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Archive for the ‘April 2011’ Category

Mother’s Day Gifts and Activities

By Teachers.Net Resources • Apr 1st, 2011
Mapping Mom’s Heart - A simple but delightful craft that can also serve as a Mother’s Day card; Mother’s Day Butterfly and Poem - Child’s painted handprints form a colorful butterfly. A short but lovely poem adds the right touch of love any mother will love; Mother’s Day Tea and 2 Delightful Recipes, one for an aquarium cracker to accompany the book Swimmy by Leo Lionni (or any book about fish), and a recipe for an edible bird’s nest; Island Fever Mother’s Day - All the tips you’ll need to put on a tropical-themed Mother’s Day event in your classroom; Bath Salts Recipe for Mother’s Day gift - What special lady wouldn’t enjoy a nice relaxing soak in a hot bath, softened with a dose of perfumed bath salts prepared and presented by a special child in her life? Mostly Mother’s Day, but you’ll find other May ideas and activities in this transcript FULL of ideas contributed by teachers during a live Teachers.Net chat. More May Ideas shared in live chat, including some for Mother’s Day


12 Surefire Ways to Learn Vocabulary Words

By Susan Fitzell • Apr 1st, 2011
Have students make their own flashcards by looking up vocab words online and finding pictures that show the definitions. Ask students to print the picture, glue it on a card, write a silly sentence under the picture to help them remember the word, and write the definition on the back. If your students don’t have internet access, have them get creative and draw the pictures themselves!


Great Site: EPA – Cleaning Up Our Land, Water and Air

By Teachers.Net News Desk • Apr 1st, 2011
The EPA is cleaning up. Where, and how you can help...


Substitute Teaching A – Z

By Teachers.Net Resources • Apr 1st, 2011
"When I feel confident, the classes seem to respond to me positively. How can I be sure that my first impression is the one that I want?" asks a Substitute Teacher. Barbara Pressman, author of Substitute Teaching From A-Z responds with invaluable tips.


Motivating the Reluctant Learner

By Darren Barkett • Apr 1st, 2011
Working with students who typically haven't been very successful in the classroom can be a challenge. Luckily there are a few simple approaches to take that will help you motivate those reluctant learners from day one...


Obesity, Grammar, Curriculum and 2 More! Sites for Busy Educators

By Marjan Glavac • Apr 1st, 2011
Grammar Grater™ - just one of the 5 sites featured this month - is a weekly podcast about English words, grammar and usage for the Information Age. explores punctuation, easily confused words, and more. Read it, listen online, or save it to your iPod.


Making the Grade

By Todd R. Nelson • Apr 1st, 2011
Are we using grades, or are grades using us? Do we get the biggest possible benefit from grading academic work?


How to Encourage Children to Read

By Elisabeth Greenfield • Apr 1st, 2011
A middle school literature teachers offers her tips to make reading fun and an exciting activity for children of all ages.


April is…Special!

By Ron Victoria • Apr 1st, 2011
April is… Cancer Control Month, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Alcohol Awareness Month, Autism Awareness Month, National Poetry Month, Mathematics Education Month, And Keep America Beautiful Month.


School Counselor on Tattling Versus Reporting

By Leah Davies, M.Ed. • Apr 1st, 2011
Teachers need to be aware of some information - such as when students are hurt, in danger, or being bullied - yet they cannot spend their entire day listening to accounts of minor infractions. Here are motives and measures for dealing with tattling, and teaching about reporting.


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