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For Teachers

Although this Web site was developed for kids to use at home, with their parents, you may also find ways to use parts of it at your school.  Here are some school-related issues that are discussed on this page:

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Relationships between at-home interests and in-school learning

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Permission to use the materials on this Web site

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Web sites for and about Kindergarten

I'll add more topics to this page as time goes on.  One thing I'd like to include is some suggestions for teachers, based on other teachers' experiences using this Web site.  So, if you use this Web site with your students, please write me at Webmaster@SaltTheSandbox.org and tell me how it goes.  

  

Relationships between at-home interests and in-school learning

Ethan entered Kindergarten last year, and Aaron goes to Kindergarten in the fall.  Kindergarten was a great experience for Ethan, and one of the best parts has been something that seems very simple and easily dismissed:  Sharing Time.  (We used to call it "Show and Tell.")  Ethan used Sharing Time as a bridge between his at-home interests and school.  His almost-daily presentations allowed his classmates to get to know him better, and helped form the basis for some very important friendships.  I've heard that, in the rush to push "academics" down to the Kindergarten level, Sharing Time is sometimes pushed aside.  Please, if you teach young kids, don't let that happen in your school!

I'm curious about other ways that teachers include their students' at-home interests in their classroom teaching.  If you have any ideas to share with me (and others), please write me at Webmaster@SaltTheSandbox.org .

  

Permission to use the materials on this Web site

Although the materials on this Web site are copyrighted, I encourage you to make copies of things for educational -- and non-commercial -- use.  Specifically:

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If you decide to use any printable activities from this Web site, you have my permission to make enough copies for every student in your classroom (plus a few extras to account for spoilage!)
   

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You and your students have my permission to copy digital photos from this Web site for use in classroom presentations.
   

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You and your students have my permission to use digital photos from this Web site in projects that are published on the Web, with the following conditions:  (1)  Credit the source of the photo somewhere on the Web page as "Eric D. Gyllenhaal, SaltTheSandbox.org," (2) if the Web site is going to be on the Internet for more than six months, please write me for explicit permission, (3) if the Web site is in any way a commercial venture (e.g., accepts advertising, or sponsored by a for-profit venture), please write be for explicit permission.

 

Kindergarten Web sites

I'm working on a page of links to Web sites for and about Kindergarten.  

 

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This page was created on August 26, 2000, and it was last updated on December 16, 2002.