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Volume 3 Number 8

Harry & Rosemary Wong remind us that, "An induction program is an organized, sustained, multiyear process with many activities designed to help you succeed...."
Apple Seeds: Inspirational quotes by Barb Erickson
Special Days This Month by Ron Victoria
Featured Schools
Two - In August poems
The Lighter Side of Teaching
  • YENDOR'S Top Ten
  • Genius At Play by Goose
  • Schoolies
  • Woodhead
  • Handy Teacher Recipes
    Classroom Crafts
    Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
    "Wonderful Watermelon Unit" from the Lesson Bank by Addie Gaines
    Upcoming Ed Conferences
    Letters to the Editor
    Teachers.Net Survey Chatboard Poll: Weird Things Teachers Do
    They Said That About Me! by Lennette Holden
    Monthly Themed Bulletin Board by Bubba~Sue 1st grade
    August Columns
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    About Classroom Crafts...

    If you have a craft project that would be of particular interest to fellow teachers, please consider sending it to

    Classroom Crafts
    by The Teachers.Net Community

    Monet Collage

    Talk to the students about Monet's work and the Water Lilies. Have them take large coffee filters and color them with watercolors or water based markers and then spritz them with water. Let them dry and then glue them to a class montage. It is very decorative and the children will learn about Monet and watercolor.
    Contributed by Judy

    Repeated Shape Art

    The following were compiled by Sonny from Teachers.Net mailrings:

    Have the students cut out a shape to use as a template for tracing. On a white piece of paper, have the students trace the shape 5-6 times, overlapping the shapes. Have the students fill in each *space* using various materials (yarn, markers, pencil, fish tank gravel, ripped paper, cut paper, etc.) of 2-3 colors.

    Paper-Mache Animals

    I used a very large collection of tp [toilet paper] tubes one year to make paper-mache animals. Each child chose an animal, we used square kleenex boxes, wadded up newspaper and a lot of masking tape to create the animal shape. We then covered with paper-mache, and painted them. It took about a month, in collaboration with the Art teacher. They looked FABULOUS.

    This site has links to all kinds of characters and things you can make with tp rolls. They include printable templates in both color and black and white. Everything from Pokemon to fairy tale characters to theme characters.