I've been TAGGED!

I've been tagged by Mrs. S. @ Stapler's Strategies

Here are the rules:

* You must post the rules.
*Answer the 10 questions for the tagger who posted for you.
*Create 10 questions of your own to ask the people you're tagging.                     
 *Tag 10 people and link the with your post. Don't forget to let them know they've been tagged!

Here are my questions to answer:

1. How many grades have you taught during your career?
    3 grades:  Kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade

2. Are you where you'd like to stay until retirement?

3. What do you think about the new Common Core Curriculum?
      Since I haven't found a job since my family moved, I have the luxury of time to read the standards and  time to make some of the materials.  So my perspective will be a little different than someone who is "in the trenches".  Time is a big advantage.  I do like that the states are aligning curriculum standards with each other.  Having taught in different states myself and having taught students who have moved in from out of state I see many advantages to this.  I personally wish the powers-that-be would do the same type of thing with teacher certification tests.  I've now taken 5 state teacher certification tests.  Why can't there be one test and renew your license with one agency?

4. How many students do you have in your class this year?
     In the past, I've had classes as small as 18 and as large as 32.

5. Has the number of students grown in the past couple of years?
      My last 18 years of teaching, my classes ranged from 18-22 students.

6. What is your favorite lesson/subject to teach?
     Reading, reading, reading

7. What is your favorite classroom management strategy?
     I think relationships with your students is key to a well run classroom.

8. How many teachers at your grade level in your school?
     I have taught at schools where I was the only teacher at that grade level
     and I have taught at school that had 13 teachers at one grade level.

9. How many students in the school where you teach?
     The smallest school I taught at was 250 students and the largest was 2,000.

10. Do you teach in a public or private school?
      I have taught 1 year in private and 19 years in public schools.

Questions to answer:

1.  What is your favorite book to share with your class?
2.  What is your favorite snack?
3.  If you weren't a teacher, what would you be?
4.  What is your favorite funny school story?
5.  What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
6.  If you won the lottery, name 3 things you would do with the money.
7.  What is your favorite song?
8.  Are you a morning person or night owl?
9.  What is your favorite teacher tool/equipment/office supply?
10. If you were Secretary of Education how would you improve education?

I am tagging several of my blogging buddies:

Jennifer @ Best Practices 4 Teaching
Fern @ Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas
Brian @ Hopkins' Hoppin' Happenings
Yvonne @ Mixminder
Selina @ Classroom Magic
Arlene @ LMN Tree
Sharon @ Mrs. Winter's PreK Paradise
Jayne @ ABCs of Reading
Deb @ Fabulously First
Tonya @ Super Second Graders


Brian H said...

Thanks Michelle, but I've already done it. If you read a few posts down I did this like a week ago! It was fun and I'm honored you picked me!

Brian :-)

Michelle said...

I've been tagged before, too. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to keep doing it or not.

Brian H said...

I thought it was a one time thing, but maybe I'm wrong. lol Once is enough for me though. Too much trouble finding different blogs each time! It was fun though and love getting to know everyone!

Jennifer Ayers said...

Hey Michelle, just letting you know that the Best Practices Freebie Pages are picking up hits from your blog!!! YAYAYAYAY!!