Earlier in October, the Student Council had the opportunity to go to a Leadership Conference hosted at BYU. They were inspired by four energetic and motivational speakers who shared thoughts about what it truly means to be a leader: someone who elevates others. Our Student Council members are excited to share these messages through their examples because they believe that kindness can truly save someone's life.
Our fourth graders have been working tirelessly on their reader’s theater recreation of “Invaders from Mars.” They have shown considerable talent in their ability to read with great expression, clear accuracy, and a comfortable rate! While performing, they become the characters they have been representing. We are very proud of and entertained by their diligent efforts!
Mr. Haslam's class has been working their "tails" off. They have been writing an opinion paper on what is better cats or dogs. The class was split 50/50 on what was better a cat or a dog. Mr. Haslam was the tie breaker because he said cats tasted better. He was just “kitten”!
Mr. Haslam's student's are getting better and better everyday at their writing skills they are working on the "purrfect" finished paper.
Born and raised in Spanish Fork, Utah, Miss Hallam is a literal “speedy Spaniard,” who has traded in her high heels for high tops to better run the fences with the students. Given Miss Hallam’s extracurricular interests of long-distance running and roller-blading, she is well-prepared to meet the rigors of recess. Modeling both title and utility in her personal dress code, “professional athletic,” has become her fashion statement for the school year.
In first grade, we have been learning to use different tools to problem solve math stories to find values, sums, and missing addends. This week they were so excited to add and color using their math tools. It was fun to see their confidence and growth, adding numbers together.
This week in speech, we have been focusing on phonological awareness activities! Phonological awareness helps us understand the sound structure of the words we say to help us communicate and also become great readers! We do this by reading stories about the different sounds we make while we talk and communicate! We also work on increasing our phonological awareness by playing games to help discriminate between “long” sounds (like the /S/) and “short” sounds (Like the /D/).
At Meadow Brook we love to celebrate the positive impact our students make every chance we get. As part of our school-wide positive behavior plan students are given “brag notes” or “Principal Mustang Club” notes when they are caught working hard, being kind, being honest, or being responsible. Students can be awarded a “brag note” at any time during the school day by any teacher or staff member.