February 2024

The Singing Sound

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Sat, 02/17/2024 - 11:06

Now that all of our kindergarteners have been screened for speech sound errors and we have collaborated with their teachers, we have begun kinder "group lessons!" In these lessons that we lead in each of our kindergarten classes, we review a commonly missed sound from the screenings and teach each student how to articulate it. Each student gets to participate in a game where they practice saying a word with the target sound as well. This week, we taught the "singing sound" or L. Our kindergarteners are so bright and picked this up quickly! Way to go, kinder!!

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Savannah Calton

Teacher of the Year

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Sat, 02/17/2024 - 10:59

Miss Alexis Christensen has been selected as Meadow Brook Elementary's Teacher of the Year for 2024. This award is a testament to her outstanding dedication, passion, and impact within the school community. Through her continuous commitment to enhancing her teaching methods and skills, she exemplifies a lifelong learner, always striving to provide the best education for her students.

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Jessika Anderson

A Game with A Twist

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Sat, 02/17/2024 - 10:47

4th Graders have been practicing parts of speech by playing a fun new twist on the game Spoons! They pass around cards trying to find a match of words that either sound the same but are spelled differently, or are spelled the same and have multiple meanings. Combining learning and fun has been a big hit in all of the classes!

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Jessika Anderson

Vocabulary Words

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Tue, 02/13/2024 - 08:21

2nd grade has been working on using our vocabulary words! To help with this students created their own vocabulary chart that highlights the word so they can use it during lessons! They are doing so well with taking ownership of their learning! 

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Janey Jacklin

Student “Ted-Talks”

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Mon, 02/12/2024 - 06:40

Student council went through all of the 5th grade classes and shared their TED-talks to share what the learned from their leadership conference. They shared the key to leadership - SCI - Smile, Compliment, Invite. Their messages are creating a culture of kindness and leadership.

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Preston Adams

100 Days of Kinder

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Mon, 02/12/2024 - 06:34

Kindergarten celebrated 100 days!
Ever thought about what you will be doing when YOU are 100? Well, these kids sure have. In kinder, before we have learned all the phonetic rules, we work on writing the sounds we hear. Which makes for the most FANTASTIC writing pieces. 

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Jenn Dyal

Teacher Fun Friday

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Mon, 02/12/2024 - 06:28

Our teachers had a Fun Friday after school last week. Teachers found themselves not only immersed in a world of colors and creativity but also elevating each other through shared inspiration. They were able to blend their diverse perspectives and talents with each stroke on the canvas. Through this experience, teachers uplifted one another, creating not just beautiful paintings, but also a sense of camaraderie that extends beyond painting, enriching their professional relationships and contributing to a vibrant and supportive educational community.  

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Susan Jurkatis

Number Orders in First Grade

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Mon, 02/12/2024 - 06:25

This week, we have been learning about putting numbers in order from least to greatest or greatest to least. Our class worked together in groups to figure out how to look at how many tens and ones each number has. This cute group found a fun way to show how their numbers could go in order from least to greatest. They were so proud of their work!  

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Kailyn Issertell

Ballet West Brings the Story to Life

Submitted by megan.oropeza on Mon, 02/12/2024 - 06:19

Using movement to demonstrate meaning and emotion, students were introduced to the world of dance with the help of the Ballet West company from Salt Lake City. During their engagement at Meadow Brook, students were invited to join the dancers in their warm-ups, learning intricate spins and jumps to practice and exercise. In their performance of Sleeping Beauty, the ballet dancers used the whimsical music of Tchaikovsky’s waltz to showcase in grand costume the story of fairies, a cursed princess, an evil king, frisky kitties, and the power of an awakening kiss from a handsome prince.

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Allison Hallam