Tuesday, February 10, 2015

SDE Pre-K Conference!!!

I had the best time at the SDE Pre-K Conference.  I was incredibly humbled to be able to present alongside some amazing, and incredibly famous teachers!
One of whom I have admired for years!!
Yes, Kim Adsit!
I have sat in on so many of her sessions and I never get tired of her enthusiasm for helping other teachers.  She is so inspiring!
Since many of you weren't there to hear my session, I thought I might share with you some of my slides and briefly mention what I discussed... 
Drum roll please...
Interactive Notebooks for Little Learners with me!

During my session I mentioned that Interactive Notebooks/Journals can be used a variety of ways with a variety of ages.  In my opinion they can be used from age 2-college age.  However, they are used very differently at each age range.  Here is my definition of an interactive journal for ages 2-7.

Then, I discussed some reasons why you should be using them in your classroom!

Then, we discussed how to get started!

I also gave a couple Management Tips.  These will look different in every classroom and at every age.  You know your kiddos and you know what they can and cannot handle!

I highly recommend checking out Lucky Little Learner's series on Interactive Notebooks.  She has some great ideas on how to manage interactive notebooks.

Even though I was incredibly nervous about presenting at SDE, I highly recommend it.  I felt like I was able to mark off a huge item from my bucket list!!!  Not sure if I will ever get this opportunity again, but I am very thankful for it.  I also hope some of my 51 attendees took something away from my session.
Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations!! That must have been a dream come true! I like interactive notebooks. They're just such a handful for the younger learners (I'm in Pre-K). But hopefully by 4th quarter I can try my hand at a few attempts. Thanks for sharing and thanks for your hard work!