Plan a Bunny Bonanza Day!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Bunnies aren’t just for certain holiday celebrations; these furry creatures are a symbol of springtime! Sweet little animals, like bunnies, attract kids’ attention any time of the year. Plan

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Celebrate Earth Day Every Day!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! In sunshine or rain, creative teachers find engaging ways to celebrate Earth Day outdoors or inside. April 22 is designated as Earth Day in the United States and over 190

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Attentionology Celebrates Its Eighth Anniversary Helping Teachers Meet Tough Challenges

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Attentionology is celebrating our eighth anniversary this month helping teachers meet tough challenges that increase each year. Since I began publishing Attentionology in March, 2010, the numbers continue to skyrocket. What numbers?

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Share Irish Fun to Catch Kids’ Attention!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! In March, it’s time to grab a shamrock and get ready to share the luck and laughter o’ the Irish to help kids learn. No need to BE Irish

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Celebrate a Certain Eye-Catching Hat and Eye-Catching Books

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Hats, hats, and more hats. Hats have been featured in a number of children’s books. Perhaps no hat is more famous among elementary school age students than the hat

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AND…The Envelope, Please. Host Your Own Attentie Awards!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Coming next Sunday in the US…the Academy Awards, affectionately known as “The Oscars,” a glamorous event to honor the best films of 2017. In addition to American movies, films with ties

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Reach to Teach with the 2018 Olympic Games!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! The 2018 Winter Olympic Games are a cold, snowy sight to see in PyeongChang, South Korea! The Olympics welcome everyone to a world of learning. Reach to teach during

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Help Kids Make Valentine Cupcake and Cookie Poems!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Here’s an attention-grabbing way to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year… Make Valentine Cupcake and Cookie Poems! Valentine Cupcakes Bakin’ Up – Ask your class this: “Who wants a cupcake?” When

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Prompt a LOVE of Writing with Valentine Word Play!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! It’s the season of love (as if love is ever out of season!) for all who celebrate Valentine’s Day. Prompt a LOVE of writing with Valentine Word Play. Three

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Help Distracted Kids Have a Heart for Paying Attention!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Do you have students who are easily distracted? In a world of sensory bombardment, wise teachers find ways to incorporate actual instruction about the importance of being able to

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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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