This last week the K-2 classes at Santaquin Elementary used dance and movement to help them review, learn, and remember information about the weather. As part of Nebo School District's GAINS (Growing Arts In Nebo Schools) program, Dance Specialist, Melanie Fillmore visited with these younger grades to model for teachers and provide for students a Dance Integrated learning experience.
Our kindergarten playground is under construction. Our outside kindergarten doors will no longer be accessible to enter and exit through.
The past few weeks we have been learning about the Civil War. The students started the unit by learning about slavery and the Underground Railroad. We read the picture book Henry's Freedom box about a man who mailed himself to freedom. The students then simulated mailing themselves to freedom, wearing disguises for the Underground Railroad, and making quilt squares. As we continued the unit, we began discussing the battles and generals that played a large role in the Civil War.
This year our school was involved in a service project with the Friends of Utah County Childrens Justice Center. Mrs. Susan Davidson, a local community member, spearheaded our efforts to gather and deliver stuffed animals to the children.
In a letter from the Friends of Utah County Justice Center it reads, "Thank you so much for your support for the abused children in our community. Your recent donation of stuffed animals will be well used by the Utah County Children's Justice Center in behalf of the children and families who are served here."
Bring your child who will be in kindergarten next year to meet the teachers, see the classrooms and get your child excited for next year!
When: April 19th
Choose one session to attend: 10:30am or 2:00pm
At Santaquin Elementary we provide opportunities for children to learn and develop at their own rate. To see what services we provide please click HERE.
This week our 6th graders have been practicing how to open locks to prepare for Jr. High lockers. Mrs. Lyons our school counselor put together a competition to see who were the fastest students to open a lock.
Congratulations to our overall winners!
1st - Rylan Nuttail
2nd - Kam Schimpf
Individual class winners:
Mecham: Arzadia Maestas, Brooklyn Darling
Greer: Josh Laker, Guadalupe Cortes
Griffeth: Tori Ludlow, Kam Schimpf
Rawle: Rylan Nuttail, Aspen Cummings