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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers

25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers

May and Spring Themes-Lessons Plans-Activities







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Nurses' Day in May & Nurses' Week History Theme Units, Lessons, Activities, Ideas, Resources

Nurses' Day in May & Nurses' Week History Theme Units, Lessons, Activities, Ideas, Resources

End of School Year Theme Units, Lessons, Crafts, Fun Ideas, Activities, & Resources

End of School Year Theme Units, Lessons, Crafts, Fun Ideas, Activities, & Resources

Space Day First Friday-May Solar System Theme Units, Lessons, Activities, Experiments, & Resources

Space Day First Friday-May Solar System Theme Units, Lessons, Activities, Experiments, & Resources

Teacher Appreciation Theme-National Day-Week-Month, Cards, Gifts, Crafts, Quotes, Projects, Activities & Ideas

Teacher Appreciation Theme-National Day-Week-Month, Cards, Gifts, Crafts, Quotes, Projects, Activities & Ideas

May Calendar Events


May Calendar Events

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month   May 
National Youth Traffic Safety Month   May 
National Flower Month   May 
Sudoku First Published as Number Place in Dell Puzzle Magazine 
May, 1979 
May Day   May 1, 2014
Mother Goose Day   May 1, 2014 
Whale Awareness Day (in Massachusetts)   May 1, 2014 
First Freedom Ride   May 4, 1961 
Elizabeth Jane Cochran’s, Known as Nellie Bly, Birthday-May 5, 1864 
Cinco de Mayo   May 5, 2014
Cartoonist Day   May 5, 2014 
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower   May 5-6, 2014
Space Day   May 6, 2014
Mother's Day   May 11, 2014

Chem Collective - Resources to Teach and Learn Chemistry

Free Technology for Teachers: Chem Collective - Resources to Teach and Learn Chemistry

Science is Fun - Ideas and Resources for Hands-on Science Lessons

Free Technology for Teachers: Science is Fun - Ideas and Resources for Hands-on Science Lessons

Monday, April 21, 2014

Earth Day-Environment Day Theme Units, Lessons,Fun Resources

Earth Day-Environment Day Theme Units, Lessons,Fun Resources

Space & Solar System, Astronomy, Planets, Theme Units, Lessons, Links, Activities, & Resources

Space & Solar System, Astronomy, Planets, Theme Units, Lessons, Links, Activities, & Resources

Meteor Shower-Spread the word. Mark your calendars for April 23!


Meteor Shower-Spread the word. Mark your calendars for April 23!

San Jacinto Day-Texas Revolution-April 21



April 21, 1836, Sam Houston and the Texian Army defeated Santa Anna at San Jacinto and won independence for the Republic of Texas. The Sons of the Republic of Texas will celebrate this great victory with a dinner at the Potpourri House in Tyler at 6:30 PM. This is a state holiday so salute the Lone Star state in your own way and Honor the Texas Flag.

Texas Resources:
http://www.mrscjacksonsclass.com/

Summer Fun June-July-August Theme Units,Lessons,Activities,Resources

Summer Fun June-July-August Theme Units,Lessons,Activities,Resources

Sunday, April 13, 2014

TeachersFirst - Easter Resources

TeachersFirst - Easter Resources

Earth Day: TeachersFirst Editors' Choices

Earth Day: TeachersFirst Editors' Choices

SEASONAL HOLIDAY THEME PAGES-LESSONS-ACTIVITIES-CRAFTS-IDEAS-PROJECTS-QUOTES-BOOKS-POEMS




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

National Library Week-April 13-19, 2014


National Library Week begins today! This year's theme is, "Lives change @ your library." How often do your students visit your school library?
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Jackson's Class PreK-12 Theme Units-Lessons-Activities

Jackson's Class PreK-12 Theme Units-Lessons-Activities



How to Record Audio Interviews With Skype and QuickTime

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Record Audio Interviews With Skype and QuickTime

Random Acts of Kindness-Teacher Appreciation


Touching story.  Random acts of kindness, I think they call it?

As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children an untruth. Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved them all the same. However, that was impossible, because there in the front row, slumped in his seat, was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard.

Mrs. Thompson had watched Teddy the year before and noticed that he did not play well with the other children, that his clothes were messy and that he constantly needed a bath. In addition, Teddy could be unpleasant.

It got to the point where Mrs. Thompson would actually take delight in marking his papers with a broad red pen, making bold X's and then putting a big "F" at the top of his papers.

At the school where Mrs. Thompson taught, she was required to review each child's past records and she put Teddy's off until last. However, when she reviewed his file, she was in for a surprise.

Teddy's first grade teacher wrote, "Teddy is a bright child with a ready laugh. He does his work neatly and has good manners... he is a joy to be around.."

His second grade teacher wrote, "Teddy is an excellent student, well liked by his classmates, but he is troubled because his mother has a terminal illness and life at home must be a struggle."

His third grade teacher wrote, "His mother's death has been hard on him. He tries to do his best, but his father doesn't show much interest and his home life will soon affect him if some steps aren't taken."

Teddy's fourth grade teacher wrote, "Teddy is withdrawn and doesn't show much interest in school. He doesn't have many friends and he sometimes sleeps in class."

By now, Mrs. Thompson realized the problem and she was ashamed of herself. She felt even worse when her students brought her Christmas presents, wrapped in beautiful ribbons and bright paper, except for Teddy's. His present was clumsily wrapped in the heavy, brown paper That he got from a grocery bag Mrs. Thompson took pains to open it in the middle of the other presents. Some of the children started to laugh when she found a rhinestone bracelet with some of the stones missing, and a bottle that was one-quarter full of perfume.. But she stifled the children's laughter when she exclaimed how pretty the bracelet was, putting it on, and dabbing some of the perfume on her wrist. Teddy Stoddard stayed after school that day just long enough to say, "Mrs. Thompson, today you smelled just like my Mom used to." After the children left, she cried for at least an hour.

On that very day, she quit teaching reading, writing and arithmetic. Instead, she began to teach children. Mrs. Thompson paid particular attention to Teddy. As she worked with him, his mind seemed to come alive. The more she encouraged him, the faster he responded. By the end of the year, Teddy had become one of the smartest children in the class and, despite her lie that she would love all the children the same, Teddy became one of her "teacher's pets.."

A year later, she found a note under her door, from Teddy, telling* her that she was still the best teacher he ever had in his whole life.

Six years went by before she got another note from Teddy. He then wrote that he had finished high school, third in his class, and she was still the best teacher he ever had in life.

Four years after that, she got another letter, saying that while things had been tough at times, he'd stayed in school, had stuck with it, and would soon graduate from college with the highest of honors. He assured Mrs. Thompson that she was still the best and favorite teacher he had ever had in his whole life.

Then four more years passed and yet another letter came. This time he explained that after he got his bachelor's degree, he decided to go a little further. The letter explained that she was still the best and favorite teacher he ever had. But now his name was a little longer.... The letter was signed, Theodore F. Stoddard, MD.

The story does not end there. You see, there was yet another letter that spring. Teddy said he had met this girl and was going to be married. He explained that his father had died a couple of years ago and he was wondering if Mrs. Thompson might agree to sit at the wedding in the place that was usually reserved for the mother of the groom.

Of course, Mrs. Thompson did. And guess what? She wore that bracelet, the one with several rhinestones missing. Moreover, she made sure she was wearing the perfume that Teddy remembered his mother wearing on their last Christmas together.

They hugged each other, and Dr. Stoddard whispered in Mrs. Thompson's ear, "Thank you Mrs. Thompson for* believing in me. Thank you so much for making me feel important and showing me that I could make a difference."

Mrs. Thompson, with tears in her eyes, whispered back. She said, "Teddy, you have it all wrong. You were the one who taught me that I could make a difference. I didn't know how to teach until I met you."

(For you that don't know, Teddy Stoddard is the Dr. at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines that has the Stoddard Cancer Wing.)

Warm someone's heart today. . . pass this along. I love this story so very much, I cry every time I read it. Just try to make a difference in someone's life today? tomorrow? Just "do it".

Random acts of kindness, I think they call it?


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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/04/22-interactive-lessons-to-bring-earth-day-to-life/

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/04/22-interactive-lessons-to-bring-earth-day-to-life/

Forget The End Of Life Woes: Windows 8 Has An XP Mode

Forget The End Of Life Woes: Windows 8 Has An XP Mode

Survive and Thrive During Testing Season | Edutopia

Survive and Thrive During Testing Season | Edutopia

New AddThis Pro Feature: Responsive Sharing Buttons | AddThis Blog

New AddThis Pro Feature: Responsive Sharing Buttons | AddThis Blog

How To Guarantee Your Facebook Page Content Reaches Your Fans

10 Ways to Use Poetry in Your Classroom | Reading Rockets

10 Ways to Use Poetry in Your Classroom | Reading Rockets

Sewing: 50 Tips, Tricks and Techniques for all skill levels

Everything You Need to Know About Sewing: 50 Tips, Tricks and Techniques for all skill levels

31 DIY Ways To Make Your Backyard Awesome This Summer |

31 DIY Ways To Make Your Backyard Awesome This Summer |

Cutest or Funniest Misspelling


We thought this was too cute! What is the cutest or funniest misspelling you have encountered as a teacher?

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

SPRING WRITING WORKSHEETS SCIENCE, READING AND WRITING - 80 PAGES - TeachersPayTeachers.com

SPRING WRITING WORKSHEETS SCIENCE, READING AND WRITING - 80 PAGES - TeachersPayTeachers.com

How to Make Copies of Google Documents Shared With You As "View Only"

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Make Copies of Google Documents Shared With You As "View Only"

Free 7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams

5 Resources for Teaching About the Forces of Nature

Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - 5 Resources for Teaching About the Forces of Nature

Create Webpages for Announcements, Assignments, and Digital Portfolios

Free Technology for Teachers: Tackk - Create Webpages for Announcements, Assignments, and Digital Portfolios

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Early play templates: Want to make a simple Easter basket? Easter basket templates

early play templates: Want to make a simple easter basket? Easter basket templates

April Calendar-Events

April Calendar-Events
National Kite Month   April 
National Frog Month   April 
National Garden Month   April 
Distracted Driving Awareness Month   April 
Financial Literacy Month   April 
California Earthquake Preparedness Month   April 
National Humor Month   April 
National Mathematics Education Month   April 
National Poetry Month   April 
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln   Apr 15, 1865 
King George III Reacts to the Boston Tea Party by Closing the Boston Port   Apr 1, 1774 
April Fools’ Day   Apr 1, 2014 
Ponce de León Discovers Florida   Apr 2, 1513 
Hans Christian Andersen’s Birthday   Apr 2, 1805
Frederic Auguste Bartholdi’s Birthday   Apr 2, 1834
 Death of Pope John Paul II   Apr 2, 2005
 Booker T. Washington’s Birthday   Apr 5, 1856 
Metric System Adopted in France   Apr 7, 1795
World Health Day   Apr 7, 2014 
National D.A.R.E. Day   Apr 7, 2014 
Civil War Ended   Apr 9, 1865 
Jumbo the Elephant Arrives in US   Apr 9, 1882 
Safety Pin Patented   Apr 10, 1848 
Spain Cedes Gibraltar to Great Britain   Apr 11, 1713 

Plants, Trees, & Seeds Theme Units, Arbor Day Unit, Garden Guide, Lessons, Activities, Ideas, Resources

Plants, Trees, & Seeds Theme Units, Arbor Day Unit, Garden Guide, Lessons, Activities, Ideas, Resources

Earth Day-Environment Day Theme Units, Lessons,Fun Resources

Earth Day-Environment Day Theme Units, Lessons,Fun Resources

Rocks, Soil, & Earth Science Theme Unit, Lessons, Links, Activities, Books, Projects, Experiments,& Resources

Rocks, Soil, & Earth Science Theme Unit, Lessons, Links, Activities, Books, Projects, Experiments,& Resources