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November 2015

Miss Robison's First Grade Thanksgiving Celebration

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Mon, 11/30/2015 - 09:40
Lindsay Robison

While the rest of the school was on a field trip to the BYU Basketball game, the first grade and kindergarten had the whole school to themselves.  The first grade had a very fun and eventful day to say the least.  We tried our best to make the day both educational and fun by teaching students what life was really like back in 1620. In the morning, the whole first grade dressed as pilgrims, and each class rotated to each first grade teacher.  During one rotation the students learned about life on the Mayflower, and then they raced ships.  In another rotation they were educated about how Squanto taught the pilgrims that putting a fish in the ground when planting food would help fertilize the soil, and then they made pudding cups.  In the last rotation they learned about how Pilgrims had to worship in secret, and then they played a hide-and-seek and four corners game.

After lunch, students dressed as Indians, and each class rotated once again to each first grade teacher.  In one rotation students learned about making butter, and then they got to make butter of their own and spread it on crackers.  In another rotation the students learned how the Indians used a bow and arrow to hunt, and then they practiced shooting arrows (foam pool noodles).  In the last rotation the students learned about the different jobs which Pilgrim children did, such as shelling corn, digging for clams and mussels, and throwing rocks at predators when watching the corn field.  Then students dug for shells and put them on string, along with noodles, to make a necklace.  The last 30 minutes of the day the whole first grade gathered in the gym for a Thanksgiving feast.  Before eating, all the first grade students sang a Native American song, and we had a moment to think about all the things we are grateful for.  The students LOVED their meal.  We thank all the parents who volunteered to help the day run smoothly.

Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Mon, 11/30/2015 - 09:30
Chrissie Robinson

Our Kindergarten students enjoyed a feast here at school before their Thanksgiving feast at home.  Dressed as Native Americans, with a new Native American name to match, they enjoyed learning more about the first Thanksgiving.

D.A.R.E. Graduation at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by kali.brown on Sat, 11/28/2015 - 10:25

Our 5th grade students at Spanish Oaks Elementary ended their Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) training on Tuesday, November 24, with a graduation ceremony for parents, students and teachers.  Officer Warner of the Spanish Fork Police department was our amazing instructor this year.  During the course students learned skills to help them make wise choices throughout their lives.  At the graduation three students were recognized for writing outstanding D.A.R.E. essays, and ALL celebrated being outstanding D.A.R.E. students.

We LOVE our Support Professionals at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by kali.brown on Tue, 11/24/2015 - 16:33

"Annually observed ... during American Educational Week, NATIONAL EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS DAY honors the contributions of school support employees.  These support professionals provide invaluable services and are essential partners in the children’s education process ..."  The end of this month we celebrated all our Classified Employees ... ALL of the "support" individuals who help keep our amazing school running!  Each class thanked and celebrated one of these outstanding individuals ... Thank you so much for all you do for us!

BYU Fieldtrip for Spanish Oaks

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Tue, 11/24/2015 - 13:34

Our Spanish Oaks students (grades 2nd-6th) could be found cheering for the BYU Lady Cougars at the basketball game today.  The students were amazing and represented Spanish Oaks with respect and wonderfully appropriate behavior.  Everyone had a great time ... and BYU totally won!!  Thank you, BYU, for the awesome opportunity ... Go, Extraordiberries!

Tabitha's Way Food Drive

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:31

Students of Spanish Oaks have had the giving spirit.  We collected 2,232 food items to donate to Tabitha's Way.  That equals over 1,000 lbs of food!  It's an average of between 3-4 items per student from the school.  Awesome job, students!  Thank you to our student council and Mr. Crockett for organizing this event ... and a special "thank you" to all who donated.



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