November 2018

Mrs. Christensen's Class puts on a Puppet Show

Attributions: 
Alexis Christensen
Mrs. Christensen's Class puts on a Puppet Show

My class got to see a puppet show, make puppets, and then perform a puppet show. Ms. Bean came into our class and  performed a puppet show. Then she showed us how to make puppets. To make a puppet you fold it in half and then staple the rest. We wrote a script and the next day we performed our puppet shows with a puppet theater.

By: Jackson Welton

Mrs. Hillam's Class Learns About Books

Attributions: 
Aubrey Hillam
Mrs. Hillam's Class Learns About Books

3rd Grade had the opportunity to have Books Art Treasure Chest come visit and share about all the different types of books that were made in ancient civilizations. Students were also able to create their own books by etching drawings into a black scratch off paper. We had a blast and learned a lot about different kinds of books! 

Book Arts Treasure Chest

Attributions: 
Diana Gonzalez
Book Arts Treasure Chest

U of U Marriott Library rare books collection sent Ms. Jazmin to share, with our 3rd grade classes, some AMAZING artifacts and facsimiles. We passed around a 3000 yr. old cuniforme cylinder, Mesopotamian clay tablet with prescription recipes, Chinese bamboo book, Mayan glif folding book, & Nigerian wooden story picture book. We learned that parchment was lamb skin stretched very thin. Paper was invented 2000 years ago, but books with out paper have been around for 5000 years! Then we made a petroglif scratch drawing to take home!

Veteran's Day

Attributions: 
Sarah Ledingham
Veteran's Day

Our Meadow Brook students invited family members, who are veterans, and shared their story with the school.  We are so grateful for the sacrafices you have all made on our behalf.

The Learning Cycle Never Stops in 4th Grade

Attributions: 
Jessika Anderson
The Learning Cycle Never Stops in 4th Grade

Where does a majority of drinking water in Springville, Utah come from? Stormwater! 4th Grade was visited by Jenny Devlin from the Utah County Stormwater Coalition who brought hands on activities to teach our students about the stormwater, stormwater pollution, and how to keep this resource clean. A big rock in the 4th grade science curriculum is the water cycle. Students know that only 1% of earth's water is usable to humans and when that 1% gets polluted it can be very dangerous and extremely expensive to clean.

Second Grade learned Focus with Mr. Brooks

Attributions: 
Sienna Glenn
Second Grade learned Focus with Mr. Brooks

Second grade students got to learn about focus, respect, and self-control from Black belt Mr. Brooks. The kids learned how to do a few karate moves as well!  Mr. Brooks taught that karate is used to self-defense and helps us learn how to use self-control to help us focus as home and at school. Students were really excited when Mr. Brooks taught Mrs. Glenn how to punch through a board!! Thank you to Mr. Brooks for visiting second grade!

4th Grade American Indian Presentation

Attributions: 
Jessika Anderson
4th Grade American Indian Presentation

In the 4th grade curriculum we study American Indians and their effect on Utah land Utah government, and how they have contributed to Utah's change over time. This week 4th graders at Meadow Brook were privileged to be visited by Native American representatives from Nebo School District. We were taught about foods, words, and sports that we use today that were adapted from American Indian tribes. We were shown Native American textiles, moccasins, shelters, bow cases and arrow quivers, and cradle boards.

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