I have been teaching Kindergarten for 10 years now, and I love every minute of it. Even though most days are challenging, it's never the same as the day before. I love to watch the sparkle in the eyes of my kiddos when they learn something new!
I have a very laid back style. I've very open-ended and creative, and avoid worksheets as much as possible. We do work stations following Debbie Diller's methods, and I teach guided reading following Beverly Tyner's methods. For writing I take on Lucy Calkin's writer's workshop ideas. Even though I follow their methods, I put my own spin on everything. As for math, I love to create my own activities, and rarely open our math series. Hands-on is the way to go! I love to try new things and am always on the lookout to expand my knowledge of best practices.
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I have an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. A BS and MS in Elementary Education. I attended a traditional Montessori school from pre-school through 5th grade, which I think encourages my hands-on teaching techniques.
I have 2 awesome kids! My son is deaf, and my daughter has autism. It adds to my experience in the classroom. You can check out the book I wrote about my son: http://www.amazon.com/Gavins-Amazing-Ears-Suzanne-Kobb/dp/1463509251/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331496162&sr=8-1 I have 3 crazy dogs and an amazing boyfriend who stands by me at all times.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, World Language, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Handwriting, Phonics, Close Reading