In conjunction with Red Ribbon Week, students enjoyed watching a bike safety assembly put on by Rich Wieber and his son. Both Mr. Wieber and his son are professional bike stunt riders. They have practiced and perfected their stunts over many years. They told the students to always check their bike's brakes, tires, and bike seat before riding and to always wear a bike helmet. At the end of the assembly, they had two teacher volunteers, Miss Jamie Hamblin and Mrs. Angie Perkins, lie down on the gym floor and Rich's son jumped his bike over them.
The first-graders just finished their "Pumsy" unit with the school counselor, Mrs. Andria Lewis. Pumsy helped the students learn about: being able to do hard things, being special, how to take a self-time out, how to get over their fears, and adjusting to change. If you have a first-grader, ask them what they learned from Pumsy!
Pictured: Mrs. Dawn Snell's class with their Pumsy Diplomas
November 9, 2012, members of the Spanish Fork Veterans of Foreign Wars, came to Canyon Elementary to present a special Veterans' Day assembly. Students got to watch a video showing service men and women serving in the military and they also go to hear members of the Spanish Fork Veterans tell a little bit about what they did and where they served when they were in the military. Then at the conclusion, they played taps as the flags were retired and Canyon Elementary students sang "I'm Proud to be an American" to say Thank You to our veterans.
Students in Mrs. Jenna Reid's second grade class got to learn about place value with "Marshmellow Math". Each marshmellow stood for a place value; ones, tens, and hundreds. Students got to stack cereal pieces on toothpicks sticking out from each marshmellow. Then they counted the cereal pieces from each of the place value marshmellows and wrote the number in standard and expanded notation form.
Pictured: Taxya Talbot
The Museum of Natural History came from Salt Lake City to Canyon Elementary's fourth-grade classes and brought many different animal samples for the students to explore. Students wrote down observations they made about the samples as well as questions they formed while making observations. All four fourth-grade classes were involved. Students learned a lot and had a great time.
Pictured: Daxton Fredericks classifying a frog
The students, faculty and staff at Canyon Elementary had fun dressing up for Halloween. Students got to parade through the halls in their costumes while parents took pictures.
Picture 1, Students: Top L-R: Ian Abpllanalp, Ty Andersen and Kate Darrington
Bottom L-r: Saylor Giles and Eliza Pope
Picture 2, 4th Grade Teachers L-R: Miss Jamie Hamblin, Miss Nicole Fellows and Miss Bonnie Wickes
UDOT sponsored the "Walk More in Four 2012" contest which encourages students to start the year on the right foot by walking and biking to school safely for the chance to win prizes. If students walked or biked to school at least three days a week each week for the month of September, and marked their progress on a chart, they could send in their chart for a chance to win prizes. Austin Burnham, in Mr. Scott Bates' 5th grade at Canyon Elementary, was selected by UDOT to win a scooter and a bike helmet. Cherise Wood, from UDOT, presented Austin with his award.
Mrs. Kayla Cole is the teacher/staff spotlight this week. Mrs. Cole is a skill-building coach at Canyon Elementary. She has been married for 2 years and has a busy 10 month old baby boy named Bentley. Mrs. Cole went to Spanish Fork High School and she also went to cosmotology school. Her favorite foods are Mexican food, especially chips and salsa. She also loves pizza and pasta. Her favorite vacation is going camping or boating with her family. Her favorite quote is, "Stop living life for what's around the corner and start enjoying the walk down the street." --Grant L.