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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.5 No.6 June 2008

Cover Story by Alfie Kohn
Atrocious Advice from "Supernanny"
Behaviorism is as American as rewarding children with apple pie… but for how long does it work, and at what cost?


Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
Eight Year Summary of Articles, 2000 to 2008

Columns
VisualizationMarvin Marshall
Textmapping: Where Old Becomes NewCheryl Sigmon
Administrative BroadwayTodd R. Nelson
The Busy Educator's Monthly FiveMarjan Glavac
Easy Ideas to Wrap up the YearSue Gruber
Committees: Make Them More ProductiveHal Portner
Helping Children Cope After DisasterLeah Davies

Articles
The Dance of the Honeybee
June 2008 Writing Prompts
Your School's Mission in a Sound Bite
The Medicalizing of Education
I Used to Educate Students; Now I Prepare Them… for The Test
A Great Model Of Differentiation
Live Chat with Adora Svitak
Making the Most of Summer To Prepare for the New School Year

Features
Printable Worksheets & Teaching Aids
Candles of Inspiration: June 2008
Teachers.Net Craft Favorite: Father's Day Project
Featured Lessons, Resources and Theme Activities: June 2008
Video Bytes: The human cost of war, in song, Literacy centers and more...
Today Is... Daily Commemoration for June 2008
Live on Teachers.Net: June 2008
The Lighter Side of Teaching
Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes for Teachers
What are some things you absolutely DO NOT miss about teaching?
How Many Years Did It Take You to Get It Together?
Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers


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Featured Craft Project

Teachers.Net Favorite
From the Teachers.Net Archive
June 1, 2008

Featured Craft Project: Father's Day Project

From the Teachers.Net Archives, a Father's Day project and poem sure to captivate any Dad.

I just did my "Donuts with Dads" breakfast yesterday since we will not be in school for Father's Day. My kids made the following and gave the gift as part of the breakfast.

I use the following poem to create a gift for Dads that they will keep for years to come. It is a poem and footprint on a 8.5x11 piece of cardstock

On the left of the page, I have an enlarged footprint graphic that is almost as large as the paper.

On top of the graphic, I have each child make a footprint using tempera paint. (Be sure to have baby wipes handy to aid in cleaning up the paint from foot and area where you are painting.)

On the right, I have the title "Father's Day 2008." Under the title, I have the following poem,

Footprints

"Walk a little slower, Daddy," said a
Child so small. "I'm following in your
Footsteps and I don't want to fall.

Sometimes your steps are very fast.
Sometimes they're hard to see.
So walk a little slower, Daddy,
For you are leading me.

Someday when I'm all grown up,
You're what I want to be;
Then I'll have a little child
Who'll want to follow me.

And I would want to lead just right
And know that I was true;
So walk a little slower, Daddy,
For I must follow you."

The author of the poem is unknown and I do not even recall the source, but I have done these for the last three years and the reaction every year is great!



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