Third grade enjoys a reward for completing and turning in homework on time. Each week we have a Fun Friday. These range from game days, outside games, to movies, STEM activities or in this case, cooperative learning. Creating a tower using rubber bands and drinking cups was puzzling at first. When the first group figured it out the room buzzed with excitement as everyone built the standard tower and some interesting variations. No hands! Unstacking and re-stacking, all with five or six "handles" of rubber bands. Creativity, Persistence, Focus.
When Mr. Jensen came, he taught us how to do ceramics. If you don't know what ceramics is, it is clay that's been fired. We went to the corral where he taught us how to make clay animals. Then he just built the animals! After we went back to our classes to make our own animals and Mr. Jensen went from class to class to help kids build their animals. That is what happened when Mr. Jensen came to teach and help us build our animals.
This year's 6th graders in Mrs. Brown’s class are doing plays about ancient Egypt. There are three plays: Isis and Osiris, Helen of Egypt, and The Tomb Thief. Each play has a Director and around 9 cast members.
Isis and Osiris is about the story of Isis and Osiris. Osiris goes to a dinner party and goes missing. Isis is worried for her husband so she goes disguised all over Egypt looking for him. This story has excitement, mystery, and even a happy ending.
Second grade is working on their shape unit this week. Mrs Peterson’s class started by organizing shapes. They were each given a bag of shapes to organize in their own way. They organized by shape, size, sides, and angles. They decided that the most efficient way to organize them would be by angles and sides. They also were able to identify shape names that go along with their sides and angles. They learned about quadrilaterals, triangles, pentagons, octagons, and hexagons. Their challenge was to see where they see these shapes in their everyday lives!
This week in fourth grade we started our research projects on the Native American tribes of Utah. The students are working in small groups to prepare PowerPoint presentations they will share with their class. We are very excited about the program we will do for parents on May 10th!
Our Kindergarten centers are independent and fun! We work hard to practice the skills and strategies we've learned in group lessons. We have the opportunity after our core subjects are mastered, to play and practice social skills along with accepting challenges in STEM and creative arts. It is also the perfect time for our wonderful Parent Volunteers to join in the fun! We are so grateful for our amazing parents and grandparents that give their time and effort to help us grow.