Puzzling Activities Catch Kids’ Attention

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Whoops! – Accidents (or pretend accidents) are instant attention-grabbers with kids. Start a school day by walking to the front of the classroom with a set of puzzle pieces

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Boost Good Conduct and Good Character!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Does your school have posters on classroom or hallway walls that speak to the importance of good conduct and good character? If your students seem to have blind eyes and

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Check Out a New AP for Teaching – One P on Purpose!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Here’s a Short Shot – a one and done idea for helping kids learn to stay focused at the start of a new school year. New AP for Teaching

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Attention on Safety!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! At the start of a new school year or term, it’s smart to encourage children to pay attention to safety… …on the way to and from school …in school

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Bank Here for Learning and Fun! – Bulletin Board Earns Attention

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Get ready to head into a new school term with new eye-catching bulletin board designs, ones that entertain and educate. Bank Here for Learning…and Fun! – Post a bulletin board

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Use Creative Road Signs to Pave the Way to Smart Vacations

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! In summertime (Northern Hemisphere) or winter (Southern Hemisphere), vacation time is… a time when many children go “on the road” with family or friends to destinations near and far.

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Round Up a Read Aloud Rodeo!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Here’s a Short Shot – a one and done idea to improve your students/campers ability to stay focused for longer than the time it takes to say “Short Shot!”

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All Aboard Attentioneers!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Whether you are on summer break, working a summer job, or at the beginning of a new semester in school, imagine yourself as an engineer in your teaching position…

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Game On! – Play Opposites

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K -5 Teachers! Games are a time-honored way to catch and keep the attention of  children around the world. Game on for some challenging fun! Choose a new and creative game of Opposites. Try… ‘Tis the Season

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Set Up SkillPop Stations

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Center kids’ attention with SkillPop Stations. The name – SkillPop Stations – may sound familiar. SkillPop classes are trending in many cities, covering subjects from apple pie prep to zookeeping. The very

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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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