The 6th Grade Hershey Track Meet was on Tuesday, May 17. The 6th graders were the last ones to have their track meet. Each year 3rd trough 6th grade students prepare and participate in the Hershey Track Meets. Thank you teachers for your hard work on our students behalf. East Meadows also has had a track club that has met on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school for last couple of weeks.
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Arbor Day was celebrated here at East Meadows Elementary on April 29, 2011. The fourth and fifth grade classes were honored guests along with Mayor G. Wayne Andersen and Dale Robinson, Director of Spanish Fork Parks and Recreation. Bill Bushman of the Spanish Fork Shade Tree Commission conducted the event. He told the kids the Utah State Tree is the Blue Spruce and that Spanish Fork City has met all the requirements to be a tree city USA for the twelfth year in a row. Last year Spanish Fork City planted 417 trees and trimmed and pruned over 2000 trees throughout town. The fourth grade classes recited the poem, “Trees.” The 5th grade classes sang, “The Green Grass Grows All Around.” Prior to the event the fourth and fifth grade classes held an essay contest. The winners presented their essays at the program. Essay winners were: Cecily Scott, Gage Brouse, Cameron Smith and Megan Singerman. At the conclusion Mayor Andersen talked to the kids. He has a son, and a daughter-in-law that teach at East Meadows Elementary and 2 grandchildren that attend the school. It was a treat to have him. He cautioned the kids about the rivers and streams for the upcoming spring run-off and flood season. The students didn’t actually get to help plant the trees at Abbie Court Park because of the weather.
On April 25, the Kindergarten students at East Meadows Elementary boarded the bus and drove to Olsen’s Sheep Farm. Although it was a short bus ride and the afternoon class got cut short because of the rain the kids seemed to have enjoyed their time at the farm. The activity was the culmination of their farm unit. They learned about cows, sheep, pigs, horses and chickens. At the farm they were able to pet a pony, a steer, a sheep, and some baby chicks. They were able to sit on the wagons and pretend to be farmers and pioneers. They counted the wagons and wagon wheels. The learned that a mom sheep is called a ewe and that a dad sheep is called a ram and a baby sheep is called a lamb. While they were at the farm, the shearer was there shearing the sheep. Mr. Olsen had a fleece and let each of them take a tiny piece of wool home. They were able to brush and curry comb the pony, feed the steer and sheep some grass and they even found the rooster roaming around the corrals. After all was said and done it was a good day!
First graders got an active lesson on electricity. Strawberry Electric (SESD) came to East Meadows with their ‘cantaloupe man’ to demonstrate effects of electricity. Students loved blowing things up, and seeing what would happen to ‘cantaloupe man’ throughout the demonstration. They learned that workers must wear protective gear when working with electricity. The students tried on protective gloves and learned it wasn’t so easy to pick up coins while wearing them. The first graders left the demonstration with a better understanding of the benefits and dangers of electricity.
That’s exactly how it was at the 4-H Afterschool Parent Share on Monday, April 4, 2011. The lights definitely were shining on our students as they showed off their projects, made new projects or performed for their parents. Cameras were there to capture all the Action! This years’ Winter/Spring Semester featured: babysitting bags, basketball, crafts & games, edible art, high fliers (paper airplanes), indoor soccer, life on the farm, musical revue, recharge, scientists gone mad, scrapbooking and young artists. We would like to thank Janell Haskell and her family and the teachers and many volunteers who help to teach and make 4-H Afterschool possible at East Meadows Elementary!
East Meadows welcomed theater members from Brigham Young University. The cast presented a delightful play titled Babe, The Sheep Pig. The cast invited students to join in the play; with brief instructions, they helped entertain the audience with their performances. Many watching the play might be encouraged to explore the fine arts as they further their education.
Put aside paper and pen and learn math through games. On Friday, April 1, East Meadows sixth graders hosted a Probability Fair so students could do just that. The sixth graders have been creating and coming up with games that younger students can play. All of the games will produce results that can be graphed so students can then see how probability works. Looking around the gym one can see that probability plays a role in many common activities. Students had fun with cards, gumball machines, tossing games and spinners. What a fun way to learn math.
Students at East Meadows Elementary have been participating in East Meadows Idol. Some students chose to go solo and others teamed up to showcase their various talents. Classmates have enjoyed watching their peers perform a number of things such as singing, playing the guitar, or piano and reading a poem.