EduHound Weekly: August 11, 2005

EduHound Weekly: August 11, 2005

TOPIC OF THE WEEK: BACK-TO-SCHOOL 2005

For a good many of us, it's time to go back-to school!
Here are resources to help you create a welcoming environment and enjoy a successful start to the school year.


Spotlight Site of the Week!  
Scholastic.com: Teacher Tools
http://teacher.scholastic.com/tools/index.htm
These FREE online applications that make everyday teaching tasks easier! Customize these FREE, ready-to-use reproducibles to create great classroom materials.
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Additional Sites:

First Day Online
Offers a free first day of school activity guide for promoting parental involvement.
http://www.firstday.org

Fourteen Great Activities for the First Days of School!
Take a look at these icebreaker activities contributed by teachers from around the globe!
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson273.shtml

Back to School Activities
Classroom helpers, skills practice printables, word problems, coloring pages, vocabulary sheets and more!
http://www.edhelper.com/Back_To_School.htm

Seating Arrangements for Teaching & Learning Spaces
This offering provides a wide variety of different layouts for learning environments.
http://www.ists.unimelb.edu.au/ts/seating.htm

Kathy Schrock's - Bulletin Board Ideas and Links
Includes a large collection of links to sample bulletin boards for all grade levels that can be found on the Net.
http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/bulletin/

Education World: Lesson Plans
For education professionals teaching grades K-12 with lesson plans, tips, articles, and resources.
http://www.educationworld.com

The New York Times Learning Network
Free news and education resource for teachers of grades 3-12, their students, and parents.
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/

JUDI'S CORNER

This week features a fascinating exhibit at the Burpee Museum of Natural History:

Jane @ Burpee Museum of Natural History
http://www.visitjane.com
Jane is one of the most spectacular dinosaur finds in recent years. She is one of the best preserved and most complete juvenile T. rex specimens in the world, discovered in 2001 by a Burpee Museum expedition to the Hell Creek Formation in southeastern Montana -- and finally on display as of July 29, 2005.


Each week, I'll answer your questions, post announcements and provide interesting input!  Email me at jrajala@eduhound.com
That's all for this week! "Remember...the Web is a terrible thing to waste!"
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Delphi Academy
La Jolla-San Marcos, California

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November 17-20, 2005
Pittsburgh, PA
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