About Mrs. Myers
Welcome to TAG! I am excited to begin my fourth year as the UP TAG Specialist. My journey in HPISD began as a Bradfield Elementary Fourth Grade teacher, and prior to that experience I taught in Plano ISD 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 fell in love with extending the learning of my TAG students in the regular education classroom through differentiation practices. 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. That passion has become my role at UP which is to seek to open up opportunities for a challenging learning environment every moment of every day.
This summer has been quite eventful as my family welcomed our new baby girl, Merritt. Her big brother, Charlie, is overjoyed with his new role and proudly parades his baby sister in and out of his school. My husband and I aren’t sleeping much yet, but we are filled with love and all the baby cuddles we can handle.
I am excited to start this school year and meet the many new faces of my school family. Every student holds a special place in my heart and I strive to make every child feel loved and supported in the TAG classroom. I believe this makes taking risks in learning and significant growth possible. I look forward to partnering with you to build a challenging yet supportive environment that invites your child to grasp at opportunities to make great strides in learning.
Thank you for the wonderful 2017-2018 school year. It has been my joy to watch your children learn and grow into the amazing young learners they are today. I will miss seeing them more than you can imagine over the summer. Thank you for the teamwork and support with all of the amazing guest speakers, presentations, projects, and just the everyday homework and accountability practice that goes into making each year a successful learning environment in the TAG classroom. I hope you enjoy your family time in the summer with some hands on learning and real life experiences. I will be back to set up my classroom and train our long term sub for my maternity leave the first week of school in the fall. As soon as I have more information on who that lucky person will be I will let you all know. After the TAG classroom is set up and the sub has an understanding of the lessons, I will be out taking care of Baby Myers from Sept. 4th-December 3rd. In my place will be a carefully selected individual with every lesson planned out in advance so that it can be a smooth transition for your students when I return. Thank you all again for the amazing school year. See you at the new school!
Attention 4th Grade Explorations Parents
Dear 4th Grade Parents,
In place of the annual Scots U field trip this year, we are excited to bring NuMinds to our 4th grade Explorations classes in May! This will be a terrific “in-house field trip” to pair with our robotics unit. The program will allow our students to participate in new programming and robotics activities not currently in our district, building on what they already know. We’re excited about the problem solving, critical thinking, and fun this new program will bring.
Due to small spaces and lots of moving parts, we are unable to accommodate parents. We will be sure to take lots of pictures!
Nu Minds: http://numien.com/
Curiosity Expedition- 2nd Grade Explorations Parents
The UP TAG Second Graders are nearing the end of their Curiosity Expedition.
They want to share the results of their research with you! (2nd Grade Exploration Parents)
Come learn about:
Solar Eclipse (Gus)
Ice Age (Lincoln)
When: 2:30PM on Thursday, May 10thWhere: UP TAG classroom
3rd grade pig heart dissection
Greg Tang Math Camp Survey
Updated Pictures!!! Check OUT: UPTAGMYERS on Instagram
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.