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Why Do I Need to Learn to Read

Every year teachers all over the country encounter a student that will say something like this. “When I grow up I'm never going to read a book. I hate books. I hate to read. When I graduate I ..
(December 30, 2007)
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Animal Offsprings

"Grandma what is baby cat called?" This is a question that often comes up and it is easy when it is a baby cat, but what about those other animals. Some of them can make you head for the dictionary ..
(December 30, 2007)
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So You Want To Teach Elementary School

So you want to teach. Let me give you a preview of what your life will be like if you succeed in becoming an elementary school teacher. If you become an elementary school teacher this is what you ..
(October 17, 2007)
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Art Ideas for Students That Think They Are Artless

Some students in school feel that they have no ability in the art area. They stop drawing as young as second grade because they do not draw as well as the pictures that teachers have handed them out ..
(August 19, 2007)
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What Should I Draw?

One of the hardest subjects to get students to participate in is art. Most of them by the age of eight or nine have already decided whether they are good at it or not. If they feel that they are not ..
(August 19, 2007)
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The Bald Eagle, National Symbol of the United States of America

For many years I taught my fifth grade students about the symbols of the United States of America. Over the years I have grown to love our national symbol, the American Bald Eagle. Many students are ..
(August 05, 2007)
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Patriotism is a Growing Concern

Patriotism is a growing concern in our nation today. One of the ways to teach children patriotism is to have them be in an informative play or program. Many schools and teachers are looking for ..
(August 05, 2007)
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Philo T Farnsworth - TV Inventor

Recently I was reading a list of inventors of important inventions that affect our lives every day. I glanced down the list quickly looking for the inventor I knew most about because he once lived in .
(July 30, 2007)
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Showcase PE Skills Instead of Music Skills

Students in Elementary Schools love to share their talents and to basically ‘show off’. Teachers have found a multitude of ways to let them share their talents and knowledge through Science ..
(July 30, 2007)
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Positive and Negatives of DVD Car Systems

Car video systems are really catching on and many families are purchasing them to install in their present vehicles. The positives of having one in your car would probably include the following ..
(July 30, 2007)
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The Dreaded Word Thong

Being a teacher I have to be very careful with my vocabulary. I want to be a good example to my students and use words appropriately. Using less familiar words help the students build vocabulary and ..
(July 23, 2007)
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All Car DVDs Are Not Equal

Imagine my surprise when I went looking for a DVD for my car. We were to take our grandkids for an extended road trip and I thought it would help it to a DVD player. The trouble is ..
(July 09, 2007)
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Anyone Can Teach

How many of you have heard this? Well, I’m here to tell you that this is false. Everyone can teach, but not in a classroom. Some years ago the newspaper reported of a very successful lawyer who .
(July 09, 2007)
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Making a Long Road Trip with Children Tolerable

So this is the year that you are going to take a thousand mile road trip. It would be fun and enjoyable with just your spouse, but now your family includes others. Those others include a preteen ten ..
(July 06, 2007)
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Remote Controls Galore - Replacement Remotes

The other day we lost our remote control. Being of the older generation I told my grandkids to not panic and just go push the button on the television. They thought grandma was crazy. The buttons are .
(July 06, 2007)
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Teacher Friendly Programs-Plays

Thirty seven years spent in an ordinary average classroom has given me a lot of insight into what is a teacher friendly program. Teacher friendly programs realize that teachers are always under the ..
(July 06, 2007)
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10 Qualities You Find in Good Students and Good Citizens

Over the years I have found 10 qualities in students that make them good students. To me a good student is not always the student that gets an A. Some students can get an A without even trying and ..
(June 05, 2007)
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It's a Jungle Back There

Have you noticed that organization is in vogue now? Organization is a verb not a noun. Most people wished that it were a noun so that they could purchase it, but that is not the case. Organization ..
(May 29, 2007)
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PE Parent Programs - Display Skills That Students Learn In PE

PE or in the school setting Physical Education has sometimes got a bad deal in the elementary setting. Many people including parents feel that students go to PE just to play games. Many feel that it ..
(March 30, 2007)
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Not One Chance in a Centillion

Not One Chance in a Centillion Students often use numbers that they really cannot visualize what they are talking about. One day in class I heard a child tell another that he did not have one chance ..
(March 30, 2007)
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Kid's Ideas Are Winners

One of the best ideas for making a fun school program is to listen to the kids. Children have very active imaginations and they are not shy about expressing their ideas. If you are open to their ..
(January 22, 2007)
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Teachers

Over the many years that I have taught I have seen one fact that is always constant. TEACHERS When the lights go out for the day they move into the halls or to the nearest window and TEACH. When ..
(January 22, 2007)
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Computer Phobias

Years ago around the end of January I would develop Chinophobia (fear of snow). Maybe it was because we had 3-5 feet of snow and I was ready for spring. Over the years I have developed ..
(January 19, 2007)
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Getting in Touch With TV Networks

Have you ever been watching a TV program and you liked it so much that you wanted to contact the network and thank them for the splendid program. Or, maybe you have seen something that you find ..
(January 03, 2007)
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