Laurie Geiger is one of our Grades 2, 3 & 4 teachers. She has taught for 20 years--18 of those at Carbondale New School. She has a BS in Elementary Education from the University of Minnesota in Duluth and is certified for Kindergarten-6th grades. Laurie minored in Music, and is also the CNS Choir Director, leading the choir in our Winter Program and Graduation Ceremony. She is a Reading Specialist and is trained in the Herman Reading method. She has taught Pre-kindergarten through 8th grade and is trained in Love and Logic®. Laurie has 9 credits towards a Master's degree in Rehabilitation at SIU-Carbondale and has worked with special populations for 15 years. Laurie is also the recipient of the 2012 SIUC Sigma Xi Math and Science Teacher of the Year award.
I firmly believe that teaching is not a solo effort. It takes a team of teacher(s), students, and parents. I strive to develop a relationship with each student by recognizing their talents and strengths, and celebrating their individuality. To create an atmosphere where students reach their personal potential, I incorporate active, hands-on learning: modeling, exploring, sharing, singing, acting and dancing. In addition, I recognize that there are different learning styles and tempos, and consider all seven of these styles (kinesthetic, math, logic, interpersonal, linguistic, music and spatial) when teaching. I want to help my students gain knowledge that will help them achieve their long term goals.
My students participate in three service learning projects. These projects are undertaken because I believe students need the opportunity to become good citizens and to give back to the community and help others. I believe that the more you give, the more you get, and that giving can make us feel good. These are the projects:
Email Laurie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
|For Personal Use:|
|pencils (Ticonderoga brand preferred)|
|1||Expo fine point marker set|
|1||Crayola watercolor set|
|1||box facial tissue|
|1||roll of scotch tape|
|1||regular or fine point Crayola marker set|
|1 pk||multi-colored pastel copy paper|
|wet wipes for hands|
|1 pk||Swiffer dust cloths (either hand-held or wand attached, we use both)|
|1 box||colored pencils|
|1||hardcover composition book|
|For Classroom Pets:|
|paper pulp bedding|
|guinea pig food|
|pet rat food|
|rodent treats or chews|
Last updated 06/13/2014.
Last updated 01/08/2015.