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Posts Made By: Mrs. Smiley
Board: The Job Search 03-25-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Mrs. Smiley
Also been non-renewed...

I've also been non-renewed in the past, and I answer the questions with yes. I don't believe in being dishonest in order to get another teaching position (even by omission). I answer: "Yes, I had a...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-11-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By Mrs. Smiley
Thank you, thank you!

Thank you, thank you!
Board: ARCHIVE 03-30-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Mrs. Smiley
These are adorable! I have printed some writing...

These are adorable! I have printed some writing and math ones... Can you tell me how you best handle these? Are they for early finishers? How do you contain them, etc?

Thanks!
Board: ARCHIVE 03-28-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Mrs. Smiley
How to level books???

I have a big book collection in my classroom... I am wondering what the best way to level the books would be? I am leaving my current school next year for another job (hopefully... have applied to...
Board: ARCHIVE 03-23-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Mrs. Smiley
Thanks!

So, lots of pictures of my current classroom set up? That's great! I can definitely do that before I start packing up at the end of April.

What kinds of student work do you think would be good? ...
Board: ARCHIVE 03-23-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Mrs. Smiley
Interviewing again....

I will be interviewing again soon (hopefully, since I have applied for many positions in our area). I would like to know what you all think about providing a portfolio to potential employers to...
Board: ARCHIVE 03-22-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Mrs. Smiley
Thanks...

This will definitely reduce my stress level, being that I had issues with a coworker. I am going into this next year knowing what it's like to be in the public relm again. I have much more...
Board: ARCHIVE 03-21-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Mrs. Smiley
Well, I have been nonrenewed...

Blah. I don't even know why!

I am heart broken. My principal gave me the nonrenewal letter yesterday - said he wasn't at liberty to discuss why. He gave the same speel to another teacher...
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Board: ARCHIVE 03-15-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Mrs. Smiley
Very overwhelming coworker...

I just need to vent, gain some confidence and advice.

I am a second grade teacher at a Title I school. I have subbed in this school for long-term subbing gigs (for maternity leaves) before I...
Board: ARCHIVE 03-04-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Mrs. Smiley
Looking forward to next year...

And already starting an idea sheet! LOL! Yes, I am a tiny bit Type-A!

I was really hoping to find out what you do for vocabulary. I want the children to have an opportunity to keep a vocab...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-18-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Mrs. Smiley
I love the math game idea. I will have to...

I love the math game idea. I will have to utilize that!

What I normally do is have the kids who get the concept work on their workbooks and the ones needing some extra help stay with me for more...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-18-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Mrs. Smiley
Need to divide children by math group...

We are working on a new math curriculum this year (Real Math - yuck). Being that it's an intro year, the other teachers on my team do not want to do math grouping. They think that in order to...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-18-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Mrs. Smiley
Need help with my Literacy Group...

I run a higher literacy group (we basically have two high-benchmark groups). Each day I have my lit group for an hour. I have been doing the same things since the beginning of the year, just...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-18-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Mrs. Smiley
I was a sub for 3 years (after having taught in...

I was a sub for 3 years (after having taught in my own classroom for a year). I was a stay at home mom trying to help hubby make the ends meet. I loved subbing, but that's because the people I...
Board: Valentine's Day 01-31-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Mrs. Smiley
I have one called "I Love You More Than...

I have one called "I Love You More Than Applesauce." Don't have it with me today, but it's really cute. I will have to see if I can scan it next week and get it to you!!!!

Smiley
Board: ARCHIVE 01-31-2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Mrs. Smiley
I think that second graders are naturally pretty...

I think that second graders are naturally pretty chatty... I know that at our school all four classes are! I have several strategies that I use. I find if I use just one, they don't respond well. ...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-31-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Mrs. Smiley
Sounds much like the population at our school! ...

Sounds much like the population at our school! You are a great teacher to take this classroom on!

Have you tried having them jump the syllables? I just have my kiddos stand behind their chairs...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-30-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Mrs. Smiley
Can you attach the other months? I would love to...

Can you attach the other months? I would love to have them!

Thanks!
Smiley
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 01-04-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By Mrs. Smiley
Yes, you can!

I love Weight Watchers. In the past I lost 65 pounds. I then started teaching full time (after being a stay at home mom of 6 years), and totally let myself go. I cancelled my membership, but have...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-27-2008, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Mrs. Smiley
Low income area...

We are in a low income area, and it's really fun to come up with ideas that don't cost anything at all.

We have the kids wear their pajamas and bring in their favorite book to share.

We also...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-27-2008, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Mrs. Smiley
I also used the mats off of mathwire. There were...

I also used the mats off of mathwire. There were three of them, and they all really helped my kids. I printed them on cardstock and laminated them so that the kids can use white board markers and...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-23-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By Mrs. Smiley
Ideas for low benchmark literacy group...

Hi there!

I am looking for ideas for my low benchmark literacy group of 23 children. We skill group for literacy, and each of the four second grade teachers has their own literacy groups for an...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-23-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Mrs. Smiley
I am so sorry that you are dealing with this. ...

I am so sorry that you are dealing with this. Let me say that this is not uncommon in our high-risk, low-income school. We are constantly coming up with behavior plans.

Do you have parent email...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-20-2008, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Mrs. Smiley
I agree. It's important to talk with his...

I agree. It's important to talk with his parents. Did he have this pattern last year, or is he new to the school? You could talk to his old teacher and see if anything worked for him/her. Also,...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-20-2008, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Mrs. Smiley
I love the summer sun good-bye poem idea! Do you...

I love the summer sun good-bye poem idea! Do you have a poem in mind? I would love to do this! I am planning to get some paints today at Michael's with my coupons.

We have also done a harvest...



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