## LESSONS> Teacher Lesson Plans Vol. 6, Issue 17

• From: Gleason Sackmann <gleason@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
• Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 08:46:12 -0500

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Sent: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 14:29:19 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Teacher Lesson Plans Vol. 6, Issue 17

Volume 6, Issue 17
April 28, 2004

Dear Education Professionals,

Welcome to the Teacher Lesson Plans Newsletter, published weekly as a free
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THIS WEEK'S LESSON PLANNING ARTICLE
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Just the Facts: Five Games for Teaching Math Facts
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson339.shtml
Practice! Practice! Practice! That's how most students learn their addition
facts or times tables. Rote drill is a popular and proven tool for learning
math facts. But it's OK to lighten up and add some fun to math-facts learning.

The five lessons that comprise this week's Lesson Planning resource are listed
below. (Approximate grade levels for each lesson are indicated in parentheses.)

Math Facts Race
This fun math race reinforces math facts in a very visual way. (Grades K-8)

Math Facts War

Saved By the Bell
This fast-paced team game is a fun way to practice math facts. (Grades K-8)

Multiplication BINGO

Online Math Facts Games
Online math-facts games for friendly classroom competition and at-home

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MORE NEW LESSON IDEAS
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Happy Mother's Day!
http://www.educationworld.com/holidays/archives/mothersday.shtml
Make this holiday one that student, parent, and teacher will remember!

Pet Week Lessons for Every Grade
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson311.shtml
Five lessons that reinforce language arts, math, and science skills and involve
popular pets!

Cinco de Mayo WebQuest Includes a Fiesta!
http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech019.shtml
Music, food, and a piñata help make learning about Cinco de Mayo fun!

Writing Bug: Be a Sport
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/writing_bug/writingbug077.shtml
What is your favorite sport to watch? Why do you prefer that sport above all
the others?

5-Minute Fillers
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/fillers/fillers036.shtml
Quick activities when you have five minutes to spare -- Volume 36.

Teacher-Submitted Lesson Plan: Writing a Character Sketch
http://www.educationworld.com/a_tsl/archives/04-1/lesson017.shtml
Write a character sketch about somebody you know well.

Internet Scavenger Hunt: April Showers Bring May Flowers
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/hunt/hunt070.shtml
Are you caught in the water cycle?

Work Sheet of the Week
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/worksheets/TCM/lang_arts_3_5.shtml#pggames
"Paragraph Games" -- teaching about main idea.

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THE WEEKLY SURVEY
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Cast your vote on this week's question of interest to all educators.

THIS WEEK'S QUESTION
Who most influenced your decision to become an educator?
http://www.educationworld.com/a_issues/survey/survey013.shtml

LAST WEEK'S SURVEY RESULTS
Would you transfer to a "school in need of improvement" for more money?
http://www.educationworld.com/a_issues/survey/survey012.shtml

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MORE NEW RESOURCES FROM ED WORLD
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Strategies That Work: Family Reading Nights
http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/strategy/strategy034.shtml
Planning a special night to showcase student reading and to get entire families
involved is a sure way to boost reading excitement and achievement.

Dr. Ken Shore's Classroom Problem Solver
Students Who "Bother" Their Classmates
http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/shore/shore035.shtml
Students "bother" their classmates in a variety of ways: by poking, tripping,
pushing, interrupting, and ridiculing them. Included: Eight tips for dealing
with students who pester their classmates.

Teacher Feature: Starring Sue Bailey
http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/teacher_feature/teacher_feature033.shtml
Virtual travelers use tools of technology!

Voice of Experience: Gaga Over Google: Photo Images Bring Lessons to Life
http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/voice/voice121.shtml
Have you made use of Google's *image* search engine? Max Fischer thinks
Google's image library is a virtual goldmine.

Contests and Competitions
http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/contests/index.shtml
Essay contest encourages social responsibility in technology use.

Educators Review EasyTech
http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech190.shtml
Recently, Education World reviewers checked out EasyTech, an online program
that merges technology training and instruction in core curricular areas.

Sites to See: Careers
http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/sites/sites030.shtml
These sites can help young people make informed decisions as they explore
career opportunities.

A Techtorial: Save Time with Macros
http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/techtorial/techtorial057.shtml
This tutorial instructs how to use macros to shortcut keyboard time.

The Inter-Activity Center
http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/interactivity/index.shtml
ExplorA-Pond offers hands-on lessons in pond ecology.

Inclusion Teaches Kids Who Struggle How to Succeed
http://www.educationworld.com/a_issues/soapbox/soapbox008.shtml
Math teacher Cossondra George makes a strong case for inclusion.

A "Nuts and Bolts" Approach to Classroom Successes
http://www.educationworld.com/a_issues/chat/chat102.shtml
Dr. Jane Bluestein works with educators to improve their teaching and classroom
managment.

School Stores Teach Lifelong Skills
School stores' shelves are stocked with materials that build academic and
lifelong learning skills.

Eliminating Lunch Money Messes
Pre-paid lunch programs can end the problems of missing money, and save parent
and teacher time.

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MORE RECENT POSTINGS FROM ED WORLD & OUR ARCHIVE
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In Search of National Board Certification: One Teacher's Perspective
http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/voice/voice062.shtml
"It was the most challenging teaching exercise I ever have undertaken.
Simultaneously, it was the most rewarding?"

Cyber Study Hall: A Guide to Homework Help Online
http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech061.shtml
Online homework help resources that your students will find useful.

Stopping School Violence
http://www.educationworld.com/a_special/school_violence.shtml
Resources to help school staff members keep violence out of their schools.

Strategy of the Week: Timelines
http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/strategy/strategy033.shtml
Tips for using the ultimate graphic organizers -- timelines.

Math Awareness Month
http://www.educationworld.com/math/
Ed World's Math Center offers an infinite number of lesson ideas.

Techtorial: Quiz Students With PowerPoint
http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/techtorial/techtorial056.shtml
Create non-linear PowerPoint slide shows that can be used as quizzes or
interactive storybooks.

School Issues Glossary
http://www.educationworld.com/a_issues/glossary/
An A-to-Z Guide to Education World Articles

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