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Volume 3 Number 1

Harry & Rosemary Wong say, "All effective schools have a culture and it is the information one gets from a culture that sends a message to the students that they will be productive and successful." This month the Wongs offer more examples of successful school and classroom management...
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
The Eclectic Teacher by Ginny Hoover
The Busy Educator's Monthly Five (5 Sites for Busy Educators) by Marjan Glavac
Around the Block by Cheryl Ristow
Ask the Literacy Teacher by Leigh Hall
The Visually Impaired Child
Teaching Is...
Avoiding the 'Stares' When Intellectually Challenging Disadvantaged Students: Partnership Lessons from the HOTS Program
Why Use an Interactive Whiteboard?
A Bakerís Dozen Reasons!
The Effects Of Diet
Bully Advice For Kids
Teaching Gayle to Read (Part 2)
Both Sides Now in Gifted Education
What Are We Aiming At--What Do We Really Want To Aim At?
Teaching Graph from the Grassroots
Why Teachers Need Tenure
A Different Perspective to the Holidays
A Lesson Learned
Follow The Wonder
The Lighter Side of Teaching
Handy Teacher Recipes
Classroom Crafts
Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
New in the Lesson Bank
Upcoming Ed Conferences
Letters to the Editor
Chatboard Poll
eIditarod 2002
Planetary Society Protests Stop to Near-Earth Object Observations
Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
7th Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease
Arab American Students in Public Schools
School Bus Subsidies for Field Trip to 2002 Tour De Sol
Gazette Home Delivery:

Classroom Crafts
by The Teachers.Net Community

Paint Stirrer Snowman Craft Project

  • One wooden paint stirrer for each student from hardware section of store.
  • Paint the top (handle section) of the paint stirrer black. When dry, paint remainder of stick white.
  • Paint a craft (popscicle) stick black. Allow to dry.
  • Hot glue the craft stick across the paint stirrer where the black and white paints meet to serve as the brim of the hat.
  • Use fine tip markers to draw face details.
  • Tie on a fabric scrap for a scarf.
  • Glue on buttons.
  • Optional: glue on a loop of yarn for hanging.
Kathleen Carpenter
Soda Bottle Snowman

  • Take a 2 liter plastic bottle.
  • Paint it white or pour white paint inside and let children roll it around until the bottle is covered with white paint.
  • Cut out little scarves of felt or material scrapes
  • Put on eyes, nose and mouth.

You can get as creative as you like.

Balloon Print Snowman

  • Dip a blown-up balloon in white tempera paint.
  • Make two prints on blue construction paper, one for the body and one slightly smaller for the head.
  • Sprinkle with salt.
  • Let dry.
  • Decorate by using scraps - add a hat, scarf, facial features, and buttons.

Balloon Print Snowman
Doily Snowman

Use doilies on blue construction paper to make snowmen, one size for the body and a smaller one for the head.


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