Classroom Connections: Community Supplies

Original Article: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/article/classroom-connections In my first couple of years teaching fourth grade, I was surprised by how much my students argued about who owned which supplies. “Nicole, can I borrow your black marker?” Carradine would ask. “No. My mom bought these for me.” Carradine would push, “But you’re

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Every Teacher Tips: Parents and Other Volunteers in the Classroom

Original Article: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/blog/every-teacher-tips-parents-and-other-volunteers-classroom Inviting parents and other adult family members into the classroom gives them a chance to experience some of their child’s school life. It can also be a way for you to get some help with clerical work (photocopying, stapling) or projects that are hard to

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Every Teacher Tips: Community Supplies

Original Article: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/blog/every-teacher-tips-community-supplies Just like adults, children of all ages need sufficient quantities of good-quality supplies if they’re going to do their best work. At the start of the year, teachers (or schools) often give out lists of supplies for each family to purchase for their child. Many

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Behavior Challenges in the Homestretch? Interactive Modeling Can Help.

Original Article: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/article/behavior-challenges-homestretch It’s April. It’s tempting to think that by now students understand our expectations and know how to behave, so we can all just coast to the end of the year. But, in most classrooms, that’s probably not true. In this season, children are filled with

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Handling the Holidays (Part 5): Morning Meeting Message

Original Article: http://www.responsiveclassroom.org/blog/handling-holidays-morning-meeting-message Tips on using Morning Meeting Messages and the last part of Morning Meeting, reading the message together, to set a positive tone during the build-up to winter holidays and vacation. Winter themes. As with sharing, you might include timely questions/themes in your morning messages at

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Handling the Holidays (Part 4): Morning Meeting Group Activity

Original Article: http://www.responsiveclassroom.org/blog/handling-holidays-morning-meeting-group-activity Tips on using  Morning Meeting group activity, to set a positive tone during the build-up to winter holidays and vacation. Consider levels of movement and activity. How does your class respond (especially right now) to activities that get them moving, singing, and playing? You might

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