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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

August Lesson Plan Ideas-Activities-Theme Units-Worksheets


August Lesson Plan Ideas For You

Here are some ideas to incorporate August events in your classroom:

August Is Back To School For Teachers - Worksheets, Lessons

National Inventors Month - Worksheets

August 5th - American Family Day - Workbook

August 6th- Alexander Fleming's Birthday - Worksheets, Guide

August 8th - President Richard M. Nixon Resigns - Worksheets, Lessons

August 18th - Wizard of Oz Premiered in 1939. - Teacher Guide

August 24 - Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. - Worksheets, Lessons

August 26 - U.S. Women Gain the Right to Vote - Worksheets, Lessons

August 27th - Mother Teresa's Birthday - Worksheets, Lessons

August 28th - Dr. King gives "I Have a Dream" Speech - Worksheets, Lessons

See All August Events and Celebrations
Weekly Tips for Teachers Issue 629: July 30, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Educating the Whole Child - Happy New School Year!


Happy New Year!
The dog days of August are approaching and, soon, school doors will open welcoming students to a new school year. With any new year, we are given to both reflection and resolution. As you reflect on your past practices as a teacher, find those things that not only worked but made teaching enjoyable. As you make your resolutions for the upcoming school year, let one of them be to educate the whole child.
Educating the whole child consists of five components.
1.       Each student enters school healthy and learns about and practices a healthy lifestyle.
It cannot be overstated the impact a student’s health has on both short-term and long-term achievement. Does your school culture support and reinforce the health and well-being of each child? If not, then let it begin with you. Be attentive to your students and watch for any changes in behavior or increased absenteeism. When you see signs, take positive actions; after all, inaction is the same as acting negatively. Use parent conference to discuss nutrition and a home environment that includes opportunities for active play. Work with them and others in the school community to identify health care providers to help children get the medical attention they need. For yourself, model a healthy lifestyle so that you influence not just their learning but also their health and physical well-being.
2.       Each student learns in an intellectually challenging environment that is physically and emotionally safe for students and adults.
Safety is a basic pre-condition to learning as none of us wants to spend a majority of our waking day in an environment where we do not feel safe. If you are given duty, use it as a time to monitor what the students are doing. Take a pro-active approach to make sure children are safe-especially if you see children victimized or bullied. Make sure your classroom is a safe haven of community because for some students it may the only safe place they have to go. Let your actions speak of safety and respect and try not to shut your door, emotionally or physically, in the face of a child.
3.       Each student is actively engaged in learning and is connected to the broader school community.
Successful students are connected to their school community-they feel safe, they recognize that everyone on campus respects them, and they begin to make positive choices that impact their well-being across the rest of their lives. This connectedness makes school a place they want to be rather than have to be. When students want to be in school, they will be; and when they are in school, learning takes place. Take time to get to know your students and provide opportunities for them to get to know one another. To minimize the impact and effects of bullying, use class time to talk about respect and make sure that everyone who enters your classroom models the rules that you and your students abide by.
Removing the challenges and barriers to school participation helps students focus on their learning and fosters active engagement that is self-driven and self-directed. You want your students to engage in inquiry to expand their learning and their success in order to enhance intrinsic motivation.
4.       Each student has access to personalized learning and to qualified caring adults.
All students have unique learning needs and your classroom is home to students with disabilities, those who are gifted and talented, speak different languages, and a host of other characteristics and values. It may not be possible to personalize learning 100% of the time but there are opportunities that you need to take advantage of. Think about the feedback you give to your students. Make sure the feedback is tied to learning goals and reflects information that benefits students collectively and individually. It also helps if it is sometimes spontaneous and does not result in a grade. More significantly, personalize the feedback so that it actually helps the student shape behavior and improve individual learning. This is just one way that you can begin to personalize learning for your students.
5.       Each high school graduate is prepared for success in college, for further study, and/or for employment in the global environment.
More and more emphasis is being placed on ensuring that students graduate from high school college and career-ready with the ability to succeed in a global environment. As daunting as this may seem, it begins with setting high expectations for all students in the context of curricula that embeds learning disciplines. English is no longer just English; it embodies the depth of history, the precision of hard sciences, or the richness of art. Teach across disciplines and work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure that what you teach is aligned vertically with other grade levels and content. Also, actively incorporate critical thinking skills in instruction and recognize the benefit of utilizing technology such as smart phones and iPads as well as the power of social media such as Twitter and Facebook when used as learning tools. Take time to expand your own understanding and use of technology; you also have to be successful in the global environment.
Effective teaching is not so much about being the “sage on the stage” as it is the “guide on the side.” Structure your classroom and your instruction to align with qualitative and quantitative data that makes the most of your time in front of your students and their time in your classroom. Learning is life-long, not an August-to-June practice where one year exists in isolation from one another. It is connected just like life. As you begin this new year, resolve to teach the whole child.
Oh, and Happy New Year!
For more information on Teaching the Whole Child, 
visit: http://www.ascd.org/Default.aspx
Source: An E-newsletter from the Texas State Teachers Association - August 2012 
2012 Texas State Teachers Association • 316 West 12th Street, Austin, TX 78701 • 877-ASK-TSTA  

Saturday, July 28, 2012

I Teach Poem of Inspiration


"I Teach"

~I teach because there is a great fulfillment that comes
in working with boys and girls.
~I teach because I wanted to be a sculptor, and I can do so,
by shaping lives for the future.
~I teach because I wanted to be an artist, and I can do so,
by painting dreams for children.
~I wanted to be a musician, and I can,
in giving inspiration to children.

~I teach because I wanted to be a historian, and I can
in having recorded something for the lives of great men to come.

~I teach because I wanted to be a poet, and I can
in writing impressive passages of mankind.
~I teach because of the reward I receive when a child's frown
turns to smiles, or when he/she says, "Now I understand."

~I teach because of the personal growth I receive each day as
I venture out on a quest for knowledge and techniques
to help my students understand.
~I teach for it is in this where I can see the worthwhile
and true fulfillment of living.

~Author Unknown~

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Back-to-School Guide For Teachers

 Back-to-School Guide
For Beginning Teachers
(And Not-So-New Teachers Too)!


"Welcome to Education World's Back-to-School Guide for Beginning Teachers. Not-so-new teachers will also find classroom-friendly materials to expand their teaching files in this compilation of online resources from Education World writer Joan Luddy. Included: Resources for getting your feet on the ground, lesson planning tips, assessment ideas, time and behavior management resources, classroom freebies, technology information, humor and more.
 
Education World has surfed deep into the Web to pull together this Back-to-School Guide for Beginning Teachers -- a virtual survival guide for educators about to begin their first year in the classroom or for classroom veterans who are always looking for fresh ideas.
Before you go any further, have you visited Education World's Back to School theme page?"

Source: http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr264.shtml
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Creating a Classroom Community


Creating a Classroom Community

Grades: PreK to 12
"A successful classroom community promotes positive social skills and academic achievement. Children learn best when they feel they are part of a community, where everyone feels accepted and where individuality is encouraged. Creating a Classroom Community requires planning and practice. Read how you can help foster a sense of belonging where children learn how to participate in class meetings, work collaboratively and resolve conflicts peacefully."

Back to New School Year Checklist for First Day


First Day Checklist
1. Have 3 copies of your class roster with the child's home phone number listed. Keep one on your desk, one on the wall for emergency drills, and one in your take home bag (I keep mine in a monthly planner in my bag) for reference.
2. Have a name tag for each student to wear for the first 3-5 days that includes
* His/her Complete Name
*Address
*Bus number (or walker, car rider)
*School name and phone number
*Your name
(I laminate my students tags hole punch them and string them as necklaces with a note ***(laminated) on the back of each one that tells parents to send the tag back to school every day for the first week until we have established our dismissal routine.) ***Tip--Use Avery Address labels and your printer to quickly print up 20+ copies of the return tag request. Then you can easily peel them off and stick them on the back of your name tags before laminating them! I use these same tags for field trips except I use the shipping labels) E-mail me (below) if you need more info.!

3. Have your first week planned, and ALL materials prepared~~but always over plan! I never get to half of what I had planned the first week of school due to first week changes and interruptions, but I feel better knowing I am ready and over prepared if necessary! I suggest keeping a monthly planner and an ongoing "to do list", "to buy list", and "materials to prepare list."
This keeps me on track and it's also a helpful resource when I have parents who want to volunteer or help out in some way.
4. Have a copy of your lesson plans on your desk and one in your take home bag (in case the first gets lost in the shuffle of madness the first few days!) I staple a copy to my monthly planner so I will always have one for reference if I need it.)

5. Have a signed form from each parent regarding HOW their child is to go home from school. I have parents fill out a special form that tells me how their child is to go to and from school, and how their child is to go home in case of an early release day due to bad weather. I keep the original copy of this with my sub folder in the office, and make an extra copy that stays in my desk until the last day of school.
To print a copy of my Transportation / Emergency Contact Form
CLICK HERE.
6. Have 1 sharpened pencil ready for each student on their desk. This saves you the headache of everyone wanting to visit the pencil sharpener first thing on the first day and it's also a nice little gift for kids to find on their desk the first day!
7. Have stations prepared as to where you want the children to put their supplies. Decide what you want and don't want to have the kids have at their desks! Ex. "Girls, bring all tissues to the round table." Bring all paint shirts to the yellow basket. Bring all markers to the square table, etc. This keeps you organized while trying to gather student supplies. Have 2-3 volunteers to help you check items for student names, with permanent markers in hand to quickly write names if needed. If parents bring their children, which they almost all do on the first day of Kindergarten~have them double check their child's name on all supplies before leaving and have permanent markers on the table available for the parents. To make a long story short~have a place in mind to put all of these new supplies! :o) 8. After all supplies are put away I show the kids where their backpacks and coats will go. Have all individual desks, cubbies, hooks and spaces labeled, ready and waiting for the children and their supplies. 9. Be prepared for 'new' students not on your roster due to late enrollment. Have blank name and desk tags, and cubby tags ready for them and prepare extra materials "just in case!" You want these children to feel just as welcome as those who enrolled early.
10. Remember--That the first days, weeks and months of kindergarten (or any grade!) are ALWAYS the hardest for the kids and teachers!
Remember~~ your class WILL establish a routine and things will begin to flow. It just takes time! After several years of teaching, I still have to remind myself of this through the months of September and October! 

Back to School First Day Checklist


Back to School
First Day Checklist
1. Is your room ready?
You should have up a few things on bulletin boards, but save lots of space for student work to be added the first day or two, to personalize the room.
2. Do you have nametags for the students and for their desks?
Be sure to have extras, because some kids on your list probably won't show up, and you'll get new students enrolling for the first week or two.
3. Do you have soft music to play in the background?
4. Do you have a sign-in sheet for the parents who come with their children the first day, where they can leave you personal notes if they don't have time to talk?
5. Do you have a paper for parents to indicate how their child gets home from school?
This is *very* important, because the first week is very hectic and you have to be sure kids go where they're supposed to go. Few things in life are as scary as "losing" someone's child, especially before you've even matched faces to all the names.
6. Do you have some games, puzzles, books and magazines, math manipulatives, etc., out and ready for the students to use as they arrive in class?
You'll need these ready so that you're free to talk with parents and handle paperwork.
7. Do you have a Beary Good Work folder made up for each child?
This folder will have coloring pages, games, mazes, blank writing paper, and other fun learning activities to use during quiet times the first week or two of school. Mine is about 20 pages long, run on the ditto machine to save my copies for later in the year. Make 5 extra folders, and don't put names on any of them until a child begins using them.
8. Do you have stickers, Skittles or M&M's, or some other form of reward to give out several times each day for the first week or two?
Reinforcing good behavior is extremely important. Decide what your reward system will be and be generous with it while getting classroom routines established.
9. Do you have a project or two for your students to complete and take home the first day?
10. Have you selected what stories and poems you will read? Do you have follow up activities ready to go?
11. Do you have a packet of materials to send home about yourself, your rules and expectations, and your classroom routine and schedule? I'll be adding my first day packet to the website sometime soon.
12. Do you have the following items tucked in a drawer or cabinet?
* aspirin
* deodorant, toothbrush and paste, cologne, hand lotion, cosmetics, etc.
* anti-bacterial soap for washing your own hands
* baby wipes for washing little hands (I don't let kids use my sink)
* room freshener spray
* a good supply of bottled water ... it's important to keep your throat from drying
out from all the talking you do, which can cause laryngitis
13. Do you have the following items on your desk?
* a picture of your family or pets
* a daily inspirational calendar of some sort
* notepaper, pens, and pencils
* hall passes, if your school uses them
* referral forms, if your school uses them
* a jar of colored markers
* your reward/candy/sticker jar
14. Are the following items on student desks/tables?
* Beary Good Work folder
* Nametags
* pencils, crayons, eraser, etc. -- I usually buy a pencil box or basket to hold
these items so they stay together. Empty videotape boxes work well, too.
15. Are your desk, work tables, and counters straightened up and presentable?
This is the hardest part of teaching for me. I keep two large photocopy paper boxes under my desk (I never have time to sit there anyhow), and I use them to stash things out of sight when we're expecting important guests or a substitute.
16. Do you have at least THREE copies of your class list? Keep one on a clipboard near the door, to take outside during Fire Drills, unless your school has a different procedure.
17. Have you organized a warm and welcoming library area/reading corner?
18. Do you have a paper where parents can sign up to help in the room or by doing work for you at home (stapling and collating papers, etc.)?
                                    More things for the first day of school.
1. How and where do your students spend their time before school? If they come directly to the classroom, what activities/procedures will you use until the bell rings and it's time for class to begin?
2. What will you use as your signal to get the children's attention? Flashing the lights, ringing a bell, singing a song, raising your hand and expecting them to do the same, etc.?
3. How will you choose a student helper the first day of school, to do things like lead the flag salute, take the attendance and lunch count folders to the office, help pass out papers, etc.?
4. Where will your students line up after recess and lunch? Will you have one line or two? Alphabetical order or whoever gets there first? (ABC order really cuts down on pushing in line).
5. What is your policy about excusing children to go to the restroom during instructional time? (5 and 6 year olds *all* need to go to the bathroom as soon as you let the first child leave, so be sure you've decided how to handle this :)
6. How often will you send homework and when will it be due? What is your procedure going to be for collecting and recording homework?
7. What activities have you chosen for the first week of school, when teachers are often busy with tons of paperwork and are frequently interrupted by the arrival of new students, parents, and notes/phone calls from the office?
8. What type of behavior reinforcement/positive discipline plan are you going to use? You will probably need a pocket chart to keep track of color changes if you are going to use that type of system (I use a calendar pocket chart with 4 colors of apples).
9. What other class rules and procedures are you going to have? Be sure to have them in writing before the first day of school, and spend time the first day explaining them to your students. Realistically, you'll have to go over class rules and procedures every day for at least a week, to help your students learn your expectations.
10. What type of letter will you send home with students the first day of school? Your letter should introduce you, tell them a bit about you and your goals for the year, and explain your rules, procedures, and behavior management plan.
11. What will you do about students who consistently don't complete their work?
12. What are your policies for allowing children out of their seat during worktime? Will most of your work be assigned seatwork, or will your students spend most of their time out of their seats, doing individual and group learning activities?
13. What is your plan for making sure that students who are absent are able to catch up their work? (I have the person next to them get a yellow "We Missed You" folder and put on the absent child's desk at the beginning of the day, so that any and all work papers can be put in the folder until the child returns to school).
14. Do you have cubbies or mailboxes for your students?
15. Where do you want your students to keep their jackets, backpacks, and lunchboxes? (In my room, jackets and backpacks are kept on their chairs, which greatly reduces the spread of lice. I use the area beneath the coat hooks as a work area for centers and independent work).
16. What will your rule be about interrupting you when you are working with a student or a group? (In my room, students may only interrupt me for B Emergencies ... blood, bathroom, and barf :)
17. If a parent shows up unexpectedly and wants to conference with you during classtime, what will you do? (I usually ask them to have a seat and let them know when I will be able to talk to them. I also ask them if they'd like a job to do while they wait, and give them a tub of papers to collate and staple, or something similar. I *always* have work ready for helpers to do).
18. What are your procedures for fire drills, etc.? Be sure to go over these the first morning, and take your students on a walking tour of the campus, showing them where they meet and line up during a fire drill, if they aren't with you when the bell goes off.

Education Quotes-Sayings-Ideas


  • The mediocre teacher tells.
    The good teacher explains.
    The superior teacher demonstrates.
    The great teacher inspires.
    William Arthur Ward 
  •  
  • I cannot teach anybody anything,
    I can only make them think.
    Socrates
  •  
  • Knowledge - that is , education in its truest sense - is our best
    protection against unreasoning prejudice, and panic-making fear, whether engendered by special interest, illiberal minorities or panic-stricken leaders.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt 
  •  
  • Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.
    Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
    Chinese Proverb 
  •  
  • No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that
    blown by the successful teacher.
    Sir William Osler 
  •  
  • The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow
    where only one grew before.
    Elbert Hubbard 
  •  
  • You cannot teach a man anything;
    you can only help him find it within himself.
    Galileo 
  •  
  • Anyone who has never made a
    mistake has never
    tried anything new.
    Albert Einstein 
  •  
  • A little learning, indeed may be a dangerous thing,
    but the want of learning is a calamity to any people...
    Fredrick Douglass 
  •  
  • What sculpture is to a block of marble,
    education is to the soul.
    Joseph Addison 
  •  
  • I hear and I forget.
    I see and I believe.
    I do and I understand. 

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Crockpot Egg Brunch Casserole Recipe




Source: http://www.alattewithotta.com/2010/11/crock-pott-recipe-egg-brunch-casserole.html

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

ABC's of Teaching


The ABC's of Teaching
A is for the abundance of questioning and yearning
B is for both inward and outward beauty
C is for creative learning
D is for doing until it's right
E is for the effort put into preparing each night
F is for watching how far we can go
G is for seeing us blossom and grow
H is for reaching for that star so high
I is for the imagination, the courage to try
J is for joy in touching a child's life in a meaningful way
K is for kindness you bring children each day
L is for the love of teaching we see
M is for the "me" you're helping me to be
N is for never being too busy to pray
O is for overcoming our desire to stray
P is for positives you bring to each
Q is for the quintessential way to teach
R is for your willingness to give us a reason
S is for teaching us to appreciate each season
T is for touching those that sit before you
U is for understanding our fear of all that is new
V is for the vitality you show each day
W is for every wonderment you bring our way
X is for the extra special teacher you see
Y is for our yearning sense to be
Z is for the big "Yahoo!" heard from our very own zoo.

-Author Unknown

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A Turn to Learn Blog-Ms. Jessica

A Turn To Learn

Ms. Jessica's A Turn to Learn Blog
Just go to this page and check out the "Technology Tuesday" ideas! 
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Friday, July 20, 2012

CLASSROOM RIGHTS, RULES, & RESPONSIBILITIES DISCIPLINE PLAN


CLASSROOM RIGHTS, RULES, & RESPONSIBILITIES
DISCIPLINE PLAN
In order to provide each child in our classroom with the best learning environment possible, I will be using the following discipline plan.

I believe every child has the right to:
1. Choose how to behave and to know the consequences.
2. Have a teacher who will provide him/her with positive support for appropriate behavior.
3. Have a teacher who will help him/her limit inappropriate self-disruptive behavior.
CLASS RULES:
1. Listen carefully.
2. Follow directions.
3. Work quietly.
4. Respect others. (Be kind with words and actions.)
5. Respect school and personal property.
6. Complete work and stay on task.
CONSEQUENCES OF FOLLOWING RULES:
1. Praise and rewards
2. Special privileges
3. Improved grades
4. Greater self-esteem through achievement
5. Recognition during Celebration Assembly
6. Fun Fridays

CONSEQUENCES OF BREAKING RULES:
1. Warning
2. Sign discipline log and miss 10 minutes of recess
3. Put check by name in discipline log- miss 20 minutes of recess-note sent to parents
4. Call parents and/or send to principal
Severe behavior will result in removal to office or school wide time out.

I have read and I understand the discipline plan for your classroom.
Parent Signature_______________________
Student Signature______________________

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Back to School Welcome Letter

 
 Dear Parents,

Welcome to second grade at Pine Tree Elementary School! We have a very busy and exciting year in store for us! Let me introduce myself. My name is Charlotte Jackson. I have lived in this area for most of my life. My husband's name is Lloyd W. Jackson, a retired employee of Texas Eastman. We have traveled a lot to places like Thailand, Costa Rico, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Hawaii, Mexico, Bahamas, Cancun, Alaska, Canada, and many of the states of the U.S. The cruises to the Caribbean and to Alaska were my favorite trips. I enjoy playing tennis, relaxing with family and friends, watching movies, gardening, reading, and surfing the net. Learning is a lifetime goal of mine. I got a Bachelors of Science degree, Masters of Education, Reading Specialization, Language and Learning Disabilities Degree, and an Educational Diagnostician's Degree to help me become a better teacher. I consider myself fortunate to be among such a professional staff at Pine Tree.

I realize that teaching your child is a privilege, as well as a tremendous responsibility. I will do my best this year to ensure that each student has a motivating and safe learning experience in the classroom. However, I cannot do this alone. I need your help. We both need to be partners in the learning process. I need each of you to encourage your child at home by helping to ensure that they have completed their assignments, and help them study for quizzes, if necessary. I know with your help that we are going to have a great year!

These are some of my favorite things:
Colors: blue, green, pink Foods: fruits, pizza, chocolate-Snickers and Peanut M&M's
Drinks: Diet Dr. Pepper, Lemonade, Gatorade
Music: Classical
Places to eat: Pizza King, Subway, Chick-fil-a, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse, Bodacious, Jason's Deli, Lupe's, Chinese, Mexican
Favorite movies: There are too many!
Collections: crystal, dolls, angels, jewelry, bears, tennis items, coins, cookbooks, candles
TV shows: NCIS, Mentalist, HGTV, Food Network
Traveling around the world

Sincerely,
Mrs. Charlotte Jackson

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Disneyland Opened July 17, 1955






Disneyland- From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Disneyland Park is a theme park located in Anaheim, California, owned and operated by the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts division of The Walt Disney Company. Known as Disneyland when it was dedicated on July 17, 1955, and still almost universally referred to by that name, it is the only theme park to be designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney. In 1998, the theme park was re-branded Disneyland Park to distinguish it from the larger Disneyland Resort complex.
Walt Disney came up with the concept of Disneyland after visiting various amusement parks with his daughters in the 1930s and 1940s. He initially envisioned building a tourist attraction adjacent to his studios in Burbank to entertain fans who wished to visit; however, he soon realized that the proposed site was too small. After hiring a consultant to help determine an appropriate site for his project, Walt bought a 160-acre (65 ha) site near Anaheim in 1953. Construction began in 1954 and the park was unveiled during a special televised press event on the ABC Television Network on July 17, 1955."
http://www.justdisney.com/ Walt Disney Museum-Disneyland Info

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summer Activities-Crafts-Theme Units-Lessons-Ideas


PLEASE VISIT MY SEASONAL HOLIDAY THEME PAGES-LESSONS-ACTIVITIES-CRAFTS-IDEAS-PRINTOUTS-PROJECTS-RESOURCES-QUOTES-BOOKS-POEMS FOR TEACHERS:




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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Olympics-Resources




Resources for the Olympics



Winter or summer, the Olympics provide teaching opportunities across the curriculum for students of all ages. Browse these options for curriculum connections to light the Olympic flame in your classroom.
July, 2012
1, Friday -
31, Friday
School's out for summer!
TeachersFirst's Summer Sparklers


20, Friday -
20, Monday
Ramadan
TeachersFirst's Ramadan Resources


27, Friday -
12, Sunday
London Olympics
TeachersFirst Resources for the Olympics

Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy Fourth-Patriotic Pops

  Patriotic Pops-red, blue and white

Ingredients:
  • Blue Kool-Aid or jelly - 2 cups
  • Raspberry juice – 2 cups
  • 5 oz Disposable cups – a dozen
  • Frozen whipped topping – 1 cup
  • Vanilla yogurt – 1 cup
  • Popsicle sticks – a dozen 

Recipe:

To make the popsicles divide the blue jelly equally in the cups and put them in the freezer till the jelly becomes firm and partially frozen. Now mix the yogurt and the whipped cream topping and place them on top of the frozen jelly in the cups. Freeze it again till the yogurt mixture becomes firm.

Take the cups out from the freezer and insert a Popsicle stick on each of the cups and then pour the raspberry jelly over them. Freeze the pops till they are firm and solid.

To remove the pops from their cups run hot water over the outer surface of the cups. Enjoy the chilled patriotic pops.

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