The first grade had a Pancake Thanksgiving Feast to celebrate the holiday. They made cute turkey hats to wear while they eat. They read Thanksgiving stories and watched Thanksgiving movies. Thank you to the mom's and dad's that came to help cook pancakes for this fun day!
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Today the Kindergarten started celebrating Thanksgiving by having a Thanksgiving Feast in their classrooms. They wore cute pilgrim hats in honor of the pilgrims. They ate ham & turkey sandwiches, cheese, pickle and olive kabobs, pudding and a drink. Thanks to the mom volunteers who came in to help the children celebrate.
The third graders at East Meadows Elementary have been learning about Native American Culture. On Tuesday, November 26, each class performed a play for their parents depicting the legends 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.
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.
We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the veteran's from the American Legion that presented a moving assembly today for our students. The students were respectful to those men and women in uniform today. Happy Veteran's Day to those currently serving in our military and those who have served and sacrificed so much for our freedom!
Author Adam Sidwell visited East Meadows Elementary on Tuesday, October 2, 2014. He taught the students the process of story writing. His book Evertaster has been on the Amazon Best Seller List. He also just released another book called, Chum. A drawing was held for a free autographed copy of his book, Evertaster. The winner of that drawing was Kabren Baller from Miss Hammari's sixth grade class. If you would like to get a copy of any of his books there is an order form in the front office of the school or an email was sent out to parents. Those forms and money are due back by Friday, November 7. Adam will be here on Friday to sign any of those books if students would like.
Congratulations to all the reflections entries in this years contest. The theme for the 2014-2015 Reflections contest was: "The World Would Be A Better Place If....." The winners for East Meadows Elementary are as follows: Film Production-Linnea Simpson and Holden Bayless. Literature-Sarah Manwill, Brielle Karp and Katelyn Smith. Music Composition-Samuel Parker, Leah Ford, Dorian Jack, Greg Nelson and Grayson Jenkins. Photography-Kate Searcy, Holly Cherepovich, Emma Jensen, Abbi Ainge and Michael Wyss. Dance Choreography-Madeline Anderson, Sydney Anderson and Sydnee Seeley. 3D Art-Parker Fillmore, Elle Hancock, Camryn Marshall, Alivia Winkel and Sabrina Mendoza. Visual Art-Carson Kessler, Eliza Baird, Itzel Valdez, Emma Cherepovich and Leah Jensen. These students will advance to the area contest. Those students earning the Award of Merit are:Lillian Woidka, Jessi Mangum, Holly Cherepovich, Caleb Kesler, Aiden Clement, Analise Karp, Sophie Jensen, Ethan Jensen, Judson Parker and Ashley Fullmer. East Meadows would like to thank the judges and PTA Volunteers for making Reflections a success this year!