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Posts Made By: KatrynG
Board: BusyBoard 05-26-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 31
Posted By KatrynG
Find positive people

Akitia, I am so sorry for your loss; I pray that God comforts you through this process. Losing a job, no matter what the reason, is a depressing deal.

Please find some local positive people to...
Board: The VENT 05-26-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By KatrynG
Be Situationally Aware

I agree with TAOEP, be consciously aware of situations. Keep physical space between yourself and students when talking.

Students love to give me hugs, and I hug them in return, but I rarely...
Board: The VENT 05-14-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By KatrynG
I agree with teeny tiny

Are you saying this student can be provided with an aide to accompany this student to the classes he needs?

That sounds good, especially if he needs motivation. (I've dealt with a high school...
Board: The VENT 04-29-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By KatrynG

The overachiever needs to learn to relax and be part of a team. Teamwork takes effort and practice. If this kid is in elementary, he needs to learn that now; if he is in middle school, he needs to...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 04-29-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By KatrynG
please don't lighten up!

I agree with Munchkins and Sbkanga5.... please don't lighten up....tighten up! I love the clipboard and piece of paper idea... and the minute to draw....

Some of the little cuties have short...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-27-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By KatrynG

It's all subjective to how the kids relate to you and you relate to them because of all the variables mentioned, previously.

Teachers have different teaching styles and expectations, and students...
Board: BusyBoard 04-21-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By KatrynG

I would also get 2 or 3 abacuses with the multi-colored slide beads. Check out YouTube to see the different things you can do with abacuses! Check out for used books with kid-friendly...
Board: BusyBoard 04-19-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By KatrynG
Kindergarten noise levels

The little cuties will follow your lead... if you like quiet classes show them how to follow your procedures. I love kindergarteners because they are teacher-pleasers. They love hearing when they...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-19-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By KatrynG
God is Awesome!

I love working in the library, and reading to students. And it sounds like you did a wonderful job and had a great day! Students really like the different voices used during storytelling, and they...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-17-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By KatrynG

LOL! The little cutie!
Board: BusyBoard 04-10-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By KatrynG

Have you considered selling them on Amazon? (If you still have some left).
Board: BusyBoard 04-10-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 25
Posted By KatrynG
Star Spangled Banner

and America the Beautiful has multiple verses and beautiful imagery.
Board: BusyBoard 04-10-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By KatrynG
Caldecott and Newbery books

I like exposing students to the winners and honorable mentioned authors and illustrators of the Caldecott and Newbery award books that are chosen each year... and the Coretta Scott King and Belpre...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 04-06-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By KatrynG

I love the suggestions you've received to help your fourth grader study better. The whisper phone, and recording her notes so that she can hear them, play them, and repeat them out loud.

Have you...
Board: The VENT 04-06-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By KatrynG

You'd be surprised to hear and know what you have taught your first graders, this year...

Listening to our conversation today, my granddaughter (a first grader) said to her mother, "Mommy did you...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 03-29-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By KatrynG
Rick Morris on Youtube

On YouTube, Rick Morris shares classroom management tips. One of them is the use of a wireless doorbell. He has a lot of videos with great ideas for classroom management.
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-24-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By KatrynG
Sub Copying

Schools will let you make copies of your materials to help their students. And sometimes the paras will even do the copying for you!
Board: The VENT 03-24-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By KatrynG
Practice timing

2Cents reminded me that I timed myself while taking the practiced tests. I set a timer to be 15 minutes shorter than the actual tests, and worked hard to try to answer as many questions as possible...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-21-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By KatrynG
Library Online Practice tests

Definitely, check with your local library reference desk to see if they have access to free online practice test for that exam. Also, check for YouTube videos of that exam... find out what is on the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-21-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By KatrynG

Pretty cool tricks!

I am the 'book lady'... I always take some pretty cool books with me. I show the students the covers, and tell them when we complete the assigned work, I will read them a cool...
Board: The VENT 03-21-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By KatrynG

Take steps to find out what subjects and formats are on your Praxis Exam. Then look at YouTube videos about that exam, and get library books about it.

I took the Praxis I ten years ago; I had to...
Board: The VENT 03-21-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By KatrynG

Wow, how sad!Those parents were wrong.
Board: The VENT 03-21-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By KatrynG
TeenyTiny and White Turtle

said what I was thinking! As a teenager I assisted three teachers at the same elementary school on different days, and their teaching styles were totally different.

Teacher 1 was a little tiny...
Board: BusyBoard 03-18-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By KatrynG
I love

Biblegateway has online bibles in over 200 different translations from the Amplified bible to the Easy-to-Read version to King James and other versions in other languages. You can look up a verse in...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-16-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By KatrynG
I agree with MaineSub and Mooba1

and Sublime... among others. I love working with 2nd grade, and the way I got comfortable was to work with all of the teachers in the second grade at two schools. I learned the routine, procedures,...

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