My name is Raquel. I am 11 years old. I'm
going to the 6th grade. I am going to a charter school. My favorite colors
are red, black, blue, and white. My favorite hobbies are swimming, jump
roping, napping, and biking. My birthday is May 20th and I was born in 1991.
Telling the Story:
She liked to listen to
Algerian, Malian, Jazz, Blues, Reggae, and afro pop. She was an artist
instead of the great guitarist. Her father was a diplomat. She was born in
1974 in Bamako, Mali, a country know for it's jelis.
People I Admire:
I admire my mother. The reason why I admire my
mother is because she put clothes on my back and shoes on my feet. She
taught me and helped me with things I needed help with. My mother put me in
school for me to learn things to become successful in life. I also admire
the teachers I had because they taught me things to past to the next grade
and also taught me things to learn in life.
We are going to Montego Bay, Jamaica. We are staying in a hotel called
Starfish Trelawny Beach. It is set along on a sandy beach. The hotel
has a total of 350 rooms, including 40 spacious ground-level cottage
rooms, each appointed with king, double, or twins beds, air conditioning,
and lots of other things.
I found a interesting recipe called conch salad. It has lobsters, red
hot peppers, celery ribs,
cucumbers, tomatoes, and fresh
lemons or lemon juice, salt to taste. The conch salad has to be
prepared in two big bowls with salt water in it. You have to wash it in a
bowl so it can be clean. Put it the other bowl and let it soak for 30
minutes. Then you put all the ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Allow
mixture to marinate 30 minutes to 1 hour in the refrigerator. Serve cold on
Personal Goals: to attend Stanford University
At a glance
Stanford CA 94305
Religious affiliation: No affiliation
Academic calendar: Quarter
Undergraduate student body: 7,886
Fall 2002 Admissions
Application deadline: December 15
Application fee: $65
Selectivity: Most selective
U.S. News Ranking
Rank: National Universities-Doctoral, 5
Tuition and fees: $25,917
Personal Goals: I would like to become
the job is like
Teachers like it when they see children
learn. Sometimes, though, they have to deal with children who misbehave. In
big cities, teachers may have large classes, many children who come from
poor families, and a lot of work to do. Also, some teachers leave because
they are not paid very well.
Many kindergarten and elementary school teachers work more than 40 hours a
week. Most work from September through June. Then they go on vacation during
the summer. Sometimes they teach in summer school. Or they may take another
job or travel. Many go to college to continue their education.
Most States have tenure laws. This means that teachers cannot be fired
without a good reason. Teachers may get tenure after a certain number of
years, usually 3. Tenure does not guarantee that a teacher will always have
a job, but it does provide some security.
these workers do
Kindergarten and elementary school teachers
teach children to read, write, speak, do math, and much more. They use
games, music, art, films, computers, and other tools to teach children basic
skills. When children learn, they feel good and will do well in school later
on. When they grow up and go to work and become parents, they will do a good
job because of what they learned when they were young.
Most kindergarten and elementary school teachers teach several subjects to
one class of children. In some schools, two or more teachers work as a team.
They teach a group of students at least one subject. In other schools, a
teacher may teach one special subject to a number of classes. Usually they
teach music, art, reading, science, math, or gym. Some teach classes that
are filled with students from different grades.
Kindergarten and elementary school teachers may write with chalk on a
chalkboard. They also may use films, slides, overhead projectors, or
computers. All these things help children learn in different ways. With
computers, children can talk with students in other countries. Computers
also help students solve math problems. Sometimes they help children learn
to speak English better. Many teachers use computers to record the
children's grades. Teachers have to keep learning to make sure that they
know how to use computers and other machines in their classes.
Kindergarten and elementary school teachers work with all different kinds of
children. Some are black and some are white. Some were born in the United
States and some were not. Some have parents or grandparents from Europe,
some from Asia, and some from Africa. With so many different kinds of
children, teachers have to learn about them all. After they do learn, they
make sure that all of the children can learn the way they like to. Some
schools even teach teachers how to learn about different kinds of children!
Kindergarten and elementary school teachers teach lessons and give tests.
They listen to the children recite their lessons and make sure that no one
misbehaves. They grade the children on their work and on how well they think
the children ought to do. When the children are not doing as well as they
should be, the teachers give them help.
Kindergarten and elementary school teachers plan their lessons before they
teach them. They also make up tests and grade papers. They write up the
children's report cards. And they meet with parents to try to help their
children do better in school. Kindergarten and elementary school teachers
sometimes go to meetings and workshops.
One half of all kindergarten school teachers
earned between $26,240 and $42,400 a year in 1998. The lowest 10 percent
earned less than $19,710 and the highest 10 percent earned more than $53,270
One half of all elementary school teachers earned between $28,800 and
$46,2800 a year in 1998. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $23,460 and
the highest 10 percent earned more than $64,550 a year. Some teachers earned
extra money during the summer.
Preparing for the job
All kindergarten and elementary school
teachers must have a license to teach. Some are licensed to teach nursery
school through grade 3. Others are licensed to teach grades 1 through 6 or
8. Some may have a license to teach a special subject, such as reading or
You must have a college degree to be a kindergarten and elementary school
teacher. You must also take special training in college. And you must take
certain courses in education and be a student teacher for six months or a
To get a license to teach kindergarten or elementary school, you must pass
three tests. You must pass tests in reading, writing, and teaching. In most
States, to renew your license, you must continue to go to college. Some
States require you to get a master's degree. Teachers who are licensed in
one State often can easily get a license in another State. A new offering is
a kind of national license.
Kindergarten and elementary school teachers must be able to talk to
children. The children must trust them and like them. The teachers must be
able to make the children want to learn. And the teachers must understand
what the children need to learn. The teachers must teach each child
differently. They also should be organized, dependable, patient, and
Hopes for the Future:
As a teacher, I want to encourage the kids to read and do
all of their homework. I also want them to do that so they can
make it through life. I want to be a teacher to help the kids so they can
have something to acknowledge during life. I think teachers are the second
best people in the kids life because they help the just like the parents do.
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THAT'S ALL FOLKS!!