East Meadows Elementary held graduation for the sixth-grade students last Thursday. There was a short program, and a slide show. Proud parents and faculty applauded the efforts of the students, and wished them well next year as they move on to Junior High. Congratulations, graduates! Nicely done!
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Family and friends filtered in and out of East Meadows Elementary as they watched the end-of-year programs. Each grade focused on themes they have learned about throughout the year. Pre-school children got to say “goodbye” animal style. The first and second grades shared what they’ve learned about friendship, community, and strengthening relationships. The third-grade classes ended their program with a parent showcase where students shared their writing, poetry and acting abilities. Visitors listened to names of places they’ve probably never heard of while fourth graders sang about Utah. And fifth graders talked and sang about their love for America.
East Meadows fifth-grade students earned their way to Cruise Day. Students have been working hard earning ‘cruise points’ by demonstrating responsible behavior at school. For their reward they got to dress for an island cruise, sample island buffets, and play water games. East Meadows congratulates the students on their hard work.
Fifth graders at East Meadows Elementary have been investing some time into learning their states. On Wednesday, May 12, family members and friends got to see the results. Students learned major cities and landmarks, wrote a state report that included interesting facts, and designed their own state shirt. Visitors enjoyed seeing their displays and answering trivia questions the students had prepared for them.
On Friday, April 30, the East Meadows Kindergarten classes went to Hogle Zoo. This is a tradition the students enjoy each year. This year was a little different because of the weather. Instead of the usual spring-like temperatures, students bundled up for the wet weather as they visited with the animals. When asked about their day at the zoo, most students commented, “It was cold.” The cats seemed to like the cooler weather though because they were quite active. Among many other animals, students enjoyed seeing wolves, giraffes, and peacocks.
On Tuesday, April 27, the East Meadows 3rd graders explored Salem Pond, a local wetland. Parents and teachers guided them through various activities. Students learned how many habitats are within a wetland and observed the plants and animals living in the marsh. They looked for signs of pollution, talked about ways to help protect the environment and gathered up trash found in the area. Many students enjoyed collecting water samples in specimen cups and observing living organisms through a microscope lens. Tage from Ms. Biggs class, said, “My favorite part was that I found a crawdad and saw 17 baby ducklings at least. It was awesome!"
East Meadows concluded their winter afterschool 4-H classes with a ‘parent share.’ Students got to show their creations from the Art Technique class, their skills from the Basketball club, experiments from the Scientists Gone Mad class and will take away valuable health and wellness knowledge from the Recharge class. With 18 different clubs offered, there was a lot to see and share. East Meadows would like to thank the Department of Workforce Services, JC Penney, and Utah County 4-H for sponsoring a wonderful and affordable program for elementary students.
East Meadows Elementary 4H students had the privilege of helping to stuff Easter eggs for the Spanish Fork City Easter egg hunt! The students met after school, and made light work of filling the more than 10,000 plastic eggs that will be used in the hunt. Many thanks to the Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring the hunt and giving the East Meadows 4H group the eggsellent opportunity to serve.
On Wednesday evening, March 10, dads gathered up their kids and took them to the annual Dads and Donuts event at East Meadows Elementary. Those that attended enjoyed eating donuts while reading books with their students and visiting with neighbors. It’s a great tradition that many look forward to each year.