5 Tips for keeping kids active throughout the day

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It doesn’t take many weeks into the school year before you start noticing a change in your students. Gone is the excitement generated at the beginning of the school year when learning is fresh. Now, students are struggling to stay on task. To boost engagement, give your learners ways to stay active throughout the day…. Read more »

A love letter to our teachers…

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There you stand. One against many. Covered in chalk dust, you wonder, “Did it work?” “Is it in there?” “Do you understand me?” And your mind goes back to Sunday night as you stare at the well-worn notebook that contains your copious notes, full of graphite marks and inked circles. The hours of painstaking review… 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 »

Ideas to recharge your students when you have downtime

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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 »

How far have they slid already?

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Homeschool, Kindergarten, Parents, Physical Education, Pre-K, Reading.

By now you have probably heard about our Avoid the Summer Slide promotion. We are promoting the wonderful, free teacher-created materials at http://avoidthesummerslide.com to parents who want to help their children avoid learning loss known as the “summer slide.” Feel free to share this great website with your friends, followers and family! We have already shared some creative ideas… Read more »