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    The Preposition Song

    The Preposition Song
    h4. Education Level: Grade 4-5-6 Prepositions links nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word of phrase introduced by the proposition is called the object of a preposition. There are several versions of The Preposition Song, and several are here for your reference. Performed by an 8th Grade Class: Grammer Rock Classic Preposition Video: Sample song ...
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    Lesson: The Net! (Dodging Game)

    Lesson: The Net! (Dodging Game)
    Physical Education K-2 Teacher can explain that all the students are going to be minnows (little fish found in shallow water). Minnows are going to try to swim through the "net". The "net" will be a designated area between two lines in the middle of the gym. Teacher will pick two students to be the "net" to begin the game. The ...
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    It's what they learn?

    As I now reflect back on my first university level teaching experience I begin to realize that its not what we teach that is important, moreover its what the students learn. What I mean is that as teachers we can plan the best lessons, the coolest examples, and the most innovative activities, but in the end, all our manufactured efforts may ...
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    Capacity Song

    Capacity Song Submitted by: Kim Brause Grade level: 4-5 Objective: Students will be able to identify all equivalent measurements of capacity by singing this song each day! Resources: Song Sheet per child Song Poster A Willingness to sing the song several times a day! Teacher Preparation: None Procedure: My students learned their capacity measurements in a flash with this song, and ...
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    ‘Inappropriate Touching’ Never Happened

    ‘Inappropriate Touching’ Never Happened
    h4. It never happened, but they tried to fire him anyway. Two days after he got the horrifying news, Ron Green (not his real name) took a phone call from the mother of two students. She had heard he was accused of “inappropriate touching” and wanted him to know she believed in him. The next day, she called again, and the ...
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    Around the World, a Multicultural Unit

    Around the World, a Multicultural Unit
    The students will listen to stories from different cultures. They will participate in directed discussion, followed by a related art activity. *_A lesson plan for Grades K–1 English Language Arts, Guidance and Social Studies_* h4. Learning outcomes * Students will begin to develop a tolerance and appreciation for people from other cultures. * Students will listen to folk tales or legends ...
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    Salute to the Flag

    Salute to the Flag
    Flag Day is on June 14th. Celebrate it in your classroom with activities for English language learners of all ages. Your students will enjoy this unit on the American flag. Teaching about the American Flag Flag Day is an excellent opportunity to teach your English language learners (ELLs) about this important American holiday. 1. Teach the vocabulary of the flag. Download ...
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    Introduction to the Power of Adjectives

    Primary Subject - Language Arts Grade Level - 3-5 I began the lesson by "chatting" with my students: "Adjectives are words that describe nouns. Nouns are people, places, things, and ideas. You are a noun!" "Parent teacher conferences are coming up. I really need to beef up my supply of adjectives. Since you will be the people I will talking about ...
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    Quick and easy PE games

    Health / Physical Education Grades 2 - 7 Here are a few quick and easy PE games for the non-athletic teacher (like me!). All students can participate. h4. 1. Hockey h4. Equipment 2 tightly rolled and taped newspapers or soft bats, a blackboard duster or soft ball, 2 chairs or goals (not too far apart) h4. Setting up Divide students into ...
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    Teachers Matter?

    What is the heart of a teacher? What are the elements that constitute a teacher? What is the essence of teaching? What does it mean to teach? In the last few months I’ve written just about everything I can think of (so far) on these topics. I’ve used “Teachers Matter” as a subtitle for this blog because I truly believe that ...
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    Family of Instruments

    Grade level: 6-8 h4. Objective: To inform the students on the different families of instruments. h4. Resources: Poster board, art utensils, Internet, books. h4. Teacher Preparation: To put the webliography on the overhead, assign students to their groups, and families of instruments. h4. Procedure: Lesson One: To have them go into the computer lab and search on a couple of these ...
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    Truth and Consequences

    h4. A question, an answer, a reprimand Minnesota special education teacher Jane Jackson wasn’t particularly nervous going into the meeting to discuss one of her high school student’s Individual Education Plan. It was likely to be a routine annual check-in. She wasn’t concerned when a child advocate came in with the parent—there was often someone along to help. But when the ...
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    Blueberries for Sal - Counting and Correspondence

    This lesson is designed to aid the teacher in teaching the math skills of one to one correspondence, number recognition, and matching numbers to sets. It is also a great lesson to intergrate into a unit on Bears or the color Blue. A lesson plan for Kindergarten Information Skills, English Language Arts and Mathematics Students will: * recognize the numerals 0-10. ...
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    Two Review Games: Multiplying Polynomials and FOIL

    Two Review Games: Multiplying Polynomials and FOIL
    Last week while lesson planning, I realized that the material we were covering (multiplying polynomials) lent itself well to some of my favorite learning games. I used two review/teaching games in the same 70 minute period: one covers FOIL and the other contains most other types of multiplication problems: FOIL Bingo I like that this challenges students to problem solve and ...
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    Free English/Language Arts Worksheets

    Because of Winn Dixie Download 15 pages filled with questions for students for each chapter of the book, Because of Winn Dixie. Use as a study guide, quiz or test. Fairy Tale Word Wall Download 6 pages of colorful pictures and names of fairy tale characters for a word wall. Nursery Rhymes Word Wall 3 pages of colorful pictures and words ...
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    Preposition Man

    Primary Subject - Language Arts Secondary Subjects - Art Grade Level - 6-9 This is a very simple way to review prepositions after you have taught them. I received this idea from Eleanor, a teacher friend of mine (I wanted to give her credit!) Get a 7-8' long (at least 3' wide) length of paper and lay it on the floor ...
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    Physical Education Lesson: Winter Station Activities

    Physical Education Lesson: Winter Station Activities
    Physical Education Grades 3-5 h4. Materials Cones, Basketballs, Scooters, Bean Bags, Yarn Balls (or other type of small soft balls), Large plastic Candy Cane decorations (lawn decorations that cost about $1 each), bells (holiday decorations), hula hoops, empty 2 liter bottles, Christmas stockings, jump ropes, holiday music. h4. This activity consists of 4 stations h4. Get the Candy Cane Set up ...
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    Teachers: How To "Deal" With Your Principal

    Teachers: How To "Deal" With Your Principal
    "Principals come and go." That’s what I was told early on in my teaching career. Since then I've survived four principals in 10 years. So, the statement is true. In fact administrators are far more transitory then are teachers. However, at my high school we have not only experienced a high turn over of administrators, but also a 60% turnover in ...
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    Classical Music in the Classroom

    While there are many studies that debate whether or not listening to classical music improves test scores or helps students learn, one undisputed fact remains: classical music is here to stay! We find classical music in movies, on television, and it even lends itself to today's popular music. It has a variety of classroom applications from art to math. h4. Creative ...
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    ‘Fail First’:You suffer, they save

    ‘Fail First’:You suffer, they save
    Mary Ellen Decker had scanned the letter she’d received, written in opaque bureaucratese, about her health insurance, but it didn’t seem to day much. So she was taken by surprise when her prescription for Celebrex—to help control intense pain after a steroid shot for arthritis in her thumb—was denied. Instead, the pharmacist told her to try Tylenol. I was furious—I was ...
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