3rd grade will be having Grandparent's Day on Thursday November 5, 2015. We are excited to have our grandparents, or special friends, come to our school. We have been learning songs and poems about grandparents. There will be a special slide show. If you have a photo of your 3rd grader and their grandparent, please e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 30th.
This year's theme for Reflections was "Let Your Imagination Fly!" We had lots of entries and want to congratulate all our students who participated and a special congratulations to our winners who will move onto PTA Council Reflections!
Visual Arts- Awards of Excellence Winners: Julia Mitchell, Sydney Turner, Lance Corry, Ally Anson, Samantha Waite. Honorable Mention: Xavier Mitchell, Taylor Humphries, Xander Smith, Christabelle Draper, Jema Jones, Heika Christiansen, Mason Sargent, Sydni Cowan, Tatum Burdick, Lexie Christiansen, Daniela Chavez, Kameron Durrant.
Photography- Awards of Excellence Winners: Julia Mitchell, Xavier Mitchell, Brooke Wentz, McKenzie Mitchell. Honorable Mention: Megan Durrant
Music Composition and Dance Choreography- Awards of Excellence Winners: Julia Mitchell, Makayla Jensen
Literature- Awards of Excellence Winners: Xavier Mitchell, Julia Mitchell, Ally Anson, McKenzie Mitchell
5th grade has been learning about the Earth's Surfaces in Science. In order to make the concepts we have been learning about come to life for our students, we had them research the Thistle Landslide of 1983. Students read articles, taught each other, and learned all they could about the landslide. Then we got to go there as a grade level! The students loved seeing the geographical features they had learned about right in their own "backyard". We then got back on the bus and headed to the BYU Bean Museum. Here, 5th graders learned about animal adaptations and even had the opportunity to tour the Museum. We sure had a fun trip!
In 5th grade, we have been studying the American Revolution. In order to better understand "Taxation Without Representation", we had our 5th graders select a profession at the beginning of the week. They were then given a weekly salary. All seemed to be in their favor... until we started taxing them on everyday things. Everything from their desk to a piece of paper to extra lead in their pencil had a tax placed upon it. Students quickly realized that not having a say in what will be taxed and how much they will be taxed was not their favorite thing. We then discussed several of the different acts and taxes that led our founding fathers to declare their independence from England.
In second grade we have a pet bunny! Her name is Buttercup and she is the smallest breed of bunny in the world, a Netherland Dwarf! We have studied her diet, habitat, predators, and heritage. We love to observe her behaviors as well. She has been a wonderful class pet to study and just down right cute to look at!
This past week all of 2nd grade went on a fun filled field trip! We were able to take a tour of a farm and learn all about farm animals! We also learned about what foods animals eat to be healthy as well as what we need to eat to have a healthy balanced diet. The best part was easily petting baby animals! We had a blast!
The students had a special treat for their assembly today as world famous storyteller, Charlotte Blake Alston visited our school. Charlotte told stories from all different cultures and had the kids singing and chanting and being a part of the story right along with her. It was a great afternoon and we want to thank the POPS Art Education and Timpanogos Storytelling Festival for making it possible!