About Lori H Rice

Lori Rice is a fourth-grade teacher at West Elementary in Wamego, Kansas, who has taught K-2 reading as well as kindergarten, first grade and fourth grade since 1996. She has a passion for creativity, learning, questioning and the whole child. Her classroom is a place of acceptance and celebrating differences.

artcenter4.  Think outside the box!  Creativity if something my kids are never short on but we often don’t have time in the classroom to explore this skill.  Set up a center with recycled items (boxes, yarn, magazines, paper towel rolls, etc.) and allow students to create.  They can write the steps necessary to make their creation, write a letter to a company about why they should invent their creations, or make a journal entry about the use of their invention. Click here for tip #5.




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