The kindergarten performed songs of thanks for their grandparents. After the program, the grandparents spent some time in the classroom listening to their grandchild read and making crafts together.
The kindergarten children also visit a retirement home, where they perform their songs of thanks.
The students gathered for the November reading assembly. As they entered the gym, their excitement grew as they saw cones lined up in front of the basketball hoop with dollar amounts attached to each cone, books were scattered on the steps, and bikes lined the stage area.
The student's reading tickets were in the tumbler. The first name was chosen and the crowd went wild. The student chosen was called to the front and was allowed to pick up to four people to shoot baskets. For each basket that was made, the student won money. There were a total of four students who had this opportunity. Some of the students went home with $15 cash.
Other students won books. If they chose the right book, they also received a one-dollar bill.
Teachers also took the opportunity to spotlight a student or two from their class.
Then came time for the bike drawing. Hunter Breland from the Kindergarten PM class won a bike, and so did Phoenix Davies from Mr. Griffith's Fourth Grade class.
IT REALLY DOES PAY TO READ!
Each month the students receive character education prevention lessons to help them develop a more positive character. In October the students learned about being honest. This month they focused on being a positive influence on others.
The teachers choose two students each month who are examples of the theme being taught. Congratulations to the students awarded for being a positive influence on others.
On Wednesdays, the students in the fourth grade with no missing assignments get to participate in a fun activity.
Today's activity was a "secret mission". The students built lasers in the hallway with red string and tape. They each had an opportunity to go through the hallway and try out their skill at being a secret agent without getting caught.
Adam Glendon Sidwell, author of Evertaster, visited Santaquin Elementary. He gave a presentation on imagination and the writing process. Mrs. Adams got to pretend she was a viking!
We appreciate him taking the time to visit our school and encouraging our students to use their imaginations.