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. We will begin accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year on May 20th.

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.

What a Difference a Week Makes

K/1 students have spent the week observing their growing plants and documenting them in their Thematic Response Journals. We are currently learning about different plant parts and their functions.

K/1 Plants Seeds

K/1 students planted seeds today using clear CD cases as part of our Seeds and Plants unit. We are excited to observe our seeds/plants as they grow over the next couple weeks. We will document our observations in our Thematic Response Notebooks. We will also label the parts of our plants on the cases themselves.

Cleaning your office or house? Please think of us. If you come across any clear CD/CD ROM/video game cases that you don't need, send them to school with your child. Our multiage students will put them to good use.

2/3 Flat Stanley Project

2/3 students are currently participating in the Flat Stanley Project. The basic principle of The Flat Stanley Project is to connect your child to places throughout the country by sending out "flat" visitors, created by the children, through the mail. Kids then talk about, track, and write about their flat character's journey and adventures. Writing and learning becomes easier, flows naturally, and tends to be more creative. This is what teachers call an "authentic" literacy project, in that kids are inspired to write of their own passion and excitement about the project, and given the freedom to write about many things through the rubric of the Flat Stanley character.

Cosmic Bowling Success

Thank you to everyone who came out today to support our program. We hope your family had a great time. We certainly did!! We are currently planning our next multiage family event. As soon as we sort out the details we will let you know.

K/1 Celebrates International Talk Like a Pirate Day

A'hoy, Matey! On Thursday, September 19th, HHE's K/1 classes celebrated Talk Like a Pirate Day. We spent the day enjoying pirate themed literature, learning pirate vocabulary, and working as a crew to earn a special pirate snack

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations

Upcoming multiage classroom volunteer orientations

Lennertz - Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2:45pm
Goldstein - Thursday, Sept. 19, 2:45pm
McCormack - Thursday, Sept. 19, 2:45pm

Cosmic Bowling Reservations Due Sept. 11th

Cosmic Bowling

Are you excited about Saturday's family event? We are! We're looking forward to seeing your family at Brunswick Margate Lanes on September 21st from 12:30-2:30pm. Please remember to dress your child in his/her multiage shirt and to check in with your child's teacher as soon as you arrive.

Multiage Shirt Orders Due Sept. 10th

The multiage students of Heron Heights Elementary are purchasing special shirts. The children will wear these shirts for our multiage family events, field trips, field day, and special classroom events throughout the school year. Our shirts will include this year’s multiage theme, “Growing Readers one Author at a Time.” Although every multiage shirt will have the same design, each class will have their own shirt color. These class shirts will allow teachers and chaperones to easily sort the children into classes when taking head counts on field trips.

Look for an email from your child's teacher with ordering information.

Open House, Sept. 11th, 5:00pm

Mark your calendars for our upcoming Open House. We look forward to seeing you on the 11th.

First Family Meeting

First Multiage Family Meeting

This morning we got together for our first family meeting of the year. We talked about the value of our family, celebrated our summer birthdays, and learned two songs from Mrs. Pressentin. We played together and ended the day by enjoying ice pops as a family. We are looking forward to a great year!

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