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Board: The Job Search 02-21-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By teacherinWA
Mercer Island

Also try Mercer Island. They are supposed to have a good school district.
One thing with Seattle is that it has weird pockets of the very rich right next to the poor in this city. In Greenwood...
Board: The Job Search 02-21-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By teacherinWA
Special Ed Teachers WANTED!!!!

Seattle is in HIGH need of Sped Teachers. They currently have a program where they are ENCOURAGING instructional aids to either get a degree or masters in special education. There are also highering...
Board: Third Grade 09-01-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 99
Posted By teacherinWA
Third Grade Does ROCK!!!

I love teaching in general. My students truly make me feel like a Rock Star! Third grade has become my favorite because I love that my students are still really excited about learning and I can...
Board: BusyBoard 06-01-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By teacherinWA
Wonderful Portables!

I would love to have any of those portables. Mine is one from the fifties or sixties. My portable has a HUGE heater that takes up a ton of space because I cannot have anything close to it. Dark wood...
Board: BusyBoard 05-29-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By teacherinWA

I am looking for a website that shows classroom arrangements for portables. Or if you have a portable that you would be able to share pictures of how you arranged your classroom.
Board: The Job Search 04-27-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By teacherinWA
Worries Me

While I love that you are excited to get into the teaching field - it worries me greatly when school districts let non-educators become substitute teachers. It sets both the sub and the classroom up...
Board: The Job Search 01-17-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By teacherinWA

I would just apply and state that you will receive your certification at the end of your program and before school starts.
You are in a very high demand area so I am assuming you won't have an...
Board: BusyBoard 01-06-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By teacherinWA
Inpirational Kid Videos

I like to start our Friday meeting with a short video about inspirational kids. Or even adults.
My kids LOVE watching these and will remind me if I don't show one.
Our school virtue this month is...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-17-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By teacherinWA
Second Grade

So I have been in the position since the day before school started. Just waiting to be interviewed and then to hear if I would be offered the position. Only took about a month to hear.
I have an...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-13-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Posted By teacherinWA

Looks like Friday the 13th is lucky after all!!!
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-13-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By teacherinWA
Lucky 13!!!

Well after waiting for over three weeks finally today I got a call from the district offering me the position.
The principal finally told me "unofficially" on Wednesday - but today I got the call...
Board: Second Grade 12-10-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By teacherinWA

Thanks for the selections.
It is hard to read everything with reading levels C to T.
What is your next highest reader?
Mine is P, I have lots of Ms too. And luckily only two really low readers,...
Board: BusyBoard 12-08-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 0
Posted By teacherinWA
Report Cards

Starting my report cards and I was thinking about the differences between emerging and developing.
Also, wondering if teachers give out a lot of S (strength) marks at the beginning of the year???
Board: Second Grade 12-07-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By teacherinWA
T Level Book Recommendations

I have a new student who is at a level T in reading.
My struggle is finding books that are at that level and age appropriate.

Any book suggestions that are okay for a second grader?

Board: BusyBoard 12-07-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By teacherinWA
Bad Parent

Does it make you look bad as a teacher if your child is a major behavior problem?

Do you have a co-worker like this too???
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-06-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By teacherinWA

So - nothing yet.
I had to email the P and sec that I needed to have my job extended in subfinder. I joked that there were a ton of jobs I could take.
Tuesday it will be three weeks.
I keep going...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-04-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By teacherinWA
The Waiting is KILLING Me!!!

I interviewed for the position I have been in since the beginning of the year two weeks ago.
I am just waiting to hear either way.
I go from thinking it is mine and then thinking no.
Both my...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-19-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Posted By teacherinWA
Both Ends

Having spent a lot of time as a sub and a classroom teacher I say YES to making things SIMPLE.
If I can I will just have the sub practice basic skills with students. Conventions, math facts. Not...
Board: BusyBoard 11-17-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By teacherinWA
Work Samples?

I cannot get work samples from him unless I am sitting on top of him. Even then it is a HUGE struggle for ME! He has turned from my crier into my frustrateR.
I do tell him if he doesn't learn it now...
Board: BusyBoard 11-16-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By teacherinWA

How do YOU tell a parent that their child is a big lazy cry baby in a nice way but let them know that they need to do something NOW or this child will be repeating a grade at some point?!?!

Board: BusyBoard 11-16-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By teacherinWA
writing continuum

I had a writing continuum K-5 that was on one piece of paper. It was great for conferences to show this is where your child is and this is where they should be at this time of the year or in grade x....
Board: The Job Search 11-14-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 0
Posted By teacherinWA

I have an interview next week in a position that I have been subbing in since the first day of school.
I am really nervous because I have so much invested in the position. My students adore me as I...
Board: The VENT 11-02-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By teacherinWA
Great Class - BUT

When it is time to clean up after a party or a project I always have those students that will just sit there and do NOTHING or pretend to "do" something. Even when they have a job it is the same....
Board: BusyBoard 10-26-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By teacherinWA

I think her issue (and admittedly mine) is why do schools have to stop having celebrations that they have been doing for decades. Sometimes it is okay to do things just because they are FUN. Also it...
Board: Special Education 10-26-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By teacherinWA
Pica Eating Disorder

I have a student that has been diagnosed with Pica. His parents figure he just will grow out of it. I don't know much about the diagnosis except what I have read online - but I don't think he will...

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