Friday, March 6, 2015

Sneaking through the Brain's Backdoor!

I'm super excited about this post for 3 reasons!

the latest SECRET STORIES Guided Reader, "Troy's Quest" is now available FREE through the end of this another freebie-surprise after that on Monday, so stay tuned!

SECRET STORIES Guided Reader- "Troy's Quest"
SECRET STORIES® Guided Reader- "Troy's Quest"
SECRET STORIES® Guided Reader- "Troy's Quest"
SECRET STORIES Guided Reader- "Troy's Quest"

I'm finally getting a chance to post a couple of awesome peeks into kinder and first grade classrooms! 

The first is a minute-long video clip that fits perfectly with the free reader download. In it are some VERY smart (and VERY excited!) first graders during guided reading.... apparently discussing how this particular book is literally "throwing-up SECRETS!"  

These kids are just TOO funny!

 ....did you notice the Porta-Pics (above right) for easy-access to the SECRETS

And next are pictures from two different kinder classes. 

The first was captured by kinder teacher, Mrs. Dismukes, and shows the daily 'after-school' ritual of her student playing teacher! The kids love to quiz each about the SECRETS and their sounds and see who can find the most in words around the classroom!

The best part? 
Their EXCITED about text!!!

This second photo is actually a wedding photo! 
These kindergartners were standing-in for the letters au & aw in their SECRET STORIES wedding celebration......"ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!" 

.....s & h also said "I-Do" along with the other SECRET couples!

I've got more special vids and pics I'll be sharing in-conjunction with target-topics in upcoming posts.... as well as FREE resources you can download to use them with YOUR class, so stay tuned!

And third...
This super short, 3-minute clip from my talk at last month's National Title I Conference in Salt Lake City which contains probably the biggest speaking gaffe that I've ever made in a presentation—which if you've ever seen me speak, says a lot!                                                                                                                                                     
I thought for sure that Title I  would edit this bit out before adding it to their Videos-on-Demand website, but apparently it made it into the final cut!  

The whole clip is only about minutes long, and my gaffe is just 2-minutes in, so you can't miss it!

You can watch the full-length version here, and subscribe to the YouTube Channel for notification of all new video uploads.

Luckily, the wonderful and engaged Title I audience took no offense to my unexpected (and completely inappropriate) analogy.

Have a wonderful weekend, don't forget to download the guided reader freebie, and keep an eye out for the email notification about the fun-freebie that I'll be posting to the Free Download Window immediately following this one (below) next Monday. 

Until next time,
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