January 2013

Michael Vey Books Rock Assembly

Attributions: 
leslie.loftin
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The Michael Vey Books Rock Assembly was presented to the sixth grade students at Spanish Oaks. Doug Osmond, a representative of Richard Paul Evan, the author of the Michael Vey Series, advised students of the following;
• Turn the television off and limit time on electronic devices.
• Work hard! Learn to love work.
• Don’t let someone else’s opinion become your reality
• READ, READ, READ!
He called on several students to play a game show to quiz their knowledge of popular children’s books.

100th Day of School at Spanish Oaks

Attributions: 
leslie.loftin
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On January 28th , the second grade students at Spanish Oaks Elementary celebrated the 100th day of school this year by dressing up as they would look at the age of 100. Each student brought 100 of the same object, and they did activities in language arts, music, math and science. It was a fun day!

Photos of second grade teachers and students

Staff Spotlight

Attributions: 
leslie.loftin
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Mrs. Paula Smith is a P.E. specialist at Spanish Oaks. She and her husband live in Spanish Fork and they have two wonderful children. Paula is from Southern Arizona and was raised on a cattle ranch. She has attended college at Brigham Young University. Her favorite foods are steak and Mexican. Her favorite vacation destination was to Nauvoo, but would really love to go to Hawaii someday. She enjoys reading and her favorite books to read are the Children of the Promise Series. Her favorite quote is, “Just do it!” She likes to read, travel, play, and loves to spend time with her family. Paula has said that one of the best things about working with the students at Spanish Oaks is that she loves to see them realize that they can do hard things. Spanish Oaks is lucky to have such a hard worker and wonderful person on our staff!

Tea at the White House

Attributions: 
leslie.loftin
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The 5th Grade at Spanish Oaks hosted a Tea at the White House. The guests were the students dressed as different United States presidents and first ladies throughout history. Parents were also invited, and they even participated. Students gave clues about their person, and then parents tried to guess which person the students represented. Hot chocolate and cookies were served. This was the culmination of a research unit that the 5th graders did on their chosen president or first lady. During this time, students did projects such as making monuments, writing newspaper articles, designing campaign buttons and posters, creating poetry, songs and video broadcasts. It was a great day!