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. 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 ADHD. 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, 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, Informational Text, Handwriting, Phonics, Close Reading