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 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!
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.
Mrs Peterson’s class has finished their first read aloud story, Matilda! To celebrate they discussed their favorite parts of the story, tried to move objects with their serious stares, and enjoyed some chocolate cake!
A few students shared their favorite parts of the story:
“My favorite part of Matilda was when she put glue on her dad’s hat. He tried to pull it off. His wife tried to pull it off. What is your favorite part of Matilda?”
“My favorite part of Matilda was when Lavendar put the thing that was a salamander in the water.”
Right before Fall Break, we engineered, or built, bridges. We were in groups of 2-3. We had limited supplies. Our supplies were a little more than 20 popsicle sticks, maybe 12 or 13 pipe cleaners, and about 33 q-tips. We used candy bars to measure the weight that each bridge could support. The winning bridge held 54.9 ounces, or 3.43 pounds, which was 34 candy bars.