Tuesday January 31, 2012 marked the 100th day of school at East Meadows Elementary. The first grade students celebrated by doing a variety of activities. They wrote stories, counted to 100, made graphs and charts in math and even made glasses out of the number 100. Several of the other grades also participated by doing grade level activities.
First-grade students celebrated Winnie the Pooh day at school. They enjoyed bringing Winnie, Eeyore, Tigger and other stuffed animals to school. Students were able to appreciate the imaginary world of
Christopher Robin as they made puppets and listened to A. A. Milne’s wonderful stories.
East Meadows 6th-grade students participated in activities with athletes from Brigham Young University (BYU) for Sports Hero Day. Among many athletes, students got to meet Riley Nelson, James Clark and Charles Abuou. The athletes talked to them about important life skills such as: listen to parents, surround yourself with greatness, have good sportsmanship, and be a leader. The students saw some awesome diving and had fun doing several relay games. East Meadows wishes to thank BYU for inviting them to attend Sports Hero Day.
Lotion, Potions, Slime and Mud Pies!
The National Honor Society at East Meadows held its first meeting on January 10, 2012. The club consists of 4-6 grade students. Mrs. Cropper and Mrs. Wilson are the teachers overseeing the club this year. Mark Colton a Mechanical Engineer at Brigham Young University talked with them about robotics.
All aboard! The 1st graders boarded The Polar Express today and paraded through the halls to the North Pole. They had decorated a box to look like a Christmas train car at home. They were served donuts and hot chocolate and watched the movie The Polar Express. Thanks to the parent volunteers who decorated, brought donuts and chocolate milk and helped serve.
The 5th grade students have been working very hard since early in October to earn lucky bucks. They earned these as good deeds were performed, good behavior was displayed and good study habits were developed. Today, December 19 the students got to spend their play money on a variety of merchandise. They purchased such things as elf hats, reindeer antlers, christmas socks, coloring books, scarves, gloves, teddy bears, giant pens, pencils, folders, cards, lotions, lip gloss, christmas decorations, soda pop and a variety of candy and many other fun items. This was the first sale of two for
East Meadows 2nd graders dove in to the candy as they decorated their graham-cracker, gingerbread houses. Students got creative with make-shift chimneys and yard ornaments. This is just one of the fun activities students get to participate in during this holiday season. Family members joined in on the effort to put together the edible houses.
Meet Tricia Peterson. Many of you may be familiar with her because she was the Art Specialist at East meadows Elementary for 5 years. She now teaches fourth grade. During her time spent as the Art Specialist, Mrs. Peterson discovered that there were many ways to learn. She wanted to share those experiences with students and decided to become a teacher. She loves having fun with her students and has a great sense of humor.