Third grade is very lucky to receive dictionaries every year from the Rotary Club. This year Santaquin Pharmacy also helped in the donation. They spent time teaching us how to use a dictionary. We look forward to using them all year and in years to come. They reading their dictionaries for fun!
#santaquinelementary #dictionaries #santaquinpharmacy #rotaryclub
We loved having our veteran friends and relatives visit our school so that we could honor them. We also honored veterans who have passed away as well as those currently serving. We learned more about their service and the meaning of Veterans Day. We were able to sing "Thank You Military" to our honored guests and wave flags to show our appreciation. We made posters to decorate the halls and lined the sidewalks with American flags as part of our celebration. Some of them were able to stay after the assembly and go to individual classes to talk with them about their service.
One of our special veterans said that he felt very loved and that it may have been one of the best days of his life.
#veteransday #santaquinelementary #thankyoumilitary
We spent a week learning about the harmful effects of drugs to a persons body. We had a magician come and entertain us. We had Santaquin Police officers come and bring their K9 to teach us how they look for drugs. We pledged to be drug free. Mr. Richins and Mrs. Zaugg showed off their mad flossing skills.
#santaquinelementary #drugweek #saynotodrugs #santaquinpolice #k9officers
Our sixth graders are learning about insulating. This is a perfect opportunity for them to engineer a way to keep their ice cream cold for two hours. Some students enjoyed a great ice cream sandwich and some, well... not so much.
#santaquinelementary #sixthgradescience #meltedicecreamsandwiches
Clark Planetarium came to our school and taught us about satic electricity, air pressure, vacuum and how science works. The students enjoyed learning and participating. They each got the chance to hold a rock from space. They were surprised at how heavy it was.
#santaquinelementary #clarkplanetarium #sciencerocks
“Dia De Los Muertos” or “Day of the Dead” is a special holiday in which people choose to honor their dead loved ones by celebrating their lives. It is celebrated in Mexico and other countries of Latin America on November 1st and 2nd. On these days it is believed that our departed loved ones are able to come back and join the celebration. Dia De los Muertos is to celebrate the life that our loved ones lived, not to be sad that they are gone. Throughout the day, 4th grade students learn about what this very special day means to a lot of people in their community.
The third grade students at Santaquin had the privelage of listening to "Uncle John" tell stories (he prefers to call them experiences) about his friend Jack the rabbit and his wife Jackie. Listening to stories is always a pleasure and encourages us to use our imagination. Thank you Uncle John.