February 2016

Mr. Griffith Awarded the Crystal Apple Award

Congratulations to Mr. Griffith.  He was awarded the Crystal Apple Award at a faculty meeting on February 23, 2016.  The Crystal Apple Award recognizes outstanding educators as nominated by their peers.

We appreciate all his years of teaching at Santaquin Elementary.  He is a hard worker and always doing his best to make a difference in the life of his students.

February Student Health Challenge

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Only 10 days left to go in February to finish the student health challenge which is to spend less time on electronics and in front of the tv.

Did you take the challenge?  If you did, hang in there for 10 more days.

It Pays to Read - January

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The time finally arrived for an "It Pays to Read" assembly.  Reading tickets were in, prizes were set out on the stage, the bikes were displayed, now all that was needed were the kids and in they came.

There were over 70 children who won prizes in K-3, and over 70 who won prizes in 4-6 grade.  They were all so energetic and cheered for each other as they won.

Our bike winners were Adrian Garcia in 2nd grade, and Zachary Adams in 4th grade.  Congratulations and keep reading!

Courage

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Allison Hansen

The character theme being taught in February is "courage".  Courage means doing the right thing even if it is difficult, and facing your fears with confidence – being brave.

It takes courage to do the right thing.  Stand up for what is right, even if you stand alone.

The following activity shows what happens when we have courage.

The Courageous Egg
Materials: Wide mouthed glass or jar, uncooked rice, egg.

Place the egg in the middle of the glass completely covered by rice. Explain that the egg represents someone who is hanging with the crowd. One day the group starts making fun of other people, the egg doesn't like it so he tells them to stop (tap the top of the rim, the egg will rise up from the rice with each tap). Next, the group of friends starts excluding others from their games (tap the rim) and they start telling lies. Each time the egg refuses to go along with his friends and stands up for what's right (tap again). Continue until the egg has completely risen above the rice.

It takes courage to do the right thing when others are not. A courageous person will rise to the top and stand out from the rest!

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