February 2022

Elizabeth Cope Teacher of the Year!

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Tue, 02/15/2022 - 12:32

We are so lucky to have Ms.Cope at our school. She is aour Speech teacher here at Meadow Brook. Here is what we have to say about her! She is kind and flexible. She is willing to jump in and help with anything. She changes the lives of students daily. She is friendly and easy to talk to. Students feel comfortable and safe with her. She carries her self very well. She is child focused and positive. She is knowledgeable and efficient. She is fun and organized! She recognizes the needs of students and puts students first. Students love seeing you.

Reading buddies

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Tue, 02/15/2022 - 12:20

Our kindergarten class has buddied with a 4th grade class to read together!  This is so beneficial for both age groups to get exposure to books/sight words (for kinder) and to build confidence in reading skills (4th grade). We love visiting with our buddies and can't wait to see them every week!

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Brittany Dean

4th grade inside recess fun

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Fri, 02/11/2022 - 10:50

The state of Utah provided money for each teacher in Utah willing to write a grant. In the grant teachers needed to describe what supplies they needed in their classroom. I wrote a grant asking for inside recess supplies. When the air quality isn't good enough or it's too cold to go outside we have to stay inside for recess. All kids need to run around and get some fresh air, but that isn't always possible. In the past whenever we had to stay inside my students have dreaded it. With our new supplies students have enjoyed inside recess a lot more.

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Alexis Christensen

Third grade has the “Force”

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Thu, 02/10/2022 - 09:57

Our third graders are loving learning fun things in Science with our "Force affects motion" unit! We loved exploring non-contact forces-(static and magnetic). We had so much fun applying our knowledge about these forces with soda can races! Each pair of students charged their balloons with static electricity by rubbing them on their heads, and then pushed or pulled their cans with their balloons. Pairs worked hard to get their soda cans to roll across the table or carpet and then we competed in soda can races! We love Science!

 

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Karen Thomas

Coding in first grade

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Tue, 02/08/2022 - 15:49

We are so excited to learn to code!  Thanks to a wonderful grant, Ms. Craner's class received over 12 coding robots and other games to help us learn about computer science and coding.  We can't wait to start! Yippee!

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Karla Craner