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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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    Nine Concentration Word Games

    from Grace Haskins

    There are nine games in the set. Cut along the lines on the word cards to create decks. Place each deck in a small vinyl envelope.

    Three games each present eight words. Most of these are high frequency words but also contain other words that have the same beginning letter combinations (Th, Wh, Wa).

    Six games each present eight different prepositions. These are numbered according to level of difficulty as Prep(ositions)1, Prep2, Prep3, Prep4, Prep5, and Prep6.

    Each game consists of sixteen cards. Each word appears twice. Children lay the cards on a table with the word sides down. The first child picks up a word and places it back down on the table. He then picks up a second card. If that card contains the same word as the first one, the child may pick up both of the cards, pronounce the word, and lay them down in front of him. He then picks up another two cards to see if there is a match. The first player continues until no match is found. If the cards don™t match, his turn is over and a second player repeats the process. Play continues until all words have been picked off the table. Teachers may change the rules in any way that serves their own purposes.


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    Penguin Facts Study Sheet

    from Sandy Preston

    This file can be used to help reinforce facts studied in a penguin unit or any unit of study in which penguins are included.


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    "Elmer" the Patchwork Elephant

    from Kathleen Carpenter

    Have the kids cut out the elephant shape then glue on multi-colored tissue paper squares to make him look like Elmer the patchwork elephant. Each child can decorate another elephant cutout to contribute to a parade of elephants similar to the one in the original Elmer book. Display them on a wall, bulletin board, or strung across the room on a clothesline rope. Another option: Attach elephants to tongue depressors or paint stirrers and have the children carry them around in a real parade accompanied by the tune, Baby Elephant Walk. Here's an elephant theme music activity and an audio file for Baby Elephant Walk:


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