We are excited to announce our Nebo Teacher of the Year! Keeley Holt has taught kindergarten at Santaquin Elementary for 12 years! Keeley is married to Nate Holt, they have three children and reside in Payson, Utah. We are so proud she is part of our school!
Ms. Camper's class enjoyed a fun review lesson today. They had 45 minutes to unlock their box as a group. The students sorted nouns, verbs, adjectives, and pronouns to figure out the answer to the number lock. To find the answer to the directional lock the students had to put the place value houses in order from greatest to the least. The students were able to solve the word lock by completing two and three-digit addition and subtraction problems. Then they used a cipher wheel to determine the correct letter for each problem.
Our Chess Club has been meeting every Wednesday morning since February. Just before spring break, Chess Club finished up with a school tournament. Students competeted against classmates in their grade to determine grade level winners. A big congratulations to our Chess Champions! We also want to give a huge THANK YOU to all of our parent volunteers, Mr. Argyle, Mr. Mechum and Mr. Ekker. These champions spent so much time teaching chess to our students. We appreciate you all so much!
Grade Level Chess Champions
For the 2018 season, Lagoon will be introducing the “Summer Fever Fundraiser”. We are hoping to seize the excitement for summer by giving students and families a jump starts on Summer Fun at Lagoon. The Summer Fever Fundraiser will offer an exclusive discount to Utah School Families, and the Education Foundations will reap the benefits. This is a partnership that helps the Nebo Education Foundation fund teacher grants.
Brighton Bowles a 6th grader in Mrs. Rawle's class was our only student who filled out a perfect bracket for our Library March Madness! Our Upper Grade Winning Book was Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and our Lower Grade Winning book was The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors.
The winning books were picked by students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade who voted for their favorite books from the 16 most checked-out books at the school and students in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade voted for their favorite book Mrs. Rindy has read aloud in the library. Congratulations Brighton!
Our students have been having a blast doing centers in the library. Some of the new centers include reading big books, creating their own bookmarks, reading on the bean bags, playing literacy games, and using whisper phones to help with fluency and expression. Our students are also participating in March Madness! 4th, 5th, and 6th graders are voting for their favorite books from the 16 most checked-out books at the school. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders are voting for their favorite book Mrs.
Do you like Sardines or Guacamole? How about oysters and olives? The students in Mrs. Smith's 3rd grade class had a lesson on trying new things. First they noted what food items they think they would like, then they got to choose which foods they wanted to try. The food choices included raisens, green olives, guacamole, sardines, oysters, cottage cheese, hot cheetos, spam, and crackers. After they tasted each food, they noted if they liked it or disliked it then compared their before and after results.