September 2010

Pirates Descend on East Meadows

Students in Vickie Beary’s and Kristi Peterson’s class

First-grade pirates came to school today, September 16, ready to learn and have some fun pirate activities. Dressing up as pirates was just part of enhancing their math and literacy activities. Students gave themselves special pirate names and spoke like pirates. They went on a treasure hunt and wrote about their adventures. Students also enjoyed graphing ‘marshmallow mateys’ and reading pirate stories.

Grandparent Day at East Meadows Elementary

Garrett Scott with his little brother and grandparents

The first grade students at East Meadows Elementary enjoyed a fun activity with their grandparents on September 17. The students sang songs for the grandparents. They shared and presented an “All About Me” book to their grandparents. They ended the activity with treats.

Exploring a Local Wetland

3rd Graders Explore Salem Pond

On September 16, East Meadows 3rd graders explored Salem Pond, a local wetland. Parents and teachers guided them through various activities. Students learned that there are many habitats within a wetland. They observed 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. Pictured here are 3rd graders with nets and materials on hand ready to get to work and explore.

East Meadows Mustang Week

Naiya Turner, McKailey Robb, Katelynn Smith and Maddison Ross get ready to gunny-sack race.

Students enjoyed a week of fun-filled activities as they celebrated Mustang Week sponsored by the staff and PTA of East Meadows. The goal for the week was to have some fun activities and events that helped students feel a part of the East Meadows community. Many cowboys and cowgirls descended on the school Tuesday for western dress-up day. On Wednesday, the kids learned a few country-western dance moves as they learned to line dance. Because of the pouring rain, Thursday’s field day was moved indoors as they roped make-shift cows, raced, shot at targets with water bottles and pinned the badge on the sheriff. Mustang week ended with an assembly featuring Corbin White.

East Meadows Leaves a Smile for Jerry

Students and staff at East Meadows Elementary lost a dear friend over labor-day weekend. Jerry Reynolds passed away on Sunday, September 4. Jerry was beginning his fifth year as a school custodian. His hard work and good humor added to the friendly atmosphere at East Meadows. He took the time and effort to get to know students and recognize them by name which they loved. “He always said ‘hi’ to me and smiled,” said Morgan Latham. Lorena Heyn said, “He knew my name—he knows me!” And Mikayla Tobler said she “loved how he was always so helpful and he used to wink at me.” East Meadows students and staff will greatly miss Jerry and wish to leave him with a smile as he always did for the school.

East Meadows Elects a Student Council

East Meadows Student Council

Each year, East Meadows elects sixth-grade students to serve on a student council. The student council represents and serves the school in a variety of capacities. They do morning announcements, learn about service-project opportunities the school can get involved in, and come up with ideas to help improve the school. These students will have the opportunity to attend a student-council conference at Brigham Young University. Through this conference and in serving the school, they will get an early start at learning how to be good leaders. Congratulations to this year’s school council.

Colby Hazel, Karter Shaw, Dallin Harding, Amanda Gould, Parker Harrison, Alexis Proctor, Abigail Crandall, Jentri Harris, Talynna Dinehart, Ethan Russell, Sam Hoisington, MacKenzie Wood, Laine Romney, Amanda Olsen, Colby Peterson, Brick Mecham