting Move and Learn
What’s in Your Mystery Basket of Ingredients? What Are Your Needs?
Review of Brain Research – Active Learning – 21st Century Skills -
Intentional Teaching – Executive Function
10:00 – 10:30 am  Break
10:30 – 11:45 am
Tools for Language Arts
Singing Sounds
Word Power
Comprehension Strategies
11:45 am – 12:45 pm   Lunch Break
12:45 – 2:00 pm
Blank Books for Writing across the Curriculum
Literacy Centers
Vocabulary Busters
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Interest Boosters
Brain Breaks
Review and Recall Strategies
*Make and Take
Day Two
8:30 – 10:00 am
Rise and Shine – Songs, Rituals, and Handshakes
Attention Grabbers
Top Ten Management Ideas
Grab Your Partner
Group Learning Activities
10:00 – 10:30 Morning Break
10:30 – 11:45 am
Musical Math
Hands-on Math Materials
Five-Minute Games
11:45 am – 12:45 pm   Lunch Break
12:45 – 2:00 pm
What to Do Instead of a Worksheet
Questioning Strategies
Graphic Organizers
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Simply Science
Review and Recall
Cheers and Celebrations
I promise I'll do my best to make these the two happiest and most meaningful days of your summer!