We had another great group of students filling others' buckets this past week! Spanish Oaks is full of students that are working hard to help their classmates and peers feel good and have a great time here at school. We love to see the great things going on. Congratulations this week's Bucket Fillers!
The 6th grade students at Spanish Oaks are HUGE fans of the Michael Vey series and were thrilled to welcome presenter, Garrett Despain, to our annual "Books Rock" assembly. The assembly was put together by Richard Paul Evans and had three main objectives:
- Teach youth of their own worth and to discover their own special talents and gifts.
- Teach youth to be HERO’s: Honest, Enlightened, Respectful (tolerant) and Obedient.
- Teach youth the power and fun of books.
The fourth grade students in Miss Ostrander's class at Spanish Oaks were thrilled this morning to share in the exciting news of their teacher's engagement! The class celebrated with ring pops and cheers of, "Engaged ... Congratulations!!" We are so happy for our wonderful teacher!
This year at Spanish Oaks we are focusing on being "Bucket Fillers"! Each of us has an invisible bucket. It is constantly emptied or filled, depending on what others say or do to us. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When it’s empty, we feel awful ... At Spanish Oaks, we fill buckets!
This week our busy Kindergarten students got a chance to meet and visit with a Bee Keeper. Mr. Jonathan Baird brought a real working honey bee hive into our classroom and the students got to see first-hand how the bees are busy making honey inside their hive. We learned how the bees work continuously all year long to make the honey that we love to eat. We also learned that Mr. Baird's bees travel to California to help pollinate the almond trees in the winter, then come back to Utah for the summer to help our local fruit trees. Two lucky students got to try on a bee suit to see what it feels like to be all covered up to help prevent bee stings while working with bees. Then we ALL got to taste some delicious honey from Mr. Baird's hives. We all thought it was yummy!
Last week the Kindergarten students at Spanish Oaks learned about the importance of the 911 emergency services and how to correctly use them. Mrs. Christie Leber taught us there are three important times when we should call 911:
- To stop a crime
- Report a fire
- Save a life
We also learned the importance of learning our personal safety information, i.e., our full name, address and phone number, so we can help the 911 dispatcher reach us and our families in case of an emergency. We all got a really cool bracelet to help us remember when we should use the 911 number. We are all working on memorizing our personal safety information so we will always be prepared in case of any emergency.
On Friday, September 19, 2014, football players from Maple Mountain High School took time out of their busy school schedules to come and read to the students of Spanish Oaks Elementary. They visited classrooms and shared their favorite books. The players encouraged students to always work hard and be the very best they can be!
"Football players can be role models in the community and can serve others ... It is good for us and good for the kids," said Brad Burtenshaw, Head Coach. "We learn a lot and they learn a lot; it is helpful for everyone all around." A special "thank you" to Coach Burtenshaw and the MMHS Golden Eagle players for filling our buckets with their visit!
Mrs. Allred's third grade class earned a class "trip" to Kenya, where they learned great facts about the culture, music and art of that area. The students are shown here seated in their "airplane", being served a snack by their "stewardess", Mrs. Allred. The students are looking forward to their next adventure!