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AUTHOR VISITS

Are you interested in an author visit that will be filled with lively and playful movement?

 

 Please contact me directly Here

 

Soon, I will be available through Talkabook

 

 

 

All of the presentations below can be tailored to your own curriculum and classroom needs 

 

Check out past author visits and photos here 

PRESENTATIONS

 

 

 

Presentation 1:  

DANCE THE ALPHABET!

 

Children will move and groove from A to Z while learning and having fun!

 

This presentation teaches about letters and other early literacy skills through movement and music. Connie will read her picture book FROM A TO Z WITH ENERGY! and continue the active and lively workshop by inviting children to do movements that correspond to each letter of the alphabet (M is for March! T is for Tiptoe! S is for Stomp!), explore letters kinesthetically, practice large motor skills, and make up their own alphabet dances. 

 

 

Presentation 2:  

LET'S DANCE AND LEARN ABOUT OPPOSITES!

 

During this playful and energetic movement activity, we will explore many opposite pairings, such as  slow and fast, stop and start, forward and backward, light and heavy, cold and hot, wide and narrow, straight and twisty . . . .

 

 We will explore the concept of opposites kinesthetically during this session. Connie will use props, pictures, and movement prompts to inspire the children to come up with creative ideas to express and learn about opposites through movement. This workshop is built around the chapter "Opposites" from her book DANCE, TURN, HOP, LEARN! ENRICHING MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS

 

 

 

Presentation 3:  

FROM STEM TO STEAM TO STREAM

 

Connie will create an enriching learning experience tailored to your classroom!

 

 Add the "A" for Art (Dance) and the "R" for Reading to explore STEM subjects. Movement explorations built around math and science concepts can engage all children, and especially those who may learn best in this type of active learning environment. Creativity is one of the most valued skills in today's work force. Through movement explorations of STEM subjects, young children will nurture their imaginations, look at problems in new ways, and come up with innovative solutions. Connie will build this age-appropriate presentation around a STEM subject from her book ONE, TWO, WHAT CAN I DO? DANCE AND MUSIC FOR THE WHOLE DAY

 

 

Presentation 4:

Let's Make a Dance Story About

FROM A TO Z WITH ENERGY!

 

This activity nurtures many early literacy skills, such as sequencing, vocabulary acquisition, comprehension, and if the children are very young, learning the alphabet and letter shapes. 

 

This session will be designed around my picture book FROM A TO Z WITH ENERGY! and will be a playful, interactive storytime. During the thirty minutes, Connie will read the book aloud, then give a series of playful movement prompts as we retell the story through dance and music. 

 

 

 

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DANCING ABOUT LETTERS OF THE ALPHABET! 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPTIONS FOR AUTHOR VISITS:

 

 

Single Presentation (1 age-group presentation)

 


 Half Day (2 age-group presentations)

 


 Full Day (3-4 age-group presentations)

 

 

 

 

Age Groups:

 


Preschool:   30 minutes

 
Kindergarten-Grade 1:  45 minutes

 

Grades 2-3: 1 hour

 

 

Age groups can be combined — please contact me with questions

 

  

 

 

Prices for Virtual Visits

 

 

$125: 1 Presentation (45 minutes)

 

$200: Half Day (2 presentations)

 

$400: Full Day (Up to 4 presentations)

  

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 CONTACT CONNIE HERE

 

 

  

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Prices for In-Person Visits

 

 

$400: 1 Large Group Presentation

 

$500: Half Day (2 large group presentations, or 3 smaller classroom visits)

 

$800: Full Day (Up to 4 presentations -- 3 large group presentations, or a combination of large group plus smaller classroom visits)

 

 

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