Today the 28th day of January, 2013 the students at East Meadows celebrated 100 days of school. They were found wearing an assortment of items on shirts, counting a variety of items, reading for 100 minutes and coloring and cutting out 100 goggles. They even had baggies of candy with 100 pieces for each child in the class. It was a fun day for all. It's hard to believe we are more than half way done with another year of school.
Sixth-grade students attended Brigham Young University’s Sports Hero Day, on January 17, 2013. There they met with BYU athlete’s and volunteers who serve as positive role models to children. They talked to them about not giving up on their dreams. One athlete talked about everyday heroes, such as the people that keep our streets and buildings clean. He said it doesn’t matter what job you have as long as it gets done. Everyone of us is a hero. Students not only watched demonstrations but actively participated in various sports along with students from other schools in the local area. East Meadows wishes to thank BYU for providing this fun activity for their students.
King Arthur Flour, America’s oldest flour company, came to East Meadows Elementary to teach students 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 nutritious bread—one to enjoy at home, the other to share with a person of their choice. The bread-baking activity provided students a hands-on approach for learning math, science, reading, following directions, problem solving and sharing with the community while having fun.
All aboard! The 1st graders boarded The Polar Express today and paraded through the halls to the North Pole. They had decorated a box to look like a Christmas train car at home. They were served donuts and hot chocolate and watched the movie The Polar Express. Thanks to the parent volunteers who decorated, brought donuts and chocolate milk and helped serve.