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Last week second grade had an opportunity to have the Rainforest Van visit us from the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. Students learned about the 7 continents and where rainforests are located on our Earth. They were able to meet some amazing animals from each of these rainforests and learn about features of the animal, its role in the rainforest and other facts. Students had the opportunity to ask questions about and even touch most of the animals.
"3rd grade students use shape and movement to reflect different kinds of simple machines."
This week through the GAINS program (Growing Arts In Nebo Schools), students discovered new ways of learning through dance and movement.
3rd grade classes learned a "Simple Machines" folk dance and then created their own simple machines using shape and movement.
4th grade teachers each honed in on a specific science topic they teach as part of their science rotations. Mrs. Cropper taught the water cycle using white scarves that represent water droplets. Mrs. Lambert used filmy drop cloth along with dance and movement to show different kinds of clouds. Mrs. Wrathall used movement to teach Rocks and Minerals--believe it or not!! And Mrs. Johnson brought alive classifications of vertebrates with movement qualities that can reflect their characteristics.
5th grade used dance to demonstrate qualities of static and current electricity! One holds its place and the other travels--do you know which is which? Your 5th grader probably does!
6th grade gave sight to sound as we used a filmy substance and movement to reflect how sound waves work.
Dance is an excellent way for students to embody their learning. Studies show that when students move while learning, they retain the information better and longer. Way to go East Meadows!
5th grade Science Fair winners that will be going on to District on Thursday February 9th are:
Macie Smith, Adilyn Robinson, Alex Critchlow, Will Dart, Samuel Frederick, Ethan Beckstead, Joshua Cook, T.J. Evans.
Absent from picture: Joshua Cook and T.J. Evans
6th grade Science Fair winners that will be going on to District on Thursday February 9th are:
Lex Smith, Tanner Fraser, Joshua Graham, Kayla Huish, Trevin Rudd, Grady Carter, Kaleb Patten, Zach Kessinger, Brighten Bills, Camden Gladding, Everett Fussell.
East Meadows Elementary school is looking for reading tutoring volunteers! Come spend part of your day helping a child read, have more confidence and excel academically. Training is provided. You must be 18 or older to volunteer and you must pass a criminal background check. We would like volunteers to commit to volunteering until the end of the school year. Most volunteers come in for one hour twice a week, but if you are not available for that much time we can work with however much time you are able to give! Volunteers are welcome to help anytime during the school day, either in the mornings or afternoons. Emailkristin.firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or for more information!