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TEACHERS.NET GAZETTE
Volume 4 Number 1

COVER STORY
Corks are popping! January is awards month in the world of children's literature. Esme Codell writes about contenders for the Caldecott award for best illustration in American children's literature, the Newbery for best writing, the Coretta Scott King award, and others...
ARTICLES
Teachers.Net Again Joins NEA in a Seussian Reading Celebration! by Kathleen Alape Carpenter, Editor
New Tax Law Provides $250 Deduction for Educators by Kathleen Alape Carpenter, Editor
Maslow's Theory of Hierarchical Needs -- Alive and Well in the Classroom by Chuck Brickman
December 14th update from Operation Deep Freeze by LT. Marshall Branch
Editor's e-Picks - January Resources by Kathleen Alape Carpenter, Editor
A Time for Change by Bill Page
If We Want… by Bill Page
H.O.T.S. Activities for Use With the Classroom Word Wall by Michelle Stankevicius
Mid-Year Mark: Closing the Curriculum Gap for ESL Teachers by Jen Cullerton Johnson
Writing Tips for Teachers by Joy Jones
Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect - Even For "High Stakes" Testing by Dr. Dorothy Rich
Attention Teachers! Homogeneous is [not always] a bad word! by Janet Chapman
Dividing With a Difference by P R Guruprasad
A Primer for Teaching in the University by Bikika T. Laloo
Bits and Pieces - Various Small Articles by The Teachers.Net Community
  • Chatboard Wisdom
  • Dictionary Skills Activity
  • Understanding Voice Control
  • Person of the Year
  • Snowperson Glyph
  • 100th Day Activities
  • January Columns
    January Regular Features
    January Informational Items
    Gazette Home Delivery:

    Editor's Feature...

    Editor's e-Picks - January Resources

    by Kathleen Alape Carpenter - Editor


    The Teachers.Net Archive is a treasure trove of material, available 24 hours every day. Archived chat transcripts overflow with teachers' favorite, practical ideas and activities, free for the reading. Just click over to the titles that interest you.

    Check the remainder of the Archive at http://teachers.net/archive, and don't forget to stop by in the Meeting Room during our almost nightly live, topical chats. Listen, and/or contribute, but do log on for the best form of peer support available on the Internet, right here at Teachers.Net. The meeting schedule is posted at http://teachers.net/chat/meetings.html

    Recycling Holiday Cards, Calendars, and More
    http://teachers.net/archive/ec010599.html

    Activities to Accompany Jan Brett Books
    http://teachers.net/archive/brett2.html

    Making Resolutions for Improving Practices in the New Year
    http://teachers.net/archive/ec122899.html

    January Themes and Activities
    http://teachers.net/archive/ec010201.html

    More January Themes and Activities
    http://teachers.net/archive/ec010400.html

    Holidays & Celebrations - D.A.P.
    http://teachers.net/archive/ec121598.html

    100th Day Activities
    http://teachers.net/archive/ec012699.html

    From the Lessons Bank

    The Teachers.Net Lessons Bank allows you to search the database of more than 2500 entries for the lessons and activities you need. Are your students reading "The Mitten"? Go to http://teachers.net/lessons, click on "Search" then type in "The Mitten," click "Search" and be rewarded with a fantastic collection of tried and true activities shared by colleagues from all over.

    Here are just some of the January theme lessons available in the Lessons Bank.

    The Mitten Curriculum Web
    http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/694.html

    Mitten Math
    http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/2471.html

    Mitten Glyph
    http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1497.html

    Martin L. King, Jr. (4 Blocks)
    http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1519.html

    Hibernating Animals (K)
    http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/2744.html

    Hat Glyph
    http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1496.html

    Winter Making Words Lesson
    http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1523.html

    Penguin Glyph
    http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1504.html

    Compilation of Winter Activities
    http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/2093.html

    Marshmallow Fun Day
    http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/296.html

    China Study
    http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/161.html

    12 Month Song
    http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1915.html

    Calendar Guessing Game
    http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1466.html

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