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Volume 4 Number 5

Too many people in the general public continue to think that teaching is a job that anyone can do. Wrong! Teaching is a special calling. Teaching is a mission.
Overworked and Under- appreciated - A Tribute to Teachers...
Apple Seeds: Inspirational quotes by Barb Erickson
Special Days This Month by Ron Victoria
Featured School
Classroom Photos by Members of the Teachers.Net Community
Poems Written by Teachers
10 Brave Substitute Teachers and I Love You
The Lighter Side of Teaching
  • No More Lip Prints
  • YENDOR'S Top Ten
  • Georgia's NCLB Head-Tricks
  • Schoolies
  • Woodhead
  • Handy Teacher Recipes
    Classroom Crafts
    Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
    Adjectives Worksheet
    Ladybug Pattern
    An End of the School Year Test for First Grade
    Writing Checklist
    Word Family House
    Poem Form
    Upcoming Ed Conferences
    Letters to the Editor
    On intermural sports at all levels by L. Swilley
    Observing an Outstanding Teacher from The Teachers.Net Substitute Teachers' Chatboard
    May Columns
    May Articles
    May Informational Items
    Gazette Home Delivery:

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    Janet Bowland, Kindergarten
    Scarbro Elementary, Scarbro, West Virginia

    Our reading corner and environmental print trash wall.

    Housekeeping center

    Classroom view from the door.

    Computers, popcorn word wall, train table, Lego table.

    Left back wall of our classroom. We decorate our fiscus tree each month with lights.

    We call our high frequency words popcorn words.

    I made these giant letters using Print Artist. We have hot glued real objects to the letters such as a artificial apple for Aa and a stuffed monkey for Mm.

    A giant toothbrush for Tt and a rubber snake for Ss.

    Center Board

    I bought these two pocket charts several years ago from Lakeshore. I love it because I can change the centers by sliding the pictures in and out of the pockets. The blue circles under the pictures are Velcro circles. Students choose the center they are working in by placing their name under the center. The names are made using a poker chip with their name written on it and a piece of Velcro on the back.

    This bookcase is located behind my teaching easel. It has thematic Read Aloud books. ( Easter this month) The boxes on the top shelf are student’s browsing boxes made from cereal boxes covered with contact paper. The toothpaste tubes are used to store wikki sticks.

    Our helper pocket chart hangs on the door.

    Our Store

    Calendar and light table. The small gift bags around the calendar are birthday bags. The name of each month is written on the bags and students names are written on birthday stickers attached to popcorn sticks and then stuck in the bag. I’ve found this to be an easy and quick way to make a birthday chart.

    From back to front of this area of the room you can see the workbench, painting easel, water table and art table for messy projects.

    Thematic word wall. This month we have words for spring and Easter that I made using Print Shop. Our class mascot is a bear, and the bears you see have been given to me as gifts.

    The bib overall pocket chart is used to display classroom helpers.

    Computer station #1 and cross stitch alphabet picture.

    Computer station #2

    A quiet moment while the kids are in gym… Children have chair pockets at their seats to house their journals, mini-office, and supplies. The boxes on the table are their browsing boxes that have leveled books and keep books.

    Our roller coaster table, thematic word wall, and lunch count pocket chart.

    I hung curtains using a tension rod on my book cases to hide my junk!

    Our science center and discovery bottles. You can learn about my discovery bottles @

    Our kindergarten zip loc baggie quilt. We can change the quilt each month just by sliding a new picture into the bag. This month we used shapes in spring colors. To make the quilt, use colored duck tape to join the large zip loc bags.