Cultivate Creative Thinking with an Idea Garden

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! New week…new ideas…here’s one…Select a spot in your instructional space to designate as an attention-getting Idea Garden. Make a sign for your Idea Garden. Keep reading for Steps to Follow. What

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Animate Cuddly Animals to Catch Attention

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Have you noticed like I have that many libraries, media centers and classrooms serving children in grades Pre-K – 2 have stuffed animals sitting on shelves near books? Problem

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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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