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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, or book a visit through Talkabook.

  

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

 

Check out past author visits and photos here 

 
 

 

 

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:

CREATE YOUR OWN ALPHABET STORY

 

During this session, Connie will read her picture book FROM A to Z WITH ENERGY!, and then she will invite and guide children to create their own alphabet stories based on a topic of their choice.  

 

 

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 any STEM subject of your choosing.

 

 

Presentation 4:

NOW LET'S DANCE THE STORY:

Movement Activities for Favorite Childhood Stories

 

Connie will bring a fun, interactive storytime to your classroom!

 

Children love to move, and it is one of the basic ways they learn.  Kinesthetic learning can bring children a new level of understanding of concepts. In books, stories, and poems, movement activities centered around themes, characters, sequencing, and other important aspects of literature can broaden and reinforce learning.  This workshop will demonstrate original movement activities ("Dance Stories") for a book of your choosing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 Or:

 

  

Book a Visit Through Talkabook: 

 

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Browse Connie's Talkabook Programs Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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