Feet Up Friday!! Have a wonderful day and a restful weekend!
Online Teaching to Supplement Your Income?
Are you aware of all the places you can teach online? My goodness! There are a lot out there. The two I have worked for are VIPKID and Outschool. Currently, I teach with Outschool and absolutely love it.
Let’s break it down: The hiring process at Outschool wasn’t as strenuous as VIPKID and you can set your own hours, # of students, and payment amount for each class. I love the aspect of having control over your classes as far as canceling a class, giving a refund, and/or transferring a student to another class, if necessary. Outschool even advertises for you. Therefore, they do take 30% of each class payment. As with any new business, expect it to take a little while for people to find, and book, your classes. The best part about Outschool? You can teach what you want! Again, freedom!
If you’re interested in teaching with Outschool, I’d love to help you. Sign up AS A TEACHER. Be sure and put your first name AND last name when signing up. At Outschool, there’s a library of educational resources to also help you. Let me know how I can help you on your journey to making extra income. CLICK ON MY REFERRAL LINK!
Other online teaching companies you might want to check out:
As for me, I’m loving Outschool. I may check out a few others too, however. We can always have multiple streams of income!
Check out my Outschool Profile and a few of my classes:
I love teaching one-to-one tutoring classes as well. If you are a parent and your child needs tutoring, check out my classes (as well as my group and FLEX (self-paced) classes:
1 Hour ELA Tutoring Class (go to link to watch my video)
35 Minute ELA Tutoring Class (go to link to watch my video)
Good luck with your online teaching journey!
Until next time!
Love Task Cards! Check Out These 9/11 Task Cards!
I absolutely love task cards, and so do my students! There are so many ways to use them when practicing context clues. One of the best skills we can teach our students is how to figure out unfamiliar words.
Wondering about different ways to use task cards? Hang them around the room and let pairs complete them together. Tape them on the walls outside your room and let them go on a little scavenger hunt in pairs. Play SCOOT where you cut them apart and put them on the desks and allow the students to rotate through the cards. Of course, you need to have some great music playing softly in the background for the perfect ambiance and learning environment! 😂
No matter how you implement these cards into your lessons, the students will love you for it. End class with a discussion about the words. New vocabulary is learned, and children are engaged. That’s a winner in my book! 📕
I’ve made these cards as a TpT EASEL activity where they can be assigned and completed online/digitally as well. In addition, there is a student response sheet and answer key.
I hope your students will enjoy this product as much as my students and I do.
CLICK HERE to purchase the 9/11 Task Cards.
You might also want to check out my 9/11 Choice Board if you want to offer your students more activities: Click HERE!
Use Google Classroom? Check This Out!
First Week of School… Done!
Many of us have returned to filled classrooms and hallways. It’s time to get it back into gear (you know, eat fast, run to the bathroom, and stand for most of the day). It takes me the first few weeks to get back into the hectic rush. However, those kiddos in front of me make it all worth it.
One of my favorite activities to do the first day or first week of school is a team-based red Solo cup activity. Students collaborate and work together to stack the cups in a variety of patterns. I love watching them work together. Bust out some great music while they work together, and you’ve got a classroom filled with laughter and fun. It’s truly a memorable activity for the children.
You only need a few things to make the magic happen!
- 6 red Solo cups (per team/group)
- Create the tool students will use with string and rubber bands (this will move the cups).
***NOTE: I use the thick rubber bands because they are less likely to break. I also have extra “tools” on hand. It never fails that a couple of them are broken during the activity by accident.
- Each group will place the cups in three separate stacks (2 cups in each stack)
- Move the cups by using the “tool” into a six pyramid shape (see picture).
- After the pyramid is complete, teams raise their hands in the air and give a holler.
- Repeat the activity (I see a lot of confidence exude from kiddos on this round).
- This time, see which group can finish first.
- Reflect and discuss what worked well and what could have been improved.
- Some students finish extra early, so I let them use more cups and make a pattern of their choice.
What did you do your first week? Wishing you all a wonderful school year!
Until next time!