November 2012

5th Grade Stained Glass

5th Stained Glass Windows
5th Stained Glass Windows
5th Stained Glass Windows
5th Stained Glass Windows
5th Stained Glass Windows
5th Stained Glass Windows
5th Stained Glass Windows

The front windows and office windows at East Meadows Elementary are colorfully adorned with paper cut-outs of stained-glass windows made by our 5th grade students.  This is a tradition here at our school for the Christmas Holiday as well as other schools throughout the district.  Mr. Liddiard’s mother, LaRee Liddiard created the patterns.  Be sure to come by the school to view them.

 

3rd Grade Native American Plays

3rd Grade Native American Plays
3rd Grade Native American Plays
3rd Grade Native American Plays
3rd Grade Native American Plays
3rd Grade Native American Plays

The third graders at East Meadows Elementary have recently been learning about Native American Culture.  On Tuesday, November 20, each class performed a plays for their parents depicting the culture of Native Americans.  The plays they performed were:  “The Birth and Creation of the Corn God.” “A Possum’s Tail.”  “The Strongest One.”  “The Cannibal Monster--A Tlingit Legend” and “The Glusabe and Old Man Winter.”  Leading up to this culminating event, students had previously learned the meaning of legends, made pottery out of play dough, and created teepees out of paper.  All the students did a wonderful job!

 

5th Grade DARE Graduation

5th Grade Dare Graduation-Essay Winners Pictured with Officer Sherriff:Grace Fillmore, Cydney Nielsen, Nathaniel Alton, William Horlacher and Kyler Porter
5th Grade Dare Graduation
5th Grade Dare Graduation

On Tuesday, November 20, East Meadows 5th graders became D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) graduates. Officer Chris Sherriff welcomed family and friends as he commended the 5th graders for completing their 10-week educational training. In order to receive their graduation certificates, students participated in class discussions and activities, learned songs, and wrote thoughtful essays on why it is important to stay away from drugs and other harmful substances. The D.A.R.E. mission statement is: Teaching students good decision making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives.  The official D.A.R.E website states that, “D.A.R.E.’s primary mission is to provide children with the information and skills they need to live drug-and-violence-free lives. The mission is to equip kids with the tools that will enable them to avoid negative influences and instead, allow them to focus on their strengths and potential.  Additionally, it establishes positive relationships between students and law enforcement, teachers, parents, and other community leaders. Every youngster should have the opportunity to grow-up healthy, safe, secure, and equipped with the skills needed to succeed in life."  Outstanding D.A.R.E. essay winners are: Cydney Nielsen, Grace Fillmore, Nathaniel Alton, Kyler Porter and William Horlacher.  Two students from each class were selected as the Outstanding D.A.R.E. student.   From Mrs. Andersen's class John Harding and Cheyenne Satteson.  Mrs. Hogle's class, Josie Anderson and Kyson Briggs.  Mrs. Hughes' class, Bryce Marshall and Emma Tuttle. Mrs. Jackson’s class, Justin Butler and Adriana Sorsenson. Killpack’s class is Tanner Jex. Winners of the DARE Lion are: Sydney Hansen, Dallin Smith, Lexi Sorensen and Jonah Green. Congratulations to all the 5th grade students on graduating from this program.  We also thank Officer Chris Sherriff and the 5th grade teachers for their time in this worthwhile program.

 

1st Grade Thanksgiving Feast

1st Grade Thanksgiving Feast- Mrs. Hales Class
1st Grade Thanksgiving Feast-Mrs. Hales Class
1st Grade Thanksgiving Feast-Mrs. Kofoeds Class
1st Grade Thanksgiving Feast-Mrs. Kofoeds Class

The first-graders at East Meadows also held a Thanksgiving Feast.  They made and wore pilgrim hats.  Their feast consisted of pancakes and syrup and apple juice.  Thank you teachers and parent helpers!

Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast

Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast-Mrs. Lymans Class 2012
Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast-Mrs. Lymans Class 2012
Kindergarten THanksgiving Feast-Mrs. Lymans Class 2012
Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast-Mrs. Lymans Class 2012
Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast-Mrs. McGlothins Class 2012
Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast-Mrs. McGlothins Class 2012
Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast-Mrs. McGlothins Class 2012
Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast-Mrs. McGlothins Class 2012
Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast-Mrs. McGlothins Class 2012

The Kindergarteners at East Meadows held their Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday before Thanksgiving.  They ate turkey sandwiches on rolls, vegetables and fruits and even pumpkin pie.  The students along with many parent helpers prepared their meal and set the tables just as the pilgrims would have done.  Many thanks to the teachers and parents for such a fun activity to get us in the mood for the holidays.

Preschool Thanksgiving Feast

Preschool-Thanksgiving Feast
Preschool-Thanksgiving Feast
Preschool-Thanksgiving Feast

Mrs. Kemble's Preschool having a pre-Thanksgiving feast.

Crystal Apple Award!

Crystal Apple Award 2012
Crystal Apple Award 2012-Lori Kofoed and her family

The Crystal Apple Award at East Meadows Elementary this year goes to first-grade teacher, Lori Kofoed.  Lori is married and the mother of five children and grandmother of two. She earned her degree from Brigham Young University.  Prior to coming to East Meadows Elementary she taught second-grade at Sego Lily Elementary in Lehi, Utah and second- grade at Scera Park Elementary in Orem.  Lori chose to be a teacher because she loves kids and loves teaching.  We asked her what she likes about her job she replied, “Definitely the kids and working with a great staff.”  Lori’s hope for her students this year would be to have a positive learning environment where they can grow and expand their knowledge.  Congratulations Lori on receiving this award.  Shannon Hales and Jennifer Jolley wrote a poem about Mrs. Kofoed.  This sums up what a great teacher and asset she is to East Meadows Elementary.

 Mrs. Kofoed

Mrs. Kofoed has a special gift, and a heart that deeply cares,

She adds a lot of love, to everything she shares.

Although she deals with temper tantrums, and challenges hard to beat,

She handles them with patience, because she is so sweet.

She spends a lot of time, at weird hours in the night,

Finding great ideas to share, on every teacher site.

First grade knows that her husband, Val, must be the best,

Because he and their printer, never get their rest.

Her contract seems to last, hours into the night,

She makes sure that her lessons, and classroom are just right.

Lori is an amazing friend, working with her is a dream,

She gives and helps and shares and loves, she is essential to our team.

Her students are important to her, it shows in all she’s done,

She pours her heart and soul, into EVERY SINGLE ONE.

Written by:

Shannon Hales & Jennifer Jolley

 

 

4th Grade Pioneer Day

4th Grade Pioneer Day
4th Grade Pioneer Day
4th Grade Pioneer Day
4th Grade Pioneer Day
4th Grade Pioneer Day

Fourth grade students and teachers dressed up as pioneers on Friday, November 9, 2012.  They played Pioneer games and watched Little House on the Prairie.  Parents were invited at the end of the day to watch and participate in the Virginia Reel.  Utah History is part of the 4th grade core curriculum.

 

2012-2013 Reflections Winners!

2012-2013 Reflections Winners

This year’s Reflections theme was “The Magic of a Moment….”   The winners for East Meadows Elementary are as follows:  Visual Arts: Mason Woodruff, Cameron Marshall, Makenzie Christensen, Brielle Bills, and Ashton Hunt. Dance: Brighton Bills, Emily Monroe. Film Production: Holden Bayless, Jordan Tingey, Grace Fillmore. Music Composition: Jenna Williams, T.J. Evans. Literature: Elle Hancock, Hailey Campbell, Morgan Ivie, Bryce Marshall. 3D Art: J.D. Crotts, Nathan Coyne, Lindsey Ivie, Leah Jensen. Photography: Zachery Campbell, Andrew Hill, Bailee Bills, Eden Smith, Brielle Karp. The winners were awarded with a donut and apple juice party on Tuesday, November 6, 2011.  The winners will advance to the area contest and those winners will be announced sometime in January.  East Meadows congratulates all those who participated in Reflections this year.  Thank you to all the judges and PTA volunteers who helped also.

 

Halloween Celebrated at East Meadows!

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Halloween 2012
Halloween 2012
Halloween 2012
Halloween 2012
Halloween 2012
Halloween 2012

Halloween was celebrated at East Meadows Elementary on October 31.  Students,  teachers and staff dressed in various Halloween attire for the day.  The highlight was of course the class parties and parade.  Many thanks to the teachers and parents who made this such a fun day for our kids!