December 2016

Ms.B's blurb for December

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Some thoughts on gratitude from Ms. B-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTFi99e4RXU“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” -William Arthur WardIt's important to be grateful for the little things every day that enrich our lives. I am grateful for wonderful students, staff and parents that make our school such a stellar place to be!-Ms. B

 

East Meadows Orchestra

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East Meadows Orchestra performed for our students today! They did such an awesome job! we are so proud of them and all the time and hard work they have put in to learn the songs.

The Orchestra will be putting on a concert TONIGHT TUESDAY DECEMBER 20th at 6:00pm in the aduitorium. Please come and support our students!!!

Good As Gold - December

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Our Gold Medal Winners for December were recognized in an assembly for being outstanding students at our school! We have the best students at East Meadows!

Picture order - Kindergarten thru 6th grade.

 

Warm The Soles

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This year East Meadows Student's raised over a $1000.00 for the "Warm The Soles."

This is the most they have ever collected!!! Mary Ann from Nebo Credit Union was here to accept our check.

Thanks to all those who donated to this great cause! Also thanks to our East Meadows Student Council for helping with this great project!!!

Mrs. Aguero's Class

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Mrs. Aguero's class has been learning about gravity. We made parachute men to see what effects gravity would have on the motion of an object. After doing the experiment of dropping the parachute men, we had a class discussion. We discovered that some parachute men dropped slowly and some dropped fast. We determined that if there was more weight on the parachute, more force when throwing, or the parachute was not opening up or the strings tangled, the man dropped quickly. We also determined that if the wind was blowing, it changed the course of the man.Students had so much fun learning about gravity and what effects gravity would have on the motion of an object. 

G.A.I.N.S. at East Meadows

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This past week 3rd-6th grade students and their teachers participated in the GAINS (Growing Arts in Nebo Schools) program.  The District Dance Specialist, Melanie Fillmore, has been visiting with students and teachers to help integrate more movement into their day to day learning.  Teachers at East Meadows do such a great job creating exciting learning experiences for students in many different ways. Here are some examples of how we used dance to enhance learning.

3rd grade students did a Homophone dance. Ask them if they remember our Homophone chant (hint: It starts, "Homophones are words that sooooouuuuund the same. . . ." See if they remember the rest!)

4th grade packed a lot in as we danced about Rocks, Fossils, the Water Cycle, Utah Environments, and Clouds to help kick off their upcoming Science rotations. Ask them which was their favorite.

5th grade learned and created a PEMDAS dance that helped them remember the Order of Operations!  Have them show it to you at home!

6th grade danced in a “sea of bacteria” as they learned characteristics of bacteria.  They danced with different shapes of bacteria like spheres (balls), rods (swim noodles), and spirals (ribbons). Ask them to tell you what they remember about bacteria from the experience.  

Many students are also regularly dancing the BRAINDANCE in their classrooms.  The BRAINDANCE is a series of movement patterns that helps the brain to integrate and work more effectively.  

Ask your student or their teacher for more information if interested!