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Category Archives: fun in school

How to Make a Movie Trailer for a Book

YouTube, TV. videos, gaming, movie theaters, are all influencing our children and students.  How can we get them back to reading books and other print literature? Here’s a really wonderful … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lyfoes Games

Have you ever heard of Lyfoes or Rubies games to increase brain power?  They look like our former pinball machines only they’re cell phone friendly.  The games remind me of … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Were there coins when you were young?

So, were there coins around when you were young? Yesterday, I was walking behind a student while helping in my former school.  I return to my former school to help … Continue reading

January 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

How to Build School Spirit

I know that high schools all over our country feel “the spirit” this time of year because of their football season and then basketball season. But how about elementary schools?  … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Help! I need to avoid that Summer slump!

So, now that summer vacations are upon us, you don’t want your children’s brains to go dead! As a former teacher, I know about the 2 month slump in our … Continue reading

June 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Making the Mundane into Marvelous for ADHD Children!

Dr. Mundy has done it again.  She’s highlighted some activities and strategies that just might help you to get your child or student who has ADHD to get “mundane” jobs … Continue reading

November 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

The First Days of School are about Connections

What are the most important activities that you should do on the first few days of school? Here’s a site that provides some wonderful ideas.  Some activities are similar to … Continue reading

August 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ron Clark Academy – Sing it and Learn it

The following is similar to a post I made some time ago. But I feel it bears repeating. Sing it and learn it!  Movement in the classroom while learning?  Yep! … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Summertime, and the living is easy?

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Singing a Song to Learn about Prepositions?

Yep!  I just saw this clip featuring Ron Clark Academy, in Atlanta.  The Academy students generally test in the 70-80% category in all subjects that they failed the previous year. … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

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