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Posts Made By: katsmeowsd
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-05-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 47
 
Posted By katsmeowsd
Currently Reading

The Fault in our Stars by John Green
Board: The VENT 12-02-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By katsmeowsd
I respond,

"just checking in on this..."
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-09-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By katsmeowsd
11/22/63

by Stephen King - love it! It's about a teacher who steps back in time to try to stop Kennedy's assassination. It's so well written!
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 01-15-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 40
 
Posted By katsmeowsd
Finished in 2 days

The Room - it was really good. Fast read and couldn't put it down. I'm also in the middle of Legend
Board: The VENT 06-28-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By katsmeowsd
At my old charter school

I was the teacher rep on our school board, but I was a non-voting member. So I could give my input the final decision was not in my hands.
Board: Magnolia Room 06-28-2011, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By katsmeowsd
I used to

teach my kids to move their desks to make room for a circle. We practiced until they could do it in a few seconds and quickly put the desks back as well. You could use masking tape on the floor so...
Board: The Job Search 06-16-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By katsmeowsd
My thoughts...

I have helped hire many teachers over the years and looked at hundreds of resumes, essays, etc. The only thing that jumps out at me is this part:

"Taking a career risk is less daunting to me now...
Board: The Job Search 06-08-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By katsmeowsd
My 2nd Interview

was a group interview. They wanted to see how we worked together (we did an icebreaker type strategy activity). I think they wanted to see who would stand out, who was a leader, who was vocal, etc....
Board: The Job Search 06-07-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By katsmeowsd
It's true

your former employer is not allowed to say anything bad about you. I used to work with my director in the interview process and she said something about that once. But I know my director DID used...
Board: Second Grade 05-30-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By katsmeowsd
memory book/yearbook

I am looping with my 2nd graders as well. I made a memory book that I found here on PT.

http://www.proteacher.net/discussions/showthread.php?t=158544

I also made a yearbook from "pages" on...
Board: The Job Search 05-30-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By katsmeowsd
Here is the website for "regular" schools. ...

Here is the website for "regular" schools.

http://www.jobpath.com/csh/search.aspx?csh=csh_CDE
Board: The Job Search 05-29-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By katsmeowsd
Charter Schools

I don't know what area you are looking in. I teach at a charter school in Denver. Here's a great site to find jobs at charter schools

http://www.coloradoleague.org/index.php

Good luck!
Board: Second Grade 05-24-2011, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By katsmeowsd
purge purge purge!

I'm moving for the 8th time in 8 years! Get rid of stuff. Have your kids help you move
Board: The VENT 05-22-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By katsmeowsd
Can you...

invite the superintendent to observe you teach a lesson?
Board: Second Grade 05-21-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By katsmeowsd
I disagree...

I think second graders should learn to talk when it's appropriate and be quiet when it's not. By having permanent privacy walls up, you take that opportunity away from them. What happens when they...
Board: Second Grade 05-19-2011, 03:46 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By katsmeowsd
Responsive Classroom

Do it! I work at an RC school and it's been great! It's so much more than classroom discipline. It's about really building a community and teaching children to care about each other. I am taking RC...
Board: Second Grade 05-18-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By katsmeowsd
Some Suggestions

Do you allow students to move back "up"? For example if they are on yellow, can they do something good to move back up to green? Have you though of adding a blue above the green? Everyone starts on...
Board: Second Grade 05-16-2011, 03:17 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By katsmeowsd
I Wanna Iguana

I've used the book I Wanna Iguana about a boy who writes letters back and forth with his mom with reasons why he should get an iguana. You could have kids write about a pet they want.
Board: Second Grade 05-12-2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By katsmeowsd
Writing

Our Habits unit for 2nd grade was 15 days. I will loop with my class to 3rd grade next year and it will only be 10 days. We have 50 minutes a day for writing

As for info on Lucy Calkins on PT,...
Board: Second Grade 05-09-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By katsmeowsd
Writer's Workshop

We start the first day of school. Our unit is called "Habits of Writing" We write it. It's pretty much all about decorating a notebook, gathering seed ideas, expectations for writing, coming to the...
Board: The VENT 05-05-2011, 04:03 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By katsmeowsd
Essential 55

You should read it. by Ron Clark. It's a quick read. It's 55 "rules" he has for his students. Some of them are about "asking" for gifts and "complaining" when they don't get what they want, to...
Board: The VENT 05-03-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By katsmeowsd
we have...

a separate sign up sheet for each field trip so out of that, we do a name draw. I try to "pick" parents who haven't gone yet, be fair, etc. But then again we have had 9 field trips this year so far...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 05-01-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 38
 
Posted By katsmeowsd
Recess

We start school at 8:15 and end at 4:15. We have 30 minute recess before 30 minute lunch. all teachers stay with students during recess and lunch.
Board: The Job Search 05-01-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By katsmeowsd
At-Will for 6 years

I have been an at-will employee for the last 6 years because I work for a charter school. In our case, at-will means you can be let go at any time (for any reason, enrollment numbers,...
Board: Second Grade 04-28-2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By katsmeowsd
Reading A-Z

http://www.readinga-z.com/

They have hundreds of books levels aa-Z with the lesson plans and graphic organizers. It costs for a year membership but it's great. You can print out books and kids can...



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