The PTA has done a wonderful job this week thanking the teachers for their hard work. They provided an Italian Soda Bar on Monday, a flower on Tuesday and a Taco Bar on Wednesday. Keep watching for the rest of the week's treats!
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The staff at Santaquin Elementary is excited to present the Crystal Apple to Phil Ekker!
Phil has a great passion for education and his students. He has been blessed to work for Nebo School District for 15 years and 12 of those years have been at Santaquin Elementary. He has spent most of his career teaching 1st grade students but was up for another challenge and moved to 4th grade this school year. He loves teaching students to read and develop their love for books and writing. He enjoys getting to know each of his students, learn their interests, and help them to grow throughout the school year. Phil also has a great sense of humor and has been known to “Rock Out” with his class.
When he is not reading up on the latest research in education, Phil loves to spend time with his wife hiking, snowshoeing, road tripping, and going to church. Phil loves spending time with his 4 children, 4 grandkids and 2 fur babies. He loves to joke around with colleagues and has a great personality. He plans to stay in education as long as he can and hopes to continually make a difference in children's lives and someday play the Cello. He is definitely a lifelong learner!
Congratulations on this Award Mr. Ekker!
To practice elapsed time second graders created camps.
Step 1: They brainstormed a list of different camp ideas.
Step 2: They brainstormed a list of activities they could do at their camp and how much time each activity might take. Next, they can choose activities to put on their schedule.
Step 3: They made a beginning and ending time for each activity scheduled for the day. All the times need to fit together.
Step 4: Write down the schedule.
Step 5: Make up 4 questions about the camp schedule.
Step 6: Decorate the schedule on poster-board.
The second graders loved doing the activity and had so much fun!
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We were very privileged to have the Foothill Cloggers come and perform at our school. We have several students this year who performed as well as some of our previous students. The cloggers never dissappoint. They are energetic, professional, precise and prepared. Thank you for sharing with us Foothill Cloggers.
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The Utah Shakespeare Festival is once again hitting the road with its Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production – this year performing one of the world’s first psychological thrillers, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
An evening performance for everyone is this Tuesday, April 16, at 7:30 at Springville High School, 1205 East 900 South, Springville, UT. Another performance will be held on Monday, April 15, at 3:30 p.m. at Spanish Fork High, 300 West 99 North, Spanish Fork. And, admission is free.
Michael Bahr, the festival’s education director directed this production. “For many of our audiences this will be the first time they have seen a professional Shakespeare production,” said Bahr. “This program seeks to entertain, enrich, and educate with innovative and accessible performances to rural and urban schools and communities, many of which would not have this opportunity otherwise.”
Come be entertained and enriched with one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays – and again, admission is free!!!
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First grade enjoyed learning about the life cycle of the butterfly and concluded their learning with a butterfly party where they pretended to be butterflies and sucked nectar with their straw proboscis.
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