Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Art in Home Economics emphasis in Interior Design Teacher Certification Teacher Certifications: • EC-4th Generalist Teacher • 6th-12th Family and Consumer Sciences • EC-4th and 6th-12th ESL
Mrs. Suzan Levins
My name is Suzan Levins and I have been teaching for 15 years, all in Duncanville ISD. Here is a little information about myself. I attended Duncanville schools from 4th-12th grade and am a proud DHS graduate.
I attended Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas for four years and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Home Economics - Emphasis in Interior Design. I also spent a semester at Harding University in Florence, Italy and traveled to many locations in Europe. Through Harding, I was also able to travel for 6 weeks in Australia.
I worked in the design industry for several years before following my heart to education. I attended Texas A&M Commerce to further my education and receive my teacher certification. I enjoy being part of a profession responsible for building, along with family support, the foundation of a life-long learner.
MRS. LEVINS - 1st GRADE SCHEDULE
8:00 – 8:45 Announcements/Extended Learning Time (Small Need Based ELAR and Math Groups)
8:45 - 9:45 Reader’s Workshop
Introducing Spelling Words, demonstrating meaning and relevant sounds/blends/chunks and rules of usage, daily review of sight word power point and independent activity.
Reading – Cognitive Strategies Mini-Lesson
Read Aloud or Shared Reading Activity and Class Created Story Map
*Completed with basal after assessment days.
Guided Reading – 2-3 Groups
Reading Workshop and Intermittent testing (Sight Words/Fluency Phrases/DRA)
Reading with Strategy and Response
*This time will vary dependent upon reading comprehension testing that takes place bi-weekly.
9:45 – 10:45 Specials – PE, Music, or Art
10:45 – 11:15 Lunch
11:15 – 11:45 Reader’s Workshop (continued)
11:45 – 12:30 Writer’s Workshop
Grammar Lesson - Concepts and Practice or Progress Assess (technology/independent work/usage)
*Grammar lessons will be interjected when Caulkins Lesson Bends are shorter (alternating weeks)
Independent Writing – Modeling of Concepts
12:30 – 2:00 Math
Critical Thinking - Problem of the Day and Journaling
Math Spiral - Review prior day’s lesson, check math homework, question and answer session
Math Mini-Lesson – Modeling current day’s concept/technology piece
Math Applications – Whole group and independent hands on practice of
concepts (Manipulatives/Small Groups)
Math Fact Families
2:05 – 2:20 Outdoor Recess
2:25 – 2:55 Social Studies
2:55 – 3:25 Science