Nifty Fifty United States Peformed by Fifth Grade Students

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:34
Fifty Nifty United States Fifth grade students from Spanish Oaks Elementary performed for their families and friends. The performance was a culmination of their studies of United States history. The program was a combination of songs, narration and skits which students have learned and rehearsed throughout the school year. The program started with Christopher Columbus and included other events such as the signing of the Declaration, Eli Whitney, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Titanic, Rosa Parks on the bus and many other important historical events.
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leslie.loftin

DAY OF SERVICE AT SPANISH OAKS

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 12:45
Day of Service at Spanish Oaks Employees from U.S. Synthetics, a polycrystalline diamond oil and gas exploration company in Orem, volunteered at Spanish Oaks Elementary for the National Day of Service. The volunteers were excited to be able to give back to their community and demonstrate their commitment to improving the quality of life for all of us. The volunteers helped in individual classrooms and unpacked and stamped newly purchased student reading textbooks. We appreciate U.S. Synthetics and their employees for the time spent at our school. Photos of U. S. Synthetics employees
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leslie.loftin

KINDY 500 AT SPANISH OAKS

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 12:40
Kindy 500 at Spanish Oaks Life is a highway for the kindergarten students at Spanish Oaks Elementary. The students created a vehicle to travel to different destinations and learn about national symbols and famous people in history. Some of the destinations the students visited were The White House, Lincoln Memorial, Betsy Ross’ home, and the Statue of Liberty. Students and parents lined the halls of the school while the kindergarten students took a few laps around to show off their Kindy 500 creations. Photos of Kindy 500
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leslie.loftin

Author visits Spanish Oaks Elementary

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Mon, 03/19/2012 - 13:40
Author Julie Wright visited Spanish Oaks recently. She is the author of the Hazzardous Universe series. Ms. Wright shared with students her experiences as an author and got the children excited about writing. She spoke about the influence of one of her teachers in middle school, Mrs. Brown, who helped her to realize her talent and potential as a writer. She had the students in the audience help write a story using their imaginations by choosing characters from objects in a trunk, creating a plot and resolving a conflict.
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leslie.loftin

Crystal Apple Award

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Mon, 03/19/2012 - 13:33
This year’s recipient for the Crystal Apple Award from Spanish Oaks Elementary is Jerika Terry. Jerika has been teaching third grade for the past 3 years. She graduated from Brigham Young University. The teachers on her team have commented on how well planned and organized she is. Jerika demonstrates professionalism by having a positive attitude and a great relationship with her students, the parents of her students, as well as the teachers on her collaborative team.
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leslie.loftin

Freedom Fair at Spanish Oaks Elementary

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Mon, 03/19/2012 - 12:44
The fifth grade students at Spanish Oaks just culminated a unit on Social Injustices with a Freedom Fair. Students researched groups of people from the United States who have suffered a social injustice. Social issues depicted included slavery, women’s rights, child labor, the Indian Removal Act, the Civil Rights Movement for Black Americans, and the Japanese Americans’ internment during World War II. The Freedom Fair included groups of students performing skits that represented the different social injustice groups for family members and the student body.
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shanna.stirland

Teacher Appreciation Week at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Wed, 03/07/2012 - 11:18
Last week the PTA sponsored Teacher Appreciation week and, wow, did the teachers get spoiled! The theme was a country western theme, “Our Teachers are the Best in the West.” Each teacher had a “wanted” sign outside of their door that was decorated by room parents. There was a waffle bar breakfast that kicked the week off on Monday morning. The students were involved in a basketball “shoot out” and dancing in the gym.
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Leslie Loftin

Spanish Oaks Students Honor Dr. Seuss

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Tue, 03/06/2012 - 14:04
Spanish Oaks Students Honor Dr. Seuss On Friday, March 2nd , the students at Spanish Oaks celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss by doing many fun literature activities. Some classes read books with friends, dressed up as different characters in Dr. Seuss books, and classes were visited by Maple Mountain High School Honor Society students who read to the students. It was a fun day! Photos of Students celebrating
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Leslie Loftin

THIRD GRADE SCIENCE FAIR AT SPANISH OAKS ELEMENTARY

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Fri, 03/02/2012 - 15:11
3rd Grade Science Fair The third grade students in Mr. Rigby’s class participated in a class science fair. The students had to form a hypothesis, observe and gather data. There were a great variety of project topics. Some of the projects included raw power, trapping moisture through humidity and homemade lava lamps. The students displayed their projects for other classes and parents to walk through and enjoy.
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Leslie Loftin

SCOLD THE COLD AT SPANISH OAKS

Submitted by leslie.loftin on Wed, 02/22/2012 - 15:31

Scold the cold at Spanish Oaks Elementary Spanish Oaks Elementary students, faculty and staff were ready to scold the cold with a Hawaiian day celebration. Bright colorful leis and summer looks were spotted all over the school. Students participated in many activities including dancing the limbo, hula hooping, and eating a cool, frozen treat at lunchtime. Thanks to our student council for sponsoring this fun day! Photos of Scold the Cold day

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Leslie Loftin