Monthly Archives: May 2011

Learning is a Picnic with Make a Plate Picnic Day!

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Summer has arrived, at least unofficially, in communities throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Families in the U.S., the U.K. and elsewhere mark the start of the summer season at the end

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Catch Attention with a Garden of Creativity

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Here’s a quick way to catch and keep your students’ attention…ask them a question that poses an artistic array of answers about posies! The question…When is a garden outside

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Get Your Class to Go Ape Over Homework!

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! When I assign homework as a visiting teacher I advise each class that my requests are as valid as the assignments given by their “regular” teacher. After I show and explain the homework

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Special Assignment

Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers is on special assignment and will return next week.

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A Bookmark’s Power to Wow Kids

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! What is it about bookmarks that have forever been so attractive to children? Maybe it’s their size – a bookmark is easy and satisfying for small hands to hold.

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Barbara Cleary has been serving as a resource to hundreds of educators for more than 25 years. An award-winning writer, producer, teacher, and trainer, Barbara’s focus is on offering easy, fun tools and tricks that support K-5 curricula and assist teachers with classroom management.
Quick tips for common classroom conundrums: K-5
Situation: Students are acting sluggish in class.

Solution: Show "The BIG E," for ENERGY, an enlarged letter E (or other first letter for the word energy in your alphabet), available in craft stores. Remind the class that energy is a must-have item to get good work done. Tell the class to show you "The BIG E!"

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