Students in our 4th grade classes have been learning about and using technology. On parent night, the parents of our 4th graders watched a video their students made describing topics they had learned in class. They also were able to use a QR code reader on their smart device to listen and watch their student read a letter to a child they had written to in Uganda. Mr. "H" our digital coach and the 4th grade teachers helped the students create the videos and QR codes.
We had an exceptional First Grade Field trip last week. Gentry from the Forest Service came and discussed the importance of keeping nature clean and not starting fires. She brought along her friend Smokey the Bear and each class got their picture taken with him. We also learned the five rules from Smokey. The rules we learned from Smokey the Bear are as follows: Only you can prevent wild fires.Always be careful with your fire.Never play with matches or fires.Always watch your campfire.Make sure your campfire is completely out.
The Santaquin Elementary reading rodeo was started a few years ago as an incentive to get the students reading over the summer. Our students had to read 60 days this summer to participate in the rodeo. The events in our rodeo are the stick horse race, lassoing a rocking horse, a snake in my boot, panning for gold, the horse shoe competition and the bouncy horse race.
We are so excited about our new school shirts. The PTA has done a great job. Each Friday we wear our school colors to show our school pride and spirit. If you would like to order a shirt, please use the link below.