Multiage

Multiage classes are created when children of different ages and grade levels are intentionally combined in a single classroom to realize academic and social benefits. Multiage is an option for incoming kindergarten families, who may choose between multiage, looping, and traditional single year classrooms. You can apply for HHE's multiage program by filling out our online application or by picking up and completing a hard copy from the front office. Applications for the 2016-2017 school year are no longer being accepted.

Multiage at HHE
Heron Heights is proud to currently offer K/1 and 2/3 multiage classes. A student enters our multiage family in kindergarten as a "younger" and remains in the same class for his/her first grade year as new youngers join the classroom family. First graders, or "olders" as we refer to them, develop leadership and problem solving skills as they act as role models to their younger peers. Olders inspire youngers to push themselves as they learn and work alongside one another. Our multiage classes are run like families and are taught by teachers who believe that children learn as much from their peers as they do their teacher. Lasting friendships, differentiated instruction, and an understanding of how children learn makes multiage an enticing option for Heron Heights families that you can't find just anywhere.

Happy Birthday Mo!!

Did you know Mo Willems' birthday was on February 11th? The students in our K/1 multiage classes certainly do! Recently many of our K/1 students spent some time learning more about the award winning author and his most beloved characters. Students read his books, explored his website, and learned how to draw a few of his characters. Mrs. McCormack's class even earned "official" certificates from the Local Bus Drivers Appreciation Society and Nationally Recognized Bus Enthusiast Mo Willems for outstanding achievement in the prevention of letting the pigeon drive the bus. Be sure to ask your child about his/her favorite Mo Willems character and/or book. Happy reading!

Multiage Adult Night, April 1

We are looking forward to our first Multiage Adult Night on Saturday, April 1st. It will begin with a team scavenger hunt throughout The Coconut Creek Promenade followed by a three hour celebration at Coopers Hawk Winery. We will crown the winners, as we partake in unlimited wine and appetizers. Many thanks to our Multiage parent committee who is organizing this exciting event.

Jump Rope for Heart Pep Rally

Our students attended a pep rally to kick off our Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. We encourage our multiage families to visit the Jump Rope for Heart and register their child for an account. Coach O'Rorke will take the lead as he helps the students improve their jump roping skills and also teaches them valuable information about their hearts and how they can stay "heart healthy." The big event will be on February 24th. Please be on the lookout for more details from our school PTO.

Jack Hartmann Performs for K/1

The K/1 multiage classes joined up with the kindergarten classes on January 30th to see Jack Hartmann perform live in our school's cafeteria. The olders had nothing but fond memories of last year's concert and were eager for our youngers to get in on the fun. Mr. Hartmann performed many of his most beloved songs including "Hip Hop, Tooty Ta" and "The Alligator Chomp." If you haven't already checked it out, he has a YouTube station with over 60,000 subscribers!!

Field Day Save the Date, May 19

Coach O'Rorke has scheduled our annual Multiage Field Day for Friday, May 19th. The event will run from 8:30-11:30 and parents are welcome to come cheer us on. Look for more details closer to the big day.

*Dates are subject to change based on construction.*

K/1 Sees Elephant & Piggie Live

Our K-1 Multiagers had a blast at the live performance of Elephant and Piggie at the
Coral Springs Center for the Arts. The actors brought Mo Willems beloved characters
to life for our students. We can't wait to go back to our next live show!

Gingerbread Night, 2016

Our annual multiage gingerbread night is always a tasteful treat for all of our families. We loved creating our unique houses, eating frosting off our fingertips, and being festive in our ugly sweaters. Thank you to all that donated to our pets in need and coming out to celebrate the holiday season!

Mystery in Room 242

What's the mystery here? The sleuths in Mrs. Barnhart's class walked in one morning to find a crime scene in their classroom. Following the clues and evidence, we were able to make inferences about possible suspects. This experience taught us, as readers, to always be on the "lookout" for the important facts, details, and evidence in the text. We truly learned how to look closely when reading.

Follow us on Facebook

Have you joined our multiage Facebook group? We invite all of our multiage families to join. It is yet another way we communicate with our mutliage families. To join, just search for "Heron Heights Multiage" and request to join. Once we confirm your multiage status, you are approved to join in on the fun.

George Celebrates his 1st Birthday

Happy Birthday George!!! The lovable dwarf hamster of room 161 recently celebrated his first birthday and his Froggy Friend caretakers did not let the day go unnoticed. His classmates and their families showered him with gifts and warm wishes. He received a new cage, tubes, a peanut ball, carrots, cauliflower, yogurt pretzels, sesame balls, papaya snacks, and many cards filled with love. Even Mr. King stopped by to personally wish him a happy birthday. That is one lucky hamster!

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