Brain breaks or ways to encourage students to refocus in a fast-paced world

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

Everyone needs a break now and then, including your students. Here are some ideas for brain breaks from Sunshine and Lollipops that can be used during class time to refocus students so they can take a quick break, get some down time and get back to learning quickly. In the corporate world they call them a coffee break,… Read more »

National Bullying Prevention Month

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October in National Bullying Prevention Month. As all educators know, bullying is a central topic in schools, so no better time to address the issue of bullying than over the next few weeks! We’ve found some amazing, free resources, created by educators like you, that help students understand what bullying is and how to prevent… Read more »

What do stars do? They shine!

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This quotation by Neil Gaiman may help simplify our stresses at the beginning of a busy week! Subplanners helps keep everything in perspective with today’s post. “What do stars do? They shine!” – Neil Gaiman Neil Gaiman puts words in their poetic, simple and proper place. Of course stars shine! That’s it! No more details than that to worry about –… Read more »

Classroom notebooking: Why and how?

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Centers, Classroom, Kindergarten, Pre-K, Writing.

Many teachers apply the idea of student notebooks in the classroom as a way to make the student’s work easily accessible and a wonderful way to track progress throughout the year. Two of our shopkeepers share their ideas and tips for mastering classroom notebooks. Ruegers Room: The benefits of classroom notebooking Over the last month,… Read more »

National Fire Prevention Week: October 5-11

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Holiday, Kindergarten, Parents, Pre-K.

Are you prepared for National Fire Prevention Week (October 5-11)? While staff and students should be aware of fire safety and emergency procedures throughout the year, this week is all about educating your class on the importance of fire prevention. There are tons of great resources on Teacher’s Notebook to help with related lessons and activities throughout… Read more »

How to effectively manage parent volunteers

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

Here are a few tips from Kinder Blossoms for kindergarten and primary grade teachers to effectively manage parent volunteers. This classroom tip is to help you manage the multitude of parent volunteers you may suddenly find wishing to assist you in your classroom. If you are new to teaching kindergarten, this can be very overwhelming. In order to avoid… Read more »

Tech Tuesday: 4 great internet safety instructables

Posted under 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom.

The World Wide Web is a wonderful resource, but it has its hazards for kids. Shopkeeper Christopher Mitchell recommends these four internet safety instructables to help your students learn how to use the internet safely. When introducing the concept of internet safety, check out these four amazing websites to help with lesson planning: Iggey and Rasper’s… Read more »

Using sign language in the classroom

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Kindergarten, Language, Pre-K, Special Education.

Using sign language in a classroom setting can help boost memory, assist with language development and literacy skills, and aid children with learning disabilities. Marine Science And More shares some ideas for you to get started! Sign language is an indispensable, multisensory teaching tool that can assist children with cognitive and language development skills such… Read more »

Permanent marker magic

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom.

Ever have a student use a permanent marker on your white board? This tip from Rockin Teacher Materials will show you the easy way to get it right off! Yesterday, I went in to school so I could put a few things away, and got a little distracted. I started cleaning the names off of my Homework… Read more »