Spotlight-Miss Sharp

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Canyon Student Council
Spotlight-Miss Sharp

Miss Sharp is one of our awesome new teachers in 3rd grade.

Here is some information to get to know her a little better:

1. Where did you grow up? Coeurd'alene, Idaho

2. What sports do you like? Basketball, Football, and all others.

3. When did you start teaching? This year.

4. What is your favorite food? Everything! But mostly ice cream, chocolate and soda.

Miss Sharp brings a great energy to her classroom and her students love her!

6th grade Olympics

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6th grade Olympics

The 6th graders at Canyon have been studying ancient Europe, including ancient Greece. The teachers organized a fun activity and divided the students into six city-states. They then competed in a modern day Olympic competition.

The events included Discus throw, three-legged race, free-throw contest, scooter board races, long jump, and paper plate ice skating.

The winning city-states with the most points were:    Bronze: Magara       Silver: Olympia        Gold: Corinth

Ballet West comes to Canyon

Attributions: 
Shauna Patrick
Ballet West comes to Canyon

Canyon students (3rd-6th grades) got the opportunity to watch Ballet West, a professional dance company in Salt Lake, perform right here at our school!

The professionals talked about many things about ballet, and some student even went up  up and learned  moves from some of the pros!

Ballet West then performed beautiful scenes from The Nutcracker, in full costume!

The kids loved it, and learned a little about an art that they might not have known a lot about.

Thanks Ballet West!

Young Authors

Young Authors

As part of November's literacy month, PTA orchestrated a "Young Authors" challenge, where they challenged students to write a book of their own!

Many of our wonderful students took the challenge, and came up with some great stories!

Pictured here are the students who wrote books. This wasn't a requirement, so all that participated were awarded with a certificate taking the challenge. The books have been displayed in the library, and have been some of the most popular books that other kids want to read.

Jazz Bear at Canyon!

Jazz Bear at Canyon!

Last week the Jazz Bear from the Utah Jazz came to visit the students at Canyon! Even though he can't talk, he gave a great presentation about having a healthy lifestyle.

His presentation staying away from drugs and alcohol, eating healthy foods, and getting plenty of exercise.

The kids loved it, and were very excited the entire assembly. Thanks Utah Jazz for sending the Jazz Bear to our school! And thanks to Ms. Nilson (1st grade teacher) for arranging for him to come!

3rd grade Christmas Program

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3rd grade Christmas Program

The 3rd graders did a great job on their Christmas program! They sang fun songs, recicted jokes and poems, and did some reader's theatre. It was very apparent that a lot of practice went into their performance.

Great job students!

4th grade Kids' Day at BYU

Attributions: 
Jamie Hamblin
4th grade Kids' Day at BYU

A few weeks ago, 4th grade got the opportunity to go to a Women's basketball game at BYU and cheer on the Cougars for Kids' Day.

They got to meet Cosmo and the team, made it onto the Jumbo Tron (the highlight of the game for many) and had a great time!

Author Visit-Peggy Eddleman

Author Visit-Peggy Eddleman

Random House Childen's Book author Peggy Eddleman came to our school today for a special presentation about writing and finding your strengths and using them to better the world. She is the author of several book, her most popular being Sky Jumpers, and Sky Jumpers, The Forbidden Flats.

She even had an invention contest earlier this week, where students drew a picture of an invention they thought of. Peggy chose six winners from our 4th, 5th and 6th grades!

Reflections Finalists

Attributions: 
Jill Clayson
Reflections Finalists

Annually, thousands of students will reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in the categories of Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts.

Many Canyon students chose to participate in our Reflections program this year, where the theme was "The World Would Be a Better Place If..."

Pictured are our very own Reflections finalists holding their certificates. Congratulations students!

Regions Presentations in Mrs. Patrick's class

Attributions: 
Shauna Patrick
Regions Presentations in Mrs. Patrick's class

The 5th graders in Mrs. Patrick's class have been learning all about the regions of the United States.

The cooperative group presentations were the culminating portion following learning how to do research. Each group researched a region of the United States, prepared maps, visuals, a creative way of indicating their region's name, costumes, and active listening guides to be used during presentations for recording of facts by the students. The information learned through the presentations set the stage for all further Social Studies units throughout the year.  

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