STAAR testing is beginning this week at many AISD schools. The dates range between now and the first week of April, but many schools are doing testing this week or the week after Spring Break.
All the more reason to give your kids plenty of outside/play time and promote physical exercise and activity as much as possible, since kids may be extra weary of sitting at desks and being stationary. They’ll thank you for it (and you’ll have less behavior challenges)!
Here are a few places to get new ideas for physical games. Get those kids moving! 🙂
This free program from Australia has everything you need: audio guided meditations, teacher guides, and more! You have to register, but it’s quick and easy. They also have programs for individuals and athletes!
Here’s a great article from Patricia Tarr continuing the conversation around the Reggio Emilia approach. How can we invite kids into helping to create our educational and decorative spaces?
Looking for fun and creative new ways to get your students’ attention? Check out Nirel Matsil’s suggestions for “29 Super Effective Ways to get your Students’ Attention without ever Raising your Voice”.
How can we tap into children’s natural sense of wonder and curiosity and encourage deeper learning experiences and inspiring play spaces?
This series of suggestions and photographs, inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, shares how:
Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg questions a classroom convention with fresh ideas for student participation:
Hands Up: Examining a Classroom Ritual
Looking for some historical heroines to learn about with your class? Mighty Girl (www.amightygirl.com) has some great ideas!