Saturday, December 31, 2011

Writing a Resume and Holiday Photos

I am trying to write a resume:( I have had the same teaching position for 12 years and since my school is changing to a Tap School they are reinterviewing (not sure if that is even a word) for every position!  It is really hard to write a resume and explain all the things that I have done in 12 years.  So I took a break and started looking through the pictures I took at the Christmas party I had with my students.  I like to take lots of pictures to post on my classroom website so parents can see what we are doing in class.  I thought I would post a couple here too. 
We made Christmas trees from upside down ice cream cones. 
This was a nice and easy project for the students (they especially liked the clean-up).

We played "Pin the Nose on the Snowman" and the kids loved it!
Sunday, December 18, 2011

TAP School??

This week we learned that our school will become a TAP school next year.  I was wondering if anyone is at a TAP school or knows anything about them.  We were pretty devastated as a staff because we were told that we would all have to reapply and interview for our positions (if we want to stay).  We started two other TAP schools in our district last year but they are so new and I need to find more information so I can start making a decision on whether I want to stay and interview for my position again or try to find a position at another school.  It was a lot to drop on us the week before Christmas Break!!  So if anyone has information I would love to hear it!  Thanks!
Monday, December 5, 2011

New Laminator!

I am so happy I just got my new laminating machine in the mail today!  I ordered it from Lakeshore on Cyber Monday so it was 30% off.  It is so cool, I have already tried it out of course!  I was running around my house trying to find something to laminate.  Laminating can get so expensive so I decided to use some money raised at a school fundraiser to purchase this and I am so glad I finally get to see if it works.  It will be so much nicer than driving out to Lakeshore!

Just a tip for those who do not like to spend a lot of money laminating: use page protectors for any literacy or math mats (like all of the Shari Sloane game mats) that you use over and over.  I just print on cardstock and then put it in a page protector and I have been able to use the mats for a few years now and they are still holding up.  You can even use whiteboard markers to write on the page protectors and it comes off.  I got this tip from a colleague of mine and it has saved me a lot of money!
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