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Posts Made By: Silverstar
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 08-29-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Silverstar
depends on what you make it with

Cook it a bit longer- I usually cooked mine too little and it was not very good.
It also depends what you are making it with- what kind of sauce, use it in casseroles or hot dishes. Spaghetti or...
Board: The Job Search 08-12-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Silverstar
Got a job on a drop in interview!

So I just got called back and was offered a position for fall!

Great part was- I just went to the school to drop off my resume and the principal offered an interview if I could stay a bit, and got...
Board: Kindergarten 08-05-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By Silverstar
She's great!

This blog is amazing!! I don't know how to even begin to create the things she does and they are such great games, I used them for when my kiddos finished early or during choice time! I felt bad...
Board: The Job Search 08-05-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By Silverstar
Interview sample lesson

What kinds of lessons have people taught during an interview if you are asked to teach a sample lesson?

Do most people bring supplies or do a basic lesson?

There are some lessons I have used...
Board: The Job Search 07-31-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Silverstar
Charter schools?

Hey everyone,

Job hunt continues- what pros and cons have you found for charter schools? I am in MN and there are a LOT of charter schools at least in my area.

How about working for a charter...
Board: The Job Search 07-31-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Silverstar
Thanks everyone!

So far good advice. I used to have a general application and tweaked certain sentences depending on what the school/district was looking for. Now I usually re-write the whole thing so I can make it...
Board: The Job Search 07-29-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By Silverstar
Cover letters


Job search is on again for 2011-2012 school year. As I begin the crunch time and have had no bites at my applications and resume, I need to re-vamp the cover letter.

I have searched some...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-07-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By Silverstar
Go with your gut

I would say go with your gut. My fiance and I just bought a house in May and we have been sprucing up the place. A lot of my family nay-say"ed" my color choice for the kitchen (a yellow) when I told...
Board: Kindergarten 06-07-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Silverstar
Should I tell my families I wont be back next year?

I can't seem to search the right phrase for this, should I tell my families in my end of the year letter I am not teaching next year?

I was non-renewed since I am not tenured yet and right now I...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 05-03-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By Silverstar
40 minutes

I drive 40 minutes one way. Usually the way home has WAY more traffic than the way there. So my home commute can be almost an hour.

I don't like driving in traffic and on the way there is nice...
Board: Kindergarten 04-26-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Silverstar
I am doing this in 2 weeks

In 2 weeks we will be doing X marks the spot / treasure hunt. The other teachers started a new reading pilot program so they already did it and I saw an "abc" themed rhyme and there were about 3 or...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-23-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Silverstar
home purchase!!

Fiance and I purchased a home and closed on it on Thursday! Spending the 4 day weekend moving in, cleaning and painting! I am LOVING IT!! I have been waiting for this for over a year :) Super...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-19-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 53
Posted By Silverstar

dachshund! I have 14 year old mini.

All dogs are super cute. My fiance's bro and gf just got a shiba inu. Super cute also! I also have a cute (but silly) black lab.
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-19-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Silverstar
*learn another language *write a childrens book...

*learn another language
*write a childrens book (illustrate it too)
*make my own wine
*participate in a duathalon (my sister does them but I dont)
Board: Kindergarten 04-19-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Silverstar
Love it!

Cute! Love that "carrot" idea! :)

Our school has a healthy initiative too, make white chicks or bunnies instead of tinting the cream cheese or even use a yogurt? might be too runny.

Use raisins...
Board: Kindergarten 04-19-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Silverstar
Dry erase for sure~

I agree- dry erase boards

fake coins

dice or dominos for counting

letter magnets (the kind with blue for consonants and red for vowels)

Flashcards or those phrase strips (I like the write...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-18-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Posted By Silverstar
pork n peppers

pork chops sliced into bite sized pieces and stir fried with bell pepper and onion. Throw either fresh or canned tomatoes in the pan or we use a wok and a bit of siracha sauce and soy sauce. YUM
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-18-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By Silverstar
Does Kale count?

I watched Dr. Oz a few weeks ago during spring break and he had an episode about snacks and such and he made "kale chips" he lightly baked washed and trimmed Kale and sprinkled some kind of seasoning...
Board: Kindergarten 04-14-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By Silverstar
:) Thanks!

Thanks again for sharing the book. I will modify if needed for my students :)
Board: Kindergarten 04-14-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Silverstar
Centers or countdown?

Someone else did a post about the ABC's of kindergarten maybe doing a countdown or make a class book that day, brainstorm ABC's about kindergarten and have them help make a book?

We do centers...
Board: The VENT 04-14-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By Silverstar
Raise your hand if you had a kid throw up today?!?!?!

Sounds like I wasn't the only one with a kid throw up in their room today.
Lets see how many of us dealt with this today.
"raise your hand if you had kids throwing up today!"


Board: Kindergarten 04-13-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By Silverstar
semi-related question

what have you done in the past if students don't really see their mothers? I know for sure 1 of my students doesn't ever really see her mom. Do you still have all students make them or do you modify...
Board: Kindergarten 04-12-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Silverstar
Love it!

Love all these cute stories! How adorable are these kiddos! I Think the things Kindergartners say seem much more cute than at older grades!

Thanks for the laughs

:) :) :)
Board: Kindergarten 04-11-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Silverstar

I have found a nice poem about recycling from Kinder-blog. She has some fantastic resources and I am borrowing her idea about the poetry journals.

She has a poem/song that goes nicely.

We are...
Board: Kindergarten 04-11-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Silverstar
Funny student comment

Today while brainstorming words that start with "n" for our letter study this week, we first put on our "eye spy" glasses and then we looked around the room. After about 10 ideas including "nickel,...

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