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Useful Sites

Common Core State Standards for California


Google Safe Search is a safe way for kids to use the internet.


Fact Monster is an overall great resource for students.


Fact Monster - flashcards is a great site for math fact flashcards.


Lakeshore Learning sells educational supplies for teachers and parents. You can buy online, or check out their San Leandro store .


Alameda Free Library


Ms. Hinds

Welcome to the Room 9 Website!

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Second Grade, Edison School, Room 9

Contact Ms. Hinds

Email me at, or call me at 510-748-4002, x02009.


Ms. Hinds is passionate about fostering a growth mindset in her students. What is a growth mindset? Find out here! For more information about Dr. Carol Dweck's groundbreaking work on mindset, check out:

How Not to Talk to Your Kids Po Bronson's 2007 article in New York Magazine.

The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart, an August 19, 2014 blog post by Salman Khan, founder of Khan Academy.

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets that Shape Our Lives, a good mindset summary that includes an excellent graphic.

Mindset site




Ms. Hinds Recommends!

If you haven't seen Race to Nowhere, I recommend it highly. This documentary film is about the consequences of over-scheduling, over-testing, and putting excessive pressure on kids. The filmmaker, Vicki Abeles, also recently came out with a book, Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation.