November 2013

3rd Grade Native American Plays

Mrs. McQuivey's Class-"A Possom's Tail"
Mrs. McQuivey's Class-"A Possom's Tail"
Mrs. Loveland and Mrs. McEntire's Class-"Pushing up the Sky" and "The Strongest"
Mrs. Loveland and Mrs. McEntire's Class-"Pushing up the Sky" and "The Strongest"
Mrs. Mecham's Class-"Cannibal Monster" and "Wihios Duck Dance"
Mrs. Mecham's Class-"Cannibal Monster" and "Wihios Duck Dance"
Mrs. Mecham's Class-"Cannibal Monster" and "Wihios Duck Dance"
Mrs. Aguero's Class-"Gluskabe and Old Man Winter"
Mrs. Aguero's Class-"Gluskabe and Old Man Winter"

The third graders at East Meadows Elementary have recently been learning about Native American Culture.  On Tuesday, November 26, each class performed a play for their parents depicting the culture of Native Americans.  Mrs. McEntire and Mrs. Loveland’s class performed, “Pushing up the Sky,” and “The Strongest One.” Mrs. Mcquivey’s class performed, “A Possum’s Tail.”  Mrs. Aguero’s class performed, “Gluskabe and Old Man Winter.” Mrs. Mecham’s class performed, “The Cannibal Monster--A Tlingit Legend” and “Wihio’s Duck Dance.”  They all did a fabulous job memorizing their parts and being great little actors and actresses.

 

Kindergarten Celebrates Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Bennetts Class
Mrs. Bennetts Class
Mrs. Lymans Class
Mrs. Higginsons Class
Mrs. Higginsons Class
Mrs. Higginsons Afternoon Kindergarten
Mrs. Higginsons Afternoon Kindergarten
Mrs. Lymans Afternoon Kindergarten
Mrs. Lymans Afternoon Kindergarten

The Kindergarten enjoyed an early Thanksgiving Feast today in celebration of the Pilgrims.  They made Pilgrim hats to wear.  They ate turkey sandwiches, veggies and pudding.  Thank you to all the parent volunteers who either brought food or helped in the classroom.

  Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Pioneer Day!

The Virginia Reel
4th Grade Pioneer Day
4th Grade Pioneer Day
4th Grade Pioneer Day
4th Grade Pioneer Day
4th Grade Pioneer Day
4th Grade Pioneer Day

As part of the 4th grade core curriculum they have been learning about the History of Utah.  Part of that history includes the pioneers settling our great state.  In celebration of our Pioneer Heritage the students and teachers dressed in pioneer attire for the day on Friday, November 22.  They participated in various pioneer activities throughout the day.  The culminating activity was singing and dancing  the “The Virginia Reel.”  Students performed the dance and then asked parents to join.  This has become a fun tradition at East Meadows.

 

3rd Grade Attends "The Nutcracker Ballet"

Mrs. Loveland and Mrs. McEntires Class at "The Nutcracker" at the Provo Covey Center for the Arts.
Some of Mrs. Aguero's Class at "The Nutcracker" at the Provo Covey Center for the Arts.
Some of Mrs. Aguero's Class at "The Nutcracker" at the Provo Covey Center for the Arts.

On Wednesday, November 20, the third-grade students attended “The Nutcracker Ballet” at the Provo Covey Center for the Arts.  They wore their best dress to school in preparation for the performance.  Many students commented at lunch how much they enjoyed the field trip.  

 

Congratulations Mr. Liddiard!

Dwight Liddiard-Utah’s 2013 National Distinguished Principal

Our very own principal Mr. Dwight Liddiard was selected to represent the State of Utah as the recipient of the 2013 National Distinguished Principal Award.  He was awarded this honor on October 25, 2013 in Washington D.C.  We feel honored to have him as our principal here at East Meadows Elementary.  We enjoy the leadership the he offers to both students and staff.  He has gone above and beyond to ensure that our school has the best technology and tools available to benefit our students.  To read more about this award go to http://www.nebo.edu/news/1192.  Congratulations Mr. Liddiard!

 

Reflections, "Believe, Dream, Inspire" 2013-2014

Reflections Winners 2013-2014
Reflections Participants 2013-2014

This year’s Reflections theme was “Believe, Dream, Inspire."   The winners for East Meadows Elementary are as follows:  Visual Arts: Brielle Bills, Landon Johns, Alexander Wester and Abigail Perrins. Dance: Sydney Anderson, Grayson Jenkins and Brighton Bills. Film Production: Eden Smith and Jakob White. Music Composition: Dorian Jack and Robert LaPray. Literature: Judson Parker, Sam Parker and Grace Fillmore. 3D Art: Reese Eden, Hannah Coyne, Ryler Barker, Seth Hall and Elizabeth Beatty. Photography: Michael Wyss, Lillian Woidke and Keanna Severe . The winners were awarded with a donut and apple juice party on Wednesday, November 6, 2011.  The winners will advance to the area contest and those winners will be selected on December 1, 2013.  The council awards night will be held on January 9, 2014. East Meadows congratulates all those who participated in Reflections this year.  Thank you to all the judges and PTA volunteers who helped also.