Innovative Ways to Help Your Students Prepare for College Living

Posted under 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Bulletin Board, Games, Grade Levels, Secondary.

This post was written by shopkeeper WIN Multimedia Design Shop. Living in a dorm can be fun-filled, but issues will arise.  Resident Advisors (RAs) play an important role in improving the resident life experience. They educate the students on co-existing in a dorm to ensure a peaceful atmosphere.  Whether you are an RA managing a… Read more »

Hanukkah freebies

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

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 »

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 »

Active kids make better learners

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Centers, Classroom, Games, Homeschool, Kindergarten, Parents, Physical Education, Pre-K.

You’ve seen the glazed look on your students faces. They’ve entered the zoned out, checked out, I’ve-got-to-get-out-of-here period of instruction. Here’s some quick tips from Peaceful Playgrounds Shop on getting them refocused and ready to learn. Basic vs super charged brain breaks A basic brain break is a two or three minute break away from… Read more »

Why games for children?

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Centers, Classroom, Games, Parents.

No doubt, games are fun and engaging, and we might even contemplate on using them for learning for that reason alone, but games are actually more than that.EduCafe shares why games are important for developing skills in children. Games require deep thinking; they are more than technologies, they serve as an indicative of wider gap… Read more »

Listening skills are important for smooth classroom management

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

Close your eyes and envision your classroom. Is it loud? Are students not paying attention? Do you ever wonder why your students aren’t better listeners? This is a great post from Selma Dawani with ideas to help your students develop listening skills. Listening is an important learning and communication skill that is emphasized in the common… Read more »

Ideas to recharge your students when you have downtime

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Centers, Classroom, Games, Homeschool, Physical Education.

What do you do when you get through your lesson quickly and find yourself with some unplanned free time at the end of class? A few of our shopkeepers share their go-to plans when they find themselves with extra time on their hands. Share your ideas in the comments below! Lesson Lady plays educational tic-tac-toe as a… Read more »

Flash card games to deepen understanding of number facts

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

There are so many ways to incorporate flash cards into a fun, educational activity for your students. Common Core Connection shares some ideas to get you started. With the new emphasis on fluency with math facts, I’ve been focusing on developing games that are fun for kids and also help them develop a deep understanding of… Read more »

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 »