Making a rainbow in a jar - small group science experiment.

Making a rainbow in a jar - small group science experiment.

 

Mary is a former classroom teacher whose visits are engaging and educational. Each fun presentation is specially designed to spark student creativity and curiosity while meeting Learning Standards.

 

What Educators are saying…

“We had so many positive comments from our students!”

“Mary engaged the older kids, too…they loved the Q & A session.”

“Let’s do this again SOON!”

“Everyone enjoyed themselves so much. Mary really connected with our kids.”

Mary and kiddos at storytime.

Mary and kiddos at storytime.

Visit Information

Mary enjoys working with educators to create fun programs that meet the needs of all students and align with curriculum standards!

Each visit features an interactive reading of one of her books, an awesome and educational activity, an author Q & A, and a book signing. Presentations are best enjoyed by kiddos grouped by age, with fewer than 50 students in each session.

*All presentations are 45 minutes long (30 minutes for pre-K - 1)*

As a former classroom teacher, Mary knows that budgets are tight. Here are 35 Creative Ways to Fund Author Visits to get you started. She’ll even split a full day between two schools.

Half-day visit (1 - 2 presentations) - $75

Full-day visit (3 - 4 presentations + author lunch) - $125

Learn More! Book Mary for an event! Use this handy dandy contact form!

Learning Standards

Classroom time is extremely valuable, and Mary’s presentations are fun AND designed to align with Missouri’s Learning Standards. Here’s just a handful that are met during a typical author visit:

Missouri K-5 English Language Arts Standards

Reading 1A - Develop and apply skills to the reading process: Comprehension.

Reading 1B - Develop and apply skills to the reading process: Vocabulary.

Reading 1C - Develop and apply skills to the reading process: Making connections.

Reading 3A - Develop and apply skills and strategies to comprehend, analyze, and evaluate nonfiction (e.g., narrative, information/explanatory, opinion, persuasive, argumentative) from a variety of cultures and times: Text features.

Reading 3C - Develop and apply skills and strategies to comprehend, analyze, and evaluate nonfiction (e.g., narrative, information/explanatory, opinion, persuasive, argumentative) from a variety of cultures and times: Text structures.

Writing 1A - Apply a writing process to develop a text for audience and purpose: Prewriting.

Writing 1B - Apply a writing process to develop a text for audience and purpose: Draft.

Speaking/Listening 1A - Listen for a purpose.

Speaking/Listening 2A - Listen for entertainment.

Speaking Listening 3A - Speak effectively in collaborative discussion.

Missouri K-5 Science Standards

PS1.A.1 - Structure and Properties of Matter: Matter and Its Interactions

LS1.C.1 - From Molecules to Organisms: Structure and Processes

Winning! Ready to get started? Get in touch about an author visit!