January 2013

We LOVE Mr. Goudy!

Thank you, Mr. Goudy!

Santaquin Elementary has the BEST custodian!  Mr. Goudy can be seen cleaning the snow off of all the teachers cars after school many an afternoon.  He can be found at all times making sure the school grounds are clean and safe for all who come to Santaquin.  As of today, he has spread 1600 lbs of rock salt to keep us from slipping.  What a great guy ... we are so lucky to have him!  Thank you, Mr. Goudy!

100 year old "subs"

100th Day in 2nd Grade
100th Day in 2nd Grade
100th Day in 2nd Grade
100th Day in 2nd Grade
100th Day in 2nd Grade

Second-grade teachers were mysteriously absent today and were replaced by 'Substitute Teachers' claiming to be 100 years old.  What a coincidence!!!  It was the 100th day of school.  Students were reminded as they entered their classrooms that they were officially 100 days smarter!

100th Day of School in Santaquin

100th Day Visitors
Mr. and Mrs. Undreth
100th Day Celebrations

Monday, January 28th, was the 100th day of school for second graders at Santaquin Elementary!  "It's the 100th day of school today ... let's start the day with a grin.  For tomorrow will be 101 .. so let the celebrations begin!"  There were all kinds of fun activities to celebrate having spent 100 exciting days learning, i.e., 100 piece puzzles, triple-digit math problems, games with the hundred board, read 100 books, write 100 words, etc.  We also had some very special visitors in our classrooms ... Mr. and Mrs. Harry and Henrietta Undreth, to name just a few!

Convectional Learning

Convectional Learning
Convectional Learning
Convectional Learning
Convectional Learning

Mrs. Pando's sixth-grade class watch as the movement of hot water and cold water are demonstrated.  The hot water is less dense and will actually "float" on the colder water.  In the pictures, the hot water is colored red.  The colder water, colored blue, stays to the bottom.  

The students have been learning the 3 types of heat transfer energy:  conduction, convection, and radiation.

It Pays to Read ... Minute to Win It!!

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Each student at Santaquin Elementary has been working very hard on their reading to collect reading tickets for our January 'It Pays to Read' Assembly.  Mr. Argyle shook things up a bit this month with a 'Minute to Win It' theme for our celebration.  Students were given one minute to shoot baskets, jump rope, knock down bowling pins, score a hockey goal, etc.  Lucky winners won cash for every station they completed within the minute time frame!  Tons of students won books and prizes, some with $ money $ inside.  Two grand prize winners left with their very own BIKE!  It definitely pays to READ at Santaquin!

Relay Relay Cold

Attributions: 
photos by student photographers Joseph Jacklin and Elli Crook
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2nd grade indoor recess
2nd grade indoor recess
2nd grade indoor recess
2nd grade indoor recess
2nd grade indoor recess
2nd grade indoor recess
2nd grade indoor recess
2nd grade indoor recess
2nd grade indoor recess
2nd grade indoor recess
2nd grade indoor recess
2nd grade indoor recess

What  better way is there  to have fun inside (when it's too cold to play outside) than to have Relay races in the gym? 

Santaquin Elementary second-grade students met in the school's gym for their morning recess and had a great time while they got the wiggles out.  Student Photographers Joseph Jacklin and Elli Crook captured the fun for us to share.

Winter Solstice Shadows

Christmas 2012

Every equinox and solstice sixth-grade students line up to have their pictures taken.  We do this so that the students can compare the length of the shadows as the earth's tilt changes with the seasons.  In the winter the days are short and the shadows are long.  This is because the sun is low in the sky.  At the equinoxes in September and March the shadows are the same length!!  And if we were in school during the summer, we'd take a picture and see that the shadows are very small because the sun is high in the sky. 

 

Reading Buddies Share a Fun Christmas Storytime

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Miss Camper's second-grade students came to Mrs. Greer's class for a fun Christmas Storytime treat.  Mrs. Greer has been collecting stuffed characters from children's stories and at Christmas the students are allowed to read with the characters.  The second-grade students listened to stories read by their sixth-grade "buddies".  It was fun for the students to have a toy in their hands that matched the character in their books.  We hope to make this a Christmas tradition!!