I have always loved teaching, especially kindergarten. After graduating with a BA (honours) in Performance Arts, I started teaching music, movement, and drama, and then transitioned into the classroom. I have taught in a number of schools over the years including Montessori, HighScope, and Reggio Emilia philosophies. Young children have an innate love for learning that is so special and magical. Their minds are open and their enthusiasm is boundless. I have been teaching this age group for over 30 years! --->Suzanne’s LinkedIn!
My main teaching influence stems from my Montessori training. I create and develop hands-on, interactive materials that children will love to explore. My lessons are full of science, language, math, and art projects that offer open-ended opportunities to discover and learn. It is all about the journey and the process. Each set of Hatchling lessons are a complete ready-to-teach curriculum for individual, group, classroom, and homeschool learning. The fun, creative, and themed activities promote individualized learning through hands-on exploration and discussion. There are many alternatives and suggestions within the Hatchling Curriculum program that will extend the learning experience and can be used to adjust the materials to the individual learning stages of each child. ---> Meet Me!
Hatchling Curriculum TpT Store and Publications won the Gold Medal in the 2019 Parent and Teacher Choice Award. https://www.howtolearn.com/hatchling-curriculum-wins-parent-and-teacher-choice-award/ In 1996, Suzanne's music and movement program won a “Make Fitness Happen” Educational Opportunity Grant, awarded by IDEA, the International Association of Fitness.
BA (hons) Performance Arts Degree from Middlesex University, UK Montessori Early Childhood Education credits through California State East Bay including Philosophy, Practical Life, Arithmetic, Language, Science, Sensorial, and Art Early Childhood Education credits through Diablo Valley College, CA, including Child Development and Psychology, Child, Family, and Community CBEST: California Basic Educational Skills Test Royal Society of Arts Teaching Certificate YMCA Certificate in Teaching Exercise to Music IDEA International Health and Fitness Association Certificate in Youth Fitness
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PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Anatomy, Archaeology, Biology, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Middle Ages, Arts & Music, Music, For All Subject Areas, General Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Autumn, Winter, Spring, Handwriting, Phonics