On Monday, September 21, Canyon Elementary students, parents and families enjoyed a Carnival sponsered by the PTA, Bounce houses and slides, a climbing wall and teacher dodgeball were a few of the outside activities. Inside carnival goers were entertained by a fish pond, hoop shoot, face-painting and much more. There was also a local Rock Band providing music and of course pizza and treats to eat. Several lucky people went home with prizes from a silent auction. Thank you to the awesome Canyon PTA for a fun night!
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I really lilked when the person from Discovery Gateway Children's Museum came to our school. One of my favorite parts was when he made a foam guy by putting two ingredients into a Dixie cup. It foamed out of the cup and made a head. Then it dried in the head shape. Another one of my favorite parts was when he made red, green, and orange fire. He did this by burning different elements. It was cool when he kept putting a cup on an experiement bottle and it kept shooting off. It was also super fun when we got to be chemists and mix different things together.
A couple days ago we had an assembly. It was about a cool science museum. A guy that worked there showed us cool science experiments! Then after we had the assembly, we got to go together as a class and predict what was going to happen! We got to make up our own experiments! It was really fun, some even exploded! The guy also taught us about how to be safe when we test new things together. At the end he gave us a ticket for the museum. I'm really looking forward to going there!
Canyon Elementary Students celebrated Constitution Day, September 17, by attending a flag ceremony and singing patriotic songs. A Color Guard of over 30 scouts from our school presented the Colors of the Flag. The newly elected Student Council then taught us about what the red, white and blue colors represent. We joined our voices together in the Pledge of Allegiance and ended with singing the National Anthem. We are grateful to live in the United States of America.
This year's Crystal Apple award goes to 4th grade teacher Mrs. Cook! Mrs. Cook's students absolutely love her and when you walk into her classroom, you can tell she was born to be a teacher! Her team also loves working with her. She goes above and beyond her job duties and helps others out when they need it, with a smile on her face.
We're lucky to have Mrs. Cook in 4th grade. Congratulations!
The entire school has been participating in the Jump for Heart fundraiser, and did a great job! They earned little rubber ducks with each of their goals and Mr. Harlan agreed to dress up as a duck if they reached the school's goal of $1500.
Well, Canyon surpassed their goal and raised $1800! Mr. Harlan followed through with his promise and dressed as a duck and went around and read "Giggle Giggle Quack" to the classes. What a great sport and for a great cause!
Canyon studetns enjoyed an assmebly put on by the Eastern Arts Dance Assembly. They performed dances from the Middle East, Central Asia, and Russia.
All of the students participated in a dance from Russia in their seat. Many students even got to go on stage and dance with the dancers and several 1st graders helped with some music!
Have you met our "newest" 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Nilson? Mrs. Nilson has actually been teaching for 20 years, but this is her first year at Canyon!
In Mrs. Nilson's family, there are 4 girls and 3 boys. She loves doing crafts, playing piano, watching sports and reading. Her favorite book is The Boxcar Children. Mrs. Nilson's favorite season is winter.
Here are some things her students have said about her: "She does fun math!" "She's nice", " She's funny" "She's a good story reader at the carpet".
Yesterday was Administrator's Day and Secretaries Day! Sheriff Harlan went western and even got a sweet ride right in front of the school! And the secretaries (Mrs. Chowdhary and Mrs. Hawkins) got a western office makeover and some fun gifts of course.
Stop in to say thank you to our hardworking principal and secretaries! They love our students and keep our school running smoothly!
Mr. Bates' class enjoyed a day at Camp Floyd making candles, adobe bricks, performing military drills, walking through the Sage Coach Inn, looking through the museum, spending time in a one room school house that was built in 1898, and learning what it was like to live during the Civil War.
Also pictured are some students in traditional clothing that was worn during the Civil War.