Activities with Eye-Catching Books

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to open a page on the fun and function of ACTIVITIES with EYE-CATCHING BOOKS! Ask kids which is more eye-catching…something BIG or something small and most will answer BIG! Maybe BIG isn’t always

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A Bookmark’s Power to Wow Kids

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! What is it about bookmarks that have forever been so attractive to children? Maybe it’s their size – a bookmark is easy and satisfying for small hands to hold.

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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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