Several students from Payson Junior High were back in our school today reliving the best time of their lives! This time they were here to learn what goes on behind the scenes as they "job-shadowed" many of the employees here. Student reporters Joseph Jacklin and Elli Crook took a walk around the building to take a peek at what our past students were doing today.
This year's Kindergarten Parent Literacy Night at Santaquin Elementary was a huge hit!! The Kindergarten teachers worked hard to provide families with tons of strategies and ideas to help the children learn to read. Students went home with books, comprehension cubes, retelling storyboards, and fluency tools to help them become On-the-Spot readers. We all learned about the new Raz-Kids online leveled library tool where each child has their very own library of books selected especially for them. Santaquin Kindergarten students LOVE to read!
Santaquin Elementary has the BEST custodian! Mr. Goudy can be seen cleaning the snow off of all the teachers cars after school many an afternoon. He can be found at all times making sure the school grounds are clean and safe for all who come to Santaquin. As of today, he has spread 1600 lbs of rock salt to keep us from slipping. What a great guy ... we are so lucky to have him! Thank you, Mr. Goudy!
Second-grade teachers were mysteriously absent today and were replaced by 'Substitute Teachers' claiming to be 100 years old. What a coincidence!!! It was the 100th day of school. Students were reminded as they entered their classrooms that they were officially 100 days smarter!
Monday, January 28th, was the 100th day of school for second graders at Santaquin Elementary! "It's the 100th day of school today ... let's start the day with a grin. For tomorrow will be 101 .. so let the celebrations begin!" There were all kinds of fun activities to celebrate having spent 100 exciting days learning, i.e., 100 piece puzzles, triple-digit math problems, games with the hundred board, read 100 books, write 100 words, etc. We also had some very special visitors in our classrooms ... Mr. and Mrs. Harry and Henrietta Undreth, to name just a few!
Mrs. Pando's sixth-grade class watch as the movement of hot water and cold water are demonstrated. The hot water is less dense and will actually "float" on the colder water. In the pictures, the hot water is colored red. The colder water, colored blue, stays to the bottom.
The students have been learning the 3 types of heat transfer energy: conduction, convection, and radiation.
Each student at Santaquin Elementary has been working very hard on their reading to collect reading tickets for our January 'It Pays to Read' Assembly. Mr. Argyle shook things up a bit this month with a 'Minute to Win It' theme for our celebration. Students were given one minute to shoot baskets, jump rope, knock down bowling pins, score a hockey goal, etc. Lucky winners won cash for every station they completed within the minute time frame! Tons of students won books and prizes, some with $ money $ inside. Two grand prize winners left with their very own BIKE! It definitely pays to READ at Santaquin!
What better way is there to have fun inside (when it's too cold to play outside) than to have Relay races in the gym?
Santaquin Elementary second-grade students met in the school's gym for their morning recess and had a great time while they got the wiggles out. Student Photographers Joseph Jacklin and Elli Crook captured the fun for us to share.