Extending the Reach of Universal Children’s Day

  Hi and welcome back to Attentionology of K – 5 Teachers! Universal Children’s Day was celebrated this past Saturday. It’s origin and purpose are described in the following information from The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI).  Every time

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Celebrating Teachers Worldwide – 2013

Get ready to celebrate! Mid-Week Focus this week features World Teachers’ Day – 2013! MARK YOUR CALENDAR – Place a star on October 5, and make plans to pat yourself on the back if you serve children in an educational setting.

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World Teachers’ Day 2012

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Did you celebrate World Teachers’ Day on Friday, October 5? If you missed this year’s celebration to honor the teaching profession worldwide, know this…many people believe that World Teachers’

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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 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.

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