|Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.6 No.5||May 2009|
|Cover Story by Matt Levinson|
|Schools and Facebook: Moving Too Fast,|
or Not Fast Enough?
|Schools can draw a line in the sand, with zero tolerance rules written into school handbooks, or they can shift with the changing sands of social networking and utilize social networking and Facebook to enhance teaching and learning.|
|Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching|
|Teachers Are the Greatest Assets|
|On the first day of school, the teacher across the hall commented to me that my students are "always so good!" It's not the students; it's the procedures that have proven to work. The First Days of School helps me to manage my class, so that I can be an effective teacher.|
|»||Comedy Highlights from Room K-1! Sue Gruber|
|»||What Will Your Students Remember? Leah Davies|
|»||My Mrs. Krikorian Todd R. Nelson|
|»||Discipline Is a Liberating Word Marvin Marshall|
|»||The Busy Educator's Monthly Five Marjan Glavac|
|»||Help! Too Much Talk! Not Enough Work! Barbara Pressman|
|»||Mayan Sites and Paris Easy on the Purse Josette Bonafino|
|»||The Little Things that Count in Our Schools: Doing Something Different, Simple and Powerful Cheryl Sigmon|
|»||Teacher Morale Matters Dorothy Rich|
|»||Team Management - It’s in the Cards Rick Morris|
|»||Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century Hal Portner|
|»||The Document Camera: A Better Way to Present! Joe Frisk|
|»||Need a Teaching Job? Here’s Where to Find One Alan Haskvitz|
|»||Make Twitter an Ally in the Classroom! Alan Haskvitz|
|»||Teaching Is... Bill Page|
|»||Celebrating True Heroes Graysen Walles|
|»||Digital Pens & Touch-Screens Tim Newlin|
|»||12 Ways to Improve and Enhance Your Paraprofessional- Teacher Experience Susan Fitzell|
|»||May 2009 Writing Prompts James Wayne|
|»||Using Photographs To Inspire Writing VII Hank Kellner|
|»||How to Increase the Number of Physics and Chemistry Majors Stewart E. Brekke|
|»||Bibliotherapy Booklist for Elementary Students Lisa Bundrick|
|»||8 Ways to Make Math Magical at School Steve Sherman|
|»||5 Brainteasers Steve Sherman|
|»||What Will You Do For Shy Kids? Marjie Braun Knudsen|
|»||Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes Barb Stutesman|
|»||Today Is... Daily Commemoration Ron Victoria|
|»||The Lighter Side of Teaching|
|»||Photo Tour: 3rd Grade Classroom|
|»||Teacher Blogs Showcase|
|»||Carol Goodrow's Kids Running Printables|
|»||Dolch word activities, end of first grade test, first grade memory book, map and geography lessons for all levels, IEP progress, and graduation ceremonies songs|
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May 1, 2009
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Lost in SpacePosted by wig
In history we are learning about the westward expansion, manifest destiny, etc. One of the assignments was to write a post card to someone back east. They could be traveling with a wagon train, be part of the pony express, a mountain man, missionary, etc. They were to explain some aspect of their life and illustrating the back of it. They actually were quite well done.
Then I got to a postcard done by one of my low-functioning inclusion students. The information on the back was poorly written, but had accurate facts that related to each other (a struggle for him), so I was pleased. What confused me was the picture - a little green man standing on a mountain with a big bowl nearby. Then it hit me. One of the primary sources we read said something about being an "alien in this vast wilderness." While we talked about the definition of alien and how one could feel like one, all that stuck in his head was "alien." He thought it was a man from outer space. Bless his heart. I have to confess however, it surely brightened my day.
Children's Science Exam –Posted on Classroom Humor Chatboard
For a good laugh, read through these children's science exam answers...
Q: Name the four seasons.
Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.
Q: How is dew formed?
Q: How can you delay milk turning sour? (Brilliant, love this!)
Q: What causes the tides in the oceans?
Q: What are steroids?
Q: What happens to your body as you age?
Q: What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?
Q: Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
Q: How are the main parts of the body categorized? (e.g., abdomen)
Q: What is the fibula?
Q: What does 'varicose' mean? (I do love this one...)
A: The Caesarian Section is a district in Rome .
Q: What does the word 'benign' mean?'
Three Stooges Teach the AlphabetRecommended by YENDOR (2:03)