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MARCH 2001
Volume 2 Number 3

Teachers.Net celebrates 5 years this month! Read about how teachers across the planet have visited and contributed to shape this most dynamic of collaborative educator projects!
Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong
Promoting Learning by Marv Marshall
Alfie Kohn Article
4 Blocks by Cheryl Sigmon
School Psychologist by Beth Bruno
Jan Fisher Column
BCL Classroom by Kim Tracy
Reform Demands on Educators
Bullies: Advice for Teachers
Around the Block With...
Are Black Children Treated Differently?
The Cherub
Brain Awareness Week
Celebrating Dr. Seuss
The Issue of Violence in Our Schools
Rethinking How We Raise Teenagers
Contextual Clarity Before Curricular Concept
Early Mainstreaming for Visually Impaired
How Do You Stop a Bully?
Technology Integration
Is Distance Learning For You?
Short Fiction Paradigm Shift
The Unsinkable Sub
Things I Learned From My Daughter
Preventing Rules From Falling Apart
Web News & Events
Upcoming Ed Conferences
Letters to the Editor
New in the Lesson Bank
Humor from the Classroom
Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
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by Nancy Salsman

Celebrating Dr. Seuss' Birthday

Lincoln Elementary in El Reno, Oklahoma celebrated Dr. Seuss' Birthday with quite a celebration. The morning started off with the students being served "Green Eggs and Ham" for breakfast. The morning assembly began with the honorable, Judge Ed Cunningham administering the reader's oath to all the students. Judge Cunningham told the students the importance of reading. If they wanted to go on a journey all they had to do was open a book. Fourth grade teacher, Nancy Salsman along with the help of her grandson, Tanner wheeled in a birthday cake to kick off the celebration. Students sang "Happy Birthday" before heading to class.

Activities planned throughout the day included high school students reading their favorite "Dr. Seuss" story to the elementary students in English and in Spanish, reading and graphing their favorite books, locating books published from all 50 states, as well as having State Representative Wayne Pettigrew visit the school. The Dr. Seuss celebration was tied into the school's year-long reading program as well.

    Readers Oath

    "I promise to read
    Each day and each night.
    I know it's the key
    To growing up right.

    I'll read to myself,
    I'll read to a crowd.
    It makes no difference
    If silent or loud.

    I'll read at my desk,
    At home and at school,
    On my bean bag or bed,
    By the fire or the pool.

    Each book that I read
    Puts smarts in my head,
    'Cause brains grow more thoughts
    The more they are fed.

    So I take this oath
    To make reading my way
    Of feeding my brain
    What it needs every day.

The readers oath was taken from the NEA's Read Across America website.


Nancy Salsman aka "nan" on Teachers.Net
& her Grandson, Tanner

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