Mrs. Suzan Levins

Phone: 972-708-2414

Email:

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.

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    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

    Phonics

    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