The Bag Ladies Are Touring the Country to Help Teachers Engage Students with Make-and-Takes!

September 28, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
The Bag Ladies, Karen Simmons and Cindy Guinn, will present 50 make-and-take sessions throughout the country as part of a year-long contract with Harcourt.

As teachers in Martin County, Florida, they bring their make-and-take magic to schools and conferences around the country. The sought-after national speakers are also the authors of four books and their latest teacher tool, "The Bag Ladies Videobag."

The Bag Ladies' Videobag is a personal workshop that takes you step by step through nine popular, previously unpublished projects—plus gives K-8 teachers lots of suggestions to use them in language arts and all content areas. The projects — Container Necklace, Pony Tail Band Book, Sticky Note Step Book, Envelope Accordion Book, Lunch Bag Number Line, Brown Bag Portfolio, Toolbox, File Folder Diorama, and Reading Wallet — are all especially designed to appeal to students and to fit with curriculum needs.

Bag Ladies projects make learning come alive in classrooms at any level—from kindergarten to eighth grade and beyond. The Bad Ladies show you how to adapt the instructions to meet your students' grade level and abilities. Use the projects to teach basic math concepts like fractions, create easy-to-make books for science and social studies, practice writing, and explore and respond to literature. The sky's the limit!

The Bag Ladies can be contacted directly for high-energy workshop and conference appearances at

ISBN-13: 978-0-929895-99-4
DVD. 47 minutes / Spanish & English subtitles / $29.95

Audience: K-8 Teachers; Homeschool Teachers
Initial Run: 3,000

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