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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.
As part of our study of communities, our third graders visited a few public buildings and met community members that serve in the city. On Friday, February 10, we went to Spanish Fork High School and enjoyed the production of Willy Wonka. Afterward, we went to the City Office Building where we were met by Assistant City Manager Seth Perrins. We sat on the steps of the historic building as he helped us understand the role of the people in the community as well as the services the city provides. We visited the library where we heard about some of the services the library provides and enjoyed a storytime. Following that, we went to the Utah County Fairgrounds (since it is also housed in Spanish Fork) and saw the new arena being constructed. We enjoyed eating lunch in the High Chaparral Building and meeting with Spanish Fork Mayor G. Wayne Andersen. The Mayor spoke to the third graders about what makes a good community and how it is important to vote. He took questions from the third graders and told them that one of the best parts of his job was getting to meet with groups like ours. It was a very informative and fun field trip. Thanks to those people who made it possible!
Students at East Meadows Elementary had the privilege of watching performers from the Repertory Dance Theater during an assembly today, February 13. The students were delighted to see and participate in creative movement and dance. Utah’s Repertory Dance Theater is a modern dance company that has been entertaining audiences since 1966. Dancers come to schools so that children can broaden their understanding of not only modern dance but gain an appreciation for arts in education.
Congratulations to the winners of the East Meadows Science Fair! This years science fair winners are back row: Brenden Bakker, Kolton McMillan, Taelyr Skollingsberg, Katelynn Smith and Alex Woidka. Front row: Breanna Winkel, Emily Colton, Andy Lukins, James Mills, Jaxon Judd, Daniel Searcy and Jackson Jensen. The district Science Fair will be on February, 22 at Landmark High School. We want to wish all our winners the best of luck at district.
On February 8, 2012 it was all about science at East Meadows. Fifth and sixth-grade students have been working hard on various hypotheses, testing and data. Family members and younger students walked through classrooms and viewed the various displays depicting the hard work of the young scientists during the Science Fair. East Meadows congratulates all participants on their efforts.
Tuesday January 31, 2012 marked the 100th day of school at East Meadows Elementary. The first grade students celebrated by doing a variety of activities. They wrote stories, counted to 100, made graphs and charts in math and even made glasses out of the number 100. Several of the other grades also participated by doing grade level activities.