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Volume 3 Number 9

U.S.Coast Guard AVDET 157 welcomes the opportunity during deployment to the South Pole to communicate with classrooms across the United States. Throughout the voyage, aviation personnel will correspond with schools that are interested in Operation Deep Freeze...
Apple Seeds: Inspirational quotes by Barb Erickson
Special Days This Month by Ron Victoria
Featured Schools
One (9/11 poem) and September poem
The Lighter Side of Teaching
  • YENDOR'S Top Ten by RandyAk
  • Goose Holler by Goose
  • Schoolies
  • Woodhead
  • Handy Teacher Recipes
    Classroom Crafts
    Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
    Rhyming With Pancakes from the Lesson Bank by Paul Many
    Upcoming Ed Conferences
    Letters to the Editor
    Teachers.Net Survey Chatboard Poll: What Makes a Truly Great Principal?
    The Light In Our Lives by Pamela Owen
    A Project for Exchanging Creative Lessons & Ideas by Sandy Andrews
    September Columns
    September Articles
    September Informational Items
    Gazette Home Delivery:

    About Handy Teacher Recipes...

    If you have a favorite recipe that would be of particular interest to fellow teachers, please consider sending it to

    Handy Teacher Recipes
    by The Teachers.Net Community

    Recipe For Sidewalk Chalk

    In small waxed paper dixie cup:

    • 3/4 full dry plaster of paris + dry tempra paint (to match liquid).
    • Mix well with a popcycle stick.
    • Add to this enough liquid (50/50 mixture of bottled tempra and water) to make a very thick paste stir until well mixed.
    • Let set over night.
    • Remove cups and allow to dry at least one more day.
    • Makes great vibrant colors that stay! Over time this chalk will harden even more and be less vibrant.

    I use this every year. The kids love to make it.

    Mrs. Dain
    Magical Milk Colors

    Cover a baking pan or dish with 1/2" milk. In each corner of the pan, dab a few dots of different coloured food colouring. Then place a few drops of liquid dish soap in the middle. Watch the colours "explode". Kids love this!

    Contributed by mc/1
    Bubble Soap

    For fun on the playground

    It's simple! Just mix together until dissolved:

    • 1 cup of water
    • 2 Tbs.liquid detergent
    • 1 Tbs. glycerine (from pharmacy)
    • 1/2 tsp. sugar

    from the Editor's Desk
    Heathly Seed Balls

    Studying seeds? Try this easy and nutritious recipe. Check for student allergies before serving any recipe!

    Heathly Seed Balls

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup carob powder
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1 cup peanuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • from the Editor's Desk
    Easy Ice Cream Recipes in the Teachers.Net Lessons Bank

    Ice Cream in a Bag

    Making Ice Cream in 15 Minutes

    Send your favorite recipes to