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.
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/
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.
Delphi Academy La Jolla-San Marcos, California
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Winter Park High School Orchestra @ Winter Park High School Winter Park, Florida
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