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    Hello Kindergarten Families! 
         My name is Stefanie Drab and I am so excited to be teaching Kindergarten this school year.  I have been an educator for the past twelve years.  This will be my sixth year with North Carolina Public Schools.  Prior to working at SES, I worked in the Cheapeake Public School system where I taught 4th grade.  I reside here in Currituck with my husband and three children.  My husband is a professional firefighter for the city of Norfolk.  My three children attend SES as well. We also have two German Shepherds named Duke & Daisy. 
         I absoutely love teaching and am so excited to share this love of learning with your child this year.  I am origionally from Upstate New York.  I attended the State University of New York at Cortland, NY and recieved my Bachelor of Science in Childhood Education.  I love to read, spend time with my family and go to the beach.  I am also a huge lover of coffee and shopping at Target!  I am thrilled to be your child's teacher this year and hope you know that I will love them dearly. 
         Mrs. Sanders will be our Teacher Assistant this year.  Prior to joining our classroom, Mrs. Sanders was a one-to-one paraprofessional here at SES.  Mrs. Sanders loves to sing and can often be found assisting her church choir and youth.  She lives here in Currituck with her husband and four daughters.  Mrs. Sanders is a fantastic teacher and we are lucky to have her in our classroom each day! 
    Daily Schedule Information:
         We will have a daily 95-minute literacy block.  During this time, stduents will work on the Letterland phonic program, Jan Richardson guided reading groups and language arts center activities.  The information presented to your child will stregnthen reading skills and assist them in becoming lifelong learners. We love to read here in room 400!  
         The kindergarten team will be using the EngageNY math program this year.  Our daily lessons will focus on the skills your child needs inorder to become familiar with numbers and various math related skills (counting, adding, subtracting).  This program teaches concepts a bit differntly than the math that we all learned while growing up, but it encourages each child to approach problem solving in a new and exciting way!  You child will be loving math this year!
         Your child will have specials every day.  Our weekly newsletter will indicate what specials we have for the week.  We will rotate between Music, Art, PE and Computers.  Your child will also participate in a monthly Guidance lesson. Studnets will also go to the library weekly for read alouds and book exchanges.  Please send your child to school each week with their library books.  Readers are leaders in room 400!
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         I love teaching kindergarten & I am looking forward to helping your child develop a love for learning.  Kindergarten is such an exciting year, for both students and parents.  You are going to be amazed watching your child grow and learn this school year. Please feel free to email, call or Dojo message me with any questions or concerns you may have. I am looking forward to working with you & your amazing child this year.  Together we will make this year a fantastic one! 
    Email:    SDrab@currituck.k12.nc.us