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With an increasingly busy curriculum, teachers are often faced with the challenge to find time to fit fitness into their schedules. However, a variety of fitness activities can be adapted for a classroom environment! Just 5 minutes of fitness fun a day is all that is needed to benefit students physically, emotionally and academically. Exercise can improve memory and overall classroom behavior. Exercising helps students improve their attention span which in turn improves their levels of concentration and reduces disruption. Classroom fitness activities are great for schools which may have limited space, they also require minimal equipment.
Memorial Day is the perfect time to get creative, the patriotic holiday provides an opportunity to educate your students while also having fun. Use this project to create your very own Memorial Day flowers to honor those who served the United States.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to start making gifts! The best Mother’s Day gifts come from the heart, especially when they’re handmade. Flowers are always a hit and a proven success to celebrate Mom.
Let's get started making your very own special flower bouquet!
Reading can improve a student’s communication and language skills. By reading students are exposed to a wide range of words, which helps build their vocabulary and understanding. But, even if every word isn’t understood, reading offers an opportunity to hear new sounds and words. Not only does reading enhance vocabulary, but it can contribute to a student’s knowledge.
Use Number Bond Plant Pots as a decorative feature in your classroom to creatively display the bonds between numbers. It’s a visually engaging way for your students to understand the relationship between numbers.
Motivating students to learn can sometimes prove difficult. Using a reward system can stimulate learning and motivate good behavior. Motivated students enjoy their learning experience as reward systems can encourage them to participate in both academic and social learning experiences. Reward systems can provide a positive classroom environment which is beneficial for all students.
Earth Day is April 22nd and it presents a fantastic opportunity to help students learn about saving our beautiful planet. This make is super easy and really fun for kids! The bag comes with a fun checklist to help students become more aware of litter and recycling, and to appreciate the beauty of the natural world.
There’s a lot to love about Easter décor, including colorful eggs, fuzzy baby chicks and ear-resistible bunnies with baskets full of goodies. It doesn’t matter what grade you teach, Easter is the perfect excuse to add a fresh look to your classroom. From doors and bulletin boards to hands-on learning activities, here’s some of our favorite ideas for an egg-stra-ordinary Easter!
Disruption can impact the learning atmosphere within a classroom. Whether the disruption is pen tapping, note passing or singing, it can be a challenge in many classrooms! Not all disruptiveness brings your lesson to a stop, but it can slow the pace of learning. Even experienced teachers can experience disruptive behavior…
We’ve all heard the term “mindfulness” as it seems to be the hottest trend in terms of happiness-boosting strategies. It’s growing in popularity and is used more frequently in classrooms. In an extremely busy world, mindfulness can help eliminate distractions and be beneficial for both students and teachers. But for anyone new to mindfulness, here’s a brief introduction!