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9 & 10, 1999
to the first installment of Teachnet's Weekend Edition. You'll find
a lighthearted, maybe inspirational, and sometimes humorous, look
Hey, we even have teacher-suggested recipes. We'll be back Monday
with more teaching tips.
Teddy Stoddard story...if
you've already had it emailed it to you 27 times during the last
year, we apologize. But we've had requests for it so here it is...
is a story many years ago of an elementary teacher. Her name was
Mrs. Thompson. And as she stood in front of her 5th grade class
on her very first day of school, she told the children a lie.
Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she
loved them all the same. But that was impossible, because there
in the front row, slumped in his seat, was a little boy named
We Can Learn from a Dog
by Lori Heiser
pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride.
the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face
to be pure ecstasy.
loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
it's in your best interest, always practice obedience.
others know when they've invaded your territory.
naps and always stretch before rising.
romp, and play daily.
with gusto and enthusiasm.
pretend to be something you're not.
what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by,
and nuzzle them gently.
in the simple joy of a long walk.
on attention and let people touch you.
biting when a simple growl will do.
hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
you are happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
matter how often you are criticized, don't buy into the
guilt thing and pout. Run right back and make friends.
Things Grade Schoolers Have Written
by Jerry Taylor
future of "I give" is "I take."
parts of speech are lungs and air.
inhabitants of Moscow are called Mosquitoes.
census taker is a man who goes from house to house increasing
is composed of two gins. Oxygin and hydrogin. Oxygin is
pure gin. Hydrogin is gin and water.
H2O and CO2.) H2O is hot water and CO2 is cold water.
city purifies its water supply by filtering the water
then forcing it through an aviator.
of the houses in France are made of plaster of Paris.
people who followed the Lord were called the 12 opossums.
spinal column is a long bunch of bones. The head sits
on the top and you sit on the bottom.
do not raise silk worms in the United States, because
we get our silk from rayon. He is a larger worm and gives
on our Teacher-2-Teacher mailing
list asked about quick and easy recipes for overworked
teachers and these were sent in response:
of our all-time favorites is Bagel-Pizza! The kids
enjoy concocting their own delicious versions. We use a
variety of different flavored bagels, and top them with
a layer of Ragu-type sauces, shredded cheeses, pepperoni
(or ham, sausage, etc.), chopped onions, and whatever strikes
our fancy. Pop them into an oven that has been pre-heated
to about 350 degrees, and heat for five to ten minutes,
until the cheese is beginning to melt.
Breakfast Casserole - I like this one because you fix
it the night before serving. Our CPT (Caring Parents and
Teachers) group served this to our school staff for a recent
Back-to-School breakfast meeting. It was a real hit!
4 c. cubed day old bread
2 c shredded Cheddar cheese
10 eggs, lightly beaten
4 c milk
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/2 c sliced mushrooms (opt.)
1/2 c peeled , chopped tomatoes (opt) 8 to 10 slices cooked
bacon crumbled or 1lb. sausage, cooked and drained
Generously butter a 9 x 13 baking dish. Arrange bread cubes
in dish and sprinkle with cheese. Beat together next 5 ingredients
with pepper to taste and pour evenly over cheese and bread.
Sprinkle with bacon or sausage, mushrooms and tomato if
desired. Cover and chill overnight. Preheat oven to 325.
Bake casserole, uncovered, until set about 1 hour.
1 C. mayonaisse
1 C. sour cream
1 lb bacon, cooked and chopped
1 tomato, seeded and diced Combine ingredients and refrigerate
overnight to blend flavors. Serve on toasted bread triangles.
This recipe makes a great snack or appetizer for casual
5 lbs. red potatoes
1/2 C. margarine
6 oz. cream cheese
1 C. sour cream
4 oz. cheddar
1/2 C. parmesan cheese
4 green onions
1 T. salt
1 tsp. pepper
Peel potatoes and boil until tender. Mash potatoes while
still hot, adding margarine and a little milk. Add rest
of ingredients and mix well. Put in 3 qt. casserole dish,
cover, and refrigerate for up to 1 week. Remove from refrigerator
1 hour before baking. Bake 45 minutes at 350.