Kindergarten Interview ??s

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  1. mandijyn

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    Hello

    I am fresh out of university and interviewing for a Kindergarten position tomorrow-

    Any advice about questions to be prepared for??

    I do not have a plethora of kindergarten experience and was actually targeting upper elementary jobs- but the market is tough and I need to start somewhere- and I LOVE teaching- but I am scared - if I get the job I have less than 2 weeks until the 1st day of school to set up and prepare.

    Please Advise!
     
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  3. KinderCowgirl

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    Be prepared to talk about particularly what your reading instruction will look like. Most schools now lean toward a limited whole group, then small group/hands-on workstations.

    You will probably be given scenarios for classroom management-what would the child have to do to be referred to the office? What is your behavior plan going to look like?

    What will you do to involve parents?

    How will you differentiate your instruction-usually you have a big spectrum of levels in K.

    What would we see when we come in your room (probably one big difference from upper elementary-you want them singing, dancing, collaborating).

    Give an example of your most creative lesson.

    Hope that helps. Good luck. I've seen lots of people end up somewhere they never expected to like-but now won't move anywhere else.
     
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    I would add assessment and dibels as well as modifications- specific examples, including ELL
     
  5. MissKinderK

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    I'm in Fort Myers - which school are you interviewing for?
     
  6. mandijyn

    mandijyn Rookie

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    Corkscrew El. in Naples. Where are you teaching? :)
     
  7. mandijyn

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    Thank you!

    :D My interview was a success. I felt prepared for all of the questions thanks to your insight! I find out tomorrow if the position is mine.
     
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    Yeah! Let us know! Good luck!
     
  9. mandijyn

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    Update: :D

    I got the Job!! Teachers start Monday- I feel so excited <and a bit queasy> So much to do I don't know where to start!
     
  10. swansong1

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    Congratulations! I'm sure your colleagues at school will help you get started.
     
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    Congratulations! That's great news!
     
  12. KinderCowgirl

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    Congratulations! Welcome to Kinder! You will have soooo much fun with your rugrats!
     
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    You will be a GREAT K teacher! My advice, use A to Z Forum to answer any questions, and get advice from all of these wonderful teacher resources! I'm new to K to, and have gotten zillions of ideas from this website. Thanks to all!
     
  14. MissKinderK

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    Gateway Charter!! :) I know where corkscrew is, I pass it on the way to the mall :p
     

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