chat center
SUBSCRIBE MY LINKS:

Submit Lesson Request Lesson Browse Lessons Search Lessons

Current Issue Table of Contents | Back Issues
 


TEACHERS.NET GAZETTE
DECEMBER 2001
Volume 2 Number 8

COVER STORY
Harry & Rosemary Wong say, "Establishing clear and precise classroom procedures and practicing, practicing, practicing them is the same in concept as to why sport teams drill and choirs rehearse." This month the Wongs offer more examples of successful classroom management....
COLUMNS
Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong
Promoting Learning by Marv Marshall
4 Blocks by Cheryl Sigmon
Ask the School Psychologist by Beth Bruno
Online Classrooms by Leslie Bowman
From Here to There by Ginny Hoover
Busy Educator's Monthly Five (5 Sites for Busy Educators)
Around the Block by Cheryl Ristow
ARTICLES
The Do's and Don'ts of Read-Aloud
Teaching Gayle to Read
Thoughts About Giving
Matthew's Sunshine
Reflections following September 11, 2001
Teachers Are 100% Full Time Workers and Even More
Funding the Season
Forms of Expression, Interview with an Artist
REGULAR FEATURES
Humor from the Classroom
Handy Recipes
Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
New in the Lesson Bank
Upcoming Ed Conferences
Letters to the Editor
FYI
Call For Participation
New Sagan Center
The League Gives Poetic License to Canada's Young Writers
Creativity Workshop: Writing, Drawing, Storytelling, and Personal Memoir
Gazette Home Delivery:


Explore A Postcard Project...
Your students don't need to leave the country or even the classroom to explore exotic lands and cultures. Check out the Teachers.Net Postcard Projects Chatboard and connect with people around the world, and introduce your students to fascinating new people and places. Click here to visit the Postcard Projects Chatboard and don't miss this month's featured lesson from the Teachers.Net Lesson Bank.
Teacher Supported Lesson Bank...
Teachers.Net is proud to host the Lesson Bank, a collaborative online clearinghouse for teacher lessons and classroom ideas. To date over 2100 lesson plans, tips, and ideas have been submitted by teachers across the world. Please help support this global knowledge storehouse and submit your favorite lesson plans and classroom demonstrations today! Teachers.Net Lesson Bank.
Lesson Plan Request List...
Searching for help with a specific lesson plan or unit? Post a request on the Lesson Plan Request Form.
Database of U.S. Department of Education Publications in ERIC
From The U.S. Department of Education, http://www.ed.gov

Find any publication produced or funded by the U.S. Department of Education since its creation in 1980 which appears in ERIC, the world's largest bibliographic database of education literature. The database currently lists 28,506 publications entered into the ERIC database through November 2001.

Use one of the five available search techniques:

  • Try the basic search form first.
  • There's also an advanced search form with additional fields and options for information professionals and serious data hounds.
  • Controlled vocabulary fans can search using the Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors.
  • If you like to rummage, you can use the Index feature to search by browsing lists of the words and names that appear in the database's various fields.
  • To identify and order current U.S. Department of Education publications and products, use the ED Pubs On-Line Ordering System.

Once you identify the titles you're interested in, you can find the full text of most documents on microfiche at over a thousand ERIC Resource Collections at libraries, universities, and other locations nationwide. Microfiche can also be purchased from the ERIC Document Reproduction Service (EDRS). Many recent documents are available in full text on the ED Web site and other ED-sponsored Web sites.



 
New in the Lesson Bank...
The Lesson Bank is a user-supported clearinghouse for on-line lesson plans. Over 2000 lessons have been submitted by teachers around the world. Contribute your favorite lesson ideas and help support teachers everywhere!
FEATURED LESSON

Lesson #2431. The Big Apple

Posted by Kimberly Riddle, Arcadia Elementary, Spartanburg, SC
Elementary
Materials Required: research materials, apples, Measuring Tape, balances or scales, gram stackers, calculator
Activity Time: 1 week
Concepts Taught: Math, Science, Reading, Reasearch, Technology, Writing

This lesson can be done in groups.

The first group would read the book "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs.Basil E. Frankweiler" and completeing a story map. They also could write letters to the author and explain their favorite parts and things they would change.

The second group would conduct research on New York. This ties in nicely with the story since the setting is in New York City.

The third group would conduct an experiment with apples.

(The work sheet information is below) After all the groups are complete, have them find the class averages.

My students enjoyed these activities very much!

Click the image for a printable pdf document.


RECENT LESSON PLANS SUBMITTED...

2440. The trial of Beowulf (Senior,Literature)
2439. Making Hammurabi's Code real (Middle,Social Studies)
2438. Christmas Shadow Boxes (Elementary,Art)
2437. Where in the world is Harry Potter? (Elementary,Reading/Writing)
2436. Cinquin Poetry (4th or 5th) (Elementary,Reading/Writing)
2435. Squish Multiplication Game. (3rd grade) (Elementary,Mathematics)
2434. Squish Multiplication Game. (3rd grade) (Elementary,Mathematics)
2433. Math Jeopardy (5th grade) (Elementary,Mathematics)
2430. Persuasive Turkey (all,Language)
2429. Marketing (all,other)
2428. Ch. 11: Place and Development of Channel Systems PLACE (Senior,)
2427. Product Management & New Product Development PRODUCT LIFE CY (Advanced,other)
2426. Poetry Mad Libs (Senior,Reading/Writing)
2425. Basic HTML (Advanced,Computer)
2424. Corduroy (Elementary,Literature)
2423. The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Elementary,Literature)
2422. Review on Graphing Using Cookies (Elementary,Mathematics)
2421. Review on Graphing Using Cookies (Elementary,Mathematics)
2420. #1004. Running a Business (all,Computer)
2419. How Many Words? Game (other,)
2418. Last Letter Game / Double Word Version (other,)
2417. Last Letter Game / Single Word Version (other,)
2416. Alphabetical Order (Elementary,Language)
2415. Thanksgiving Printables (all,other)
2414. Thanksgiving Activity (Elementary,Social Studies)
2413. Meeting a short deadline in a day! (Senior,Art)
2412. Make your class Animal Farm (Senior,Literature)
2411. The Power of Words (Senior,other)
2410. Great Expectations Character Adoption (Middle,Literature)
2409. Keeping Up with Incidental Vocabulary (Senior,Language)
2408. Practice your verb tense forms (Middle,Language)
2407. Intra-School Pen Pals (Senior,Language)
2406. Northern lights; Aurora it's sound (all,Science)
2405. Being Brave and Dealing with Fear (Elementary,Social Studies)
2404. Being Brave and Dealing with Fear (Pre-School,Social Studies)
2403. Colorful Long Division (Elementary,Mathematics)
2402. Making fun Goo (Middle,Science)
2401. Getting students to read more (Elementary,Reading/Writing)
2400. Character Education (Middle,other)
2399. Literacy Centers for 2nd Semester Kindergarten (Elementary,Building Blocks)
2398. Literacy Centers for 1st Semester Kindergarten (Elementary,Building Blocks)
2397. Non-Objective Paintings (color schemes) (Middle,Art)
2396. Letter Express (Pre-School,other)
2395. Pass Back Division (Elementary,Mathematics)
2394. Do you "mystery" fluent English? (Senior,Language)
2393. Story Creation Magic: Character, Setting, and Plot (Elementary,Reading/Writing)
2392. Dictogloss (all,Language)
2391. Figures of Speech in a Flash (Senior,Literature)
2390. qunice (Pre-School,Music)
2389. Patriotic wreath and poem (Elementary,Reading/Writing)
2388. Fractional Distillation (Middle,Science)
2387. the seven continents (Elementary,Social Studies)
2386. Water Cycle Project (Middle,Science)

More Lesson Plans...

#