April 2010

Exploring a Local Wetland

Tage Langford and Aaron Fullmer holding a crawdad
East Meadows 3rd Graders

On Tuesday, April 27, the East Meadows 3rd graders explored Salem Pond, a local wetland. Parents and teachers guided them through various activities. Students learned how many habitats are within a wetland and observed the plants and animals living in the marsh. They looked for signs of pollution, talked about ways to help protect the environment and gathered up trash found in the area. Many students enjoyed collecting water samples in specimen cups and observing living organisms through a microscope lens. Tage from Ms. Biggs class, said, “My favorite part was that I found a crawdad and saw 17 baby ducklings at least. It was awesome!"

4H Parent Share

Pictured is Mrs. Penrod’s Creative Dance class performing for their parents.

East Meadows concluded their winter afterschool 4-H classes with a ‘parent share.’ Students got to show their creations from the Art Technique class, their skills from the Basketball club, experiments from the Scientists Gone Mad class and will take away valuable health and wellness knowledge from the Recharge class. With 18 different clubs offered, there was a lot to see and share. East Meadows would like to thank the Department of Workforce Services, JC Penney, and Utah County 4-H for sponsoring a wonderful and affordable program for elementary students.