Monthly Archives: July 2011

Grab Attention with a Smart Box

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! July is almost a wrap; the month Americans call “the dog days of August” is at hand, and many adults are searching for ways to keep the attention of

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Creating Clever Boxes

Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers is on special assignment and will return next week. Barbara is researching ways to catch and keep K – 5 kids’ attention with new tricks and tools, like clever boxes, in places and spaces

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Teach with Puppets – Crafty Crowd-Pleasers!

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Look at the little bear learning to read and speak Spanish in my blog pic here and see if you agree with me that a puppet can be a

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Eyes on the Sky!

Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers is on a Fourth of July Break, celebrated across the nation in the US. All eyes are on fireworks in the sky – an idea, with careful variations, to pursue for catching and keeping

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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 having trouble writing connecting sentences between the beginning, middle and end of a story.

Solution: Show toy airplanes, pretending to make them "take off" across notebook paper. Explain to the class that stories, like airplanes, require clear "flight paths."

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