Memorial Day is the last Monday in May each year in America.
Sharing with you the greatness of all Americans who have made us so proud! Sending a wish on Memorial Day to say...God Bless America and you!
Wishing you a Memorial Day filled with warmth, pride, and togetherness.
Remember all those who served our nation to protect our country with gratitude and pride. Thinking of you on Memorial Day! Never forget! Ever Honor!
Click on the links below to send these cards for Memorial Day.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Memorial Day is the last Monday in May each year in America.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
|Teacher Resources For Your Week|
Teaching Tip: June Lesson Planning Tips
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More June and Summer Resources: http://mrscjacksonsclass.com/summerfun.htm
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
World Environment Day is a day that stimulates awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and public action on June 5. It was the day that the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment began. The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment was from June 5 to 16 of 1972. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 . The first World Environment Day was 1973. World Environment Day is hosted every year by a different city with a different theme and is commemorated with an international exposition.
"Stockholm was without doubt the landmark event in the growth of international environmentalism," writes John McCormick in the book Reclaiming Paradise. "It was the first occasion on which the political, social and economic problems of the global environment were discussed at an intergovernmental forum with a view to actually taking corrective action."
World Environment Day is similar to Earth Day.
http://www.pittsburghwed.com/ Pittsburgh — A United Nations World Environment Day Host City
http://www.first-school.ws/theme/special-days/world-environment-day.htm Activities and Crafts
http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Society/2008/06/world-environment-day-june-5th.html History and More Info
http://mrscjacksonsclass.com/earthday.htm Earth Day Theme
Saturday, May 22, 2010
U.S.A. National Holidays:
February - President's Day (observed third Monday)
June 14th - Flag Day
May - Memorial Day (observed last Monday)
July 4th - Independence Day | Fourth of July
November 11th - Veteran's Day
Revolutionary War- 1775-1784
War of 1812
Mexican-American War- 1846-1848
Civil War- 1861-1865
Spanish American War- 1898-1902
World War I- 1917-1918
World War II- 1941-1945
Korean War- 1950-1953
Vietnam War- 1964-1975
Persian Gulf War I- 1990-1991
Persian Gulf War II (Iraq)- 2003-
Army Memorial Page
Marine Memorial Page
Air Force Memorial Page
Coast Guard Memorial Page
Memorial Day Music:
"The Star Spangled Banner"
"Stars and Stripes Forever"
"When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again"
"Battle Hymn of the Republic"
Memorial Day Crafts and Resources:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/memorialday/ Memorial Day Crafts
http://www.nea.org/tools/13569.htm Memorial Day Lessons NEA
http://www.teach-nology.com/themes/holidays/memorialday/ Theme Resources
http://edhelper.com/Memorial_Day.htm Theme Unit
http://mrscjacksonsclass.com/memorialday.htm Memorial Day Theme
"To live in the hearts of those you leave behind is never to die." ~Robert Orr~
Friday, May 21, 2010
We All Go Traveling by Sheena Roberts and Siobhan Bell [Barefoot Books, 2004]
How Will We Get to the Beach? by Brigitte Luciani and Eve Tharlet [North-South Books, 2003]
Big Book of Things That Go by DK Publishing [DK Children, 1994]
Shapes in Transportation by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker [Kingfisher, 2005]
Amazing Airplanes [Deny’s Cazet, 2005]
Cars and Trucks and Things that Go by Richard Scarry [Golden Books, 1998]
What in the World is Green Transportation? by Oona Gaarder-Juntti [Super Sandcastle, 2010]
If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen [Puffin, 2007]
Boats: Speeding! Sailing! Cruising by Patricia Hubbell and Megan Halsey [Marshall Cavendish Corp, 2009]
Yikes! Bikes! By Abby Klein and John McKinley [Blue Sky Press, 2006]
http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/k_2theme/travel.htm Travel by Land, Sea, and Air Transportation
http://www.first-school.ws/theme/transportation.htm Transportation Preschool Activities
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson064.shtml Planes, Trains, Automobiles Lessons
http://www.mrscjacksonsclass.com/transportation.htm Transporation Theme Resources
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Types of Writing Theme
We're sure you have read biographies and autobiographies (auto = "by the subject himself" bios = a life). It's time put yourself in the limelight; record the important facts and memories of your life. Don't write HIS-story, write your story.
In the space provided below, discuss the facts about your life (i.e. birth/parents, things you have accomplished, your family history)
Lesson plans and teaching ideas
More Resources at http://www.mrscjacksonsclass.com/writingandreadinglinks.htm
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
100 Great Report Card Comments For K-6 Students
Are you using the same comments on your report card, and starting to feel like it is mundane work? Here are some great report card comments that you might consider using. When writing comments on a report card, the most important thing to remember is to be honest about a student's progress.
1. _____ is showing enthusiasm in his work.
2. _____ is using his free time constructively.
3. _____ uses her time wisely.
4. _____ has progressed wonderfully.
5. _____ is showing signs of leadership in the classroom.
6. _____ has great potential in _____.
7. _____ is a good citizen.
8. _____ is working to his full capacity.
9. _____ needs to improve skills in _____.
10. _____ needs to pay more attention.
11. _____ is working diligently on his _____.
12. _____ is learning to be a better listener.
13. _____ participates very well in class.
14. _____ is showing signs of independence.
15. _____ is still struggling with _____.
16. _____ wants responsibilities and follows through.
17. _____ has a better attitude.
18. _____ is a hard worker.
19. _____ has a winning personality.
20. _____ follows directions well.
21. _____ is steadily improving in _____.
22. _____ is following suggests to improve in _____.
23. _____ is eager to improve in ______.
24. _____ is cooperative in class.
25. _____ likes to volunteer in class activities.
26. _____ should be proud of his report card.
27. _____ is great at encouraging other students.
28. _____ works well with classmates.
29. _____ needs to improve her attention span.
30. _____ learns new spelling words quickly.
31. _____ has shown strength in _____.
32. _____ is a conscientious worker.
33. _____ has contributed to many class discussions.
34. _____ is anxious to please.
35. _____ has been disrupting the class lately.
36. _____ needs improvement in reading comprehension.
37. _____ is applying skills to all of his work.
38. _____ gets along well with her classmates.
39. _____ is cooperative.
40. I appreciate _____'s cooperation in class.
41. _____ is showing steady progress in overall academics.
42. _____'s quality of work is improving.
43. _____ is showing a desire to do better in _____.
44. _____'s grade level achievements are well maintained.
45. _____ is working well independently.
46. _____ acts responsibly in class.
47. _____ needs to work on his talking in class.
48. _____ is full of enthusiasm when it comes to _____.
49. _____'s sense of humor is enjoyable.
50. _____ has a stupendous attitude.
51. _____ does not work well with large group discussions.
52. _____ is not participating as I would've hoped.
53. _____ is able to grasp new concepts readily.
54. _____ may exceed _____ grade expectations.
55. _____ needs to develop a greater sense of responsibility.
56. _____ is quite mature in class.
57. _____ tries very hard in everything he does.
58. _____ has strong work habits in all areas.
59. _____ puts ideas in his head onto paper very well.
60. _____ is excelling in _____.
61. _____ demonstrates good reading habits.
62. _____ stays well organized in class.
63. _____ is able to organize her thoughts very well.
64. _____ seems to have extensive knowledge in _____.
65. _____ is struggling to keep up with homework assignments.
66. _____ needs to improve his work habits.
67. _____ is well mannered and respectful to me and other students.
68. _____ has adjusted to _____ very well.
69. _____ is capable of achieving higher than average in _____.
70. _____'s attitude makes it hard for her to get along with other classmates.
71. _____ is consistent in his efforts.
72. _____'s accuracy is failing because of unnecessary speed in written work.
73. _____ has a hard time following directions.
74. _____ consistently fails to finish independent assignments in _____.
75. _____ has the ability to comprehend, but needs to work more quickly.
76. _____ enjoys _____.
77. _____ listens carefully.
78. _____ is reading at a grade ____ level.
79. _____ has mastered _____.
80. _____ is very interested in reading.
81. _____ speaks clearly.
82. _____ is muffling words, making it hard to understand him.
83. _____ has confidence in her work.
84. _____ is able to speak effectively before the class.
85. _____ shares with others in the class.
86. _____ has a good understanding of vocabulary words, and is able to use them correctly.
87. _____ has a good attitude towards school.
88. _____'s work level is below average in _____.
89. _____ is easily distracted.
90. _____ turns in neat work that is done accurately.
91. _____ is not completing assignments in the allotment of time given.
92. _____ is especially good at _____.
93. _____ requires more supervision than expected at this grade level.
94. _____ needs encouragement to do things on her own.
95. _____ often completes assignments early.
96. _____ takes pride in his work.
97. _____ needs to concentrate better.
98. _____ cares about the other students in her class.
99. _____ does not work well without direct supervision
100. _____ is often tired during school hours
Keep in mind that you should elaborate on the things that you comment on. Parents/guardians appreciate tips on how they can help their child improve, if they failing at something. It also makes sense to tell the parents/guardians what you are trying in class to correct a situation, so they can do the same at home.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
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Saturday, May 15, 2010
Ideas and tips by teachers, for teachers
“My students created flashcards for science vocabulary and
Friday, May 14, 2010
Here are some resources for teachers who are planning ahead:
June Lesson Plans
June Teacher Helpers
June 2nd - the U.S. Civil War Ends in 1865.
June 3rd - the first U.S. Space Walk by Ed White in 1965.
June 4th - Henry Ford made his first operational car in 1896.
June 5th is World Environment Day
June 11th - Great Barrier Reef was discovered in 1770.
June 14th to 20th is Scientific Method Week.
June 18th - The first Trans-Atlantic flight by a woman in 1928.
June 20th is Father's Day and Bald Eagle Day
June 21st is Finally Summer.
June 23rd is Johannes Gutenberg birthday.
End of School Teacher Checklist
June Teacher Resources
End of the School Year
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Armed Forces Day
"United in Strength"
Saturday, May 15, 2010
President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.
On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department -- the Department of Defense.
Source: http://www.defense.gov/afd/ Poster and History
Friday, May 7, 2010
My Mother, my friend so dear
throughout my life you're always near.
A tender smile to guide my way
You're the sunshine to light my day.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Bee, William. And the Train Goes….Candlewick, 2007. Gr. Pre-1
Brown, Don. The Train Jumper. Roaring Brook, 2007. Gr. 5-8
Brown, Margaret Wise. Two Little Trains. Illus. by Leo & Diane Dillon. HarperCollins, 2001. Gr. Pre-1
Chall, Marsha Wilson. Prairie Train. Illus. by John Thompson. HarperCollins, 2003. Gr. K-3
Coiley, John. Train (“Eyewitness Books”). DK, 2009. Gr. 3-7
Crews, Donald. Freight Train. Greenwillow, 1978. Gr. Pre-2
Curlee, Lynn. Trains. Atheneum, 2009. Gr. 3-7
Goodman, Steve. The Train They Call the City of New Orleans. Illus. by Michael McCurdy. Putnam, 2003. Gr. K-4
Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald. The Train to Lulu’s. Illus. by Robert Casilla. Atheneum, 1988. Gr. K-3
Hubbell, Patricia. Trains: Steaming! Pulling! Huffing! Illus. by Megan Halsey & Sean Addy. Marshall Cavendish,
2005. Gr. K-3
Johnson, Angela. I Dream of Trains. Illus. by Loren Long. Simon & Schuster, 2003. Gr. 2-5
Lewis, Kevin. Chugga-Chugga, Choo-Choo. Illus. by Daniel Kirk. Hyperion, 1999. Gr. Pre-1
London, Jonathan. A Train Goes Clickety-Clack. Illus. by Denis Roche. Henry Holt, 2007. Gr. Pre-1
Meltzer, Milton. Hear That Train Whistle Blow!: How the Railroad Changed the World. Random House, 2004.
Mills, Claudia. Gus and Grandpa Ride the Train. Illus. by Catherine Stock. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1998. Gr. 1-3
O’Brien, Patrick. Steam, Smoke, and Steel: Back in Time with Trains. Charlesbridge, 2000. Gr. K-3
Piper, Watty. The Little Engine That Could. Illus. by Loren Long. Philomel, 2005. Gr. Pre-2
Rex, Michael. My Freight Train. Henry Holt, 2002. Gr. Pre-1
Rylant, Cynthia. Mr. Putty & Tabby Take the Train. Illus. by Arthur Howard. Harcourt, 1998. Gr. 1-3
Siebert, Diane. Train Song. Illus. by Mike Wimmer. HarperCollins, 1990. Gr. 1-4
Simon, Seymour. Seymour Simon’s Book of Trains. HarperCollins, 2002. Gr. K-4
Sobel, June. The Goodnight Train. Illus. by Laura Huliska-Beith. Harcourt, 2006. Gr. Pre-1
Sturges, Philemon. I Love Trains. Illus. by Shari Halpern. HarperCollins, 2001. Gr. Pre-1
Stutson, Caroline. Night Train. Illus. by Katherine Tillotson. Roaring Brook, 2002. Gr. Pre-2
Zimmermann, Karl. All Aboard!: Passenger Trains Around the World. Boyds Mills, 2006. Gr. 4-8
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for the 5th of May) marks the 1862 victory of the Mexican army over French troops at the Battle of Puebla. It has become a popular cultural holiday in the Southwest, even surpassing its importance in Mexico. The first thing one needs to learn about Cinco de Mayo is that it is not a celebration of Mexican independence. Mexican Independence Day (September 16) commemorates the start of the Mexican revolt against Spain in 1810. Source: http://www.surfnetkids.com/cinco_de_mayo.htm
Mexican National holidays include: New Years, Day, Constitution Day, Flag Day, Benito Juárez's Birthday, Día de los Niños Heroes, Grito de Dolores, Independence Day, Las Posadas, Navidad (Christmas). Cinco de Mayo is not an official holiday except in the State of Puebla where the big battle took place. Holidays that are celebrations, though not official, holidays include: Day of the Holy Kings, Children's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Teacher's Day, All Saint's Day, All Soul Day, and Dia de los Inocentes. Source: http://www.web-holidays.com/mexican/ Some ads.
http://www.web-holidays.com/mexican/crafts/ Mexican Crafts
http://www.web-holidays.com/mexican/activity.htm Activities-Hat Dance-Basic Spanish
http://www.tooter4kids.com/Mexico/index.htm Mexico Unit
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/hispanic/index.htm Hispanic Heritage
http://www.edhelper.com/Cinco_de_Mayo.htm Theme Resources
http://www.surfnetkids.com/cinco_de_mayo.htm Info and Much More
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/school/Mexico/Map.shtml Info-Theme Units
http://www.teacherplanet.com/resource/cincodemayo.php Cinco de Mayo Resources
http://mrscjacksonsclass.com/cincodemayo.htm Resources Themes, Lessons, Crafts, Activities
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Celebrate Space Day
Find ideas for crafts, games, and other activities.
- Make planets using clay.
- Make space suits by wrapping yourself in foil and taping it in place.
- Make space shoes by tying sponges on the bottom of your feet.
- Build your own rocket ship control panel by using a cardboard box, foil, and other treasures laying around your house for knobs, etc.
- Make planets out of paper plates.
- Many fun, space related crafts at http://familycrafts.about.com/library/spdays/blmay4th2.htm
- Make your own solar system coloring book. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/activities/coloring/