Decorate Trees in Any Season to Catch Kids’ Attention and Help Them Learn!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Arbor Day, 2018, at least in the US, was celebrated at the end of last month, on Friday, April 27. For teachers who want to help students become good stewards

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Plan a Bunny Bonanza Day!

Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! Bunnies aren’t just for certain holiday celebrations; these furry creatures are a symbol of springtime! Sweet little animals, like bunnies, attract kids’ attention any time of the year. Plan

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Scavenger Hunt to Spark Kids’ Love of Nature

Hats off to teachers…it’s time for Mid-Week Focus to feature fun, easy, attention-getting activities that bring the outdoors indoors and SPARK KIDS’ LOVE OF NATURE! An unknown author once wrote, “A nature lover is a person who, when treed by

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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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