A Pair of Attention-Getting School Day Starters

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to feature a pair of attention-getting school day starters… …tools and strategies to motivate students to get ready to work… one for children in grades K – 2 one for students in

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The Attentionology Traveler

Hi! I reunited with another attention catcher – keeper. See if you could use this tool too… …Show me THE BIG E! (You may need to substitute “E” for the first letter of your alphabet that begins the word energy in

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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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