Meet the Teacher


Welcome to The Very Busy Kindergarten Classroom Blog. My name is Sue.  I started teaching first grade in 1995 and then switched schools to teach kindergarten in 2002.  In 2013, I decided it was time to go back to first grade, I was too old to teach kindergarten.   I guess you can say I just love working with the little ones.

I started this blog in 2011 as a place to document the ideas that I was doing in my classroom and share with other teachers.

I love to read children's literature.   I enjoy finding stories that relate to all content areas.  I enjoy watching my students' faces as they make connections each day to the learning around them.

A lot of the ideas I share on my blog come from the books,workshops, blogs I read and the collaboration I share with the other teachers at my school.  I try to take the great ideas I see and work them into the exit expectations of the Archdioceses of Milwaukee where I teach. 

If you need to contact me please feel free at leave me a comment or email me at:   theverybusyclassroom@gmail.com




5 comments:

  1. Hi Sue!

    I added your blog to my new list of blogs at Kindergarten Network. Stop by sometime and check it out when you have a chance and let me know if I left out any details you would like to be added.

    Blessings,
    Marlana
    Lil' Country Kindergarten
    Kindergarten Network

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  2. Hi Sue!
    I have followed your blog for a bit now and I love all your ideas. I taught Kindergarten for 3 years and then 1st grade for 2 before I left to stay home will my little boy. I loved Kindergarten, it was so wonderful to see how far those little ones could go in a year and just the freshness they had for learning. I was looking at your post today, smiling about past memories of decorated doors and I noticed that you mentioned prayer. I am so curious to know what type of school you teach at. The little miracle that I stopped teaching for is now 3 and school is just around the corner for him. I have considered homeschooling but I am also looking at other options. I would to hear more about how your school runs and if it is private or church ran. Thanks so much. My heart skipped a beat to see that prayer was part of your school day.
    Andrea
    My Blessed Mess

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  3. Hi Sue,
    I saw you are using Don't Squeal unless it's a big deal...I use this book all the time. We read it and then I made a poster of kid sized/ adult sized problems. It has velcro on each column. I then present situation cards for the kids to sort into kind of problem. Lastly, we make pigs that hang up all year. Good luck!

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  4. Hi, Where did you find the soap holders for crayons? Would love to do this idea? Thanks

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  5. I generally keep crayons in those little pails from target. Thanks for reading. Sue

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