First grade students in Miss Hutching's class have been sharing Christmas traditions. Miriam Pendleton and her mother, Mrs. Becky Pendleton, shared their Christmas tradition of making peppermint candy. Mrs. Pendleton showed the class how she melts the white chocolate in the microwave and crushes the candy canes in her blender. Then she mixed the two together and poured the mixture onto a cookie sheet to cool before breaking into pieces. She had some candy that was already cool and a recipe card that she gave to each of the students in the class.
Canyon Elementary students recognize that many families need extra help this time of year. So student council members from Canyon organized a Food Drive at the school. All classes were invited to participate. Their goal this year was to collect 2100 food items to donate to the local food bank. They surpassed their goal in collecting 2105 items.
Pictured Student Council Members Bottom L-R: Allison Binks, Brooke Burnham, Emmeline Bowman and Drew Swasey.
Top L-R: Nate Chandler, Peyton Pond, Jackson Jeppson, James Dawe, Devin King and Mark Smiley.
Sixth grade students at Canyon Elementary have the opportunity to be peer reading tutors to younger students. Once selected, they are trained to be reading tutors. They meet with second grade students every morning before school for several weeks and tutor them in reading. Lots of books are read and lots of new friendships are made, too.
Pictured L-R: Ariana Massey, Lavi Naulu, Kaylee Jarvis, Kestlee Crouch, Caleb Plew and Kade Argyle.
Second grade students at Canyon Elementary celebrated Thanskgiving with Pilgrim and Indian Days. Students learned more about the first Thanksgiving by rotating through different stations set up in their classrooms. Each station had a differrent activity for the students to participate in such as making Indian headresses, beaded necklaces, childrens' games and food. Teachers and parent helpers enjoyed helping students complete the activities at each station.
Pictured L-R: Ian Coxson, Maecy Marsh, Spencer Weber and Rachel Herbert.
Canyon Elementary Reflections Contest Winners
November 19, 2010
Back to front, left to right
Ariana Massey, Tyler Douglas, Cailey Gammell, Kylee Crook, Hayley VonNeiderhausern, David Nulty, Erin Bendixsen
Sarah Trevino, Hannah Hendricks, Macee Richardson, Sydney Brumfield, Jessica Herron, Madeleine Riding, Kennedy Payne, Bailey Whitehead, Ana Wightman, Michelle Renfeldt
Fifth grade students at Canyon Elementary had their annual States Fair Friday, November 19, 2010. The students got to draw out of a hat the name of a state to do their rerport on. They each worked in class to create a 15 page report about their state. As a culminating activity, they got to make a presentation about their state and students and parents were invited to tour the States Fair in the school auditorium.
Pictured L-R: Sam Darrington, Annalyse Lindholm, Cameron Hanks and Jordyn Bate.
Canyon Elementary had a Halloween parade Thursday, October 28th, where all students got to parade through the halls showing their costumes. After the parade, the second grade classes presented a Halloween program with songs and dances for the students and parents to enjoy.
Second grade students pictured L-R: Damon Jones, Lilly Ricks, Isaac Chappell and Keelie Cheff.
Canyon Student Council and the PTA are sponsoring Red Ribbon Spirit Week Oct. 18-22. Each day of the week has a different theme to build school spirit and remind students to pledge not to do drugs or alcohol. Monday is "Family Fall Carnival Night", Tuesday is "Crazy Hair Day", Wednesday is "Wear Red Day", Thursday is "Opposite Day" and Friday is "Dress Like Your Favorite Hero Day".
Cut line: Crazy Hair Day L-R: Haylee Williams, Nicole Clayson and Katlyn Swan