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Posts Made By: kmrhg
Board: Social Studies 07-19-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By kmrhg
History Alive Tips

This will be my first year teaching the 5th grade curriculum using History Alive. Any tips or supplements you use that you think are important? I'm starting from scratch so any tips would be much...
Board: Fourth Grade 06-13-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Posted By kmrhg
Thank You!

This is not only an amazing list but also and amazing resource. Thank you for taking the time to do this!
Board: The Job Search 06-12-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By kmrhg
Board of Ed

I would have never thought to approach the BOE. In most cases, at least in the districts I've worked in, they have nothing to do with the hiring process. I agree with Jen1114. Check out the...
Board: Fourth Grade 06-11-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By kmrhg
Word Study

Think about taking a word study approach to spelling. Some great books for this are Words Their Way and Word Study by Fountas and Pinnell. Also, Beth Newingham has a wonderful breakdown of her word...
Board: The Job Search 06-11-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By kmrhg
Great Ideas!

Thank you so much for the helpful tips! I love the idea of a website as this particular district is big into technology integration. I'll see what I can come up with over the next couple of days.
Board: The Job Search 06-11-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By kmrhg
Phone Interview

This morning I received a call for a second interview in a district I interviewed in last week. (Yay!) Currently I teach in a different state than where the district interviewing me is located and...
Board: The Job Search 06-08-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By kmrhg

I would definitely apply and interview for ANY open positions. Unless you have signed a contract somewhere it is not a waste of your time. The job market for teachers is extremely competitive and you...
Board: The Job Search 06-08-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 33
Posted By kmrhg
So far so good

Sounds like I've been one of the lucky ones. I was hired in a district right after student teaching. Then, when husband was transferred to CA 3 years ago, I was lucky enough to find 2 positions: one...
Board: Fourth Grade 06-08-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By kmrhg
Some of my favorites

are the usual suspects:

School Story
The Invention of Hugo Cabret (especially good if you have a doc camera and projector)
Number the Stars
Esperanza Rising
A Dog's Life
My Life in...
Board: Future Teachers 06-07-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By kmrhg
Wonderful Experience

I had a wonderful experience when I student taught. Here are a couple of things I distinctly remember:

1. Procedure: My co-teacher gradually released responsibility to me. It started simply with...
Board: Future Teachers 06-07-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By kmrhg
Write to students

I am a full time classroom teacher and each year I write a letter to the students to introduce myself as their teacher. I believe this is what your principal is intending for you to do. If your...
Board: The Job Search 06-07-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By kmrhg

Had a phone interview on Monday and it went extremely well. The interview team said they would be in contact with me "soon" about setting up another interview. I understand it has only been a couple...
Board: The Job Search 06-06-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By kmrhg
Funny enough but

I also answered those exact same questions.

1. Describe the skills or attributes you believe are necessary to be an outstanding teacher.

I mentioned flexibility, professional development, and...
Board: The Job Search 06-05-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By kmrhg
Is there one

philosophy you follow? I was just asked this question in an interview yesterday and gave the interview team a brief glimpse into what routine my students follow. I use a Guided Reading approach so my...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 06-05-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By kmrhg
Check out

this post on the Scholastic site by Beth Newingham. She is fantastic and gives a complete overview of her classroom economy.
Board: The Job Search 06-04-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By kmrhg
The reason

I asked was because depending on your reason for leaving, you may be able to talk to your administration or co-workers about the letters of recommendation. It's sounds to me that wanting to be on the...
Board: The Job Search 06-01-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By kmrhg
3rd change

Due to my husband being transferred yet again for work, I am looking for a job for the 3rd time in 6 years. In my experience, it is standard practice for schools to ask for all of the above...
Board: The Job Search 05-31-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By kmrhg

I currently teach at a Catholic school in SoCal and have found that it is not much different than the public school I was previously employed with. Here is my advice for each question:

Question 1:...
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 05-16-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 34
Posted By kmrhg
NO to AR

I agree with MissHopeful. It's not a bad program, however I don't believe it helps create life long readers.

I've taught in both a school that uses the program and one that does not and I can't...
Board: Fourth Grade 05-03-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By kmrhg
Fingerprint Stationary

An easy, inexpensive activity that I have done with my 4th graders is to make stationary for their mom's. I make copies of a couple pages from Ed Emberly's Fingerprint Drawing book to give the kids...
Board: Fourth Grade 05-01-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By kmrhg
Fourth is the best!

As the previous posts mentioned 4th grade is amazing. The maturity and independence of the students alone will be a breath of fresh air for you. In my experience it is more difficult to transition to...
Board: BusyBoard 04-19-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 57
Posted By kmrhg
Answers to your questions

How many white boards are on the walls in your classroom? 2

How many chalkboards are on the walls in your classroom? 0

How many bulletin boards are on the walls in your classroom? 6

Do you...
Board: Future Teachers 03-29-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By kmrhg
DJ Inkers CDs

I literally couldn't live (or create activities) with out my DJ Inkers CDs. They make everything I do in my classroom look so inviting, even if it's just a worksheet. Top of the Class, Super...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 03-29-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 19
Posted By kmrhg
Don't Overlook

Scholastic Teacher Express. It isn't a subscription website, but it does allow you to download Scholastic ebooks. They usually have a great sale once or twice a year where you can get Scholastic...
Board: Fourth Grade 03-29-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By kmrhg
California Cash and Behavior Chart

I use two different types of classroom management in my 4th grade classroom. One is my own incentive program where students earn/lose "California Cash" for certain behaviors and the other is the...

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