December 2013

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. McKensie Bellomy

Mrs. McKensie Bellomy is one of our outstanding 2nd grade teachers. She joins us this year while she finishes up her teaching degree from BYU! She grew up with 3 brothers and got married to the "greatest man in the world" just over a year ago.  Happy Anniversary Mrs. Bellomy!

She loves all kinds of food especially, pasta and would love to be vacationing in Hawaii right about now.  If you're out camping, hiking, taking a picnic, or at the pool, you might just see Mrs. Bellomy because those are things she loves to do if she is not reading a Harry Potter book, or The Book Thief

We are so lucky to have Mrs. Bellomy here with us this year.  Thanks for all the amazing things you do with our 2nd grade kiddos!

 

5th Grade Presidents

"No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of the President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States."

Our amazing 5th grade students learned all about what it takes to be the President of the United States of America, and about each of the 44 men who have led our country.  Thank you, 5th graders, for your service!

1st Grade Readers' Theater

The students in Miss Lybbert's class treated the entire first grade to an amazing Readers' Theater for Christmas!  The students told the story of the "other reindeer" ... teaching us how the rest of the reindeer got their names.  Each of the children presented their parts beautifully and closed the program with their own rendition of "We Wish You A Merry Christmas", accompanied by their fellow first grader on the piano!  Thank you for a super program!

Orchestra Christmas Concert

The amazing orchestra students from Spanish Oaks performed for family and friends at their annual Christmas Concert.  Many of the students performed solos, duets and trios to display their wonderful skill and talent.  We are so grateful to our director, Mr. Russell Hansen, for his never-ending hours of dedication and work to support the arts at our school.  Thank you for a beautiful evening of celebration through music!

Reading Celebration ... Gingerbread Houses with Mrs. Brown

For our December Reading Celebration, one student from every class won the opportunity to decorate gingerbread houses with Mrs. Brown as a reward for reading every day during the month.  Students worked hard to create very elaborate gingerbread houses, and even had the chance to eat a piece or two!  We LOVE to read at Spanish Oaks Elementary!

Choir Christmas Concert

On December 2, the amazing choir students from Spanish Oaks performed their annual Christmas Concert for families and neighbors.  The MMHS auditorium was filled with supportive parents as the students sang their renditions of favorite Christmas tunes.  Choir directors Maren Christensen, Rachel Hughes and Carolyn Aagard are to be commended for their wonderful work with the children.  The music was inspiring as the singers kicked off the holiday season with their beautiful voices!