November 2015

Colonial Day in Fifth Grade

Time stood still today in the fifth grade as they spent a day back in Colonial America.  Names were changed, class rules were a bit different, dress was proper, and activities had nothing modern about them!  Only the SMART phone used for pictures was from 2015.  What a great learning experience for the students to compare their daily classroom with a class from Early America.  Fun day!

Great Reflections Participation at Spanish Oaks

We had some super entries this year for our Reflections contest!  A special "thank you" to all who participated!  We had numerous winners, with four entries that went on to the district level.  Our Merit Winners are:  Gavin G. in literature, and Allison C. in Music Composition.  Our Awards of Excellence will be continuing on to State:  Allison C. in Photography and Bailey M. in Photography.  Well done, students!

A special thank you to Laura Bigler, and our wonderful PTA members who helped with organization, assembly and judging!!

Project Teddy Bear at Spanish Oaks

It is our pleasure to participate in "Project Teddy Bear" again this year!   We will be collecting items beginning December 1, 2015 - December 15, 2015.  We will be collecting new or gently-used stuffed animals.  These stuffed animals will go to thousands of at-risk children in Utah.  Our goal for "Project Teddy Bear" this year is to collect at least 100 stuffed animals.

https://www.bankaf.com/Special_Pages/ProjectTeddyBear.aspx

UVU Wolverines Help Spanish Oaks Celebrate Reading

We had a great Road to Success Reading assembly today, where the UVU Wolverine, and several baseball and soccer players came to get us "pumped" about reading.  We gave away a ton of books, and our favorite ... two brand new bikes!  Our bike winners were:  Taiya in Mrs. Graham's class and Jacob T. in Mrs. Lewis/Anderson's class.  Congratulations, you two ... Keep on Reading!

A Snowball Fight??

Attributions: 
Katrina Graham, second grade teacher

Second Graders in Mrs. Graham's math class had a snowball fight today!  After throwing all the "snow balls", each partnership picked one up, unfolded it, and solved the double-digit addition problem together.  Students then repeated the process ... Everyone had a blast learning math!

 

First Grade Special Visitors

On Friday, November 13, 2015, the first grade had the opportunity to participate in a Native American Presentation.  At the beginning of the presentation, the students learned sign language to a Native American song.  We also learned about the baby cradles that Native Americans made to keep their babies in, so they could accomplish other tasks.  The cradles kept the babies snug and tight, so the baby felt like he/she was being held.  The Native Americans also educated us on the different ways they used math to create their art.  They would use math to make their baskets, rugs, moccasins, jewelry, and much more.  It was an engaging and exciting presentation that the students will remember for a long time. 

Dance EXTRA Begins at Spanish Oaks

In November, Mr. Crockett will begin teaching our Dance EXTRA Team classes (4th, 5th, and 6th graders).  They will take place on Monday morning(s) from 8:00am-8:45am (before school), continuing through the month of March.  The purpose of this class will be to teach children rhythm, coordination, and an appreciation of music from around the world.  Together students will learn how to work as a group in both circle dances and block formation dances.  Students will also have the experience of dancing with partners, and will be learning dances from around the world, such as:  Germany, Bavaria, France, Africa, Ukraine, England, America and others.  Let's DANCE!

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