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The Kindergarteners at East Meadows held their Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday before Thanksgiving. They ate turkey sandwiches on rolls, vegetables and fruits and even pumpkin pie. The students along with many parent helpers prepared their meal and set the tables just as the pilgrims would have done. Many thanks to the teachers and parents for such a fun activity to get us in the mood for the holidays.
The Crystal Apple Award at East Meadows Elementary this year goes to first-grade teacher, Lori Kofoed. Lori is married and the mother of five children and grandmother of two. She earned her degree from Brigham Young University. Prior to coming to East Meadows Elementary she taught second-grade at Sego Lily Elementary in Lehi, Utah and second- grade at Scera Park Elementary in Orem. Lori chose to be a teacher because she loves kids and loves teaching. We asked her what she likes about her job she replied, “Definitely the kids and working with a great staff.” Lori’s hope for her students this year would be to have a positive learning environment where they can grow and expand their knowledge. Congratulations Lori on receiving this award. Shannon Hales and Jennifer Jolley wrote a poem about Mrs. Kofoed. This sums up what a great teacher and asset she is to East Meadows Elementary.
Mrs. Kofoed has a special gift, and a heart that deeply cares,
She adds a lot of love, to everything she shares.
Although she deals with temper tantrums, and challenges hard to beat,
She handles them with patience, because she is so sweet.
She spends a lot of time, at weird hours in the night,
Finding great ideas to share, on every teacher site.
First grade knows that her husband, Val, must be the best,
Because he and their printer, never get their rest.
Her contract seems to last, hours into the night,
She makes sure that her lessons, and classroom are just right.
Lori is an amazing friend, working with her is a dream,
She gives and helps and shares and loves, she is essential to our team.
Her students are important to her, it shows in all she’s done,
She pours her heart and soul, into EVERY SINGLE ONE.
Shannon Hales & Jennifer Jolley
Fourth grade students and teachers dressed up as pioneers on Friday, November 9, 2012. They played Pioneer games and watched Little House on the Prairie. Parents were invited at the end of the day to watch and participate in the Virginia Reel. Utah History is part of the 4th grade core curriculum.
This year’s Reflections theme was “The Magic of a Moment….” The winners for East Meadows Elementary are as follows: Visual Arts: Mason Woodruff, Cameron Marshall, Makenzie Christensen, Brielle Bills, and Ashton Hunt. Dance: Brighton Bills, Emily Monroe. Film Production: Holden Bayless, Jordan Tingey, Grace Fillmore. Music Composition: Jenna Williams, T.J. Evans. Literature: Elle Hancock, Hailey Campbell, Morgan Ivie, Bryce Marshall. 3D Art: J.D. Crotts, Nathan Coyne, Lindsey Ivie, Leah Jensen. Photography: Zachery Campbell, Andrew Hill, Bailee Bills, Eden Smith, Brielle Karp. The winners were awarded with a donut and apple juice party on Tuesday, November 6, 2011. The winners will advance to the area contest and those winners will be announced sometime in January. East Meadows congratulates all those who participated in Reflections this year. Thank you to all the judges and PTA volunteers who helped also.
Halloween was celebrated at East Meadows Elementary on October 31. Students, teachers and staff dressed in various Halloween attire for the day. The highlight was of course the class parties and parade. Many thanks to the teachers and parents who made this such a fun day for our kids!
The fall bookfair is underway! Book Fair dates are October 22-26. The Book Fair is located on the stage, by the auditorum, just follow the arrows. Come see our wonderful selection. Many new titles to choose from. Don't let the kids forget to guess the number of candies in the candy jar. They will be given away to the closest guess. The hours are 8:00am-3:30pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Wednesday will be open from 8:00am-8:00pm during SEP Conferences. Friday will be open from 8:00am-12:00pm. Let's help our kids learn to love books and reading. It's the best gift you can give them! If you can't make it into the school be sure to visit the Book Fair online at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/eastmeadows. The online Book Fair is available for an extended time from October 19 to October 30.
The sixth grade held their Egypt Walk on Friday, the 19th of October. As a culmination of their unit on Egypt students made projects at home to show off the things they had learned. They made sarcophagi, canopic jars, crooks and flails, sphinxes and pyramids from clay, candy, bread, wood, Lego’s and other such mediums to transform their classrooms into tiny museums. They made Egypt’s flag, drew cross sections of pyramids, and wrote reports on the process of mummification and how to make papyrus and other facts about Egypt. Parents and the rest of the school were permitted to come walk through their classroom museums and admire their work.
Witches, mummies, monsters, princesses, bats, spiders & cats and many more creatures that is what the second-grade halls are filled with. The second-grade students went on a field trip last week to Farm Field Days and the Pumpkin Patch. They each got to choose their very own pumpkin. They took the pumpkin home over Fall Break and used all their creative geniuses to bring back a pumpkin decorated for Halloween. All these pumpkins are displayed in the second-grade hallway this week for those who want to take a peek. Thank you parents for the help that you gave your students with this project.