Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter/Spring Clipart


Need some Easter or spring clipart to brighten up your bulletin board or worksheets? We have some cute bunnies, flowers, umbrellas, and eggs for you:
http://everydayteaching.com/Gallery/easter.php

Friday, March 26, 2010

New Classroom Flyer available

The latest edition of the Classroom Flyer Newsletter, covering free resources for K-12 teachers, is now available: http://www.everydayteaching.com/Flyer/CF.Mar24.PAGE1.html
Click through "next page" at each page bottom to access the entire issue.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bunny Ear Headbands

Print, color, cut, and assemble these bunny ears on a headband for an Easter/spring treat for your primary classes. For a more durable version, print or trace them out onto card stock, and glue white cotton balls all along the outer ear border for fuzzy bunny ears! Click on the title above for the printable templates.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Biosphere Web Trek

With this Web Trek to help you celebrate Earth Day, upper elementary and middle school students will visit selected websites to learn all about the biosphere and its interactions, including photosynthesis and the carbon cycle. For an extension activity, students will build their own mini biosphere in a recycled, plastic soda bottle. Click on the title above for the student Web Trek, and use the link below for the Answer Key.
http://www.everydayteaching.com/Treks/upper_elem/Biosphere-answers.pdf

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Free Rice through Learning

Free Rice through Learning:
http://www.freerice.com/subjects.php?t=329294929096

Feed the world, help eliminate hunger, and practice math, English grammar, geography, languages, art, and chemistry at the same time. Each correct answer garners more grains of rice to donate.

Print & Assemble Easter Egg Hats

Click on the title above to download and print out these templates to color, cut, and assemble Easter Egg Hats for your primary classes!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Teaching Calendar with Free Daily Resources

Click on the link above for a useful teaching calendar that you can access each day. It offers a new sponge activity each Monday, reproducible writing worksheets for early elementary through high school classes each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and printable classroom posters on Fridays.
Try it out! http://www.everydayteaching.com/Calendar/index.php

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Education News, Week of March 22nd

40+ DETROIT SCHOOLS TO CLOSE:
http://www.salon.com/news/2010/03/17/us_detroit_schools_closings_1/index.html

Shrinking budgets and shrinking enrollment -- it's all leading to schools being shut down, across the country. What do you think? Is it happening in your district?

LEAVING NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND, BEHIND:
http://open.salon.com/blog/saturn_smith/2010/03/15/leaving_no_child_left_behind_behind_--_finally


Watch the online video address by President Obama, then read the commentary of the amendments being planned for NCLB. Finally... ?

Monday, March 15, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Resources


We have some free, printable St. Patrick's Day Writing Worksheets posted for you. They include different grade levels and provide an easy, last minute activity to help celebrate the holiday.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

POT OF GOLD WRITING WORKSHEET
http://www.everydayteaching.com/Books/St.Pat2010/PotOfGoldWriting.pdf

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
http://www.everydayteaching.com/Books/St.Pat2010/OvertheRainbowWritingPrompt.pdf

WEARING THE GREEN
http://www.everydayteaching.com/Books/St.Pat2010/St.PatricksWritingPrompt.pdf

A WEE BIT OF LUCK
http://www.everydayteaching.com/Books/St.Pat2010/HorseshoeWritingPrompt.pdf

**P.S. You can access the whole St. Patrick's Day printable book (and ALL of our website resources, as well as a month's worth of newsletters!!) for only $2. Act quickly! Join here:
http://www.everydayteaching.com/Members/Subscriptions/sub_1month.php

View the St. Patrick's Day printable book:
http://www.everydayteaching.com/Books/st.pat2010.php

Brenda Barron, Managing Director
http://www.everydayteaching.com
everydayteaching@realmworkscommunications.com

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Education News, week of March 15th

KANSAS CITY CLOSING HALF ITS SCHOOLS:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/11/us/11kansascity.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&src=ig

"Budget cuts"; it's an all too common theme these past few years, and little is changing with teachers receiving pink slips, classes being cut, numbers dwindling, and now, Kansas City closing half its city schools. How is your school district faring during the shrinking budget era?

NCLB SUPPORTER NOW MAJOR CRITIC:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/03/education/03ravitch.html

It's a huge change of heart for education advocate and campaigner Diane Ravitch, once a major voice for standardized testing. Today she admits those strategies compromised the health and welfare of public education, eroding school reform. NCLB is up for reform in Washington; what's your view? Is it time to create a major overhaul?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Resources

Printable St. Patrick's Day resources are now available at:
http://everydayteaching.com/Books/st.pat2010.php

Shamrock Math Worksheets, writing prompts on St. Pat's Day-themed pages, printable classroom banners, and more!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Classroom Flyer Blog Begins

Have you seen our Education in the News entries this week? They're included below, and we'd love to hear your reactions... For instance, do you believe that the reason behind failing schools in America, as Doug Lemerov suggests in the NY Times article below, is that teachers don't know how to teach? (!) Let us know your thoughts.

Best regards;
Brenda Barron, Managing Director
http://www.everydayteaching.com

BUILDING A BETTER TEACHER:

No matter how much the curriculum is tweaked, the standards are pushed, schools are closed down, or different focuses make the rounds, nothing will change, suggests educational consultant Doug Lemov, unless teachers know how to teach.

DISTRICTS REWARDED FOR FIRING LOW PERFORMANCE TEACHERS:

Close the failing schools and fire underperforming schools... that's the latest refrain from the administration, holding educators responsible for "fixing" America's trouble public school system.