You Are Invited to…Camp Kindergarten!

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You Are Invited to…Camp Kindergarten!

Dr. Jean will host her first “summer camp” for teachers near Atlanta on June 21 and 22, 2007. It will be two full days of literacy activities, math activities, plus practical classroom management tips and tricks! Every day will start with a “sing along,” and each day will end with a make and take so you’ll have lots of new materials for your classroom when school starts. It will be a special time to network, refresh your ideas, celebrate teaching, and have FUN!

I’ve always thought it would be exciting to have a summer camp for early childhood teachers in a relaxed atmosphere where we could learn, sing, talk, share, and make materials for our classroom. I finally decided to JUST DO IT! I promise you that I’m going to do my BEST to make it two of the most meaningful days of your summer!”

Dr. Jean
When? June 21 & 22, 2007


June 21 “Totally Reading”

June 22 “Totally Math”

*Descriptions and agenda on following page.
Who? Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade Teachers
Where? Gwinnett Civic Center

Atlanta, Georgia

The Gwinnett Civic Center is spacious, safe, and provides free parking. There are convenient hotels, restaurants, and shopping nearby. Go to and click on “accommodations” to make your reservations. You’ll want to include some sightseeing time to visit the new Georgia Aquarium and other historical sights around the city.
How Much? Two days $259.00

One day $149.00

Each day you will receive a CD and a 100 page notebook with ideas, patterns, and projects. You will also receive a “goodie bag” so you can carry home all your projects. Make and take materials will be provided. Morning refreshments will be served, but lunch will be on your own.

Camp Kindergarten Agenda
7:30-8:30 Registration
8:30-9:00 Brain Energizers – Sing Along
9:00-9:30 WHY?

Review of research

Focusing on standards
9:30-10:00 HOW?

Management Tips

Large Group, Small Group, Independent Activities

Differentiated Instruction

10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:45 WHAT?

Part I of Instructional Ideas, Games, Centers

11:45-1:00 Lunch on your own

1:00-2:30 WHAT?

Part II – Hands-on Activities
2:30-5:00? Sharing - Questions

Make and Take


*We will have patterns and materials available for you. You can stay as long as you want and visit with new friends, ask me questions, make games, etc.

How to Register?
Download the attached application form. Send it with your check, credit card, or school PO to the address at the top of the page. You will receive a confirmation letter within a few weeks so you can go ahead and make your travel plans.
What else?
The Learning Tree will be there with the latest professional books and learning resources.
Sandy Elsasser will be there with her shirts and other classroom products.
Be sure and bring a sweater because meeting rooms tend to be chilly. Also, bring your camera so you can take pictures to help you remember activities.

Totally Reading
Thursday, June 21, 2007

If we want children to enjoy reading and writing, then we have to provide activities that will capture their interest and motivate them.  In this workshop, you’ll learn how to replace worksheets with games, books, and activities that will meet the needs of a wide range of learners. 

You will learn:

  • Meaningful applications from reading research

  • How to “sing standards”

  • Rhyming and chanting your way to phonological awareness

  • “Fun” phonics

  • Word wall activities

  • Creative ways to enhance fluency

  • Vocabulary builders

  • Comprehension strategies

  • Formative and summative assessment tips

  • Blank books to reinforce reading and writing skills

  • How to make and manage literacy centers

  • Home/school activities to involve families

  • How to plant a “love of reading” in children’s hearts!

You will receive the “Totally Reading” CD with songs that support skills, plus a 100 page handbook of simple and practical activities and patterns.

Totally Math
Friday June 22, 2007

You’ll learn how to introduce key math concepts in your classroom in creative and meaningful ways in this workshop. “Math fever” will spread through your room in the coming year with the catchy tunes, games, and movement ideas you will learn! Highlights will include:

  • Applications from brain research

  • Connecting with standards

  • Using music for prior learning and to provide repetition

  • Songs for number concepts, writing, money, fractions, and addition

  • Movement activities for patterns, shapes, and counting

  • Games to build skills

  • Hands-on materials for learning centers

  • Open-ended activities to challenge all students

  • Books to integrate math concepts and literacy

  • Everyday math opportunities

  • Mind mapping for math

  • Management tips

  • How to provide children with positive experiences that will influence lifelong attitudes about mathematics

You will receive the “Totally Math” CD with songs for counting, number words, numerals, shapes, money, time, measurement, addition, and subtraction. You will also receive a handbook of patterns and ideas for large group, small group, and independent opportunities.

Dr. Jean & Friends, LLC

3037 Marsh Gate Drive

Seabrook Island, S.C. 29455
Camp Kindergarten Registration
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Two Days

June 21 & 22, 2007 ______________ $259.00
One Day

June 21 “Totally Reading”______________$149.00
June 22 “Totally Math” ______________$149.00
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Questions? Call Dr. Jean at 404-386-9057 or email

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