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Volume 4 Number 8
New teacher induction . . . what does that have to do with me, a veteran educator?
It Takes a Community
to Induct a Teacher
Apple Seeds: Inspirational quotes by Barb Erickson
Special Days This Month by Ron Victoria
Featured School
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The Fire of Drift-Wood by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Lighter Side of Teaching
  • Boys to Men
  • Bad News For School Year 2003-2004
  • Georgia's NCLB Head-Tricks
  • Teacher Jokes
  • Schoolies
  • Woodhead
  • Handy Teacher Recipes
    Classroom Crafts
    Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
    Fun with Food: Hola Jalapeno from the Lesson Bank
  • Birthday Cards
  • Moose Book Cover and Labels
  • Teddy Bear ABC Chant
  • Reading Log
  • Popcorn Words
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    "Teacher, You Touched My Life" by anonymous
    Making Life Easier in the Classroom from the Teachers.Net Chatboard
    Teaching Positive Attitude Toward Math by Roger Fuller
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    August Informational Items
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    Nutrition - Food Groups Pyramid Recipes

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    Pyramid Kabob

    After studying the food pyramid, we do a pyramid kabob using one food from each group on a stick. We use cheese cubes, a piece of fruit, piece of a vegetable, small cube of ham, and a bread cube for the grains. We top it off with a mini marshmallow for the fats.

    Pizzas on English Muffins

    I've done pizzas on English muffins. You can also visit a farm or farmer's market to get veggies. We borrowed bread makers and made a salad and made a vegetable soup in a Visions pot (transparent so the kids can see how the heat makes the vegetables move). I just put my "fifth burner" on a counter where they could see it, but not easily touch it. I've been lucky to have parents who guard the cooking area. Add a rock and you can call it "Stone Soup."
    -Nancy Wise

    Ants on a Log

    Ants on a log: celery sticks, filled with cream cheese or peanut butter, raisins dotted on top to look like ants. Or make tacos and that's every food group but the sweets.
    -Joan Maywalt

    Seed Balls


    • ½ cup peanut butter
    • ½ cup honey
    • ½ cup carob powder
    • ½ cup wheat germ, toasted
    • 1 cup chopped peanuts
    • ½ cup sunflower seeds


    Combine all the ingredients and roll into 1 inch balls. Chill until firm.

    Be sure you have no students with peanut allergies.

    Fruit Leather


    • applesauce or pureed peaches, bananas, apricots, or a combination of these


    Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Pour sauced fruit into a greased shallow pan. Spread to 1/8" thickness. Place in oven and lower the temperature to 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook for about 3 hours. Peel leather from the pan and cut with scissors.

    Gazette Recipes:

    • AUGUST 2003
      Pyramid Kabob
      Pizzas on English Muffins
      Ants on a Log
      Seed Balls
      Fruit Leather
    • JUNE 2003
      Uncooked Chocolate Cookies
    • MAY 2003
      Caterpillar Cake
      Mrs. Ferguson's Snickerdoodles
      Dirt pudding
    • MARCH 2003
      Banana Fritters
      Arachnid (Spider) Cookies
    • FEBRUARY 2003
      Hot Dog Stir-Fry
      Recipes for Bread in a Bag
    • JANUARY 2003
      Tutti Frutti Playdough
      Snowman Soup
      Edible Glacier
      Ice Cube Painting
    • DECEMBER 2002
      Two Cinnamon Applesauce Dough Ornaments
      Gingerbread Playdough
      Rudolph Sandwiches
    • NOVEMBER 2002
      Pumpkin Pancakes
      Pumpkin Pie an a Cup
      Cranberry Salad
      "Mystery" Food
    • OCTOBER 2002
      Bat Wing Stew
      Magic Chalk
      Making Butter
    • SEPTEMBER 2002
      Sidewalk Chalk
      Magical Milk Colors
      Bubble Soap
      Heathly Seed Balls
      Easy Ice Cream Recipes
    • AUGUST 2002
      Piglets in a Blanket
      Coconut Bread From Barbados
      Beach in a Bag Snack
    • JULY 2002
      Ice Cream in a Bag
      No-Cook Play Dough Recipes
      Insect Theme Recipes
      Edible Insects
    • JUNE 2002
      Butterfly Sandwich
    • MAY 2002
      Swimmy Snack
      Edible Bird Nests
      Mother's Tea
    • APRIL 2002
      April Showers Bring...Skittles Rainbows!
      Dental Health Activity and Recipe
    • MARCH 2002
      Green Mashed Potatoes
      Magic Green Powder
    • FEBRUARY 2002
      Graham Cracker Flag
      Pretzel Stick Snow People
      Groundhog's Day Cupcakes
      Cherry Turnovers For President's Day
      Valentine Kisses
    • JANUARY 2002
      Tortilla Snowflakes
      Finger Paint
      Sticky Toffee
    • DECEMBER 2001
      Creative Play Clay
      Sand & Cornstarch Modeling Dough

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