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Worth trying... Did you know that placing a red dot in the middle of words can help children see the whole word? Try it for students who just look at the beginning of words and then guess.

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Have children create a bracelet using a green bead for the beginning, a red bead for the ending and 3 or more other beads for the middle. As children retell a story have them slide a bead from left to right for the beginning and then another bead for each story component. With younger children I would use three detail (middle beads) however, you may wish to increase the number with older students.

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A group of children in the middle of a haystack in a field in Pawling, New York, early 20th century (From This Fabulous Century: 1900-1910, scanned by weirdvintage)

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4 Kids Yoga Techniques that Develop Self- Regulation - Self-regulation is a critical competency that underlies executive function in two major ways: social-emotional and cognitive. It is crucial that children learn basic self-regulation in early childhood because research indicates that children who cannot control their emotions at age four are unlikely to be able to follow the teachers’ directions at age six, and will not become reflective learners in middle and high school.

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parents to help kids ...In the early grades, reading and spelling are learned together. As children become better readers, formal spelling lessons are ...

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Prompt: They came and took all the town’s children away in school buses in the middle of the night… Image Source: R. Nial Bradshaw via Flickr

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Book Club Complete Guide for the Upper Elementary & Middle School Teacher

Are you using book clubs in your classroom? Your students will love the choice and autonomy of book clubs. You will LOVE the self-direction, motivation, and authentic reading, writing, and responding to literature happening daily in your classroom! $ #wildaboutfifthgrade

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#Infographic with physical, social, cognitive, and emotional norms for #fifthgrade. Very helpful! Usually the oldest student group of the elementary campus, fifth graders keep the adults in the room on their toes. From serious to silly to surly in a matter of minutes, fifth grade can be a time of great physical and emotional flux.

#Infographic with physical, social, cognitive, and emotional norms for #fifthgrade. Very helpful! Usually the oldest student group of the elementary campus, fifth graders keep the adults in the room on their toes. From serious to silly to surly in a matter of minutes, fifth grade can be a time of great physical and emotional flux.

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