Jonathan Chapman (September 26, 1774 – March 18, 1845), also known as Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer who introduced apple trees to America. He became an American legend while he was still alive because of his kind and generous ways, his great leadership and the importance he placed on apples. On September 26th, our 2nd grade students were treated to a visit from this legendary figure. Stories were read and tales were told ... "an apple seedling tree in one hand and book in the other."
We have amazing faculty and staff members at Santaquin Elementary and our wonderful PTA has decided to spotlight them! This week we learned a little more about Mrs. Greer (6th), Miss Levi (2nd), and Mrs. Hogan (1st). We are so grateful to have these Magic Makers at our school because they help us remember every day how ... The Magic Begins With YOU!
Author Adam Glendon Sidwell visited our school on Wednesday, September 27th. He immediately got our attention by showing us some of the films he and his brother helped make. He was involved in the animation for such films as Pirates of the Caribbean, Tron, Toy Story 3, Spiderman, The Incredibles, Night at the Museum, Avitar, and King Kong!! What a fantastic way to earn a living.
In the United States millions of children in elementary schools have vision problems that go undetected and untreated. If you can't see properly, how can you learn properly? On Thursday, September 13th, Santaquin Elementary students participated in school-wide vision screenings. Vision was checked to make sure everyone can see the important learning taking place in each classroom. Thank you to our wonderful school nurses and parent helpers for making the day a success!
At Santaquin Elementary, after reading the book Enemy Pie, Miss Dooley's first grade class decided to write their own recipe for Friendship Pie. Working together in a Shared Writing activity, the students and teacher recorded their ideas for important things to have in a recipe for friendship. They will use this recipe to help build their classroom community throughout the year. Thank you, 1st graders, for sharing such a great example of friendship!