Catchy Halloween-Time Measurements of Success

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Halloween is still more than four weeks away, but kids who celebrate the spooky season already have visions of Halloween candy in their heads. Tempt their taste for treats by

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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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Help Kids Create Personal Building Blocks for Success – A Short Shot

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Dr. Seuss, beloved as a children’s author in countries around the world, wrote about “the places you’ll go.”  If you are literally or figuratively “traveling” with children this summer

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The FAB 15 A-GEs – Attention-Getting Elements for Teachers

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to introduce the first five of what I call The FAB 15 A-GEs – Attention-Getting Elements. Attentionology is a science and an art. Attention-getting elements can benefit teachers every single school day by supporting

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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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