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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Repetition on the Technology Radar

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Using repetition to help children master information and skills is nothing new in the world of education. What is new?  Increasing numbers of teachers create websites and blogs with information

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The Magic Hat – Mid-Week Focus – Celebrations

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

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Attention-ology Anniversay Celebration

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! It’s no coincidence that marking the first anniversary of my blog coincides with the tenth anniversary of my work as a writer-in-residence and visiting artist/teacher in schools and organizations where

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Attention-ology Anniversary Celebration

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! It’s no coincidence that marking the first anniversary of my blog coincides with the tenth anniversary of my work as a writer-in-residence and visiting artist/teacher in schools and organizations where

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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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