Kindergarten Interview

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  1. RLS

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    Hi All,
    I have an interview for a kindergarten position on Tuesday!
    Any ideas about the questions they might ask geared towards Kindergartners..
    One question I am stumped on is: How would you teach writing to Kindergartners...
    Any input from you guys would really be appreciated...
    Thanks,
    RLS
     
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    First of all Good luck. Be yourself and try to think about how you'd talk to small children.

    I am currently using the Lucy Calkins approach to writing. I've only taught 2 lessons but it is more about what authors do. We talk about what to do when your "done" and expanding stories.

    You will probably be asked about your approach to teaching reading. Good luck!
     
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    Thanks mrsammieb,
    I have never heard of Lucy Calkins approach to writing... As for the reading questions: Does this sound okay.. My approach to literacy is balanced.. I use the four componenets of language arts which includes reading, writing, listening and speaking. For example, if you were to walk into my classroom you would see: Teacher read alouds, guided reading groups, shared reading, and independent reading.
    Is this okay?
    Thanks,
    RLS
     
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    That sounds good. Make sure you use the term, a print rich environment!
     
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    I just got the call and I got the job!!!! Oh my am I excited... I just wanted to thank everyone that has posted all of their support and good wishes. This site is a major source of support...
    Thanks again and I will keep you posted...
    RLS
     
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    :D :D Congratulations:D :D
     
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    Thank You.. The job search is finally over.. I am officially a Kindergarten teacher.... Yipeeeee!!!!
     
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    Congrats!!!!!
     

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