On January 27, all the students at East Meadows Elementary gathered for an assembly about internet safety. NetSmartzKids, a program of the national center for missing and exploited children came and gave a presentation to the students about how they can be safe on the internet. Some of the issues that were discussed were spam or junk email, cyber bullies, not giving out personal information, and never meeting up with someone you meet while online and spending too much time online. Parents or caregivers, educators, government officials, law enforcement, and youth organizations that want to learn more about the Internet and the possible dangers to children online should visit www.NetSmartz.org.
On January 20, East Meadows sixth-grade students went to Brigham Young University. BYU athletes spoke to students about choosing heroes that have accomplished their goals and dreams by working hard. Students not only watched demonstrations but actively participated in various sports along with students from other schools in the local area. Among the sports were soccer, golf, football, and basketball. One student, Kearstin Ferre, said her favorite part of the day was playing volleyball with kids from another school. East Meadows wishes to thank BYU for providing this fun activity for their students.
Stingrays, sharks, penguins, these are a few of the aquatic animals the Kindergarten children at East Meadows Elementary experienced on their field trip to the Living Planet Aquarium. Students loaded the buses and headed to Sandy, Utah to see the Living Planet Aquarium on January 6 and 7. The morning session of kindergarten attended on Thursday and the afternoon session on Friday. A Naturalist talked to them about sea life and animals that live on the land as they were on a “Sunken Ship.” As the children walked around they were able to touch a stingray, of course the stinger had been removed. They watched penguins splash and play in the water. The highlight for some were the sharks and jellyfish. There were sea horses, an octopus, an Anaconda snake, some frogs, an alligator and many more colorful and fun creatures to look at. This activity finished up their unit on Ocean Life.