Arbor Day Celebration

Submitted by trisha.olsen on Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:00

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.

Kindergarten Farm Field Trip to Olsen's Farm

Submitted by trisha.olsen on Wed, 04/27/2011 - 13:31

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.

1st Grade Electricity Demonstration

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 04/25/2011 - 14:39

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.

BYU Theater Assembly

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:37
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.

6th-Grade Probability Fair

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 04/01/2011 - 10:48
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.

DFJH Orchestra Visit

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 03/29/2011 - 11:04
Orchestra students from Diamond Fork Junior High came to visit East Meadows. Sixth-grade students got to watch them perform a few numbers. Orchestra is just one of the many options these students will get to choose from as they register for junior high next year.

East Meadows Idol

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 03/29/2011 - 10:42

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.

Grant Awarded to 3rd Grade Teachers

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 03/17/2011 - 10:32
Camile Biggs and Natalie Mecham were awarded a State Farm Good Neighbors for Good Schools Grant in the amount of $200. Students attended an assembly to see their teachers receive the award and enjoy a reader’s theater featuring the book, Wolf! Students were congratulated for their efforts in reading and encouraged to become good readers like the wolf. Mrs. Mecham explained that some time ago students had been given paper pizzas with no toppings; as they read, they got to add topping to their pizza.