TEACHERS.NET GAZETTE
Volume 4 Number 4

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No matter how many hundred of millions of dollars are spent, school reform initiatives will continue to produce unsatisfying results until we unflinchingly address the critical problem of teacher quality.
We're Still Leaving the Teachers Behind...
REGULAR FEATURES
Apple Seeds: Inspirational quotes by Barb Erickson
Special Days This Month by Ron Victoria
Featured School
Classroom Photos by Members of the Teachers.Net Community
April Poem
Skyscraper
The Lighter Side of Teaching
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  • Classroom Chuckles
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  • Georgia's Head-tricks
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    Is it because I'm a first-born, or because I'm a teacher? (School Supply Junkie) by cougar
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    About Classroom Photos...

    Teachers LOVE to look around in other teachers' classrooms so we are showcasing some examples that capture the results of planning, hard work and the organizational skills of members of the Teachers.Net community in a digital photo album in Classroom Photos...


    Teacher Feature...

    Classroom Photos

    contributed by
    Members of the Teachers.Net Community


    Sherri McWhorter, gr. 4
    Hephzibah Elementary School, Hephzibah, Georgia


    My computer area and book bins. On the right wall is our photo gallery.


    Our loveseat to be used during group work or silent reading.


    Every Day counts calendar...I love it...so much math in so little time!!!


    AR wall. They write their names when they pass to their 3s, 4s, and 5s book level. I also record the highest AR average and points for the 6 weeks and year, and those who have a 90% or higher average. I am one of those who LOVE AR..but it is in addition to my guided reading.


    N. American Timeline. Whenever we finish a chapter in SS, we make pictures to go on our timeline. We review the timeline after every chapter too.


    David J. Holland
    Spurgeon Intermediate School, Santa Ana, CA

    David J. Holland teaches English Language Arts in a Middle School in Santa Ana, California. He has about 110 students spread over three classes in the seventh grade. Every week or two David assigns a book report, with each report being a different format to stimulate interest and motivation. Each student seems to enjoy working with the various formats.


    These photographs represent, in addition to my very crowded classroom, book floats which were received as part of a book report project.


    In this picture I have displayed some of their reports for their parents during an open house. The children swelled with pride over what they and their parents saw and said.


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