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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Opposites Attract – Hot Stuff, Cool Stuff – Day Starters

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! No time to spare at the start of a summer camp session (Northern Hemisphere) or winter school day (Southern Hemisphere)? Offer up a quick game of Opposites Attract to

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Scavenger Hunt to Spark Kids’ Love of Nature

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to feature fun, easy, attention-getting activities that bring the outdoors indoors and SPARK KIDS’ LOVE OF NATURE! An unknown author once wrote, “A nature lover is a person who, when treed by

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The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Creating Visual Feasts

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus! Mid-Week Focus is all about quick and easy ways to approach teaching to keep kids on task in any instructional setting. Let’s share insight and practical ideas. Let’s blend fun with function, and

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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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