March 2020

School Dismissal

Submitted by heather.balli on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 20:07

Mustangs,

As you have likely heard, today the governor's office dismissed school for the next two weeks, beginning on Monday, March 16th. This is a big change from the direction given at yesterday's press conference. This is a dynamic, constantly evolving situation that we are navigating the best we can. 

I am currently at the district office attending meetings where decisions are in progress about what this will look like for all of us. 

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2nd Grade Science Fun

Submitted by sarah.ledingham on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 13:45

2nd grade has been learning about matter. Matter can be in a solid, liquid, or a gas. It can also change into a solid, liquid, or gas. To celebrate their awesome behavior in specialties, 2nd graders were able to learn how play dough is made and connect it to matter!

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Morgan Peterson

Ecosystems

Submitted by sarah.ledingham on Wed, 03/11/2020 - 09:10

In Mrs. Gregory’s class we’ve been learning about ecosystems. We learned about how species interact within ecosystems. An example of this is mutualism where both species benefit, also known as a win-win situation. We also learned about food chains in an ecosystem. We learned that food chains show the transfer of ENERGY. We are also participating in March Mammal Madness, a tournament like March Madness in basketball but with animals instead of basketball teams.

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Maddison Hogan

3rd Grade Collaborative Writing

Submitted by sarah.ledingham on Fri, 03/06/2020 - 13:25

We loved learning all about groundhogs during February in our 3rd grade class! First, we watched a slide show and some videos about groundhogs and we took notes on the things that we thought were most important and unique about them. Then, we got together in small groups and read an interesting article about groundhogs. We used highlighters to mark important points that we wanted to write about. We shared with each other all of the information that we learned and then wrote an informative essay about groundhogs. Last, we did a fun groundhog art project to display our writing on!

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Karen Thomas

Meeting Governor Herbert

Submitted by sarah.ledingham on Thu, 03/05/2020 - 12:33

Fifth grade had the amazing opportunity to go to the State Capitol on Friday, February 21st. We have been learning about U.S. History and the beginning of our U.S. government. It was a great experience to actually walk through the impressive Capitol building. We were able to go to the Supreme Court room, the House of Representatives chambers and the Senate chambers. Definitely the highlight of our trip was meeting Governor Herbert! We got to listen to him speak to us about being a good citizen and doing all we can to learn at school. He was really nice and shook our hands too!

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Marina Irwin

First Grade Learns About Pronouns

Submitted by sarah.ledingham on Thu, 03/05/2020 - 12:29

In First Grade our students have been learning that pronouns replace nouns.  To help them practice this skill, our students participated in a fun QR code review activity that used characters from our current Journeys story.  Some students decided to read the sentences on their own and some decided to use the qr codes to have the sentences read to them using the iPads.  Each student was able to choose the best way for them and then fill in their answer sheet.  After this they participated in another practice activity as teams to find the correct pronoun for different sentences.<

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Karla Craner

Literacy Week

Submitted by sarah.ledingham on Wed, 03/04/2020 - 12:24

Kindergarten had a wonderful time celebrating Literacy Week. Fun was had dressing up and going to the Reading Round-Up. Student Council members came to our classes and read Dr. Seuss books. We also loved reading in our classrooms for Parent and Pastries and our class read-a-thons. Kindergarten is an exciting year for children as they begin to experience the world of reading independently. 

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Katie Oman