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This week our 6th graders have been practicing how to open locks to prepare for Jr. High lockers. Mrs. Lyons our school counselor put together a competition to see who were the fastest students to open a lock.
Congratulations to our overall winners!
1st - Rylan Nuttail
2nd - Kam Schimpf
Individual class winners:
Mecham: Arzadia Maestas, Brooklyn Darling
Greer: Josh Laker, Guadalupe Cortes
Griffeth: Tori Ludlow, Kam Schimpf
Rawle: Rylan Nuttail, Aspen Cummings
Our 2nd graders had a great STEM project to celebrate St. Patricks Day. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.
The students had to design, engineer and build a leprechaun trap to see if they could catch a leprechaun. Unfortunately that crazy leprechaun was too tricky and made a huge mess! Maybe they will catch him next year??
For the fourth grade activity a few weeks ago, we made Moving Fish! The fourth grade activity is a reward for students who have all their work caught up. It also gives kids who need a little extra time and help a chance to work in a smaller group with a teacher.
During the month of February, first grade learned about Abraham Lincoln and that he lived in a one room log cabin. The students learned about how a log cabin was constructed. Then, the teachers taught a CMI math lesson that involved all the students in counting and bundling popsicle sticks in groups of tens to see how many the class had. Students were able to count large numbers of sticks counting by tens. After counting the initial group of sticks, the teacher gave them more sticks as it was determined that in order for each student to build their own log cabin more sticks would be necessary. In the end, each student had 68 sticks to build their own replica of a one room log cabin.
“Mr. Goudy brightens everyone's day. He is more than a custodian; he helps run the school. He plows snow early in the morning and even cleans snow off the staff’s car windows. Mr. Goudy stops by classrooms to see if anyone needs any help. He assists students with their science projects and will dress up as the gingerbread man for Christmas. He is known for coordinating the Reading Rodeo for our students in the summer. Mr. Goudy is so kind and helpful and makes others feel special. He has a beautiful soul and finds time for positive interaction with the students and staff and makes Santaquin Elementary feel warm an inviting.”