"Easy, motivating and creative! This practical book will liven up any classroom and engage students in creative learning. The beginning teacher will find this a valuable resource. The veteran may use it to spruce up old lessons."
Becky Jacob, First Grade Teacher
B.M. Williams Primary
"An excellent book for home schoolers! This book demonstrates different educational criteria using practical living experiences. Dodson enhances textbook learning with loads of interesting activities."
Wendy Wesselman, Home School Teacher
"Remarkable ideas in the simplest of terms! Claudia Dodson's book will bring creative energy to your classroom."
Patricia Powers, Former Principal
Finally, here's a book that will help teachers win their students' attention. Claudia Dodson provides teachers an alternative to the typical drill and practice worksheets to supplement student learning. 101 Innovative Ideas for Creative Kids highlights easy-to-implement, unique, and enjoyable ideas centered around eight challenging curriculum areas:
- Reading and language arts
- Journal writing
- Creating class books
- Science and social studies
- Seasonal projects
- Outdoor or active play
- Motivating students
Children will be engaged by the interactive approach to learning. From Creating a Class Dictionary (idea #1) which reinforces dictionary skills to Measurement Olympics (idea #56) designed as a culminating activity to a measurement unit – these ideas will create enthusiasm, a little noise, and a love of learning!
Each section contains eight or more practical and fun ideas ready for the classroom. All are self-explanatory and easily adapted for grades K-5. Ideas and teaching strategies are easy to locate with this accessible presentation. A special section is included to help teachers get organized and motivate students.
A valuable resource for K-5 teachers, home-school educators, and supervisors of after-school programs.