HAYS Circus

The "How Are You Smart" Circus

Talent comes in all sizes, shapes, and colors. The same holds true for intelligence. Jule Ann Turner, John Zwitkowits, Amy Bright, and Michele Murray, teachers at Allamuchy Elementary School (Warren County) believe that every child has talents and abilities that should be encouraged and maximized. HAYS Circus (The How Are You Smart Circus), a project funded through a $2,180 grant from the NJEA Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education is designed to help students understand and accept that there are different ways to be "smart."

Fourth graders face significant social and educational adjustments and, at the same time, face the challenge of a multi-age integrated language arts program at Allamuchy Elementary School.

Students and teachers will learn to identify areas of intelligence in which they are proficient and those that need further development. Lessons and assessments will be designed in all content areas that allow the students to maximize their potential for learning. Students will cultivate a respect and appreciation for classmates who do not demonstrate proficiency in the classically measured areas of intelligence.

Numerous activities in the following areas are a major component of this project ? Verbal Linguistic, Mathematical/Logical, Visual Spatial, Kinesthetic, Musical Intelligence, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, and Naturalistic.

For more information about this project, contact:

Jule Ann Turner
(908) 852-7724