February 2011

The NED Show Assembly

The Ned Show Assembly- Regan Romney
The Ned Show Assembly - Delphy Barr

The NED SHOW is America’s Most Popular School Assembly. We encourage nearly two million kids a year in all 50 States, plus Canada, England and Australia. More than 17 million kids have experienced NED to date! We have also performed many times at the White House!

The NED SHOW is high energy and lots of fun for kids. More importantly it teaches students what it takes to be champions at school and in life! NED stands for:

Never Give Up    Encourage Others    Do Your Best®

These three simple principles can make a profound difference in every student, as well as create a strong impact on the culture of your entire school.

Never Give Up (focus and persistence)
Encourage Others (kindness and shared learning)
Do Your Best® (diligence and excellence)
 
Improve Test Scores
We encourage kids to become champions at school by working hard in the classroom and by doing things “the best” way as their teachers instruct them. Many schools tell us The NED Show® inspired their students to achieve more academically and that it is a great “kick off” and motivator for testing.

Improve Student Behavior
The NED Show® emphasizes the importance of good character and helping others. Also, our performers can customize The NED Show® to reinforce and support your anti-bullying, anti-drug, or character building program.

This information was taken from the website: thenedshow.com

The Buff Don’t Puff

Desiree Tran, 4th grade students and Cindy Wakefield agree that smoking stinks!
Kyle Van Noy get students to do push ups
Bob Wakefield chats with students
Kyle Van Noy, Desiree Tran and 4th grade students

Bob and Cindy Wakefield, Brigham Young University representatives, brought their “Buff Don’t Puff” program to East Meadows Elementary. They, along with student athletes, gave a presentation on the dangers of smoking. Students learned that for many serving time in the Utah State Prison their first mistake was choosing to smoke. Smoking can often lead to drinking, drinking leads to drugs, drugs lead to crime, and crime leads to prison. East Meadows wishes to thank the Wakefields for bringing this program to elementary schools. East Meadows also thanks Kyle Van Noy, Desiree Tran, and other athletes that serve as positive role models for their students.

Bread Donations

Students from Mrs. Hughes class pose with the donated bread.

The East Meadows neighborhood was busy making bread last night. Students shared their bread with family, and members of the community. Many chose to bring their bread to school as a donation. The Provo Food and Care Coalition will receive more than 80 loaves of fresh homemade bread as a result of their efforts. That amount equates to more than 100 pounds of bread and is worth about $190! East Meadows thanks King Arthur Flour for donating the flour and teaching life skills to students. School members also wish to thank all of the students that participated and National Honor Society leaders for coordinating this activity.

Ballet and Bowling

Bowling
Bowling
Bowling
Waiting for the Ballet
Waiting for the Ballet
Waiting for the Ballet
Bowling
Bowling
Bowling

First-grade students at East Meadows had some cultural fun with ballet and bowling. They attended the Cinderella ballet at Brigham Young University and really enjoyed it. After the ballet they had fun being active in the bowling alley. For many students, it was their first time attending a ballet or bowling.

National Honor Society Assembly

King Arthur Bread Assembly
King Arthur Bread Assembly
King Arthur Bread Assembly
King Arthur Bread Assembly
King Arthur Bread Assembly
King Arthur Bread Assembly

King Arthur Flour, America’s oldest flour company, went on a mission yesterday to teach students at East Meadows how to bake fresh, nutritious bread from scratch as part of their Life Skills Bread Baking Program. The East Meadows National Honor Society hosted the assembly for 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade students. Students learned about whole grains and how to incorporate them into their diet. King Arthur Flour sent home enough ingredients with each student to make 2 loaves of bread—one to eat at home and one to donate to the Provo Food and Care Coalition or to other members of the community. The bread-baking activity provided students a hands-on approach for learning math, science and sharing with the community while having fun.

Utah County Storm Water Presentation

4th Grade-Utah County Storm Water Presentation
4th Grade-Storm Water Presentation
4th Grade-Storm Water Presentation

A representative from Utah County gave a presentation to the  4th grade students about storm water.   They showed them how the water cycle works.  They learned about how pollution enters our drinking water.  They also learned  ways to avoid polluting our water systems. 

4th Grade Mountain Man Day

4th Grade Mountain Man Day-Here Mrs. Mitchell is showing a knife in her collection.
4th Grade Mountain Man Day-Mrs. Mitchell-Here she is showing off some of her furs.
4th Grade-Mountain Man Day-Mrs Mitchell

The 4th graders gathered together in the little theater for a presentation on Mountain Men. The students listened intently as Mrs. Mitchell shared information about the mountain man and Utah history.  Fourth Grade students have been learning about Utah History this year.  Mrs. Mitchell was all decked out in her mountain man attire.  She showed and talked about several items she has collected over the years. Thank you Mrs. Mitchell!

Valentine's Day Boxes and Class Parties

Valentines Day, 2nd Grade Class, Miss Olsen
Valentines Day, 4th Grade Class, Miss Pugliano
Valentines Day, 5th Grade Class, Mrs. Andersen
Valentines Day, 6th Grade Class, Mrs. Tomadakis
Valentine's Day, 1st Grade Class, Mrs. Kofoed

Students enjoyed exchanging Valentine's cards and treats with each other on February 14.   Each student was asked to decorate a Valentine box. The boxes were decorated according to the curriculum theme of the grade level as follows:  Kindergarten – Nursery Rhymes, First Grade- “I Love Reading,” Second Grade - “Love Bugs” - Insects, Third Grade - “All About Me,” Fourth Grade - “I Love Utah,” Fifth Grade - “I Love America” – States, Sixth Grade- “I Love Europe,” or they could  use a general Valentine theme! There were many creative boxes and ideas.  After they exchanged valentines the PTA came in and provided class parties.  We want to thank the many volunteers who gave of their time and talents to make this a successful activity.

Kindergarten 100th Day

Kindergarten-100th Day-Mrs. Bennetts Class
Kindergarten-100th Day-Mrs. Taylor's Class

The kindergarten students celebrated 100 days of kindergarten today, February, 10, 2011.  Many wore shirts adorned with 100 items that they had glued, taped, sewed or painted on.

East Meadows Science Fair Winners

Science Fair Winners

Emily Colton, "Bounce to Safety: Groundbreaking News on Playground Materials" Riley Warren, "Do Childproof Containers Really Keep Kids Out?" Mateen Lomax, "Making a Homemade Volcano Using Baking Soda and Vinegar. Is There a Better Way?" Amberly Perrins, "What Factors Affect the Freezing Time and Ability of Water" Spencer Searcy, "Testing the Effects of Phosphorous on Indoor Non-blooming Plants" Dallin Harding, "A Shocking Discovery: Stray Voltage" Brittany Gardner, "How Clean is the Air Where You Live?" Branden Hinckley, "Common Glue" Sierra Lyman, "They Say Opposites Attract, but Not Oil and Water! Rebecca Haisman, "Heat Transfer"

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