Thursday, April 26, 2007
Our fourth grade students are performing Music Through the Decades on the evening of Thursday, May 10th. Friends and family of students in Alexander, Funderburk, and Miller’s classes are invited to the performance. Friends and family of students in Pino, Rohde/Payne, and Tilger’s classes are invited to attend the second performance at . We will also be performing for the school the morning of Wednesday, May 9th.
ALEXANDER/ROHDE/PAYNE: 50’s (Contact: Sandra Lewandowski)
FUNDERBURK/ROHDE/PAYNE: 60’s (Contact: Jennifer Shelmire and Alicia Fanning)
MILLER/ROHDE/PAYNE: 70’s (Contact: Margaret Watson)
PINO/ROHDE/PAYNE: 80’s (Contact: Suzanne Chaltas and Kim Meaders)
TILGER/ROHDE/PAYNE: 50’s (Contact: Martha Stedman)
LOLLIPOP GIRLS: 50’s (Contact: Jill Crow and Katherine Westbrook)
I WILL SURVIVE GIRLS: 70’s (Contact: Sandra Lewandowski and Margaret Watson)
STAYIN’ ALIVE GUYS: 70’s (Contact: Sandra Lewandowski and Margaret Watson)
Please have your child bring his/her costume to school on Monday, May 7th, in a bag with his/her name-decade-class written on it. Their bag will stay at school in the music room.
Our students have been working extremely hard on this production, and we are all very excited. If you would like to volunteer to help with costumes or the set, please let me know as soon as possible. Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail or call me at school.
Friday, April 20, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Saturday, May 5th
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Come Live It Up in Panther
All ages invited.
Confetti eggs, cake walk, M*A*S*H* tent, face painting, inflatables, five & dime, dunk tank, photo buttons, sweet shop, raffle baskets, and games galore!
LIVIN’ IT UP AT U.P. CARNIVAL
Monday, April 16, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
How are class lists made at Hyer each year?
Can parents request a specific teacher? Why or why not?
Can a parent request that their child not be in a specific teacher's classroom?
Can a request be made for a child to have specific friends in their classroom? What are some problems that can arise from these requests?
How much time does it take to create a balanced classroom?
When do students and parents find out who their teacher will be for next year?
Friday, April 6, 2007
Thursday, April 5, 2007
The first teacher I would like to spotlight is Mary Kate McIntosh, a second grade teacher at Hyer. Ms. McIntosh has been teaching for 20+ years and does a wonderful job of designing work with the rigor and substance that students find engaging. Entering the classroom on any given day is akin to walking into a science lab.......watch out for the wide assortment of insects, spiders and various other biological life forms. Never a dull moment in this classroom......wonderful learning abounds!
I would also like to take this spotlight and shine it on one of our newest staff members, Adrienne Dieterich. Ms. Dieterich teaches music and is in her first year at Hyer. We managed to "recruit" Ms. Dieterich away from her former district and she has done a fabulous job in her first year at HPISD. From the wonderful student programs to the work the students are doing each day, Ms. Dieterich has a classroom where her students are not just "hands on" but "minds on." Maybe if I had Ms. Dieterich when I was in elementary school, I would be one of the final 9 in American Idol.......except I am sure that Sanjaya would leave me in his dust as well.
Such is life.........
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Monday, April 2, 2007
Our next podcast, #003 is one that will probably bring the server down.......this will be an interview with Nancy Theriot and she will be discussing class lists. How do we make the class lists? What goes into placing your child in a particular classroom? What type of requests can be made regarding student placement? Why can't parents just choose their child's teacher? This and so much more will be answered in this podcast. Subscribe now to this blog or just come back daily to check for updates and you will be the first to have all of the "class lists" answers. Stay tuned........
Let’s Celebrate Spring at
Hyer Preschool Association’s Annual Spring Party.
Everyone is welcome to attend on Tuesday, April 3rd
from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. on the
front lawn at Hyer. Enjoy David Chicken in
concert, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny
and the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Admission is $5 and a
dozen treat filled eggs per child.
As we move closer to the completion of the project, additional information will be communicated to all of our Hyer families. Please send me an email if you have any questions or concerns.