6 Ways to Promote Calm in the Classroom

Posted under 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom, General, Intermediate, Middle.

Although the school year is still fresh, we know it can be challenging. Luckily, Kathleen from “Sunshine and Lollipops” has a few tips that can help your students (and you) stay in a great frame of mind throughout the year. Take it away, Kathleen…   In today’s fast paced world of quick breakfasts before the… 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 »

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 »

Take 3

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How much time do you spend repeating yourself every day? I said, “how much time do you spend repeating yourself every day?” Shopkeeper love2learn2day provides a suggestion to minimize the amount of time you spend repeating yourself. A solution for the homeschool setting is also provided. Has this ever happened to you? Teacher: Turn to page 31. [As… Read more »

Daily 5 checking in

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Bulletin Board, Centers, Classroom, Reading, Writing.

Mrs. Beattie’s Classroom shares an organizational strategy to ensure students are independently working on all Daily 5 activities. After many attempts at different management tricks, I’ve finally found the perfect way to manage student check-ins for my Daily 5 program! I have been using a Daily 5 organization during my literacy block, but struggled all year… Read more »

Introducing math tools and procedures

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

Giving students the tools they need and familiarizing them with the types of activities you will be doing in class will help your class thrive! Here are some ideas from shopkeepers to help students feel confident with math activities. 4 The Love of Math suggests introducing students to the procedures you plan to use for activities throughout the… Read more »