Decorate Trees in Any Season to Catch Kids’ Attention and Help Them Learn!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Arbor Day, 2018, at least in the US, was celebrated at the end of last month, on Friday, April 27. For teachers who want to help students become good stewards

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Drop Distractions in the Distraction Bag!

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to feature a new attentionology tool… …a DISTRACTION BAG. If you’ve been following the news lately, you may have noticed, as I have, that the word distracted keeps popping up. To paraphrase

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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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