2022 JoJo Gnome’s Story Workshops for Nursery and P1/2

“One of the best things I’ve seen in school in a long time!” Heather Sudden, Principal Teacher St Benedict’s Primary, Glasgow. 

 Twitter @MrFeist – Great to see again today – first met her when she worked with the infants in and now that I’ve moved to , I got to see her again! If you want an enthusiastic & inspirational author to visit your wee ones, is the person!

jojognome@gmail.com

We have 2 fantastic JoJo Gnome Story workshops to offer you this year, in your primary school or nursery. The workshops have been designed to be interactive and child centred. The workshops give pupils the chance to be creative, as well as engage with the topics and stories. The workshops have been designed so the learning experience keeps going after the workshop has finished.

Online or in person

‘In person’ sessions will be for schools based with in the Central belt area of Scotland (or reasonable travel from Glasgow).  Travel out with the Glasgow area will have travel costs added. However there is an online (virtual) option, which is cheaper than the in person workshop. This has been an increasingly popular choice during Covid and for schools outside the Central belt of Scotland.

Each workshop is designed for one class of 25 children. There are prices for a single workshop/ a morning session (2 w’shops)/ whole day. Sessions last 45mins approx. If your class has any special requirements Jo is happy to discuss this with you.

These STEM & Story workshops for early years, map to the Early Level of the Curriculum for Excellence. Areas covered include Technology,  Literacy (listening & talking), Science (forces and waves/ materials/ topical science), and Expressive Arts.There is also the opportunity for some of the children to take part in a future JoJo Gnome Story Podcast (audio & drawings).

Please get in touch for more information about the content of each workshop.

Please email jojognome@gmail.com for full availability and prices.

January 2022

All bookings will be for online workshops only.

February 2022

The only available dates are 4th/ 7th & 8th. 

March 2022

The only dates available  are 18th & 25th. 

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JoJo Gnome Loves Sounds

The book this story workshop is based around is JoJo Gnome and the Sound Machine.

  • Create sound effects
  • Guess sounds with JoJo Gnome
  • Making sounds experimenting with ordinary objects.
  • Listen to the story ‘JoJo Gnome & The Sound Machine’.
  • Visit Sound Town and join in with how JoJo Gnome’s friends move to different sounds (drama/ movement).
  • Meet JoJo Gnome ‘the puppet’.
  • See how Jo digitally draws JoJo Gnome for her books and podcast.
  • Receive a personalised JoJo Gnome drawing for the class.
  • We will leave you with a ‘sounds’ story challenge to finish after the workshop. Have the work the children make displayed on the JoJo Gnome website and shared on JoJo’s social media accounts.
  • Note: The story choice will be changed for P2 to ‘JoJo Gnome and the Sound Map’.

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Sow & Grow with JoJo Gnome

  • Looking at seeds and how they grow
  • Under or over the soil …guess where the vegetables grow (quiz)
  • Listen to the story ‘JoJo Gnome & The Scarecrow’. ( A story based round growing and the seasons)
  • Plant our imaginary seeds and let’s get growing …perhaps a beanstalk!  (drama/ movement).
  • Meet JoJo Gnome ‘the puppet’.
  • See how Jo digitally draws JoJo Gnome for her books and podcast.
  • Receive a personalised JoJo Gnome drawing for the class.
  • Make a story with Jo
  • We will leave you with a ‘growing’ story challenge to finish after the workshop. Have the work the children make displayed on the JoJo Gnome website and shared on JoJo’s social media accounts.

There will also be follow on activities Jo will leave you with so you can continue your growing journey in the classroom (or at home).  Jo is always delighted to share any drawings the children do on her website and social media channels.

Please email jojognome@gmail.com for more information.

 

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Comments from teachers about past workshops

“I have had the pleasure of doing several workshops with Jo. Her workshops are exciting and engaging and I am always blown away by how much she achieves in such a short period of time.”   (Rachel Allen Primary Teacher, Strathblane, Scotland)

“Thank you to JoJo Gnome for an inspirational week of digital literacy exploration. Through social media we were captivated into a world of imagination and adventure. The pinnacle was when JoJo Gnome & the Sound Machine came to nursery for the day to finish our stories and make movies together. Haste ye back! “(Kate O’Neill, Head of Cornton Nursery, Stirling, Scotland)

Please note: Cancellations fees will apply