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Did you know that George Washington had dentures made of gold, ivory, lead, and animal teeth?!
If you talk to a 5th grader, they can tell you more facts about the United States' Presidents!
The 5th graders did a wondering job presenting their program about the presidents of our country.
Each student dressed up as the presidents or their wives and memorized a lot of fun facts about them.
Great job 5th graders!
There has never been a Canyon with no Mrs. Oldham, and sadly she will be leaving us! For students who have only attended Canyon, Mrs. Oldham has been their only librarian since kindergarten.
Mrs. Oldham has been a librarian for 24 years, and at Canyon for 18 years, since it's been open.
She shared her love for books and stories, and inspired students to find information on research papers, find a fun picture book, or to simply escape with some non-fiction. She was very knowledgeable about all books, and also helped teachers find whatever they were looking for!
Our 5th grade classes have been doing the D.A.R.E program with Spanish Fork City Police officer, Officer Beddoes.
Officer Beddoes invited Officer Grover, and his dog, Lord, to come and do a presentation for the 5th graders.
Lord is a Belgian Malinois from Germany. He is a very smart, hardworking dog, that is mostly used to find drugs. His owner, Officer Grover did some demonstrations to show how good Lord is at finding things by smell.
Eric Dodge, a country vocalist, visited Canyon Elementary this week, and focused his comments on being kind to others, and not bullying. He passed out black wrist bands to some students imprinted with the slogan "Why Not Today" as a motto for each student to begin "today" making their own life more positive, as well as the lives of people around them.
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!
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
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!
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.