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Wednesday, January 9, 2013 September 25, 2013 148th Birthday MyConnection Subscription Special Published every Wednesday and delivered free by The Newnan Times-Herald Check Out the Classifieds on Page 7 ➤ See page 6 for details! Teacher from Germany makes memorable impact By Celia Shortt Moreland Elementary School teacher Janey Allen brought more with her this school year than just her experience as a special education teacher when she joined Moreland’s staff. She also brought a student teacher from Germany who has become an important part of the Moreland Elementary community in her seven weeks at the school. “I was invited by her to be an intern at Poplar Road,” said Anika Huter, a graduate student at the University of Oldenburg who is working on her master’s degree. “Her class was cut [in Germany]. So I came with her here.” Huter grew up in a small German village, and since the 10th grade, has long hoped to be a special education teacher. “We had special education kids in our little village,” she said. “I grew up being with these kids and having fun. Since 10th grade, I have wanted to be a special education teacher.” Germany, unlike the U.S., has only just began incorporating inclusion classes for special education students. The U.S. has been practicing this method of education for much longer. Inclusion classes are those with both special education students and traditional students learning alongside each other. Huter wanted to study those classes for her master’s thesis — to see if the special education students were really included. Huter’s thesis is on American inclusion classrooms and the differences it makes in a special-needs child’s educational experience. Huter’s research includes questions and activities to verify that special education students are included in activities with traditional students and in what ways. “I asked each student four questions about who they did homework with, played with, and studied with,” she said. “For younger students, I asked who they read books with — things like that.” From those answers and specific activities which studied how the students included each other, Huter found successful results in her research. “I wanted to find out if they were really included,” she said. “And they are really included. For example, students play with them at recess and at home.” “My research shows inclusion works,” she added. “I am going to take it back to Germany and use it there.” Huter also gave German lessons to the students. “One special needs student w it h m a ny cha l lenges ha s learned to speak German and has learned German numbers,” sa id Morela nd Elementa r y School Principal Melanie Perry. “He is more fluent in German than in English.” Both Perry and Allen are sad to see her go, but are glad that she was able to start off the school year at Moreland Elementary. “We’re going to miss her so much,” said Allen. “She did great. The kids are going to Photo By Celia Shortt really miss her. They love her Anika Huter, on left, is pictured here with her friend and supervising teacher at Moreland Elementary School, so much.” Janey Allen. Huter has been at Moreland since the start of the school year, assisting Allen with her special “She’s been like a jewel for education classes and studying inclusion classes in the U.S. us,” said Perry. “Her classroom management and teaching the kids about other cultures, it’s “I’d like to thank Mrs. Allen, people I met, I will miss the ters of school before she can just been great.” Ms. Perry, Ms. Cross, the staff, weather,” she added with a start teaching. Once the two semesters are completed, she smile. Huter is also sad to go, but is and the teachers,” she said. “It’s Huter will return to Ger- will have student teaching for thankful for the experience and many and begin school in Octo- 18 months and then receive her happy with what she was able been a great experience.” to accomplish. “Other than friends and the ber. She has two more semes- teaching certificate. i n s i de Pass the Potatoes Recipes The PTC Classic consists of three different races: a women’s 5K, a men’s 5K, and the 15K open. All races are run on separate TAC-certified courses, and start and finish at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater. Peachtree City Classic now part of USATF Trifecta Next month’s Peachtree City Classic, hosted annually by Peachtree City Running Club, will be the second in a series of three USA Track and Field races in Georgia as part of the Long Distance and Masters Running Competitions. PTC Classic Race Director George Martin, in making the announcement, explained the first running event in the series is the Iron Horse Express 5K, which takes place today in Kennesaw. The second is the PTC Classic 15K on Oct. 19, and the final event is the Dalton Red Carpet Half Marathon on Oct. 26. Cash prizes ranging from $25 to $300 are awarded to the top five male and female in the open and masters (40+) categories in each event. “We are excited to be part of this trio of high profile races and believe it will only add prestige and credibility to our aptly named ‘Classic’ race,” Martin said. Details are available at the GA USATF website at www. The PTC Classic consists of three different races: a women’s 5K, a men’s 5K, and the 15K open. All races are run on separate TAC-certified courses, and start and finish at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater. The 5K races for men and women are open to the first 800 entrants in each category. The 15K is open to the first 1,500 entrants. All finishers in the different races will receive a special commemorative edition technical shirt to mark the 33rd year of this event. The races will take place on Oct. 19 along the scenic golf cart paths of Peachtree City. It is one of the most popular runs not only in Georgia, but in the Southeast, said Bob Dalton of the running club. The race is unique in its use of paved cart paths for the race. This scenic race is run mostly on the paths through the greenbelt areas, by lakes, through small tunnels, in the beautiful planned community of Peachtree City. “T he 1 5 K wa s voted t he best 15K course in Georgia by Georgia Athlete Magazine and is always a sellout,” Dalton said. “So participants are strongly encouraged to register early.” The 15K race is the RRCA State Championship again this year. A Pre-Race Expo will be held at the amphitheater on Oct. 18 from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. A Race Day Expo will be held 7 – 11 a.m. also at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater. The expos will include health and fitness products, sponsors, and selected vendors. 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