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Shannon Dipple - Primary Education Osis

Shannon here, from k5ChalkBox. Thanks for stopping by.

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The core philosophy behind k5ChalkBox is that great teaching demands results - our goal is to improve student achievement.

Teaching strategies must:

  • be evidence and results-based
  • raise achievement 
  • emphasize higher order thinking
  • provide reinforcement and recognition
  • develop informal, formal and academic vocabulary
  • teach students to question, hypothesize and generate new ideas 

...and that's what you will find at k5ChalkBox.

It may not always be the cutest idea (I drool over Pinterest and wish I were more crafty!) but after 20+ years of working in elementary education and growing students in all areas, I know what works and what doesn't.

k5 ChalkBox blog - new articles, teaching resources and lessons for the elementary teacher.

New Articles from k5ChalkBox

Oct 12, 2015

Halloween Science

Boo! Stir up some spooky fun with Halloween science. These quick and easy Halloween lesson plans keep the focus on academics but are full of spooky fun.

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Apr 03, 2015

Teaching Mathematics

Teaching ideas and resources for teaching mathematics to young children.

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Jan 21, 2015

Cloud Naming Lesson for Basic Cloud Types

Too fun and too cute! A puffy paint cloud naming lesson for the three basic types of clouds.

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Aug 08, 2014

Meet Your Teacher Ideas

Looking for fun and cute meet your teacher ideas? You are going to love this adorable back to school idea, plus my Pinterest Board of ideas!.

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Jul 28, 2014

Don't Let Classroom Discipline Send You Running for Cover

There are times when classroom discipline becomes necessary, even with the most well managed room. Instead of being authoratarian, try being more responsive.

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Nov 02, 2013

Tips for Teaching Main Idea

Are you teaching main idea? This page is full of teaching tips, resources and a video.

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Oct 27, 2013

Halloween Number Sense Activities

These Halloween number sense activities won't scare your little goblins - they're more like a treat than a trick!

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Oct 19, 2013

Halloween Science: Ghost Rockets

Scare your little ghouls with these Halloween science ghost rockets - they will shiver with delight!

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Sep 02, 2013

Behavior Intervention Plan for Elementary Students

Little kids sometimes need a behavior intervention plan, because they can completely disrupt an entire room. Here are some ideas that really work.

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Sep 02, 2013

Chromebook: The Best Laptop for School

5 Reasons why the Chromebook is absolutely the best laptop for elementary students - and other choices suck eggs.

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