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Clover Search Game

March 1, 2011 Teachnet Staff 1

Ian McCall has designed two wonderful exercises that are great practice for younger children and fun for kids of all ages. We were quite taken with his Clover Patch Search game, where you browse among square photos to find the clovers, and maybe even a four-leaf clover!

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Bring the Summer Into Your Classroom

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

If your students are suffering from the cold-weather blues, turn your classroom into a summer resort for a day or a week. They will get a chance to pretend it’s warm, and also do comparison activities that will put their brains to work.

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Summer Solstice

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

The summer solstice here in the northern hemisphere marks a time when the earth’s axis tilts towards the sun, as it will between June and September, causing warm weather and “longer” days in the northern hemisphere, and cold weather and “shorter” days in the southern hemisphere.

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April Fool’s Day

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

How do you trick your students? We want to know! One T2T contributor tells us that she prints the morning lesson backwards so her students have to turn it over and hold it up to the light to read it.

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About St. Patrick’s Day

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

St. Patrick was the patron saint of Ireland and the Irish, born about 385 A.D. in Northern Wales. He studied religion in Europe to become a priest and bishop.

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St. Patrick of Ireland

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, is a time of parades and celebration here in the U.S. In addition to touring the sites below, consider exploring with your class how you might celebrate everyone’s heritage in your class.

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Forgot To Buy Valentines? Make Them!

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0
Valentine Tangram

Between assessments and planning a party and fighting a headache, who can blame you for forgetting to buy valentines for your students? Well, print your way out of the doghouse with this tangram valentine.

Valentine’s Day Varieties

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Readers’ Favorite: Our collection of Valentine’s Day activities in a variety of subjects and levels. Make some pink applesauce and stained glass hearts, read a Valentine’s Day book, play a few games and then do a quick science lesson by studying your heart rate. That’s a festive day!

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“Fall”ing Apples

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Fall has officially arrived, and now that we’re gearing up for cooler weather and a new crop of goodies, apples have become a hot topic. This compilation of apple activities and crafts comes direct from our T2T contributors.

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Sunny Days: Ultraviolet Overexposure

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

For a number of years now researchers have educated the public and reinforced the statements that tans are unhealthy, and the sun can cause skin damage and even cancer. Still, the local pool is packed and the beaches are more for “catching some rays” than swimming or surfing. As the atmosphere above is damaged, the sun’s ultraviolet rays become more dangerous each year. What can you do to help students understand the importance of protecting their skin?