Make a Connection – Growing Minds – Expandable Attire

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Catch kids’ attention this year with a new take on the importance of growing their minds… Make a connection between growing minds and expandable attire. Host a Shoe Show

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Make a Bi-lingual Piñata to Celebrate/Celebre Cinco de Mayo!

Hats off to teachers, especially those working in Spanish language education… …it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to feature eye-catching, ear-catching ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, coming soon! Have you noticed as I have that Cinco de Mayo has become

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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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