Start the School Year with a Big Welcome to a World of Learning!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Need an exciting, attention-getting theme to welcome students at the start of a new school year? Center a big colorful graphic of a globe on your classroom door or

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Bulletin Board & Activity Designs that Fit Kids to a Tee!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! If you’re in a “Start Back to School” mode, this post is for you… …colorful and fun new bulletin board designs with graphics that can double as student handouts

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

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

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What’s Trending? Mindfulness in Elementary Schools to Help Kids Sustain Concentration

Mid-Week Focus this week features mindfulness, a trending tool to help children sustain concentration in school. Benefits of mindfulness? Huge. Reports are that students who learn to practice mindfulness gain the ability to pay closer attention, calm themselves, and stay focused

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Turn Students Into “Progressive Story Chefs”

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Here’s a new recipe to help students in grades 3 – 5 master core skills. It’s an attention-getting recipe for writing time. Set Up Progressive Writing Stations – Challenge kids

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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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