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Volume 4 Number 3

Happy 7th Anniversary Teachers.Net...
Apple Seeds: Inspirational quotes by Barb Erickson
Special Days This Month by Ron Victoria
A New Twist on Featured Schools
Classroom Photos by Members of the Teachers.Net Community
March Poems
March, There Was Crimson Clash of War, The Peaceful Shepherd
The Lighter Side of Teaching
  • Retirement Appreciation Seminar by Goose
  • Classroom Chuckles
  • Georgia's Head-tricks
  • Schoolies
  • Woodhead
  • Handy Teacher Recipes
    Classroom Crafts
    Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
    Story Stew from the Lesson Bank
    Concentration Word Games
    Penguin Facts Study Sheet
    "Elmer" the Patchwork Elephant
    Upcoming Ed Conferences
    Letters to the Editor
    March Columns
    March Articles
    March Informational Items
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    A Math Center Activity
    This easy to construct activity has pre-k and kindergarten children reading numerals on a sectioned-off cardboard form and clipping the correct number of clothespins to each section. On the back of the cardboard each section has the corresponding number of dots, enabling children check their own work. In addition to numeral recognition, one-to-one correspondence, and counting, this activity promotes fine motor skills as children manipulate the spring-type clothes pins.

    Pocket Chart Center
    In this photo, a kindergarten student sorts and posts word cards to "build" the poem shown on the chart beside the pocket chart, checking with the original to keep himself on track. The poem is one the children read together each morning during Circle Time while the teacher or a student tracks the print with a pointer. Not visible in the photo, the question mark is on a separate card in order to draw children's attention to proper placement and use of that punctuation.

    The poem:

    Snow and ice,
    Ice and snow,
    When you melt,
    Where do you go?

    [source unknown]

    from: Kathleen Carpenter
    Kiindergarten Teacher (Retired)
    Plainfield Memorial School
    Plainfield, Connecticut

    4 Blocks Leadership 2003 Photos

    Jim Cunningham on lecture on writing