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UPDATE:  We have started the year in our new school, and TAG math classes are already underway!  The below message is from a few years ago and needs just a little updating... I now have a seven month old baby boy named Charlie who already loves going to his school while I am here teaching TAG.  I have learned so much about TAG and UP over the last two years and am excited to continue to work with this community to grow these young minds!  
 
Mrs. Myers
 
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I am so excited to be a new member of University Park Elementary! With meeting so many wonderful members of the learning community this week, I feel right at home. I have been a Bradfield Elementary Fourth Grade teacher for three years, and prior to that experience I taught in Plano ISD for five years in both fourth grade and fifth grade classrooms. Graduating from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor Degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a Master Degree in Elementary Education, I quickly feel in love with extending the learning of my TAG students in the regular education classroom. I followed this passion to learn more about how to challenge my students every moment of the day through the SMU Gifted/Talented Endorsement Program. Given this opportunity to put my practice and passion in motion, I plan on partnering with you to build a challenging yet supportive environment that invites your child to grasp at opportunities to make great strides in learning. This year will be exciting for another reason, I am getting married in December to a fellow Red Raider, Mitch Myers. Mitch is accustomed to the teaching world because his mother is a retired teacher and was even prepared to help me set up my new classroom! I was already overjoyed my family is growing bigger this year, and now I am thrilled beyond words by adding my new University Park family as well. I look forward to meeting all of you and your children very soon.
 

Recent Posts

3rd grade pig heart dissection

A special thank you to Dr. Manhas to guiding our third graders with their pig heart dissection.  They were amazed!!!!  Check out pictures on our instagram page UPTAGMYERS

Greg Tang Math Camp Survey

I have been working with Greg Tang Jr. to bring a Greg Tang Math camp to Dallas. They have had success in cities across the US but this would be the first on its kind here in Dallas. I will partner to teach the camps alongside him. Before committing to this endeavor, I would love to have some valuable feedback for planning for this if you might be interested. These camps would be open to anyone (not just TAG students) currently in grades 2nd - 4th. Please take the survey below to help guide my planning. Thank you! Note: This would be an outside school hours activity with a fee decided upon by Greg Tang. Last year the fee was $350 for the week.
 
 
 
 
 

Updated Pictures!!! Check OUT: UPTAGMYERS on Instagram

Please check out our class instagram account for pictures of the second grade egg drop, third graders learning CPR, and a fun throw back Thursday picture of a few of our fourth graders when they were second graders!  Please email me photos of our TAG students from years past for a fun surprise each Thursday!  

ARMSTRONG FAMILY MATH NIGHT parent invite

Armstrong has graciously extended an invitation to our community to join them for this wonderful event at their school tonight at 6:30.  Check out this attached flyer to learn more about it, and I hope some of you can make it because this is a unique and exciting opportunity to hear some great strategies for making math fun and easy!  

Real World Connections Needed!

4th grade: Enigma


Students will create an investigative news report on enigmas from around the world.  If you have experience in journalism or newscast production we would love to involve you in this special project.  Please email me if you have a lead in this area.  

Also, students will complete a mock trial to prove the existence of a popular enigma so if you have courtroom experience and would like to be a part of this exciting experience please email me so we can work together on plan for the upcoming mock trial.

Real World Connections Needed!

4th grade Robotics


Students will design, build, and program robots in this unit.  If you experience with coding or robotics, we would love to have your assistance with this unit.  Please email me if you are interested in hearing more about this opportunity to get involved with this project.

Real World Connections Needed

3rd grade Toys and Games: Build a business


Students will investigate timeless toys and games of the past decades to discover how toys reflect the environment of each decade.  Calling all parents and grandparents!  If you have a childhood game that is now just a piece of history, we want to study it in class!  Please email me to present as part of our toy panel.  


Also, if you have experience or a connection in the world of advertising we would love a guest speaker or class mentor to guide our advertisement portion of making a business plan.  Please email me to set up a guest speaker time.   

Real World Connections Needed!

3rd grade Healthy Heart


Students will investigate and examine the importance of maintaining a healthy heart.  I am seeking experts in the field of medicine to help students explore that world of cardiac care.  Please email me if you might have a lead for our class. 

Real World Connections Needed!

2nd grade Inventive Thinking:


Students will learn to distinguish the difference between discoveries, inventions, and innovations.  Do you know an inventor that would be able to speak to our class?  Please email me so that we can plan how we can incorporate real world knowledge into our unit.  

REMINDER!!!! Parents of new to TAG students meeting tomorrow 9/19

All parents of students who are new to TAG Math or Explorations this school year are invited to a parent meeting tomorrow from 2-3 in the TAG classroom (3rd floor- between 3rd and 4th grade pods).  Can't wait to meet all of you tomorrow!  

Follow our TAG class on Instagram: UPTAGMYERS

Spotlight today on second grade Explorations Inventors and second grade TAG math classes.  Check us out on instagram at uptagmyers.  This is a private account so request access, and I will approve.  If you are concerned that I will not recognize you from your user name, feel free to email me to give me a heads up of your unique name.