Next week Wednesday I am heading to Chicago for the AMS Annual Conference. I have two days with meetings prior to the meeting/conference proper begins. Last year, about this time, I submitted a proposal to present...and it got accepted. So, the long and short of it is that I am trying to finish up my powerpoint for my presentation. While the thought of talking for 90 minutes scares me to death, I know it will go quickly and this challenge is good for me.
My session is titled: Practical Life: Beyond Scooping, Spooning, and Pouring
Friday, March 25 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Presenter: Julie Gabrielse
Interest Group: Early Childhood
Looking for advanced Practical Life materials to reignite your older students’ interest? This workshop will begin with a refresher on the essential elements of quality Practical Life experiences and the characteristics—concentration, coordination, confidence, independence, and order—that they inspire. Then you’ll explore fresh ideas, including food preparation, tool bench, sewing, and environmental care activities, that will reinvigorate your approach to compelling Practical Life.
If you happen to have any great ideas that I can add last minute, I welcome the ideas.