December 2022

Silly Challenges in Library

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Sat, 12/17/2022 - 10:00

This week we did a fun Christmas challenge in Library that included silly Would You Rather? questions, naming Santa’s reindeer, and singing Jingle Bells with a mouth full of marshmallows. And of course, reading holiday poems and stories!

Erin Jolley

A Christmas Carol

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Sat, 12/17/2022 - 09:24

The fifth graders are doing a play called “A Christmas Carol,” and they are working very hard so they can impress their parents when they come to watch (or watch the video). The main character is Ebenezer Scrooge played by Luke. My role is the Ghost of Christmas Past. Something cool about my role is that since I am the Ghost of Christmas Past I get to lead Ebenezer through time and show him some stuff from the past. As a class, we have learned from Ebenezer Scrooge that it is never too late to make changes. Merry Christmas!

Bailey Rama

Second Grade Christmas Program

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Wed, 12/14/2022 - 14:54

This week 2nd Grade performed our Christmas program. They worked so hard and did an amazing job. We are so grateful we were able to sing in person this year! Second graders sang Feliz Navidad, Melekalikimaka, Walking in our Winter Underwear, and I want a hippopotamus for Christmas. We even had our special guest hippo join us! 

Carrie Mortimer

Ready to Work Elves

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Wed, 12/14/2022 - 06:14

Over the past week or so. Mr.  Haslam’s class has been hard at work applying for a jobs to be one of Santa elf’s. They are excited to see if they are going to be hired. They are even more excited to move to the North Pole to work. Sad thing is when you get paid in candy canes you can’t buy much. 


Kevin Haslam

Fun with Mrs.Brockbank

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Mon, 12/12/2022 - 13:37

We have loved having Mrs. Brockbank at our school to help us integrate music into other subjects. During this lesson, we were practicing summarizing a text to a fun beat with plastic cups! 

Jennie Naeole

Inside Recess on Inside days.

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Mon, 12/12/2022 - 13:29

Now that the cold weather, snow, and rain is here we sometimes spend mornings and recess in our classrooms.  On inside days our class enjoys building and playing games together. Students build skills that help them work together and play together. The weather never stops our students from having fun! 

Michelle Leary

Readers Theatre

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Sat, 12/10/2022 - 10:08

The 5th graders are learning about the American Revolution, and today Miss Owen's class did a Readers' Theater presentation of a play called No Taxation Without Representation! In groups, they rehearsed, made their own props, and performed for the class. The play is about how King George made the colonists pay taxes they felt were unfair and how the colonists responded. We learned a lot and had a lot of fun!

Alice Owen

Flashlight Reading in Fourth Grade

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Sat, 12/10/2022 - 10:04

Reading is always fun — but especially when you get to use a flashlight :) I have been impressed by my student’s taste in good books this year! Many of them choose challenging selections that push their reading to the next level. We have also recently had an uptick in the amount of nonfiction texts checked out from our classroom library! We’re readers for life!

Taylon Mann

Third Grade trip to the Movies

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Tue, 12/06/2022 - 21:31

This week, third graders were able to visit the Payson Theatre to watch Santa Clause 2! Each student got a drink, popcorn, and some fun with friends! The students earned this activity through showing acts of kindness to their fellow classmates. The students worked hard and their hard work paid off. We would like to thank Mr. Haslam for making this field trip possible for us! What a great way to celebrate the Holiday season. We had lots of fun! 

Sarah Christley