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!
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.
Mrs. Gonzalez's class used skittles to practice making fractions.
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!