Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Teacher without a Class



I think I should change my blog name to that.  Ok, I am being over dramatic haha!  I am still waiting for a placement.  I had two interviews the past two days!  One was 1st (close to Kindergarten, YAY) and one was 3rd (ahh- one of the interview questions was about ordering fractions!?) and BOTH were 40 minutes away from me WITHOUT traffic!  I can't imagine how long it will take as I try to drive through the city during rush hour...  Anyway, the first grade position was filled by one of my teacher friend's who is an amazing first grade teacher!  And two of my other teacher friends got positions too!  Whoo whoo!  So happy for them!  I still have my fingers crossed I find my classroom, so the hubby can park in the garage again ;)
Since I have extra time on my hands and can't really prep anything without knowing grade or school, I have spent lots of time on Pinterest-duh!  Check out some of my favorites...today, because I know I will have more tomorrow :)
*Click on the pictures to find the links*

Create words with brass or silver push pins in a foam board and frame. Quick, original, affordable art.   dining space

This could be really cute if done the right way or really "tacky"...I'm here all week folks! :)

Popcorn bar: display plain popcorn and several spices and let guests do their own seasoning
How fun is this!?  Plain popcorn with shakers filled with different flavors!  
Equivalent fraction anchor chart using the cut-out of the number- love it! Could even have the students make their own and glue into their math notebooks for future reference.
I've got fractions on my brain now!

Switch up rock, paper, scissors to help kids with math! Two player game, one person is "odds" and the other is "evens." Kids shake their fist, chant "1,2,3, shoot!" Then, they stick out zero, one, two, three, four, or five fingers. Kids find the sum of their fingers. If the answer is even, then evens gets a point. If it's odd, odds gets a point.
This is so fun!  Rock, Paper, Scissors but with numbers!  Add fingers together and if the answer is even, then the even team gets a point!

I actually saw this on Facebook, but thought I would share.  "If Disney Princesses had Instagram"



11 comments:

  1. I will be thinking of you and KNOW you will get a great placement soon. ;) Where ever you go- they will be LUCKY to have you. LOVED the Disney Princess Instagram- and the "tacky" letter!
    Carolyn
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

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    1. Aw you are so sweet! Thank you for those encouraging words! I love them too! :)

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  2. Ha! That last pin cracked me up! I had no idea about that other first grade teacher. I am positive that someone is having a baby as we speak and you'll take over her kindergarten room forever!!!!

    xoxoxoxox
    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

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  3. I know how you feel.... in the exact same boat. No school, no classroom... no crazy and fun back to school planning. =(
    Thankfully I have a 4 year old at home (or only 2.5 more weeks) to keep me inspired and creative!
    I will be crossing my fingers for you! In the meantime, enjoy the extra free time! I know I am!

    Sara
    Teaching Munchkins

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    1. I just found a job on Thursday! I am crossing my fingers for you to find something now! :)

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  4. Sorry I meant I have my 4 year old at home for 2.5 more weeks before she heads to preschool!

    Sara
    Teaching Munchkins

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  5. The blog name A teacher without a class is taken. Sorry. I hope you get a placement soon! It must be frustrating.

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  6. Here's to hoping you hear something soon girl! :)
    I know it's frustrating but it'll happen! Thinking of you!

    Nicki
    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

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    1. I literally found something the day you commented! :) Yay!

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