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Cartoon Dialogues
Writing dialogue can be the trickiest part of creative writing. Ms. Russell introduces her third-grade students to this writing skill by using cartoons with blank thought bubbles.
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Children with Tourette’s Syndrome
If you work with a child who’s been diagnosed with Tourette's, Ms. Postman have a few suggestions that may help.
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Cooperative Colored Circles
What do the colors of a traffic light have to do with controlling noise elvels in the classroom? Ms. Wargo answers that - and an issue many teachers fight every day - in this tip!
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Demonstrating Simple Machines
Ms. Prosansky suggests simple items found in any hardware store that you can keep in your classroom and use to create simple machines that model familiar scientific concepts.
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Journaling
Once a week each of Ms. Gronau's students writes to her in their dialogue journals. It promotes writing for a purpose and sometimes is therapeutic for them. Read more about her tip to see if you can make it work for you!
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Reading to Students
In a class for emotionally disturbed students, downtime easlity turns to chaos. Ms. Blanchard solved that problem with this tip: a read-aloud time that fosters discussion, promotes listening comprehension, and modles a love of reading.
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Recycled Paint Trays
Ms. Wood encourages her students to recycle and as part of a real world application, she uses recycled items in her classroom. Read about her practical ways of making one man's trash her classroom's treasure.
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Recycling Paper
Here's a great tip from Ms. Keltner that models recyclcing to students and even gets some directly involved in the paper recycling process. Best of all? A donut breakfast and a tee shirt for recognition!
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Recycling School Supplies
Here's a wonderful tip gives school supplies that were destined for the trash a whole new use. Read about the way Ms. Bechler's school coordinates recycling end-of-year supplies for her colleagues, local agencies, and preschools.
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