6th graders are learning about castles in the middle ages and then they designed and built their own castles! Mrs. Sommerfeldt's social studies classes have enjoyed building the castles and showing some of them off. All 6th graders will eventually build a castle this year as they rotate into Mrs. Sommerfeldt's class, so tell your student to start thinking of ideas now!
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Last night's PTA Carnival was a hit! There were so many families here doing things from rock climbing to face painting to goldfish winning!
We even had our own band with amazingly talented students as the musicians and singers! Great job kids!
Thanks to all the PTA who volunteered many hours, parents and teachers who volunteered, and parents and families who showed up!
Today we are celebrating Constitution Day at Canyon Elementary! Lots of our students are scouts, and dressed in their uniforms, and helped Mr. Ross druing the flag ceremony out in front of Canyon.
All of the students beautifully sang "I'm proud to be an American" and the first graders recited the entire Preamble to the Constitution by memory!
Congratulations to Ashlyn Alger for winning the Canyon 2014 Spelling Bee!
Each class had previously had their own spelling bee and chose the top 8 spellers. Yesterday the top 8 from each class competed in front of the entire 5th grade and their parents to try to win!
Some of the words the students had to spell were: gregarious, knowledge, carousel, genre, resevoir, inconsistent, artifical, mediocre, and persuasion.
The winning word for the entire competition was turquoise!
Great job students!
Did you know that some 6th graders have been coming to school at 7:15am 2-3 times per week? Why, you might ask?? For Orchestra of course! These dedicated students worked hard all year and had their final performance this morning.
Our music teacher, Mrs. Wangsgard, did a great job with the students and they had some fun songs to perform for the 5th and 6th graders and their parents. Some students also performed their recorders that they've been practicing in music class and at home.
The preschool classes at Canyon got a fun surprise last week when the Bean Museum came to their classroom and helped them learn about (and touch) lots of different animals!
The students took turns picking clues about each animal, and then Mr. Josh pulled out the live animals for them to see and touch!
The kids had a great time learning some fun facts about spiders, snakes, turtles and lizards. The kids' reactions to the animals were priceless; it was a day of school they won't forget!
Do our teachers rock or what?! PTA, students, and parents went all out this week to show teachers how much they appreciate them! The theme was Hollywood Stars, and they treated teachers like they were famous celebrities.
They even had teacher Karaoke where they were entered into a raffle for some awesome gift baskets! Check out these rock stars!