October 2015

Jen Jolley is the Daily Hearld's Educator of the Week

This week, the Daily Herald is honoring Jennifer Jolley, a teacher at East Meadows Elementary in Nebo School District.

Jolley teaches first grade and has been an educator for 21 years. She believes all children have the ability to learn and accomplish amazing things.

Those at her school believe Jolley is an amazing mentor as she works to build the success of her teammates. She shares her expertise through lesson development, insight and management ideas. She has been called a valuable member of the faculty as she is willing to help out in any way that is asked. She serves on the school's wellness and social committee.

Beyond her prestige as a teacher, Jolley received Outstanding Student Award at Utah State University's special education department. She also is Reading Recovery certified and has ESL, Mathematics and Reading endorsements.

Outside of classes, Jolley is invovled with horse training and instructing riding lessons. She also enjoys reading, skiing and running.

She graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor's in elementary education and special education, and received a master's from Southern Utah University.

Jolley grew up in Payson and resides in West Mountain with her husband and children.

She one day dreams of sailing the Caribbean on her own boat.

October Good As Gold

East Meadows students were honored in our Good As Gold award assembly for October. The Heave Ho Award that honored students that pushed through a tough obstacle.  The Jolly Roger Award recognized students with a good attitude.  Students that were given the Ahoy Matey Award were caught being a good friend.  We also had the Shipshape Award for those that were caught helping around the school or were picking up in their classroom.  The Shiver Me Timbers Award was for students that had done something truly amazing.  Those receiving the Crow's Nest Award saw something that needed to be done and did it. Finally, those that were given the All Hands On Deck Award were caught working well as a team.  Way to go East Meadows students!!  Keep up the good work!!

4th Grade Studies

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Our 4th grade has been busy studying about the Utah Pioneers.  They just finished up this unit. They learned many interesting things as well as how to do the Virginia Reel and to Square Dance.

Thursday afternoon they preformed for their parents and others.

Egypt Walk With 6th Grade

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After Studying Egypt for the past few weeks, the 6th graders celebrated by making an Egypt project for the school and parents to enjoy! The students were very creative and they all did a great job!

Ms. B-School Counselor's Message

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Hello Parents!I came across this quote by author Leah DeCesare the other day and found it applicable to not only myself as a parent but also as a school counselor "Giving kids our undivided attention, and being genuinely present, shows them they are valuable." Little things like this remind me to put down my phone, turn away from my computer and spend quality time with my kids to ensure they have a more healthy sense of self concept and self-esteem and a better rapport and relationship with me.http://www.values.com/inspirational-stories-tv-spots/145-my-wishWarm Regards,Ms. B- school counselor

Pumpkims on Parade

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The 2nd graders at East Meadows have been busy decorating their pumpkins that they picked on their field trip last week. They are all unique and very creative!

Pumpkin Challenge

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Mrs. Mecham's class took the Pumpkin Challenge last week.

The students were given 4 sheets of paper and were asked to create a 3-D pumpkin with a stem. leaves, 2 eyes, a nose and a mputh. With those instructions they came up with their own design and creation.

Math Is Awesome

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Mrs. McQuivey's class loves math! Math is awesome for them!!

National 4-H

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It is National 4-H week. Yesterday was wear your green 4-H T-Shirt to school.

East Meadows has a great after school 4-H program that offers so many different classes for the students here. We have amazing teachers each session!

Watch our home page for information on the upcoming session. #UtahCounty4 #4HGrowsHere #Utah4H

Walk To School Day

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Today was walk to school day. The students were rewarded with a sticker and a fruit snack if they walked to school today. We had members of the Spanish Fork Football team and Cheerleaders as well as members of the Student Council at East Meadows who helped pass out the rewards. Thanks to all those who participated!