School visits are, quite simply, one of the most personally-exhilarating things I do. From school-wide assemblies to classroom visits, I strive to connect with as many children as possible. Here are some tips on what to expect and suggestions to help things go smoothly!
Once a date has been determined, we will forward the school a set of books to use as you see fit.
Some schools have found it beneficial to have the teachers pre-read some of Mr. Mike's stories to the kids so they’re prepared to ask questions during the visit. Plus, teachers may peruse the material and contact Mr. Mike requesting that he cover a particular topic of interest.
You might consider playing some DINORIFIC VIDEOS he's created. Have the children decorate the appearance area with their own dinosaur art. From dino murals and photo collages to clay models and a “create your own ‘saurus’ project,” it’s a fantastic way to build anticipation leading up to the appearance.
We’ll provide 11 x 17” PROMO POSTERS (like the one you see here) you can use to promote the visit. Write the date of the appearance in the space provided. We suggest having Mr. Mike sign the posters while he's there and using them as raffle prizes.
In addition to his books and cd’s, Mr. Mike offers a variety of dinosaur merchandise. If school policies allow, we'll forward forms (or email you the files) for you to send home with the children two weeks before the visit. We’ll determine a deadline for returning the forms. Place the returned order forms with payments in a large envelope to Mr. Mike's attention. Orders will be fulfilled on the day of my visit or within a 3 week period.
Upon request, we can also furnish a discounted order form for faculty members and staff.
Mr. Mike's likes to have an open row through the middle of the audience so he can walk from the front to the back, giving every child an equal opportunity to see all of the dino props. In auditoriums, he’ll use both rows to move about. He uses a wireless headset mic - he provides his if none are available.
For most presentations, uses a screen, projector and laptop (with PowerPoint loaded on to it). Mr. Mike's programs typically have some music or sound effects associated with them, so amplified audio is a necessity. Again, he provides every element mentioned here, if none are available.
Here are some special requirements for particular programs.
DINORIFIC SCIENTIFIC NAME GAME – Please have three or four chairs in the front of the audience – ready for the contestants. Remember, students AND/OR teachers can participate! He brings his own dino podium. He will also ask for a volunteer (student or member of the faculty) to keep score and act as “co-host” so be sure to leave some space for the score board.
DINORIFIC DUO – We require an area large enough to accommodate two musicians (guitar/bass guitar and a small set of drums). We provide the sound system – lighting can be discussed. Standard electric supply is sufficient and we bring along extension cords.
DINORIFIC ART PROJECT - Please provide tables and paper plates (and a pencil for each child so they can write their name on the plate) and some space to allow the clay to dry (at least overnight). We can provide the clay at a minimal cost or you can choose to purchase it. Crayola Model Magic is Mr Mike's brand of choice.
Mr. Mike is available to do Meet ‘n Greets with smaller groups of children or individual classrooms (or school staff). He can meet with them over lunch or visit with special interest groups such as Science Clubs, Art Clubs or Writer’s Groups.
Payment in full is to be made on the day of my appearance. A deposit to hold the date may be required. In addition to a check or money order, we accept all major credit cards (VISA, MC and AMEX) with a 3% fee to cover processing charges.
The “dino-talk” can linger for some time after a Mr. Mike visit so feel free to email him any additional questions: email@example.com Responses can then be shared with the students.
Now if the students REALLY enjoyed themselves and the school staff appreciated the educational value, we would sincerely appreciate a letter of reference. Helps Mr. Mike keep doin’ what he's doin’… So if you have some thoughts on who else might enjoy a Mr. Mike appearance, by all means, send him a note.
Mr. Mike's Dinosaurs
PO Box 1593, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 | USA
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