Phone: 919 553-7113
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Hi, my name is Suzan Puttkamer and this will be my third year on the Kindergarten team at West Clayton. I grew up in Syracuse, NY and earned my bachelor's degree in elementary and special education at SUNY Geneseo. In 2003, I moved to North Carolina and spent my first four years of teaching as a special education teacher for grades k-2nd at Wake County Public Schools. I also taught a transition Kindergarten class for ten years at Genesis Christian Preschool.
I am married and have two children. Grace is twelve years old and will be attending Clayton Middle School as a seventh grader. Luke is a third grader here at West Clayton. They both play soccer so we spend a lot of time as a family out on the soccer fields. We are all animal lovers. We have a dog named Cleo and a cat named Autumn. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, running, biking, and swimming. I am also actively involved with the children's ministry at my church.
I am passionate about teaching. My goal as an educator is to create a learning environment where every child will feel special and learn how to treat others with kindness and respect. This will allow each child to grow both academically and socially. I look forward to a great year!
8:20-8:55 Arrival/Morning Work/ Announcements
8:55-9:25 Morning Meeting
9:30-10:00 Whole Group Literacy
10:00-10:30 Literacy Centers/Small Group Instruction
10:30-11:00 Foundational Skills
12:20-12:50 Writing/Science/Soc. St.
1:45-2:00 flex time/bathroom break
3:00-3:20 Rest/DEAR Time/Interventions
3:25-3:40 Pack Up/ End of the Day Circle
Day 1 Guidance
Day 2 Music
Day 3 Media Center
Day 4 P.E.
Day 5 STEM
Day 6 Art
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