We have been teaching kindergarten together since 2000. We share a classroom but have our own students. The great thing about team-teaching is that for the majority of the day there are two teachers in the classroom working with the students. We support each other throughout the day and when we are not teaching, we share in the "prep" work!
We love working with kindergarten students! We feel the first year of school should be a time of wonder, excitement, fun and learning for the child as well as the family. Our goal is to give each child the tools he/she will need to be successful in a safe and nurturing school environment. The balance between what is developmental and teaching the standards is difficult, but we do the best we can and are always looking for the best teaching practices available.
We are both very involved in our school. We have been on the Instructional Leadership Team, Visual and Performing Arts Committee and Technology Committees. At Founder's day our PTA awarded us with the Very Special Person Award.
Joanne & Suzanne both have masters in Curriculum and Instruction.
Joanne is married with a son and twin daughters. Her days are filled with teaching, feeding, bathing, cleaning, laundry, . . . Suzanne is married with two daughters. Her days are filled with much of the same and she is loving being a mom! To get more ideas and learn how to create theme books & projects the KLG way visit us at http://kinderlearninggarden.blogspot.com