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Volume 3 Number 7

Barbara & Sue Gruber help us "to stay energized and enthusiastic about teaching" during our summer break...
Apple Seeds by Barb Erickson
Special Days This Month by Ron Victoria
Poem - July
The Lighter Side of Teaching
  • YENDOR'S Top Ten
  • Nine Out Of Ten Prefer Nine by Goose
  • Schoolies
  • Woodhead
  • Handy Teacher Recipes
    Classroom Crafts
    Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
    "Story Wheels" from the Lesson Bank by Angela Ackley
    Upcoming Ed Conferences
    Letters to the Editor
    Teachers.Net Survey Making the Most of Summer To Prepare for the New School Year
    Teachers.Net Survey Will You Be Employed This Summer?
    Ending on a Great Note by Rita/KY
    Managing a Hostile Class
    A Famous Teacher
    July Columns
    July Articles
    July Informational Items
    Gazette Home Delivery:

    About Classroom Crafts...

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    Classroom Crafts
    by The Teachers.Net Community

    Watermelon Rolling

    • Tape two or three sheets of butcher paper together so that the painting areas is about 6 ft x 6 ft.
    • Have the kids sit around the paper.
    • Pour a puddle of green paint and a puddle of red paint in the center of the paper.
    • Roll a watermelon through the paint to a child. (the watermelon must the round type for better rolling)
    • Let the children work cooperatively to roll the watermelon through the paint and to a friend. As the watermelon rolls through the paint, the colors will mix and smear and make awesome designs.

      The children will be messy and will need protective smocks to do this project.

    • Hang the finished project on the wall for all to admire.

    Then rinse that watermelon off and make some...

    Watermelon Popsicles

    • 3 cups watermelon juice
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 2 t. Fresh lemon juice
    • 1/2 cup water
    • To prepare watermelon juice, cut watermelon into cubes and rub through a strainer to remove seeds.
    • In small saucepan mix together sugar and water; simmer 3 minutes.
    • Remove from heat
    • Stir in watermelon juice and lemon juice.
    • Pour into 2 ice trays.
    • Freeze until very mushy and insert a popsicle stick in each cube.
    • Freeze

    Makes about 36 small popsicles.