Upcoming Presentations & Some GREAT Organization Ideas! Posted on 26 Jun 11:59 , 0 comments

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Happy summer, everyone!  This week, I am going to tell you where I will be presenting during the 2015-2016 school year, and then I wanted to share some of the best organizational ideas I have found recently on Pinterest!  As many of you know, I am getting ready to go back to the classroom this fall after a two year leave of absence, so I will be doing less presenting during the school year than I have in the past, so I wanted to give you the heads-up on where I will be, just in case you want to plan on joining me!

Also, since I will be teaching a first/second grade combination class, I’m now looking for new ways to organize my classroom, so that’s why I have been searching all over Pinterest and pinning lots of ideas.  We have even been discussing the pros and cons of the ideas now and then on my HeidiSongs Facebook page!  If you find something great, or even just have a question you would like me to post for discussion, please feel free to message me or leave a comment, and I will be happy to post it for you!  I always post anonymously, unless asked otherwise.  That way, everyone can ask their questions freely without fear of any repercussions from bosses, administrators, parents, co-workers, etc.

 

Upcoming HeidiSongs Presentations
 

1. National I Teach First! Conference by Staff Development for Educators

Las Vegas, Nevada

July 6-9, 2015 (I will be presenting on Tuesday, July 7th ONLY this year.)
Note:  I will likely be back presenting at the I Teach K! Conference again in 2016, since they seem to rotate me with a “one year on, one year off” schedule.  And since they have me presenting at the first grade conference this year, I’ll probably be back on the Kindergarten side next time.  HOWEVER…. even if you are attending the I Teach K Conference this year, you can still attend my sessions at the I Teach First conference by just walking on in!   They don’t check for tickets unless the session is sold out, and none of mine are this year, except the Pinterest Party.

8:30-9:45 AM: Literacy Centers Your Class Will LOVE

10:15-11:30 AM: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Classroom Management But Were Afraid To Ask

1:00-2:15 PM: Great Whole-Group Games & Activities For Off The Charts Learning

2:45-4:00 PM: Bananas For Apps! Great Ideas For Using The iPad & iPod in First Grade

4:15-5:15 PM: I will be hosting SDE’s Pinterest Party again this year! Read the description below:

Do you love Pinterest? How about getting new ideas all wrapped up in one great photo? Yes? Then join Heidi and a room full of your fellow Pinterest fans in a “show and tell” featuring the hottest K-2 educational ideas on Pinterest. Discover the best boards to follow, vote on your favorites, and enter a raffle to win great prizes! All K-2 teachers are invited! Don’t miss it!

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Click here to visit SDE.com and learn more! Use the code HB10 for ten percent off of the registration fee, too!
 

2. Marysville Professional Development Workshop (California Kindergarten Association)

Marysville, CA

July 28-29, 2015 (I will be presenting BOTH days!)

8:15-9:45 AM: Helping Your Struggling Students Meet the Common Core Standards

10:00-11:15 AM: Developmentally Appropriate Ways to Get Your Students Writing – Fast!

12:15-1:30 PM: Fun and Easy Ways to Use Technology With Students

1:45-3:00 PM: Critical Thinking Skills: Big Ideas for Little Learners

Tuesday, July 28th is for Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten Teachers and Wednesday, July 29th will be dedicated to First Grade teachers!

 

Marysville Professional Workshop
Click here for more information and to register!
 

3. Santa Maria-Bonita School District

August 7, 2015

(Heidi will be the keynote speaker at this district’s private event!)

Santa Maria Bonita School District
 

4. KTot (Kindergarten Teachers of Texas Conference)

Houston, TX

October 9-10, 2015

I will be presenting for a half day on Friday the 9th and a half day on Saturday the 10th. Topics will be announced soon!

Kindergarten Teachers of Texas Association Conference
 

5. PK1 Conference (California Kindergarten Association)

Santa Clara, CA

January 15-17, 2016

Topics to be announced. No presenters have been chosen yet, so this is still a tentative presentation date.

CKA Conference Graphic Kids 2016
 

6. Southern CA Kindergarten Conference

Pasadena, CA

March 4-5, 2016

SCKC Spring Conf Graphic 2016
 

 

I hope to see some of you at these events! To view my upcoming presentations and check up on any updates, visit my Upcoming Presentations Page on my blog here!

 

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Do You Use Pinterest???

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I LOVE sharing the fun organization ideas I find on Pinterest! I’m going to put a few of my recent favorites below! Visit me on Pinterest HERE!

 

LOOK AT THIS IDEA! It's the "GREAT PENCIL CHALLENGE!" Pencils are marked with students numbers (or names). The last person to still have that pencil in the room WINS! I have to say, this is one of the BEST ideas I have seen to help kids hang on to their pencils (if you do not use community supplies, anyway!)
LOOK AT THIS IDEA! It’s the “GREAT PENCIL CHALLENGE!” Pencils are marked with students numbers (or names). The last person to still have that pencil in the room WINS!
I have to say, this is one of the BEST ideas I have seen to help kids hang on to their pencils (if you do not use community supplies, anyway!)
 

 

An old calendar pocket chart is a GREAT way to store things like earbuds, or even just computer login cards with passwords, etc.
An old calendar pocket chart is a GREAT way to store things like earbuds, or even just computer login cards with passwords, etc.
 

Headphones Organization! Pinterest
Headphones storage using a plastic shoe organizer over the door! Nice space saving solution!
 

How To Make Glue Sponges
Glue Sponges! — They are worth the HYPE! (Tutorial)
Crayon Bin
Great idea for extra crayons: “Need a Color” & “Found a Crayon” Drawers!
 

Clip papers here that come in with no name. Love this idea!
Clip papers here that come in with no name. Love this idea!
Use a shoe organizer for storing school supplies! I love this idea! Click here to see the pin. The blog lists OpenSky.com as the source for that cute organizer, but I can't seem to locate that particular one anymore on that site myself.
Use a shoe organizer for storing school supplies! I love this idea! Click here to see the pin. The blogger, A Bowl Full of Lemons, lists OpenSky.com as the source for that cute organizer, but I can’t seem to locate that particular one anymore on that site myself.
Tape a ribbon into the back of your interactive notebooks so that your kids can easily find the page that they were last on. Love this idea! This came from the blog Kristen's Kindergarten. She also color codes the children's notebooks with tape. Click through to her blog to read more.
Tape a ribbon into the back of your interactive notebooks so that your kids can easily find the page that they were last on. Love this idea!  Click here to see the pin.  This came from the blog Kristen’s Kindergarten. She also color codes the children’s notebooks with tape. Click through to her blog to read more.
 

This printable Crayon Organizer is FREE from the blog KFUNdamentals! All you do is print it out and put it in the crayon box. Kids can check to see if they have all of their crayons there by matching the colors! AWESOME idea for those fat crayons! Click here to see the pin.
This printable Crayon Organizer is FREE from the blog KFUNdamentals! All you do is print it out and put it in the crayon box. Kids can check to see if they have all of their crayons there by matching the colors! AWESOME idea for those fat crayons! Click here to see the pin.
 

Check out my entire Organization Pinterest Board below!

 

Follow HeidiSongs’s board Organization on Pinterest.

 
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