Opposites Attract – Hot Stuff, Cool Stuff – Day Starters

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! No time to spare at the start of a summer camp session (Northern Hemisphere) or winter school day (Southern Hemisphere)? Offer up a quick game of Opposites Attract to

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Share a Bit o’ Irish Luck and Laughter to Help Kids Learn

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Now that the calendar has turned to March, it’s time to grab a shamrock and get ready to share the luck and laughter o’ the Irish to help kids

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Teach with Funny Forecasts and Predictions

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Introducing children to the concepts of forecasting and predicting are part of the Common Core Curriculum in the US and other elementary school curricula worldwide. It can be serious

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Get Kids Laughing to Learn

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to assess how more of the 15 FAB 15 A-GEs – Attention- Getting Elements can support K – 5 curricula and teachers’ classroom management strategies… …Today’s A-GEs: Interaction and Humor. These elements

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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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