Roll-A-Sight Word: 2nd Grade Dolch Words (Free)

I hope this post finds you well! I have a free classroom resource for you to download and use with your students or to share with your families to practice at home. All you need to do is print and some dice. A student rolls the die and reads the words in the column that matches the number on their die. The set has two different versions of the 2nd grade Dolch words list. 


Growth Mindset Statements to Use Instead of You're So Smart! (Free posters)

For several years, I have been working on the statements I use with students when discussing their learning. I have replaced phrases like "you are so smart" with "I can really tell you have been working hard to master finding evidence in the text." Instead of students being praised for what they perceive to have or not have, I am focusing on what the students have control of! Below are a few posters you can use in your classroom or for planning. 


Growth Mindset Poster
Click on the picture to download the PDF of the Poster



Click on the picture to download the PDF of the Poster




Roll-A-Sight Word: 1st Grade Dolch Words (Free)

I hope this post finds you well! I have a free classroom resource for you to download and use with your students or to share with your families to practice at home. All you need to do is print and some dice. A student rolls the die and reads the words in the column that matches the number on their die. The set has two different versions of the 1st grade Dolch words list. 


Roll-A-Sight Word K Dolch Words (free)

I hope this post finds you well! I have a free classroom resource for you to download and use with your students or to share with your families to practice at home. All you need to do is print and some dice. A student rolls the die and reads the words in the column that matches the number on their die. The set has two different versions of the Kindergarten Dolch words list. 

Roll a Sight Word Practice free dolch words
Click on the picture to download. 

Find the pre-primer roll-a-sight words set here



Addition 4s and 5s practice Google Classroom Friendly Practice (Free)

One of the resources I've been asked for the most lately is student practice that is Google Classroom-friendly. So I've shared below practice that anyone can use with their students. Please follow the steps below: 

  1. Click on the picture and make a copy of the practice page. 
  2. Go to Google Classroom and create an assignment. 
  3. Click add and find the practice page you made a copy of. 
  4. Be sure to select make a copy for each student. 

Now students will be able to type in the text boxes and turn it in.  If you'd rather the directions in a video click here



Google Friendly Addition Practice Free


Free Addition Practice Google Classroom Friendly






Free Addition Practice Google Classroom Friendly




Free Addition Practice Google Classroom Friendly


Free Addition Practice Google Classroom Friendly



What Google Classroom-friendly practice would you like to see next? Comment below any subject or skill you'd like to see next on the blog. 


Updated: Grab several more addition worksheets for Google Classroom by clicking on the title below: 








LANDING THE TEACHING JOB OF YOUR DREAMS SERIES: PART 3 Social Media and Communication

Welcome to Part 3 of the "Landing the Teaching Job of Your Dreams Series." In the series, I will use my experience interviewing for and interviewing to hire to help you land the job you want!  The series will focus on how to ace the interview, how to set yourself apart from the other candidates, and how to share all of the ideas that you have to make learning fun for your students. 

Interview tips, Interviewing questions


There are so many minor details to think about when applying for a teaching job or really any job for that matter. Use the list below to make sure you stand out in a crowd for a good reason. 

  • Social Media: Check all your accounts and delete any pictures or posts that could offend someone or people would gossip about. My rule is if I would stand up in church and say it or show it, then it shouldn't be online. The best route is to set everything to private. 
  • Cell Phone Message: Set up your cell phone message with a message that includes your first and last name. Also, make sure you have plenty of space for someone to leave a message. Just imagine a possible employer calling to set up an interview and they can't leave you a message. 
  • iPhone User: Please make sure your Apple ID and nickname are appropriate. When someone is texting or calling someone with another iPhone the phone will offer a "maybe so and so" when the number isn't in that person's contact list. Please do not have your "maybe so and so" show up as sexylady22. 
  • Google: Google yourself! See what comes up and if it is something you'd be proud of. I would suggest creating a Linkedin account. If you have one that is public, that will show first and would be a great foot forward. You can view mine here for ideas.  Once you've looked at the all results, take a look at the image results. My Twitter picture comes up first, so you may want to make sure your Twitter picture is professional. 


Find more tips from this series: 


Please comment below with questions for a future job hunting Q&A. 

Landing the Teaching Job of Your Dreams Series: Part 2 What to Wear to the Interview and To Turn in Your Application

Teacher Interview Questions and tips

Welcome to Part 2 of the "Landing the Teaching Job of Your Dreams Series." In the series, I will use my experience interviewing for and interviewing to hire to help you land the job you want!  The series will focus on how to ace the interview, how to set yourself apart from the other candidates, and how to share all of the ideas that you have to make learning fun for your students. 

Unfortunately, first impressions are often based on what you look like when you enter the door. Let's rock the first impression, so you can share what you are going to do for the students in the classroom. 

Turning in your application: 

    You never know who'll you'll meet when you turn in your application, so dress accordingly. Ladies wear a dress or slacks with a nice blouse. Gentlemen wear slacks with a polo or button-up. Do not turn in your application wearing jeans or athleisure wear.  If you wear makeup, keep it natural and limit accessories. Also, be sure to turn your cellphone on silent. Lastly, do not put your application in a folder or report cover. Many districts make copies for the rest of the interview committee, and it adds an annoying step for that person.


Interview

 Research the school and see if you can find out the teachers' dress code. Some schools are more laid back than others. You want to make sure you do not break the dress code. For example, I have burgundy hair, which is often against the dress code, and I will change it for interviews. That way, it does not distract the interview committee. Then later find out what my principal's or director's preference is on hair color. The same goes for clothing and shoes.    When choosing your outfit and accessories follow these guidelines: 

  • Suits are always a good choice, but not mandatory. A nice dress, slacks, and a blouse, or slacks a button-up and tie are a good choice too. 
  • No perfume or cologne: Someone may be sensitive to your choice of perfume or cologne
  • Be sure your shoes are clean and reasonable. Stay away from open-toed shoes and stiletto heels.
  • Pick accessories that don't make noise. Leave the Apple watch or bangles in the car or at home.
  • Get a hair cut before interviewing, and if you color your hair, make sure you do not have roots showing. You do not want your grown-out roots to distract from how amazing you are! 
  • Iron...Iron...Iron (Do it, don't skip this) 
  • Make sure your nails are trimmed for both men and women. If you wear polish, make sure it is fresh or take it off completely. 

If you have any questions, please comment below. Also, be sure to come back for the series post to help you land your dream teaching job! 

More interview tips: 

Part 1: INTERVIEW TIPS

Part 3:SOCIAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION