I did 2 presentations this week. I went with a food theme to go along with Thanksgiving, showing Summer the first day and doing food stamping with fruits and veggies for the project. For the second day I showed French Pastries and the students did an Apple Turkey with materials such as an apple, marshmallows, raisins, licorice, and toothpicks.
I worked with a 3rd grade class and they were all really responsive and interested. It was really fun to do, and the most prep work was actually rounding up the fruits and veggies for the stamping. But Trader Joe's donated some expired stuff and was very generous in doing so. It was appreciated!
I can't wait to do some more! I find it is easier when you have a theme to work with so collaborate with the teacher you're working with to come up with something that coincides with what they're are doing in class.
Any questions, please post and I will answer.