DARE is an acronym for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. This program is taught to 5th graders at Canyon Elementary, and we are proud to say that they have all graduated successfully. In honor of this, each 5th grader was awarded an official DARE Tshirt and certificate. Way to go 5th graders. Remember to just say, "NO!"
On January 21st, 2016, Canyon Elementaryś sixth grade took a trip to BYU campus for Sports Hero Day. The students had a TON of fun participating in and watching various sports activities, including soccer, swimming, gymnastics, and more. At the end, we gathered at a gym and heard speeches from a lot of people, including the one and only Tyler Mangum!! We also were anxious to learn who won the Essay Contest from our school. Overall, the trip was really great.
Brian Reagon has a hard time with Spelling Bees, but not our Canyon 5th and 6th graders! On January 29, 48 students squared off during our Second Annual Spelling Bee. The competition was fierce, but Ben Walker came out on top. This qualified him to represent our school at the Regional Spelling Bee. He proved himself to be a true "Spelling Champion" by coming in 7th place out of 54 competitors. Way to spell Ben!
It's official! There is now a whole new group of Radkids! Radkids are students who know how to protect themselves from strangers. Today was GRADUATION DAY! It is impressive what these kids know and can do. Radkids does not tell your child what we hope they will do, we actually teach, train and empower children with real skills so they can recognize, avoid, resist and if necessary escape violence or harm in their lives.
The sixth grade students are learning about the planets and our solar system. In these picture it shows a project that they did outside with chalk to measure the distance between the planets. First, they all got a paper listing the measurements of how far apart all of the planets are from each other. The measurements were scaled down to what it would be like in centimeters and inches. With chalk they got to draw a line with points showing where the different planets would be. It was not only fun to be outside and play with chalk but, it was a great learning experience!
Did you know cowboys think reading is important? The Champion Cowboys that participate in the Champion Challenge Rodeo held early summer in Spanish Fork recently visited Canyon Elementary. Their message was #1: It's important to read! They challenged the students of Canyon Elementary to make sure to meet the reading goal for the month of March. All students who do that will be entered into a drawing to win tickets to the rodeo! #2: Bullying is no good! They taught what we should do if we witness bullying. It was a great assembly.
The halls of Canyon Elementary were mysteriously changed to an exceptional Art Museum on Feb. 29. The artwork filled the walls and created a wonderland for all who attended. We even had visitors from the Utah State Board of Education, who asked to borrow some of the pieces for display in their building in SLC. Thanks to the PTA, who planned, hung artwork and provided refreshments for this first annual event.
Leaping, reading, pretending and having fun were all part of Canyon Elementary's celebration in honor of Dr. Seuss and Literacy. Monday was "Leap Day", so we "Leaped into Literacy" by wearing green and participating in Musical Lilypads! We wore crazy socks in honor of the Dr. Seuss Book "Fox in Socks" and another day was dress like a Dr. Seuss character. A favorite tradition at Canyon Elementary is Parent's and Pastries. Parents and students lined our halls before school started eating donuts and reading together. The week culminated with a readathon. Canyon School loves literacy!