Help your students resolve to read more in 2015

Posted under 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom, Early Childhood, Intermediate, Kindergarten, Middle, Pre-K, Reading, Secondary, Writing.

Creating a New Year’s resolution is a time-honored tradition. We vow to better ourselves in some fashion, be it improving our health or donating more to charity. Resolutions can be a great way to help improve students in the classroom as well. As classes return from break, now is a great time to have your… Read more »

Rewarding in the classroom – should we be concerned?

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Bulletin Board, Centers, Classroom, Kindergarten, Parents, Pre-K.

This post from Catia Dias opens the dialogue about management strategies regarding the use of rewards (food or tangible goodies) in the classroom. “Learning should be a reward in itself!” This is the philosophy my husband and I use to raise our children. We firmly believe that rewarding children for every single thing they do… Read more »

Holiday Classroom Decor Contest winners!

Posted under Art, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom, Holiday, Shopkeepers, Sweepstakes.

Over the course of the past week or so we have been collecting entries for our Holiday Classroom Decor Contest. We got to peek inside many classrooms to share in the holiday festivities. Our Facebook fans voted for their favorites, and we are excited to unveil the winners. Drum roll please…   Congrats to all… Read more »

Critical thinking and the future job market

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Today we have a post from Instrucology Learning Center about how students need to learn critical thinking skills to be employable in the future job market. Because our employment title will change as quickly as day into night, our students need to learn how to think. And, to think critically. As educators, we must model… Read more »

Hanukkah freebies

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Hanukkah begins on Sunday at sundown and we have plenty of Hanukkah activities and resources that you can use in the classroom. Here are a few great freebies you can download today! Hanukkah Chart Art by Common Core Corner This is a fun number recognition activity up to 200. Students use directions to color numbered… Read more »

Holiday Classroom Decor Contest

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“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” -Peg Bracken Do you have holiday spirit? Let us see it! We’re launching our first ever photo contest and we want to see your festive bulletin board, student crafts, silly decor, holiday outfit or anything else related to the holidays… Read more »

The perfect holiday gift!

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Happy Holidays from all of us here at Teacher’s Notebook! ‘Tis the season of giving (and receiving), so make sure Teacher’s Notebook is on your list. Every school and every classroom is different, but if you participate in holiday gifts or have a classroom holiday list, consider adding “Teacher’s Notebook gift certificate” to your list…. Read more »

The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School (felt board activity)

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Art, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Games, Holiday, Homeschool, Kindergarten, Parents, Pre-K.

Take your favorite storybook and create the characters out of felt for your students to do sequencing activities, retell, and just have fun with! Here is the step-by-step DIY from Playful Learning Brooklyn. A wonderful classroom read around the holidays is The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School. Using my best crafting skills, I was… Read more »

Ways to build positive relationships between home and school

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Everyone seems to be filled with chatter about New Year’s resolutions lately. Do you hope to have better communication between home and school in 2015? Here are some tips and ideas from Sunshine and Lollipops to work together with parents to build positive relationships to enhance students’ education. Home and school communication is so important…. Read more »