Welcome to kindergarten! My name is Gabriela Sucuzhanay-Quinones and I am very excited to be your child’s kindergarten and first grade teacher this year!
This is my 6th year as a teacher in the New York City Department of Education. I have been teaching for a total of 9 years. I graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education/Special Education and with a Masters Degree in Childhood Education Grades 1-6: Extension to Bilingual Education . Over the years, I have taken many hours of professional development in order to be prepared to meet each child’s needs.
I am looking forward to an exciting and productive year with your child. My mission as their teacher is to help your child discover the joy of learning, and to help them develop a strong belief in his or her own ability. I want them to do their best and to have a sense of pride in doing their personal best. It is also of primary importance to me that my students appreciate and respect other peoples’ differences.
We will work on becoming better readers, writers, scientists, and mathematicians by working together, studying, and engaging in hands-on projects!
A typical day in our classroom will look like this:
***8:10 am Arrival time: students and their families will enter through the School yard – First door near the gate every day for morning arrival. Families will use the same exit to pick up students at dismissal time.
|Morning Meeting / spanish phonics|
|Physical ed. or Visual arts|
|English phonics/ Shared Reading|
We will also have a special period such as Physical Education or Visual Arts each day.
As you can see, each day is a busy one. Our schedule will be flexible to meet the needs of the students, and to accommodate for special events.
Here is more important information for the school year:
Change of clothes: Please send in two changes of clothing including underwear, shirts, pants, and socks labeled with your child’s first and last name in a Ziploc Bag.
Sneakers: Sneakers should be worn every day. We are extremely active each day, and dress shoes or flip-flops are not appropriate for many of our activities.
Toys: Please do not allow your child to bring toys from home to school. We want to avoid the risk of personal items being misplaced or broken. We have plenty of toys here at school for all the children to play with.
I am looking forward to an exciting year of getting to know your child! I believe that communication between teachers and families is very important for a child’s success in school. Please contact me anytime you have questions or concerns about your child. The easiest way for you to reach me is by classDOJO
I am excited for what this school year holds and I thank you for your help and support at home!