Friday, October 31, 2014

Social Boom Event: Networking, Rock Star Friends + Mentors!


"Social BOOM!" Social Selling Seminar: Tampa Bay Nov. 14-16th

Have you heard? 
I am sooooooooooooo excited! 

Finally after all of these years of mucking about in the dark, 
I will attend my first blogging-specific CONFERENCE!

In Tampa! 
In just a couple of weeks!! 
With my blogging-buddy + guru, Kim, of "The Educator's Spin on It!"

"Social BOOM!" Social Selling Seminar: Tampa Bay Nov. 14-16th

Which came first? The chicken or the egg? 
I saw an announcement first in my daily email from Social Media Examiner. 

Seeing that the event was right here in FL, 
I asked my bloggy-buddy, Kim if she might be interested in attending. 

She'd circled the date from her connections to Kim Garst, the event mastermind!

"Social BOOM!" Social Selling Seminar: Tampa Bay Nov. 14-16th

Are you ready for the BIG news? 
Kim is giving away a registration!
You have a couple of days to get yourself entered! HURRY! 

Want to be guaranteed to join us? 
Use Kim's affiliate code -- she'll be so grateful you did!

We'll be the ones learning so very much! 

Our collaborative blog, 
"PreK+K Sharing" 

We have an amazing grand-prize to share! 
The Rafflecopter is easy-peasy to enter! 
Click right here to jump over there! 
There are well over $300 worth of prizes!!!

"PreK+K Sharing" Collaborative Blog Turns 3 with a CELEBRATION Give AWAY!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Teaching with Technology! Teacher Twitter Tuesday with Anibal Pacheco

Twitter Teacher PRACTICE Chat: Teaching with Tech 9PM EST 10/28

Tuesday PRACTICE Twitter Chat Continues! 

Expand your PLN!!!!
{Professional Learning Network} 

Tonight! Teaching with Technology! 
What does that mean to you? 
On a scale of 1 to 100, how tech-savvy are you? 

Want to move UP that scale? 
Plan to join us tonight at the Twitter hashtag: 


#TeacherFriends PRACTICE Chat with Weekly #GuestEduCelebrity

Tonight beginning at 8:30 EST we will gather for the TRUE newbies who need to learn to navigate a Twitter Chat. The pacing is MUCH slower at 8:30 and is the perfect way to get your toes wet. We will also start tweeting the Google-doc that you must enter to win the many prizes being offered! The winners will be chosen randomly at the chat's conclusion, but you may enter during the EarlyBirds portion of the evening. Not to worry if you can't 'stay' all evening, we will notify winners and help orchestrate your claiming your prize. 

If you have an early bedtime or the time zone thing works better for you to visit with friends at 8:30, by all means join us during this portion of the evening. Our intention is for you to PRACTICE and visit with one another prior to the tip-off at 9:00 PM EST! 

Tonight our #GuestEduCelebrity is Anibal Pacheco. My suggestion is that you take a heartbeat now and follow him on Twitter. That will help you see what brilliant tech ideas he offers even after our chat concludes. 

Twitter Teacher PRACTICE Chat: Teaching with Tech 9PM EST 10/28

If you have a minute it would certainly benefit you to jump over to his site and take a quick look around. 

Right now his most recent article is PERFECT for the Twitter newbie in our midst, "The MOST Common Twitter Terms Explained." Just click the pic to refer to his helpful glossary of terms and their definitions. 

Twitter Terms Glossary at ITSedTech

Did I mention that there will be prizes? 

Many thanks to ESGI Software for their continued sponsorship. 
Some lucky participant will receive a one year membership to the software revolutionizing student assessment.

I will be giving away a hard copy of my picture book, 
"Red, White and Blue." 

There's just enough time to sign and personalize it for my lucky winner
and get it into the mail for your use during Veteran's Day observations. 

"Red, White and Blue" Picture Book and Song by Debbie Clement: PERFECT for Veteran's Day

If you can't wait for the opportunity to win...... 

If you need the song + sign language immediately, 
both are available in this zipped file for immediate purchase and download. 

"Red, White and Blue" Patriotic Song for Digital Download

So double check the map so that you join us in REAL time! 
BTW: Every chat is archived for your relaxed learning and link following. 

I predict that tonight's chat will be one of THE most archive-referenced EV!ER! 
We ALWAYS learn from each other. 
Tonight's Tech-sharing promises to be STELLAR! 

#TeacherFriends Time Zone Reminder 9PM EST {8:30 for Newbie Support}

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Jack-o-Lantern Craft with Baby Food Jars + Pumpkins, TOO!

Halloween Jack-o-Lantern Craft for Children at RainbowsWithinReach

Dateline: Halloween. Easy Peasy Crafts for Children

Have you gathered a collection of baby food jars just waiting for inspiration? 
Here's a child-friendly craft in the nick of time! 

Clean out your glass jars from the recycle bin. 
Grab some orange and black tissue paper. 

Do you have some mod podge type product? 
Or just dilute your school glue with water. 

These are obviously "finished" with wire for handles! 

Jack-o-Lantern Craft from Babyfood Jars for Halloween at RainbowsWithinReach

I saw these cuties last week up in New Jersey drying in the art room, during my Author-Illustrator school visit.  

Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin Craft at RainbowsWithinReach

Just down the hall there were some three-dimensional pumpkin sculptures on display in a corner of the kindergarten classroom. 

Easy Kids Craft: Pumpkins from Paper Bags at RainbowsWithinReach

Take a brown paper bag, snack size.
Stuff it with newspaper crumples. 
A twist here. A twist there. 
Adorn with construction paper leaves and pipe cleaner stems! 

A fitting seasonal center-piece for even a Martha Stewart table setting!
Grouping a 'bunch' together is that much more festive! 

My song "Monster Spray" would be the perfect cherry on the top of your Fall Festival Celebration. It is available in a zipped file for digital download purchase at Teachers Pay Teachers. 

The song is just creepy enough to be exciting, 
but still PERFECT for the PreK+K crowd. 

With the happy, fun ending don't be surprised if the kids in your life ask to hear it again and again! They will be joining in on the rousing chorus RIGHT away {complete with sound effects.} 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Monsters, Fear, Perseverance + Monster Spray for Halloween Fun

photo of: Monsters of Emotions by Third Graders (via RainbowsWithinReach)

Once upon a time there was a very precocious and extremely verbal two year old who was VERY afraid of the MONSTERS in her dark bedroom at night. Bedtime became something of an ordeal. No amount of cajoling and maternal listening could convince her otherwise. 

photo of: Third Grade Monsters with Emotion via RainbowsWithinReach

Weary mommy would be awakened night after night with fearful tears as the Monsters seemed to convene sometime around 2:18 a.m. to start their Toddler terrorizing treachery.  Every.Single.Night. 

photo of: Monsters with Emotions in Third Grade via RainbowsWIthinReach

Then one middle of the night the lightbulb went off in that exhausted mommy brain! 
Ask WHERE the monsters were. Specifically. 

"They're under the bed." 
"They're up on the top of the teddy bear shelf." 
"They're between the shoes in the closet." 

photo of: Third Grade "Monster" Drawings via RainbowsWIthinReach

Just like that! Mommy reached for her MONSTER SPRAY! 
She sprayed in each monster-hiding-place with the {invisible} spray. 

After all we had used bug-spray earlier that day and it DID keep the bugs away!!! 
In the wink and blink of an eye, little precocious one went to sleep! 

Brilliant mommy made spraying the room's hiding places a nightly ritual forever after and the whole house slept soundly ever since!

You, too, can have an entire SONG to empower the fearful in your life. 
My "Monster Spray" is available as a digital download!
It is available at TeachersPayTeachers!  

"Monster Spray" Digital Download Mp3 + Pdf's from Debbie Clement

If you are still reading..... 
You can enter to win a copy of "Monster Spray" 
Go to my FB fanpage and share a MONSTER idea!
You have till midnight tonight! HURRY!

Now, here's the happy update! 
That precocious one is all grown up! 
Here she is, oboe in hand, lower right hand corner. 
This weekend. 
National Cathedral: Washington DC.

That's a portion of the 140 voice choral. 
My first time in this amazing setting! 

photo of: Kindergarten Anchor Chart for Trick or Treating via RainbowsWithinReach

photo of: Props for Monster Book via Monster RoundUP with RainbowsWithinReach

Earlier I gathered up DOZENS of Monster Ideas from fellow bloggers in this article. 

photo of: Overcoming Childhood Fears: Monsters thru Art, Fine Motor, Math and Science (Math RoundUP from RainbowsWithinReach)

Jump back in time to an afternoon of our WonderPeeps making Monster Puppets!

UpCycled DIY Monster Puppet via RainbowsWithinReach

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday Teachers TwitterChat: Supporting Parents of Challenging Students

Today's TUESDAY! 
That means time to PRACTICE our Twitter Chat Skills! 

Tonight we have a topic close to all the heart of all my #TeacherFriends: 

Supporting parents! 
Supporting parents of Challenging Kids! 

Tonight as our #GuestEduCelebrity 
we have Bill Corbett in the spotlight!
Be sure that you are following him on Twitter! 

Bill wears MANY hats. 
He speaks regularly on a whole range of topics, 
but the 'parenting' subject is the one drawing his largest audiences. 

Tonight he will be giving away a recording of his lecture,
"Creating Cooperative Kids: 
Love, Limits & Lessons." 

All you have to do is to enter our Google Doc with your info. 
That doc will be tweeted at 8:30 and regularly through out the evening's chat and once entered you will be eligible for ALL prizes being awarded tonight. 

Just a reminder. 
If you are 'new' to Twitter and or chatting on Twitter, 
I would suggest that you arrive EARLY, beginning at 8:30 PM EST.
There will be several of us available in the wings 
to help you navigate our visiting-chatting together. 
I use TweetDeck and make a 'column' for our chat,
using the hashtag #TeacherFriends for navigation. 

Here's the outline of our spotlight guests from now until Thanksgiving. 
Make note. 
Mark your calendars. 

We do archive each chat session. 
That allows you to read back through all of the helpful insight being shared -- at your leisure! 

Thanks for your support! I am so appreciative of your pins!

Thanks for your support! I am so appreciative of your pins!
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