Santaquin students enjoyed the Pays to Read assembly this week. The Pays to Read assembly is a reward and motivator for reading. Our students have read just over One Million minutes already this year. Students earn reading tickets during the term for reading. During the assembly, Mr. Argyle randomly picks tickets for the students to choose a book or a prize. Many students leave the assembly with a book. Several students are chosen to participate in the basketball shoot contest, and two students win a bike. Congratulations to our bike winnners, Kristy Jessop a kindergartner in Mrs. Holt's AM class and to Jack Walker in Mrs. Millers 5th grade class.
Second Grade read "Mr. Tanen's Tie Trouble" this week. As part of our language arts curriculum we enjoyed a visit from our amazing Tech Coach, Mr. Hanosek, who taught us how to tie a tie. Students practiced "How To Writing." They also practiced oral language skills by interviewing a classmate in order to design a tie for them. They then wrote about their experience. We had alittle trouble but ultimately we tamed those ties!
We are proud to inform you our school is implementing an exciting, new literacy program called myON!
myON is the first-of-its-kind personalized literacy environment that integrates technology and students’ ability to match their reading level with their preferred choice of books into one comprehensive online literacy program.
As a family in our school you have free access to myON. myON will provide you with infinite access to a growing collection of thousands of enhanced digital books that can be read anytime, anywhere there is an Internet connection, or offline on any device to which the free myON app has been downloaded.
Access myOn from our school website under the students tab.
The students in Ms. Camper’s 2nd grade class had a blast completing a breakout room. Students were placed into groups. Each group had to figure out tricky clues to unlock four locks on their box. The students also used their knowledge of two-digit addition and subtraction to solve the tricky clues. When they unlocked all their locks they found a book for the class and a treat. One student said “it was really challenging, but taught us to not give up.” Another student said “I learned that we learn from our mistakes. When we fixed a mistake it helped our brain learn to do it right.” Several students said “today was the best day ever!!!”
5th graders participated in our annual wax museum. To prepare for the museum, each student researches about the life of a historical figure. They gather and memorize facts and stories about a famous person and in essence become that person for a day. Students are encouraged to come dressed as the person they represent and then present their character to other students and parents throughout the day. Great Job 5th graders!
Students and guests particpated in a patriotic program learning the history of Veterans Day, and celebrating Veterans. We had many Veterans who joined our program and were honored by being escorted by a student relative down a corridor of Cub Scouts from our school. Over 30 of our own scouts were standing in uniform showing respect for the Veterans. Each of the Veterans stood as their branch of the military was announced and all the students in the school sang the song, "Thank You Military" and "I'm Proud To Be An American". Throughout the rest of the day, you could hear children singing patriotic songs as you walked through the halls. Each class in the school was also visited by a Veteran who talked about their service for our country. From Santaquin Elementary, we would like to say THANK YOU to our Veterans! Veterans who participated were:
Bowdy Gonzales, father to Saber Gonzales - Army
Josh Nielsen, father to Parker NIelsen - USMC SGT
Braden Parish - Corporal USMC
Terry Jones, grandfather to McKinzee Marshall - Army Staff Sergeant
Dale Barnett, great grandfather to Bryan and Chrisian Degraw -Army Sergeant
Ernest Newton, grandfather to Owen Newton - Army E-4
William Jackson, father to Dayna Chatwin - USMC Corporal E-4
Chad Carson, father Cade and Layci Carsonto - Army SGT E5
Daniel Paas, uncle to Madeline, Timmy and Lily Gull - E9 Master Chief USN
Donald Paas, grandfather to Madeline, Timothy and Lily Gull -Sergeant Air Force
Lynn E Weight, grandfather to Hayden Weight - Speciales E5 US Army
Rhett Larsen, father to Jacob and Jameson Larsen - Captain Army
Phil Snelgrove, Neavy Seaman
Scott Fraser, father to Landon, Keaton, Camerson and Hayden Fraser - Sergeant Army
Don Ashcraft, grandfather to Mylee Villenuva - US Air Force Senior Master Sergant
Robert James, grandfather to Turner Larsen, Ellana Larsen and Brexton Larsen - MSGT Air Force, Navy, Army
Brian Johnson, father to Melissa and Matthew Johnson -US Navy
Quentin Francom grandfather to Rebecca Laker - Army Sergeant E5
Melissa Webster, Army Reserve
Deployed Veterans include: