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.
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.
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.
Easter is around the corner and East Meadows students are getting ready. The kindergarten classes made Easter bags and went on an Easter egg hunt. Students were thrilled with their findings.
That’s exactly how it was at the 4-H Afterschool Parent Share on Monday, April 4, 2011.
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.