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Volume 3 Number 12

Eric Carle said, "I long dreamt of a museum for children and families," and now his dream has come true...
Apple Seeds: Inspirational quotes by Barb Erickson
Special Days This Month by Ron Victoria
Featured Schools
Classroom Photos by Members of the Teachers.Net Community
December Poem
Morning Chorus by Zheljko Stanimirovic
The Lighter Side of Teaching
  • Classroom Chuckles
  • Twinkie Tweaking by Goose
  • YENDOR'S Top Ten
  • Schoolies
  • Woodhead
  • Handy Teacher Recipes
    Classroom Crafts
    Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
    Collaboration Collage from the Lesson Bank
    Printable Gingerbread Figure for Take-Home Project
    Kindergarten Christmas Vocabulary Enrichment, Predictable Text Book
    2003 Calendars
    Upcoming Ed Conferences
    Letters to the Editor
    Unexpected Appreciation by Tina in Texas, A Special Smile by Peg, Dry Socks He Wore on His Heart by Jeanne
    Tracking? Does it make some kids feel dumb?
    December Columns
    December Articles
    December Informational Items
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    Apple Seeds...

    by Barb Erickson

    Every morning Barb/MI posts an inspiring or thought-provoking quotation we refer to as an "Apple Seed" on the main chatboard

    December 2002

    Su, 12-01:
    Who gives teaches me to give.

    ~ Dutch proverb

    Mo, 12-02:
    A very important part of the joy of living is the joy of giving.

    ~ William Buck

    Tu, 12-03:
    The only gift is a portion of thyself.

    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    We, 12-04:
    At this special time of year: Follow the children. Hear the joy in their laughter. See the love in their eyes. Feel the hope in their touch.

    ~ Unknown

    Th, 12-05:
    Let Christmas come into our world and bring us warmth and cheer, bring us faith in place of doubt and strength in place of fear, Bring us hope and bring us love to guide our hearts forever . . . Let Christmas come into our world and bring us all together.

    ~ Unknown

    Fr, 12-06:
    Every time a hand reaches out to help another . . . that is Christmas.

    ~ Unknown

    Sa, 12-07:
    Every time someone puts anger aside and strives for understanding . . . that is Christmas.

    ~ Unknown

    Su, 12-08:
    Every time people forget their differences and realize their love for each other . . . that is Christmas.

    ~ Unknown

    Mo, 12-09:
    The ornaments of our house are the friends who frequent it.

    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Tu, 12-10:
    Christmas comes softly, silently, sweetly -- wrapping its loveliness about the world . . . and once again the most beautiful message on earth is repeated: Peace on Earth, Good will toward all.

    ~ Unknown

    We, 12-11:
    There is no better time than Christmas to enjoy the wonders of nature, to share with others out of our abundance, and to celebrate the presence of special people in our lives.

    ~ Unknown

    Th, 12-12:
    When shall all peopleís good be each personís rule, and universal peace lie like a shaft of light across the land.

    ~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    Fr, 12-13:
    Joy is not in things; it is in us.

    ~ Wagner

    Sa, 12-14:
    It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

    ~ Kahlil Gibran

    Su, 12-15:
    The gift without the giver is bare.

    ~ James Russell Lowell

    Mo, 12-16:
    However much of Christmas giving, the real Christmas must first be in the heart.

    ~ Unknown

    Tu, 12-17:
    It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmastime.

    ~ Charles Dickens

    We, 12-18:
    Let us hear one another, Let us see one another, Let us touch one another.

    ~ Louise Magnuson

    Th, 12-19:
    The things we do at Christmas are touched with a certain extravagance, as beautiful, in some of its aspects, as the extravagance of nature in June.

    ~ Robert Collyer

    Fr, 12-20:
    Christmas is the time to let your heart do the thinking.

    ~ Patricia Clafford

    Sa, 12-21:
    What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.

    ~ Agnes M. Pharo

    Su, 12-22:
    Christmas . . . a season of special joy, the most beautiful time of the year.

    ~ Rachel Davies

    Mo, 12-23:
    The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each otherís burden, easing othersí loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.

    ~ W. C. Jones

    Tu, 12-24:
    And so we come again to Christmas, with all its color and joy, its magic and wonder, its spirit of goodwill and warmth.

    ~ Esther Baldwin York

    We, 12-25:
    Christmas is here and now for everyone who is able and willing to receive it.

    ~ Ida Belle McGill

    Th, 12-26:
    If you didnít get all the things you wanted, you can still be grateful for all things you didnít get that you didnít want.

    ~ Michael Nolan

    Fr, 12-27:
    The most vivid memories of Christmases past are usually not of gifts given and received, but of the spirit of love, the cherished little habits of the home.

    ~ Lois Rand

    Sa, 12-28:
    Happy faces, glowing with love -- the Christmas decorations we should never put away!

    ~ Margaret Benton

    Su, 12-29:
    Words that do not match deeds are not important.

    ~ Che Guevara

    Mo, 12-30:
    It is easy to live for others; everybody does. I call on you to live for yourself.

    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Tu, 12-31:
    Hope smiles on the threshold of the year to come, whispering that it will be happier.

    ~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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