Wednesday, September 2, 2020

ARE YOU A MARKLE'S BOOK EXPLORER?

ARE YOU A Markle's Book Explorer?
If not, WHY NOT!?

This is year 4 for Markle's Book Explorers for school teachers and librarians.

You'll be joining LOTS of teachers and LOTS of librarians in 35 states who are already enjoying MONTHLY FREEBIES:

Every month, August through May, members receive a personal email from me along with FREE, ready-to-go STEAM activities.
There are also opportunities to win autographed books and other goodies.

Plus, MBE members are welcome to send me questions from students. I ALWAYS ANSWER!


So, if you're not already a  
Markle's Book Explorer, DON'T MISS OUT ANY LONGER
Sign up now!

Use my Blog's comment feature to leave your name, School Name and Address, and email address.

Or email sandramarkle@yahoo.com and share that info. 
Then you'll be READY FOR FUN!? 
And FREEBIES 
And MORE!!!

You'll LOVE IT!




Tuesday, April 7, 2020

LETS SHARE A VIRTUAL VISIT


What's a SANDRA MARKLE Virtual Visit like?


WHEN we share a Virtual Visit, I first send "BEFORE SANDRA MARKLE VISITS" materials. This is a great way to introduce children to my books and to me. 




During my Virtual Visit, I share "Behind-my-Book" stories.





 These include my three trips to Antarctica with the National Science Foundation and my adventures camping out with Adelie penguins.

I also share SCIENCE MAGIC. 



I not only taught science for many years, I was also  Ms. Whiz on TV in Atlanta, Georgia for a number of years. Children love the SCIENCE MAGIC so much they don't realize they're discovering solid, STEM-based science concepts. 



I pause twice to answer questions from the children. 

And I share a peek inside 
THE BOOK CLOSET. 



I receive lots of positive feedback on that from children and teachers. It's a peek at all of my 200+ published books plus special surprises I've tucked inside for kids to discover, such as a 10,0000 year old woolly mammoth hair.

I prove VIRTUAL VISITS can pack a lot of WOW!


A few reviews:

That was so wonderful! The kids had amazing things to say after and I even got a few hugs for having you "visit". Jamie Cyrus, Media Specialist, George C Simkins, Jr Elementary, Greensboro, NC

Thank you so much for spending time with us today!  Your talk was by far the best author interaction I've ever participated in!  This group- second grade- was the youngest I've ever had participate in an author event.  Your talk was just wonderful.  As the kids left the library, many of them asked when we would get to do it again.  They also asked and asked if I would be sure to have your new book at our next book fair.  :) Melissa LeMay, Media Specialist, Southside Elementary School, Cabot, AR

Thank you so much for making it fun for my students.Thank you so much for the fun, informative author visit! Teachers and students have come up to be so excited about the wealth of knowledge you shared and how smoothly you run your presentation. I even had one of our Kindergarten teachers do the water glass experiment when they returned to their class! Thanks again and hope to work with you in the future!! Debbie Gilmore, Librarian, Bloom Elementary, Louisville, KY 

Our Rockbrook ES 1st graders had an absolute blast today Skyping with amazing author SANDRA MARKLE! They were so engaged and hung on to every word! Thank you for making this possible!  Rockbrook Elementary, Lewisville, TX


Thank you! Yesterday went swimmingly, and the science magic time was a pleasant surprise. I had many students and teachers compliment your pacing and presentation. We are thankful for the opportunity to have met you! Nolan Elementary, Signal Mountain, TN

Thanks so much! the kids give you 5/5 stars! Rowan Elementary, Cranberry Township, PA

Thank you so much! For most of the students, it was their first time talking with an author. One 1st grader said "She's like a real-life superhero!" I agree! Laurel Springs School, Laurel Springs, NJ


That was AMAZING! Thank you so much!!!! Roosevelt Alexander Elementary, Katy, TX

My students loved it and are so excited about their new books. Bonnie Yurkanin, Library Media Specialist, Claymont Elementary School, Claymont, DE 

Thank you so much! We are giving each of the students the book, What if you Had T Rex Teeth? and the students are very excited to read more of your books.  Thank you so much for your time and opening up your home to us. Scott Decker, 2nd Grade River Woods Elementary, Des Moines, IA

Such an amazing Skype with Sandra Markle at Liberal Elementary! Never have I seen a group of 150+ kids sit and listen so intently to an author. She kept them engaged the entire time, highly recommended!!!! Justin Johnson, Liberal R-II, Liberal, MO












Saturday, February 8, 2020

SCHOOL VISIT FUN--NEAR AND FAR!

So many smiles--plus OOOH! and AAAAH! for science and reading during my recent school visits. First, I flew to Charleston, SC.

For time with groups in school libraries and BIG groups in auditoriums.















In Cincinatti, OH I was welcomed to the colony of readers (and penguin fans).







We did our T.rex ROAR!!!! for class pics.



And I was honored with a WHAT IF YOU HAD ANIMAL FEET!? cake. VERY TASTY FEET, indeed!






There was even time to read together.



NEXT.....Off to Raleigh, NC to share more smiles and OOOOOHs! and AAAAAAHs! for science and reading. 


Tuesday, January 7, 2020

GETTING READY TO VISIT!


I'm packing! Getting all ready! 

It won't be long before I head out for lots of fun school visits.
Here's where you'll see me.

Charleston, SC. January 27, 28, 29
Cincinnati, OH February 3, 4, 5, 6
Raleigh, NC February 10, 11, 12
Longview, TX February 20, 21
Atlanta, GA February 24, 25, 26
Bensenville, IL March 26, 27
Rosenberg, TX April 2, 3
Union Spring, NY April 30, May 1, 2

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A BLAST TOGETHER!




Sunday, November 3, 2019

AWESOME WEEK IN COLUMBUS, OHIO SCHOOLS

Just completed an amazing week of Scholastic School Visits in the Columbus, OH area! Spending time with children who love reading and science makes all the time and hard work totally worthwhile! Thank you Scholastic for making it happen!

Thursday, October 3, 2019

SMILES AND CHEERS IN CHICAGOLAND!



 Answering questions is absolutely my favorite part of school visits!

Performing science magic and seeing eyes pop and jaws drop is cool too. 


And I like getting help from my new friends.




Plus, I LOVE signing books and talking one-on-one. You wouldn't believe how many wonderful new ideas children share for MORE What If You Had!? books!!!


I'm going to have to writing!
And writing!
And writing!
And writing!
And writing!
And writing!
And writing!
And writing!

Friday, August 2, 2019

IT'S NOT TOO LATE!


You can still join Markle's Book Explorers!


The popular MBE "Welcome Back To School!" Goodie Packs are being stuffed by friends NOW
They're going out August 9th.
So if you're already an MBE member, start watching for yours to arrive at your school.

And, if you want to join MBE just...
Email sandramarkle@yahoo.com  
  • Your name
  • What you teach or if you are a librarian/media specialist/consultant 
  • Your school address.
Besides the BIG Welcome Back To School! Goodie Pack, it's year long being connected to me and lots of fun.

I send FREE reproducible activities to share STEAM-based creative problem-solving opportunities.

Opportunities for you and your students to vote on which of several book possibilities you think I should work on next.









Chances to share in book birthday parties.

Fun, short, video clips from me you can share with your students.

And every year I work on finding  new ways and opportunities to connect with you and your students.

I definitely ALWAYS answer when you email or mail me letters with student questions. 



And I send surprises!


You'll be part of a WILDLY GROWING GROUP now over 200 schools strong in 32 states. 
BUT I WANT TO CONNECT WITH EVEN MORE OF YOU!!!!