Ms. Caryn Stremler-Birr

Mrs. Caryn Stremler-Birr
651-403-7666 | caryn.stremler-birr@isd197.org

 

Caryn Stemler-BirrI have been teaching in District 197 since 1999. I have taught at Heritage, Sibley, Garlough, Somerset, and Friendly Hills, with most of my teaching at Friendly Hills. I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan and attended Calvin College where I received my BA in Physical Education. In 2004, I received my Master’s Degree in Education from St. Mary’s University and completed additional licensing requirements for Health Education in 2013 at the University of Minnesota.

I am married and have two boys who keep me busy. Thankfully, they like sports as much as I do! I spend much of my spare time watching my boys play sports as well as coaching them. When I have time for myself, I enjoy watching college football and basketball (especially Michigan State), knitting, and running.



CLASSROOM ANNOUNCEMENTS
All handouts will be found in your student's Canvas.

7-8 FITNESS LOGS: 
Fitness logs are due at the end of each month. (They are available in Canvas.)

7-8 HEALTH: Health is a separate grade from Physical Education class. About six days each quarter students will be in the classroom focusing on health topics. At the end of the school year, a final grade will be given that is worth a quarter grade. A folder will be required for the classroom portion of Health. All Health classroom late work is due a week after the health unit is complete. Much of the health class will be discussion led and activities. Click on Health units for the 2018-19 topics by grade.

All handouts for the Health unit are found in Canvas.
                                          

Quarter 1 Rotation
5th grade:

Sept. 4-14 Field Games


Sept. 17-Oct. 12 Soccer


Oct. 15- Nov. 7 Ultimate Frisbee

7th Grade:

Sept. 4-13 Class Expectations, Lockers and Locks, field games


Sept. 14 - Oct 1 Health - Fitness

Oct 2 - Oct 22 Ultimate Frisbee


Oct 23 -Nov 7 Soccer

8th Grade:


Sept. 4-13 Class Expectations, Lockers and Locks, Field Games


Sept 11-26 Health (Nutrition)


Sept 27 - Oct 12 Soccer

Oct 13-Nov 2 Ultimate Frisbee



**Dates and units are subject to change depending on the weather, etc. 


DAILY SCHEDULE


Hour 1 Not in building
Hour 2 7/8th grade
Hour 3 7/8th grade
Hour 4 PREP
Hour 5 7/8th grade
Hour 6 6th grade