Crazy Color-Coded Games Catch Kids’ Attention

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! When students seem sleepy or more distracted than usual, catch their attention with crazy color-coded games. Hot Wheels Color Game – Background: Art teachers and other educators often help children

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Here’s the Scoop – Ideal Rainy Day Activity!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Get kids involved in a yummy Short Shot. Here’s the scoop… This one and done idea focuses on ice cream and is an ideal rainy day activity. Most children

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Catch Attention with Special Summertime Stations

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! How can you make learning fun for summertime instruction? Set up Special Summertime Vacation Stations! The name – Vacation Stations – may sound like all play and no work. Not

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What a Zoo!

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to feature another kid-pleaser…the zoo! Don’t have a zoo nearby? No worries. Jump online and you can visit world-famous zoos from Argentina to Zambia. Families that enjoy sports as well as special animals

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Tricks to Manage Moodiness

Hi and welcome back to Attention-ology for K – 5 Teachers! Stop, look and listen…listen to the kids you’re with this week at school, in camp, at home or at vacation destinations. Do they seem moody? If the answer’s yes,

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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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