Friday, June 6, 2014

100th Post GIVEAWAY!

This is my 100th post on my little blog. Crazy! To celebrate, I am giving away my new Polka Dot Class Decor to help you get ready for next year. The best part about it--it is EDITABLE!

How can you win it? Head over to my facebook page and leave a comment! That is it! I will give away more depending on how many comments are left. Good luck and thanks for sticking with me through 100 posts!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Interview Questions

If you're like me... any type of interview situation causes extreme stress and nervousness. I interviewed for a couple of kindergarten positions recently and jotted down the questions I was asked in hopes that they can help someone else score their dream job!

How would others describe you?

Where do you see yourself three years from now?

What was your greatest challenge your first year teaching?

What would I see if I came in your classroom?

What is your greatest challenge working with ELL students?

What is something you have improved on in the last year?

What is the last (professional) book you’ve read?

What is the first step you take when writing a lesson plan?

How do you motivate unmotivated students?

How do you keep parents involved?

How do you run guided reading?

How do you manage your classroom so that new students know what to do?

How do you teach phonics?

What type of assessments do you use?

Do you have any questions for me?

If you have any difficult or frequent interview questions you have been asked, post them in the comments!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Time to Catch Up!

I am officially on summer break! (Does it count as a break if you are teaching summer school, moving into a new house, and moving classrooms? I guess not.) I have some random things to catch you all up on!

First... a funny little picture. You know you always have at least one little stinker in every class. Well, here is what mine did.

What a sweetheart, right?!
You can grab this free end of the year book from Jessica Travis here.

End of the Year Gifts

I chose to do a similar End of the Year Bucket gift again.

The buckets came from the Dollar Tree aka teacher heaven.

Here is what went inside my bucket:
(Sorry it is so dark.)
The book and bookmark came from Scholastic. The little green thing is playdough and I got it in the target dollar spot. The sticker, tattoos, and beach ball are from Oriental Trading.


Aaaaannd I have to announce that I am changing schools next school year! I will still be teaching kindergarten, but it a larger PUBLIC school. Big change, but I am really excited! Here is what my "old" classroom currently looks like... (I can't wait to move to one that is not so tiny!)

Are you looking for a new teaching job? I will post some of the interview questions I was asked soon to hopefully help you out!