Mrs. Gaby Sucuzhanay-Quinones’s Class

Lunar New Year 🧧

Our kindergarten friends had the opportunity to learn more about the lunar new year! Our special guest shared how they celebrate lunar new year! Thank you Mr. Michael !

Writing Celebration

This week our friends ended their Narrative Writing Unit. They had so much fun writing about things that happened to them of something they did.

Doing Math in Multiple Ways

Our kindergarten friends have been drawing , using pictures and/or cubes to say which number is more or less.

Learning about Farm Animals

Our kindergarten friends have been studying farm animals. Take a look at all the cool things they made. — Chicken coops, horse stables, food etc.

Writing celebration

This week our friends had the opportunity to publish and celebrate their writing books! Our friends thought of a theme, wrote across pages by labeling their pictures and writing in patterns.


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Bienvenidos a K-012!!

Hello Friends,

Welcome to kindergarten!  My name is Gabriela Sucuzhanay-Quinones and I am very excited to be your child’s kindergarten teacher this year! It is with great pleasure that I welcome all of you to Kindergarten and to P.S. 896. 

This is my 6th year as a teacher in the New York City Department of Education. I have been teaching for a total of 8 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. 

Kindergarten will be a year full of many new adventures and learning experiences. The kindergarten year is a big step for both you and your child. I hope I can make it both a happy and successful experience. This year your child will be learning many new skills such as how to decode and write three-sound words, how to print their first and last names, how to read and write sight words, how to write simple stories, letters and all-about books, how to write numbers and count up to 100, how to identify and compare shapes, and much more! We will be spending a lot of time learning to work and play together in a considerate way. 

We will be reading many books this year to help your child understand the concepts that we teach. And, of course, we will read for fun and learn about the joy of reading!

A typical day in our classroom will look like this:

8:32-9:17Morning Meeting / spanish phonics 
9:19-10:04Physical ed. or Visual arts 
10:06-10:51English phonics/ Shared Reading 
10:53-11:38Project Time 
12:27-1:12Readers Workshop
1:14-1:59Writers Workshop

Important Information 

8:10 am Breakfast ONLY! due to safety reasons and to ensure social distance ONLY students who are eating breakfast will be allowed in the building.. 

8:25 am Arrival time: K-013 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 K-013 students at dismissal time. Look for the Purple magnifying glasses

**To facilitate the check-in process please complete the Health Screener PRIOR to arriving at the school. It can be found using the link or scanning the QR code.

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!


Gabriela Sucuzhanay-Quinones

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Meet Mrs. Gaby Sucuzhanay-Quinones

Welcome to Kindergarten! My name is Ms. S and I am very excited to be your child’s Dual Spanish Kindergarten teacher this year!

I am looking forward to an exciting and productive year with your child. My mission as their teacher is to help them discover the joy of learning.

A few things about ME:

  • I am a mom of a 3 year old.
  • I was born in Ecuador.
  • I love spending time with my family.

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