The fall 2010 4-H afterschool program at East Meadows Elementary offers some great opportunities for first through sixth-grade students. The program gives children a chance to learn and develop skills outside the classroom setting. Registration this year was available for the first time online. Fall classes include Nursery Rhymes, Art Techniques, Recharge!, Arts & Crafts, Scientists Gone Mad, Photography, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Indoor/Outdoor Activities and Games, Line Dancing and Babysitting Kits.
Students at East Meadows Elementary begin the school year with a challenge to put their ‘best foot forward.’ To emphasize this theme, Principal Liddiard held an assembly on the first day of school and talked about different ways to make this year their best. Mrs. Hogle’s fifth-grade class members took turns reading from the book, This School Year Will Be the Best, by Kay Winters. The book illustrates fun ideas and wishes kids might have about what would make their school year the best.
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.