Concoct a Witch’s Brew – School Day Stew to Catch Kids’ Attention

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Here’s a quick Halloween-time trick for catching kids’ attention at the start of an October day… Concoct a Witch’s Brew – School Day Stew. Steps to Follow: Complete some

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Round Up a Read Aloud Rodeo!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Here’s a Short Shot – a one and done idea to improve your students/campers ability to stay focused for longer than the time it takes to say “Short Shot!”

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Celebrating Our First Teachers and Costuming to Catch Attention

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Mother’s Day is around the corner in the US today, now that the calendar has turned to May. This annual special Sunday for moms is celebrated on different days in different

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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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