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

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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 »

Kindergarten math workshop

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In this blog post Teaching Tomorrow’s Leaders – Robin S. will introduce you to her kindergarten math workshop! Come on in, sit down and make yourself comfortable while you learn about this well-oiled math machine called Math Workshop. My kindergarten team and I recently took the sea of resources we were drowning in and created a standards-based curriculum… 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

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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

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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 »

5 simple ways to make guided math fun

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With Common Core math there is a push for whole group math and guided math groups to meet the individual needs of students. These 5 simple tips from Blue Ridge Second Grade Days make guided math groups fun, meaningful, and easily managed. During the past year while attending a state math conference I learned the importance… Read more »