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The Teacher's Corner
The Teacher's Corner
Unity Poem
I dreamed I stood in a studio
and watched two sculptors there
The clay they used was
a young child's mind
And they fashioned it with care

One was a teacher:
the tools that were used were
books, music, and art.
One was a parent
with a guiding hand and a gentle, loving heart

Day after day the teacher toiled
with a touch that was deft and sure,
While the parent labored side by side
and polished and smoothed it o'er.

And when at last the task was done
They were proud of what they had wrought.
For the things they had molded into the child,
Could never be forgot.

And they agreed each would have failed
If either had worked alone.
For behind the parent stood the school,
and behind the teacher, the home.

Author Unknown
Received October 2000
We are pleased to feature your class site as our Cool School of the Week. Thank you for the wonderful contribution you have made to education online.

Received November 2000
We applaud your site's ease of navigation, unique graphic displays, and content. It is with great pleasure that we give you the Education Award of Excellence.
Received November 2000
Your site has been awarded The Planetpals "Safe Planet Award" . The Planetpals "Safe Planet Award" is given to specially selected high quality websites that make the planet a safe place for children, promote harmony, understanding, and above all are creative, educational, clean and fun. Continued success with your website!

Received January 2001
You are a winner of the Diamond Apple Award!
Received March 2001
Your site is now online at Class Collections. I want to thank you again for letting us feature your work on our webzine.

Received March 2001
The Edgar Award is given to  sites that inform parents and students, are creative and well designed, and are easy to explore. Congratulations!
Received March 2001
         Congratulations! We are delighted to inform you that you have won an honorable mention in Instructor magazine's Blue Ribbon Web Site Contest, sponsored by Macromedia. The judges felt that your classroom site represented an exemplary use of the Web as a tool for learning, communicating, and community-building; one that we are pleased to recognize and share with our readers as an example of how teachers might tap into the World Wide Web's educational potential.
         We received many fine entries from teachers across the country. Congratulations again on your excellent work, and thanks so much for sharing it with us. (Scheduled to be published in the May/June 2001 issue of Instructor magazine)
Mrs. Dingman's Web Site Awards
Received July 2000
Congratulations! Your site has been officially recognized as an About.com Class Act - a classroom, school, or district home page of the highest quality!
I am honored to have received the awards below!
Received July 2000
What a great school/class site! Congratulations on earining A School Zone Award.
Received July 2000
Received July 2000
Congratulations! Your site has won the Wishing Well Web Page Excellence award! Not all sites are deemed worthy of this prestigious award. It is presented only to those who have created a site that contains enjoyable content, is pleasant to view, and is "family safe". Nice job! You are to be commended for all your hard work.
Received July 2000
We at Snow Rogers Elementary School feel that the Internet is an excellent resource for children, teachers, educators, and parents. To provide recognition for school sites that strive to provide these resources, we want to show our appreciation by giving their site an award. Your classroom site provides excellent sources for your school and children, as well as all people interested in the welfare and education of children.
Received May 23, 2001
      Your Web site (http://www.mrsdingman.homestead.com/home.html) was selected as a Hot Site in today's edition of USATODAY.com a free and highly popular news service on the World Wide Web.
      Just as we do with top-rated movies and TV programs, we look
daily for Web sites that are likely to be sure hits with readers -- sites
that seek to astound and delight, inform or amuse -- by exhibiting something remarkable in graphics, content or both.
      Again, congrats on a hot site. Please go to our Hot Site Archives to share our review.

Received May 24, 2001
Thinking about creating a Web site for your students - - and one that the whole world can visit while surfing the Internet? Take some time to look at Caryn Dingman's Third Grade site. Caryn has created a gem for folks to use as a model. It contains specific information for her class as well as Pennsylvania's state standards, grade appropriate online projects, links to other teacher's pages, and links to other projects. Congrats! Your Web site is now a part of the NEA Educational Links.  
Keywords: elementary grades, class projects, sample student writing, Teachersontheweb, Category: 1, 3

Received May 31, 2001
Congratulations!!......Your site definitely qualifies
for the "Critical Mass Award". A very nice site, good
design, clever graphics & artwork, and your content is
informative, entertaining, presented well and easy to
access. A worthy enterprise and a positive contribution
to the Web. Thanks for helping make the Web a more interesting, fun, and attractive place to visit.
Received June 3, 2001
The primary benefit of the Golden Web Award is the recognition of your commitment to the pursuit of website excellence. Further, it represents that your work is considered an outstanding website, incorporating high standards of design, originality and content. Most importantly, the Golden Web Award lets others know you're viewed as a respected professional by your peers, one who is deserving of recognition. Congratulations!

Teachers who feel disconnected from their students once the school bell has rung should take a hint from Mrs. Dingman. She has her third grade class wired and ready with a website that includes classroom rules, tips for parents, and interactive learning projects.

Mrs. Dingman's website, while specifically for the students in her class, represents a brand new model for developing teacher-student relationships. Using the Web, she is enabling parents to stay involved in their children's education, as well as developing creative interactive projects for her students to tackle.
Received July 12, 2001
Received July 21, 2001
Hello from The School Page
The team responsible for awarding the School Page's Web Site Excellence Award wants to let you know that your site has been chosen as a recipient.  This means that your web site has been found to be among the best on the web. Congratulations and keep up the good work!

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July 2000
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Received September 24, 2001
I am writing to let you know that the members of the RTEACHER listserv (mailing list) have awarded you "The Miss Rumphius Award."  RTEACHER is a discussion group for literacy and technology (http://www.reading.org/publications/rt/rt_listserv.html) run in conjunction with The Reading Teacher, a journal of the International Reading Association.  We present this award for your wonderful curriculum resources located at: http://www.mrsdingman.homestead.com/home.html

Members of the RTEACHER mailing list (listserv) present the MISS RUMPHIUS AWARD to educators who develop and share exceptional Internet resources for literacy and learning.  It honors teachers who make our world a more beautiful place, like the title character in the book Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney. Because Miss Rumphius scattered lupine seeds wherever she went, we use this flower as the symbol for our award.

Best wishes for continued success in the important work you contribute to our instructional worlds!

Don Leu
John and Maria Neag Endowed Chair in Literacy and Technology
The University of Connecticut
Manager of the RTEACHER listserv
Received March 19, 2002
Your site has exceeded our expectations in providing outstanding and innovative educational content, as well as superior design layout. We are delighted to present you our Four-Star Award and extend our appreciation for your efforts and dedication to the educational community.

Received May 7, 2002
Congratulations,  we are pleased to offer you the EduNET Choice
Award which is bestowed upon sites that "provide and maintain valuable educational content". You will be linked under the category "previous winners and other useful links" and "schools" directory.
Received July 8, 2002
Congratulations!  Your site was chosen among  thousands of web sites reviewed for The Busy Educator Award. You did a great job on this site. Well done! Your site will also be included in an upcoming issue of my Busy Educator's Newsletter and considered for inclusion in the next edition of my book "The Busy Educator's Guide To The World Wide Web" .

Thank You WBRE TV !
for honoring me with your
Teacher of the Month award March 2004
Received July 18, 2002
Welcome to Mrs. Dingman's Third Grade has been reviewed and chosen to bear the 2002-2003 Golden Web Award. Congratulations! The Golden Web Awards is a FREE service of the Association and is presented to those sites whose web design, originality and content have achieved levels of excellence deserving of recognition.

Received August 19, 2002
             Congratulations! Welcome to Mrs. Dingman's Third Grade has qualified to display the Geography World Gold Award. As a teacher myself, and from a geographer's point of view, your site offers many great educational activities and links for children.  I especially enjoyed the whole concept of your "Where in the World is Milford?" activity for getting students interested in the geography of other places.  Your Science & Social Studies Links page also includes links to many worthwhile geography Websites. Keep up the good work and I wish you the best on your Website efforts!

Best wishes,
Brad Bowerman

Received March 30, 2003
Your website was judged to be outstanding in design and an excellent resource for your students and their parents.  Your website contained excellent resources for content and learning aids. Congratulations on you achievements!

Received March 31, 2003
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Received for Week of March 25-March 31, 2003
This is to inform you Mrs. Dingman's Third Grade Web Site (http://www.mrsdingman.homestead.com/home.html) has been selected as a "Best Bet" on the USA TODAY Education Web site March 25-31, 2003.

Each week the USA TODAY Education online staff selects three "Best Bet" sites they feel would be of educational value to our audience of subscribers and guests. These sites are listed on the USA TODAY Education home page with a brief description and a link to the site.

Fewer than 150 sites are selected each year as USA TODAY Education "Best Bet" Web sites. Again, congratulations!