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Posts Made By: KTeachVA
Board: The VENT 03-13-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By KTeachVA
I understand...

I was a classroom teacher for ten years and had some wonderful experiences. Like many have said, I just couldn't take all the things that were thrown at us, more and more each year. For the last...
Board: Library / Media Specialist 07-09-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By KTeachVA

Thank you for all of the suggestions. I really appreciate it.:):)
Board: Library / Media Specialist 06-29-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By KTeachVA
Help with a read aloud book.....

Hi library friends!
I am a new reading specialist at a preschool for this upcoming school year and I am very excited. One of my many duties is keeping up with the small library in our school.
Board: Resource Teacher 03-23-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By KTeachVA
Book recommendations for new position

After ten years of being in the classroom, I've accepted a position this week for a reading specialist next year. I am so excited because this is what I have been working for. :)

I was wondering...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 10-25-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By KTeachVA
Book recommendation for math stations??

I teach kindergarten and am interested in incorporating math centers during my math time.

Can anyone recommend a good book as far as setting up, organization, etc.?

Has anyone read Math Work...
Board: Kindergarten 10-23-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By KTeachVA
No overlap days. I'm going in to plan for when I...

No overlap days. I'm going in to plan for when I return and to touch base. We have talked a few times during my leave and my assistant and I talk regularly because we are such good friends. :)
Board: Kindergarten 10-23-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By KTeachVA
Returning to work letter to parents....

I am going back to work on November 25 after being off for 12 weeks on maternity leave. I met all of my students and parents at open house because I worked the first seven teacher preservice days. ...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-12-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By KTeachVA

Thanks for all of the great advice. I actually did make a change this year. I'm in a wonderful school district and have changed grades. I taught 3rd grade for one year, K for 3 years, and am now...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-12-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By KTeachVA
burn out already?

I really just need to vent. This is my 5th year teaching and I really want to get out of the classroom. I love the kids, but I'm tired of doing work on the weekends, the paperwork, the very precise...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-17-2008, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By KTeachVA
sign language

THis is what we use in my classroom. (I used this when teaching K and will continue to do so in 2nd this year.) Students use sign language to tell me they need to go to the bathroom, get water, and...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-14-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By KTeachVA

I tried to post my letter earlier today, but I'm having trouble getting it to upload. If you want to send me a private message with your email address, I'd be happy to email you a copy for you to...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-13-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By KTeachVA
need bulletin board idea :-)

Hi all,

I am moving to 2nd grade this year (from K) and couldn't be happier. Since I'm changing grades, I don't want to use the same back to school bulletin board idea I've always used.

I need...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-27-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By KTeachVA
question of the day

Lakeshore has a great question of the day pocket chart. I will say that it's $50. It comes with a pocket chart, question cards, answer choices, and student name cards. I love it.

Check out the...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-18-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By KTeachVA
candy bar awards, please!!

May I also have the candy bar awards sent to my email address?? I would so appreciate it.

Thanks so much!
Board: ARCHIVE 04-14-2008, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By KTeachVA

It's Our Tree Named Steve.
Board: ARCHIVE 04-13-2008, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By KTeachVA

My two favorite picture books are A Tree Named Steve and Mrs. Spitzer's Garden.

The Steve story is about a tree so you may like it if you enjoy The Giving Tree.

Mrs. Spitzer's Garden is about a...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 03-17-2008, 04:15 PM
Replies: 57
Posted By KTeachVA
wedding song

I'm getting married June 14, 2008 and (I think) our song is going to be "Bless the Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts. :-) I'm getting excited!
Board: ARCHIVE 03-08-2008, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By KTeachVA
hot glue/masking tape

For my books with CDs, I hot glue the CD into the actual book it belongs to. Of course, the CD is in a paper holder. (I'm referring to the CDs/books sets I get out of Scholastic with the CDs in a...
Board: ARCHIVE 03-08-2008, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By KTeachVA
making words

Yes, I do making words activities during small-groups. I have a book called Making Words that I refer to, but you don't really have to. (The book is at school so I'll post the author later.)

Board: ARCHIVE 03-03-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By KTeachVA
changing grades-what to get?

I just found out today that I am switching from Kindergarten to 2nd grade for next schoolyear (I requested the change) and I'm so excited. I taught 3rd grade for one year and this is my third year...
Board: ARCHIVE 12-16-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By KTeachVA

I teach with the Scott Foresman series. I also teach K, but if a coworker has anything like what you're asking for, I'll let you know. :-)
Board: ARCHIVE 09-14-2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By KTeachVA
apple notes

For Back to School NIght, I put a note the shape of an apple on each desk so the parents can write their child a note. I read the student his/her note from mom and dad the next morning.

For the...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-31-2007, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By KTeachVA
color unit

The K teachers and I do a unit on colors the second week of school. The unit lasts for two weeks, focusing on one color a week.

Some of the things we do include: singing a song about each color...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-28-2007, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By KTeachVA
i need some...

advice on this subject, too! I hope smile's doesn't mind that I'm kind of adding on to the question.

I have a problem with my class being loud during afternoon center time-art, science,...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-14-2007, 05:41 PM
Replies: 31
Posted By KTeachVA
Re: Do you have a phone?

There's a phone in every classroom which makes things so easy and convenient. If someone needs to get a hold of me, s/he can call my number and get me directly. It's great.

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