This is so exciting! We have a Reflections Artist from Spanish Oaks who is going to the National Level! A Shout Out to our very own Baylor Ward who won an Award of Excellence in the Intermediate Division in the 3D category for his awesome idea and artwork for his entry this year. Congrats, Baylor!
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We are excited to announce our first annual Kindness Week here at Spanish Oaks. We have some fun and exciting activities, songs, challenges, etc. to enjoy throughout the week. We will be sharing quotes from the students each morning on the announcements, and doing our best to pass out over 2,000 “Caught ya’ Being Kind” slips to recognize acts of kindness going on around us. Here are just a few of the things we will be enjoying throughout the week:
Monday: Say good morning to 15 people
Tuesday: Write a kind “thank you” message to Superintendent Nielsen
Wednesday: Write a note of gratitude to a Spanish Oaks Staff member
Thursday: Recognize a student of Spanish Oaks for an act of kindness and write it on a slip of paper ... create a school paper chain.
Friday: Wear a hat - “Hats Off to Kindness”
We have amazing readers here at Spanish Oaks, and here are just a few of them that are celebrating with Mrs. Brown. They got to frost and decorate cookies, and then best of all, eat them! A special thank you to Aubrey Smith for organizing these activities each month! She is amazing!
We learn about living and non living things in 3rd grade. The students have been discussing the 8 characteristics that make something living. Today they were able to see how live worms react to: light, heat and water. Each student made a prediction, observed what happened and came up with a conclusion for why they thought the worm reacted in a certain way.
Mrs. Baldwin's class had a great time acting out parts of the story Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch. It was a fun learning experience! Our Drama Specialist taught us to do stills of a story to keep students involved and to boost comprehension. It works well. You do see two dragons flying because two students wanted to be the dragon who kidnapped the prince.
Here at Spanish Oaks, we have a crossing guard who comes before and after school and helps kids safely cross the street. That is not all that this crossing guard does, everyday she gives away handmade hats that she crocheted to the kids. She doesn’t know most of the kids but she still gives away hats to as many kids as she can. Most students just know her as the crosswalk lady or the hat lady. We thought we should give her some appreciation for her amazing acts of kindness, and get to know her a little better.
Her name is Jane Hagner. She is originally from Indiana and moved to Utah 35 years ago. She has been married for 5 years to Ernie Hagner, he loves the kids here and loves coming to help out on cold days. She has 8 kids and 34 grandchildren. In her freetime she loves to crochet and go on her computer. Her favorite vacation she has ever been on was when she went to Tampa Bay, Florida even though on that same trip her motorhome burnt down to the ground! Her car did as well and she had to replace everything in her car. Now she calls her car “the marshmallow” because it looked like a burnt marshmallow.
She wanted to be the crossing guard at our school because she loves kids and thought it would be a fun way to get away for a little while during the day. Jane started giving out hats when it started getting cold. She saw so many kids walking down the hill with no hat. She started doing it so that all the kids stayed warm and just to be nice.
Spanish Oaks is so lucky to have such an amazing and nice crossing guard.
Written by Baylor Ward (6th Grade)
The students in Mrs. Stewart’s class have been practicing their fluency, accuracy and expression by working in groups reading Reader’s Theater. They have been practicing for the last couple of weeks and were able to perform them in front of the class today. They did such a great job !