Monthly Archives: October 2011

M&Ms Please!

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Happy Halloween to all who celebrate the eve of a day honoring the departed who’ve been a special part of our lives. Most celebrated today, at least in the

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Attentionology for K-5 Teachers

Make Magic!

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Grab a magician’s black hat, a wand and a (stuffed toy or puppet) white rabbit to kick off your very own magic show in class. Today marks the beginning

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Attentionology for K-5 Teachers

International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – Russia

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! News to report since my post last week…my Attention-ology blog is now on Twitter @attentionology. Hope you’ll tweet along with me about tools and tricks to catch and keep kids’ attention

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Attentionology for K-5 Teachers, International Festival of Attention-Grabbers

Catch Attention with Giant Picture Posters

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! We’ll pick up our passports again next week and continue our travel to the informative International Festival of Attention-Grabbers. Last week, my blog featured stories from Dr. Ozturk who attended elementary

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Attentionology for K-5 Teachers

International Festival of Attention-Grabbers – Turkey

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Globe-trotting doesn’t require an airplane ticket, not if you check your local convention options and find an International Festival to visit like I did this past weekend. Most festival-goers

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Attentionology for K-5 Teachers, International Festival of Attention-Grabbers
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 continue to use lackluster verbs in their writing.

Solution: Show toy cars and pretend to make them zip across a page, telling the class that good writing includes action words (verbs) that have "zip." Ask the class for examples of "zippy" verbs like zoom, race, flash, rush, etc.

Related Posts: Start Students' Engines for Writing