Quiver EDU Ambassador: Susan Kunze


Name: Susan Kunze
Twitter ID: @CAmathqueen
Class/School Website: https://bes-bishop-ca.schoolloop.com

Bio: I love teaching! After nearly forty years of teaching elementary grades, it’s still fun. Over the past decade I’ve been dedicated to supporting teachers by providing teacher training, developing teacher resource materials, and serving on state-wide committees and advisory groups. I was honored to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 2008.

Favorite Quiver Resource: Design a Flag, because you can use it for so many subject areas and content standards.

Your Motto: We Do Our Best

What is your Favorite Teaching Moment? When you see an “a-ha” moment of understanding on a child’s face.

Why do you use Augmented Reality in your classroom? Quiver is a fantastic way to encourage student engagement in learning.

Why did you want to become a Quiver Ambassador? I love sharing great learning activities with colleagues.

How do you share Quiver’s Resources with other educators? Through Professional Learning Communities and staff meetings.

Where have you presented? CUE Rockstar conference, local County Office of Education workshop


Title of Lesson/Activity: Fire Safety Escape Plan

Grade Level: K-2

Subject or Topic: Social Studies

Duration of Lesson/Activity: Two lessons, one hour each

Objective of Lesson/Activity: Map Skills

Standards that the Lesson/Activity Meets:

  • California State’s standards
    • K.4.4 Construct maps and models of neighborhoods, incorporating such structures as police and fire stations, airports, banks, hospitals, supermarkets, harbors, schools, homes, places of worship, and transportation lines.
    • 1.2.3 Construct a simple map, using cardinal directions and map symbols.
    • 2.2.1 Locate on a simple letter-number grid system the specific locations and geographic features in their neighborhood or community (e.g., map of the classroom, the school)


Materials Needed for Lesson/Activity:

  • Paper/pencil to draw map, fine point markers
  • QuiverVision fire truck AR marker – https://goo.gl/9TlNy7
  • 12×18 construction paper


The purpose of this lesson is for each student to draw a map showing their home floor plan and two different paths to escape from his/her bedroom to a designated safe place outside the home in event of a fire. During the first lesson the teacher focuses on providing appropriate fire safety information. Students will use grade-level-appropriate map skills to draw a floor plan of their home, marking their bedroom, family meeting place, and two different paths to it. For the second lesson, students copy their map neatly, tracing it with a fine point marker. Then students color their QuiverVision fire truck AR marker. Teacher takes a photo of each student standing behind their moving AR fire truck. Using a folded piece of large construction paper, glue the student’s photo on the front, then glue the QuiverVision marker and map to the inside.

Susan kid2 Susan kid1 

Key Vocabulary:

  • Meeting place
  • Escape


Successful completion of map with two paths to their family meeting place.

Notes, Suggestions, Tips, etc…

Assigning the drawing as homework and sending a note home and asking parents to provide guidance as students draw this help provide a higher quality map, as well as serves as a discussion starting point for families about where their meeting place should be.
I laminate the construction paper page and send it home to parents. This allows them to use the Quiver app to make the fire truck come alive.