Shelly Graham, music technician at Canyon Elementary, has been teaching a choir class to students after school. Wednesday, Dec. 15th, choir members got to sing Christmas carrols at the Orem University Mall for parents and mall shoppers. They also preformed at Canyon Elementary on Monday, Dec. 20th. Audience members got into the Christmas spirit as they got to sing-along with the choir on their last song.
Students at Canyon Elementary participate in the Ken Garff road to Success reading program. Students record each night that they read at home on their reading goal charts. When they meet their goal, their teachers give them entry slips to write their names on to put in a container for a school wide drawing. Friday, Dec. 17th, our principal, Mr.
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.