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 Contact me with questions: dianehen@teachwithme.com

Here's what a few others have said:

Story Time:

  • “Students were leaning forward hanging on her every word.”
  • “Diane makes the stories come alive.”
  • “Her enthusiasm and love for kiddy lit is contagious; what fun we all had!”
  • “…giggles galore!”


Teacher Workshops:

  • “Thoroughly entertaining; the day flew by!”
  • “All I can say is wow!”
  • “I can’t wait to get back to my classroom! This is just the jump-start I needed.”
  • “I can really use this stuff!”
  • “This should be a required college class.”
  • “I especially enjoyed the hands-on “make-it-take-its!”


Equipment Needed:

  1. Podium
  2. Microphone for large groups (lapel type is best)
  3. Large table for displaying materials
  4. Screen & overhead projector
  5. Internet connection
  6. Chair

Fee for Magical Story Time:

  • $500 for a full day in the Grand Rapids Area or within an hour drive.
  • $700 for a full day in other Michigan locations + expenses.
  • $800 for a full day outside of Michigan + expenses.


Come Teach With Me

  • A hand’s-on, very entertaining, and extremely useful, day-long workshop.
  • Runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with two 10 - minute breaks and an hour for lunch at noon.
  • Can be themed to whatever month or season of your choice.

Each workshop includes:

  • 4 Make It Take It’s that we’ll do together. All materials provided. 
  • How to nail report card standards using quick and easy art projects with supplies that you already have.
  • 3 Center Activities that we’ll do together, + tips of how to tuck in and make time for science and social studies via centers.
  • How to design centers that you don’t have to keep dreaming up, but can change each day that revolve around the season or your theme that reinforce your standards.
  • At least one themed unit filled with Table Top skill sheets
  • A tremendous amount of teaching, organizational, and discipline tips.
  • Including a "Giving Directions Picture Icon set""How many days left in the month?" paper chain activity, and a Number, Letter and Shape Hide Board Center.
  • Includes a copy of the student and teacher's edition of Keep These To Yourself  + a copy of  170+ Ways to Get Your Students  to Listen and Transition Effectively.
  • Several songs and games that promote math and other early childhood standards.
  • easy reader booklets  that show  Diane's effective easy reader program where students READ, TRACE, WRITE, SORT, SPELL, CUT and GLUE their way to reading proficiency.  
  • 1 ABC activity.
  • One 123 Activity.
  • A 50 page Calendar Help Book with lots of suggestions of how to teach report card standards and various subjects like math, science and language arts during calendar time. + the 77 page sister book Calendar Concepts.
  • A 300+ Dolch Flashcard set and ideas of how to play games and use these cards to reinforce your word wall and master site words, + the companion book Sight Word MIni Flashcards.  
  • How to incorporate magic as an alternative teaching method to help teach math, and science as well as introduce reading and writing concepts.
  • How to jazz up your story time to promote listening, reading, writing, math, science, and writing .
  • 2 themed make-it-take it booklets that help your students learn specific standards in a fun way, that reinforce concepts of printbuild vocabulary and sight word recognition.  
  • Prizes
  • Access to Online resources

Teachers will need to bring:

  • Bag to carry their things in.
  • Box of crayons
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Ink Pen
  • Yellow Highlighter
  • Printed material from Online Resources. (They will be given a class code so they can download the information and print it.)
  • Hole punch this material and put it in your binder. or put hole punched paper in your copier and print it pre-punched and save time!
  • No less than a 3 inch binder (To keep printed material in.)
  • 2 pocket folders with brads inside to put hole punched papers in.
  • A pack of index cards that are wired together that flip up.
  • 20 clear sheet protectors.

Fee For Come Teach With Me Workshop:

  • $50 per person (Grand Rapids Area or within an hour drive. No less than 10 people.)
  • $50 per person + expenses for other locations. No less than 20 people.


This makes for a wonderful Professional Development Day for your pre-school, young five and kindergarten teachers! If you have more than 20 teachers who’d be attending, I have special prices. Contact us for more information. diane@teachwithme.com  We know your staff will LOVE this workshop! Workshop times for them would be from 8 to 3:30 with a ½ hour for lunch.