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August 1, 2008
Featured Lessons and Resources for August and Back to School!

Gear up for the Beijing Olympics!

Olympic Gold Medalists - for good citizenship
Primary Elementary
teachers.net/lessons/posts/3635.html

Olympic Awareness
Elementary, Middle Grades
teachers.net/lessons/posts/3678.html
Submitted before the Turino Olympics, this lesson is transferable to Olympics in any location.

Olympic Bulletin Boards
Elementary, Middle
teachers.net/lessons/posts/1925.html

Olympics Thematic Unit
Upper Elem, Middle
teachers.net/lessons/posts/322.html
Prepared for the 1998 Olympics, with minor adjustments, this unit suits anyOlympics.

Tracking Olympic Games
Elementary, Middle, HS, map skills, math, writing, info-gathering
teachers.net/lessons/posts/1814.html
Adaptable to any Olympics

Unit on China - culture, geography
Elementary
teachers.net/lessons/posts/161.html

A Unified China
HS, map skills, history, measurement
teachers.net/lessons/posts/432.html
Qin emperor's accomplishments

Green Kissing Toads - Map Skills Mnemonic
Elementary
teachers.net/lessons/posts/4205.html

Cool for August, a collection of capricious concoctions! Ice cream in a bag; No-cook play doughs; Insect theme snacks; Edible insects (yes, REAL insects!!)
teachers.net/gazette/JUL02/recipes.html

Help for Teachers' Back to School Blues chat
With School Psychologist and Author Beth Bruno
teachers.net/archive/bruno082699.html

Open House!

Open House Ideas Galore!! Make your classroom Open House more effective, interesting and enjoyable with these activities gathered from the Teachers.Net Lessons Bank!

Open House Scavenger Hunt
All
teachers.net/lessons/posts/579.html

100% [attendance] for Open House!
Elementary
teachers.net/lessons/posts/1296.html

Open House One or Two Weeks Into the School Year
EC/Primary Elementary
teachers.net/lessons/posts/570.html

Barbara Gruber and Sue Gruber Tips for Open House
teachers.net/gazette/AUG03/gruber.html

Welcome Back!

How to Start School Successfully by Harry & Rosemary Wong
teachers.net/wong/AUG02/

Here's a neat "Welcome back, Teachers!" idea school administrators might assemble for teachers
Teacher anti-stress survival kit, bag of goodies
www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1917.html

Welcome students!
www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1255.html
www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1253.html

Ginny's Lists For Going Back to School
teachers.net/gazette/AUG02/hoover.html
teachers.net/gazette/AUG03/hoover.html

Learning Your Students' Names: Fun, Fast, Easy and Important by Bill Page

Preparing for the First Day of School by Jan Zeiger

HOT for August!

Ice Cream in a Bag Recipe
teachers.net/lessons/posts/2598.html

More Ice Cream Recipes!
teachers.net/lessons/posts/454.html

Watermelon Fun!

Watermelon Game & Recipe!
teachers.net/gazette/JUL02/crafts.html

Wonderful Watermelon Unit
teachers.net/gazette/AUG02/lessons.html

Watermelon printables
teachers.net/gazette/AUG02/largewatermelonshapes.html

"W": word activities
teachers.net/lessons/posts/1011.html

Down By the Bay Theme activities, includes watermelon
teachers.net/lessons/posts/2903.html

Paper Plate fun with watermelon maracas
teachers.net/lessons/posts/1525.html

Watermelon Theme activities - Teachers.Net theme chat transcript
teachers.net/archive/ec072099.html

Watermelon Theme Day
teachers.net/lessons/posts/452.html



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