Phone: (512) 759-2050 ex.8542
Degrees and Certifications:
Certification: Physical Education K-12; English Language Arts 4-8 Degree: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology; minor in English
Welcome to 8th grade Health! This is my third year at Farley and my sixth year teaching. I have a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology with a minor in English from Texas Lutheran University. My website will help you find information about what is going on in class, links we use, and much more! We will be using Remind, Google Classroom, News ELA, typing.com,learning.com, typingclub, Everfi, Aspire, and Catch My Breath. I am excited to get to know everyone! I hope that you have a successful academic year!
Tutorials: Wednesdays by appointment only
Goolge Classroom Codes for 1st (fall) semester
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3rd period- usrk14b
5th period- rbhf5g
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Farley's Mission Statement: Farley is dedicated to ensuring all students grow academically, socially, and emotionally in a caring and safe enviornment to becom successful contributing global citizens through collaboration with families and the community.
About 8th grade Health:
We will be covering: Foundations of Health, Nutrition & Physical Activty, Safe & Healthy Relationships, Body Systems, Physical, Mental & Emotional Health, Tobacco Alcohol & Drugs, basic typing skills. We will also be working with Hope Aliiance. They will be coming into the classroom twice a week to talk to studentes about building healthy relationsips and communities. The curriculum being taught is tied in with our state TEKS and is available under the files tab.
"(1) In health education, students acquire the health information and skills necessary to become healthy adults and learn about behaviors in which they should and should not participate. To achieve that goal, students will understand the following: students should first seek guidance in the area of health from their parents; personal behaviors can increase or reduce health risks throughout the lifespan; health is influenced by a variety of factors; students can recognize and utilize health information and products; and personal/interpersonal skills are needed to promote individual, family, and community health.
(2) In middle school, students learn about health behaviors that will safeguard their health as well as information related to understanding puberty and the reproductive process. Students are taught about factors in their environment that impact, not only their health and the health of their families, but the health of their communities as well. Middle school students learn to refine their critical-thinking skills to avoid unsafe situations, analyze health information and products, and maintain healthy relationships. Students begin to investigate health in the broader context of community."
Remind: Remind is a free text messaging app that helps teachers, students, and parents communicate quickly and efficiently.
Google Classroom: Classroom is a free suite of productivity tools that includes email, documents, and storage. Classroom was designed collaboratively with teachers to help them save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with students.
News ELA: Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that supercharges reading engagement and learning in every subject.
typing.com, typingclub, and nitrotype: Learn & Teach Typing, Free! Perfect for all ages & levels, K-12 and beyond
learning.com: Learning.com makes it easy to teach students the critical digital literacy skills they need to succeed on online assessments, college and in their careers
Everfi: EVERFI partners with organizations, institutions, and educators to revolutionize the way education is developed and delivered—using today’s technology to connect learning to the real world and equip communities with the skills they need for success in the 21st century.
Aspire: ASPIRE is a free, bilingual, online tool that helps middle and high school teens learn about being tobacco free. It explains the dangers of tobacco and nicotine use, so they never start smoking. Or, if they already do, it gives information and ways to quit.
Catch My Breath: CATCH collaborated with researchers at Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health to createCATCH My Breath™, a prevention program specific to middle and high schoolers’ use of E-cigarettes.