At home, I spend time trying to relax (code word for clean, wash, iron). My fun times are when I get to bond with my three girls, their kids, and my husband. We all like to get together as much as we can, to shop til you drop (I have three girls!), to visit local sites (we love Silver Lake, REd Butte, museums, and athletic events). Go Utes!
We all love animals, and as a teacher you can identify: Our family has had many: gerbils, snakes, chickens, ducks, lizards, frogs, a rabbit, a guinea pig, that spent 9 months at school and 3 months at home. Yes, and dogs! Our only current pet is Barkley, a Brittany Spaniel.
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Some of our projects at Beacon Heights
We have a science teacher who works with the teacher to provide hands on experiences in a science lab. Our goal is to create students who are curious and creative. Kids get a chance to get messy, experiment, discover on their own. Our current project is to work on the Engineering strand of our STEAM (science technology, engineering, art and math) initiative.
We work with CDT for dance for k-3, U of U Children's Youth Theater for grades 4-6. Our district music folks for 4-6 work with these two organizations to integrate our music with movement and theater. Our k-3 are also experiencing music with Ms. Dale. She also works with CDT and the U to integrate movement in her music. All of these contributors to our program work under the content areas of literacy, math, science, or social studies.
We have begun work with our BTS visual artist, Donna Pence, and some local architects to begin design work for a bench to be mounted in our outdoor science classroom. The fifth graders are working to learn the elements of design and incorporate them in our art design models. Ms. Pence and our media specialist, Tim Raush are working together integrating technology to do the design work.