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Volume 4 Number 1

Corks are popping! January is awards month in the world of children's literature. Esme Codell writes about contenders for the Caldecott award for best illustration in American children's literature, the Newbery for best writing, the Coretta Scott King award, and others...
January Columns
January Articles
January Regular Features
January Informational Items
Gazette Home Delivery:

Also in this issue:

Business Cards & No Problem With Hurricane Lili Dec./Jan. Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong
Learning and Relationships, The two are inseparable Promoting Learning by Marv Marshall
Teach Children Test-taking Skills Instant Ideas for Busy Teachers by Barbara Gruber and Sue Gruber
Teachers Have Two Jobs Teachers As Learners by Hal Portner
Male Elementary Teachers Ask the School Psychologist by Beth Bruno
Starting a New Year…Ginny's List of 10 The Eclectic Teacher by Ginny Hoover
Sites for School Principals and High School Teachers The Busy Educator's Monthly Five (5 Sites for Busy Educators) by Marjan Glavac
New Versions of Software Can Be Overkill Ed-Tech Talk by Rob Reilly
Why Didn't We Think of That? 4 Blocks by Cheryl Sigmon
Corks Are A-Poppin' at! Postcard from Planet Esme - News from the world of children's books by Esmé Codell

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This month's offerings;
Cinnamon Bear
Categories Bag Take Home Activity
Here's a Little Groundhog...

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Classroom Crafts


Mizletts's 3D Snowflake

and from
MaryAnn F. Kohl

Stand Outs
Dig It Sponge Art

and much more...

Ron Victoria's
Today Is...

January is...
Celebration of Life Month, International Creativity Month, International Year of Freshwater National Clean Up Your Computer Month, National High-Tech Month...

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Classroom Photos

This month you are invited to visit
Nancy Barnes'
Special Education

the Middle School History Classroom of Jeff Kash's.

from the Teachers.Net Community
Featured Schools

January's Featured Schools are;
Georgetown Elementary
Conneaut Valley Elementary School

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Goose At the Senior Center

"I've got two cornbreads and three rolls left, the dumplings are getting low, and folks are lined up to the corner." It had all of the appearances of the dreaded slam!...

from the Humor Chatboard
Classroom Chuckles

It was class picture day. We had just come in from recess and were getting ready for pictures. I was spending my time with a handful of combs, fixing hair. One kid said to me...

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Also in this issue: MORE REGULAR FEATURES


  • A Small Collection of Poems for the New Year

  • Happy Ending Ahead

  • Schoolies
  • Woodhead

  • "Art" & "Craft" How they are alike and how they differ by MaryAnn Kohl
  • We get the best kids these parents have... from the Second Grade Mailring
  • PLUS

  • Handy Teacher Recipes
  • Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
  • Teddy Bear vs. Real Bear from the Lesson Bank
  • Upcoming Ed Conferences
  • Letters to the Editor
    Teachers.Net Again Joins NEA in a Seussian Reading Celebration! by Kathleen Alape Carpenter, Editor
    New Tax Law Provides $250 Deduction for Educators by Kathleen Alape Carpenter, Editor
    Maslow's Theory of Hierarchical Needs -- Alive and Well in the Classroom by Chuck Brickman
    December 14th update from Operation Deep Freeze by LT. Marshall Branch
    Editor's e-Picks - January Resources by Kathleen Alape Carpenter, Editor
    A Time for Change by Bill Page
    If We Want… by Bill Page
    H.O.T.S. Activities for Use With the Classroom Word Wall by Michelle Stankevicius
    Mid-Year Mark: Closing the Curriculum Gap for ESL Teachers by Jen Cullerton Johnson
    Writing Tips for Teachers by Joy Jones
    Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect - Even For "High Stakes" Testing by Dr. Dorothy Rich
    Attention Teachers! Homogeneous is [not always] a bad word! by Janet Chapman
    Dividing With a Difference by P R Guruprasad
    A Primer for Teaching in the University by Bikika T. Laloo
    Bits and Pieces - Various Small Articles by The Teachers.Net Community
  • Chatboard Wisdom
  • Dictionary Skills Activity
  • Understanding Voice Control
  • Person of the Year
  • Snowperson Glyph
  • 100th Day Activities
    H.O.T.T. or NOT: Teacher Training Academy at Hartnell College from: CSU Hayward
    2002 World Population Film/Video Festival from: Rawn Fulton
    ANNOUNCING: Summer 2003 National Endowment for the Humanities (U.S.A.) from: the National Endowment for the Humanities
    Early Childhood Educators Release Guidelines for Early Learning Standards from: NAEYC
    Christopher Columbus Awards Challenge Teams of Middle School Students to Explore Opportunities for Positive Change in their Communities from: The Christopher Columbus Awards
    "Best 100 Communities for Music Education" Survey Moved Up for 2003 from: American Music Conference
    Give Kids Good Schools Campaign
    Grants for Libraries
    Helping Afghan Children with School Supplies
    GRANTS DEADLINE: Congressional Research Awards from: The Dirksen Congressional Center