Phone: (512) 759-2050 ex.
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 fifth year at Farley and my eighth 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 the Band App, Canvas, as well as skyward for communication. I am excited to get to know everyone! I hope that you have a successful academic year!
Tutorials: tutorial buses and info to come!
Band App Link: https://band.us/n/afac3667j5AdF
How to connect with Canvas: coming soon!
Canvas Student Guide- Help, How to and Support link
Farley's Vision: Hutto ISD aspires to be the premier choice in education through innovation, leadership, and diversity.
Farley's Mission: Hipponation inspires excellence in academics, character and commnity.
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, parenting and paternity awareness,and basic typing skills. 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."
Band App: BAND is the app for groups chosen by leaders around the world. Create a free and secure space for your group and communicate better.
Canvas: Learning Management Platform that has all of our units, assignements, and more
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
brainpop.com: animated educational site for kids
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.
P.A.P.A.- Parenting and Paternity Awareness Program