Welcome to the Science Lab where inquiring minds are able to explore the world around them.
My name is Margaret Hinton. I am excited to assist teachers and students in the Science Lab with hands on activities that will increase their understanding of how things work. I graduated from Oakland University with a degree in Elementary Education with a major in Social Studies and a minor in Language Arts. This is my second year teaching at Huron Academy. I look forward to working with your child as they use higher order thinking to analyze and observe in the Science Lab. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Robling Art Teacher
I have loved being the art teacher at Huron Academy since the schools opening in 1999. I graduated from Siena Height University with a fine arts teaching degree. I have a professional level certification to teach art in grades K-thru 12. I am currently finishing my master’s degree at Wayne State University.
I am delighted to be returning as the Latin teacher. I hold a permanent Michigan teaching certificate, a Master’s Degree in Reading and Language Arts from Oakland University, and a B.A. from the University of Michigan with a double major in Language Studies and Social Studies.
I believe a wise teacher makes learning a joy. My Latin curriculum for 2nd through 6th grades will be Rosetta Stone-driven with strong support from literature, writing, collaborative learning, games, and class presentations. My kindergarten and 1st grade students will learn Latin vocabulary through literature, art, movement, and music. They will be exposed to Latin words such as numbers, geometric shapes, colors, animals, people, and words that connect to their Science and Social Studies curriculum. I look forward to seeing my students enjoy learning as they strive to reach their full potential.
Many people ask why we should learn Latin since it is no longer a spoken language. There are several compelling reasons. One important reason is that studying Latin can heighten our students’ understanding of the English language since it is estimated that at least 60% of our English words come from Latin roots. Another reason to study Latin is to assist with brain development since learning Latin takes skills such as: logic, analysis, organization, accuracy and observation*.
I am excited to be a part of the Huron Academy team as a
Reading Recovery teacher. I have my B.S
degree in teaching from Michigan State University (GO GREEN), and my masters in
Early Childhood Education from Saginaw Valley State University. This is my second
year as a Reading Recovery teacher here at Huron and received my certification
through Oakland University.
Reading Recovery is a
highly effective short-term intervention of one-to-one tutoring for low-achieving
first graders. The Reading Recovery program is a highly effective curriculum available to all students who qualify and is primarily
used as a supplement to good classroom teaching. My goal is to ensure that
my students gain the necessary skills for a literate and productive future.
Mrs. Schwartz Computer Teacher
Welcome to Computer Class!
My name is Mrs. Schwartz and this is my seventh year teaching computers. I teach K-6 computers, as well as act as Huron’s Webmaster.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a major in Child Development and minors in History and Physical Science from Central Michigan University in 2008. I also hold an Early Childhood endorsement, and I received my Master’s degree in Educational Technology from Central Michigan University in 2011.
Kindergarten-First Grade: You can expect your child to acquire/enhance basic computer knowledge and techniques. Your child will learn how to utilize the mouse and keyboard. Your child will also participate in activities that use technology to reinforce Huron’s curriculum. In addition, your child will be introduced to beginning keyboarding lessons by using the Type to Learn Jr. program. As with the older grades, your child will get the experience of working in Microsoft programs, Internet Explorer, as well as gain experience working on our classroom SMART Board.
Second-Sixth Grade: You can expect your child to acquire/enhance basic computer knowledge and techniques. Your child will learn proper keyboarding techniques by participating in the Type to Learn 4 program as well. Your child will also have the opportunity to work in the Microsoft programs: Paint, Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint. In addition, your child will get the experience of working in Internet Explorer (Research and Internet Safety) and Google Earth. Fifth and sixth grade students will get the experience of working in Gaggle as well, which is a monitored email, blog, chat, and message board program. You can expect your child to also gain experience working on our classroom SMART Board.
I am looking forward to an exciting year with your child!
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Mr. Payne Music Teacher
I arrived at
Huron Academy in November of 2011. This will be my third year teaching your
students. I hold a Bachelors of Music degree from Alma College and a Masters of
Music Education degree from Oakland University.
I structure all
of my classes to adhere to The National Standards of Music and the Michigan
Benchmarks for Music. Both of these documents emphasize singing, the playing of instruments, and especially, improvisation and composition. These are
emphasized because they are the only creative outlets in a music classroom.
Kindergarten and first grade the students spend a lot of time moving to music,
playing percussion instruments, singing songs, and learning about the basic
elements of music. They also compose a class song. In the older grades these
skills are built upon, gradually becoming more complex at each grade level.
2012-2013 school year we started Huron Academy’s first band program, open to
sixth grade students only. This year fifth and sixth grade students will have
the opportunity to participate.
my website to see pictures, videos, and explanations of what your child will
learn throughout their career as a musical scholar at Huron Academy.
During the school year, your child will be involved in numerous activities during Physical Education class. As the Physical Education teacher, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and outline my plan for the upcoming year. I am Coach Wolshon and my educational background includes teaching many grade levels and subject areas, where I have been able to gain valuable experience. I graduated from The University of Nevada-Las Vegas with a Bachelors of Science in Physical Education and Oakland University with a Masters in the Art of Reading and Language Arts.
Physical Education plays a unique and significant role in education. It deals holistically with students, which affect their health and promotes physical and mental development. In addition, it is a social agent used to express cultural identity, to express emotions and to initiate youths to the rules and laws that govern societies.
Huron’s Physical Education program addresses and integrates the following elements into all activities:
Cognitive Learning:: · know the rules and techniques of the sports and games · accept and appreciate sport/game rules and decisions of officials · understand and apply more advanced movement and game strategies · apply principles of skill games to new situations · learn the importance of lead-up games for learning fundamentals · know the rules and how to officiate a sport/game · understand and apply democratic principles in selecting players for representative teams · be able to analyze personal abilities for various sports/games
Affective Learning: · appreciate good winners and gracious losers · accept and appreciate sport/game rules and decisions of officials · enjoy competition without undue worry over the outcome · appreciate fair play in competition · appreciate advanced skills in sports and games · contribute to the benefit of the group in organized activities
Psychomotor Learning: · develop strength, endurance, accuracy and improved reaction time · develop fundamental skills and integrate them into game situations · have well-developed muscular coordination · have skills in more than one sport or game
The content of our curriculum comprises the actions performed in sports, games and movement activities. It emphasizes knowledge and attitudes as much as motor skills. More specifically, it is the study of different movements performed whether for the purpose of increasing functional capability (health-related fitness) or mastering the challenges of the physical environment (motor skills) or developing the potential for self- expression and communication with others (creative and expresses and social skills). In short, our goal is to cultivate healthy lifestyles in students using activities which are enjoyable and challenging.