Grandparents are the best!!! Amelia Wessman, a 3rd grader in Miss Nuttalls's class, gets to share her grandpa with our class every Monday. Grandpa, as he wants to be called, visits our class every Monday with a new book and lesson. We love listening to his expression and life lessons. We also love that he takes the time to explain things going on in the book and when he lets us use our reading skills as he asks us to share our thoughts and predictions.
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All of the 4th-grade students earned and saved Beaver Pelts for the month of November. Before Thanksgiving, they had the opportunity to sell and trade items they had created or purchased such as scrunchies, soda, candy, and homemade ornaments. It was so much fun to see their creativity shine through the crafts and items they brought to sell.
Mrs. Perkins took the sixth-grade students into the computer lab for a space mission. The goal of the mission is to set up accurate defense systems around the planets and some moons in our solar system. The students then test the systems through a holographic simulation. Canyon Elementary is fortunate to have an InfiniD Learning Lab at our school which allows students to apply what they learn in class through game-like simulations.
Canyon's PTA sponsored our Literacy Month with reading contests, a book swap, and a poetry slam. Students in fourth through sixth grade wrote poems and entered them into a contest. The winners were able to read their poems during an assembly. Three BYU students came and shared their poetry with the students. Congratulations to all the winners and those that participated. Keep writing and being creative!
BYU's Dunk Team and volunteer student athletes came to Canyon for an assembly. They talked to the students and faculty about being strong mentally, socially, and physically. They emphasized that it's okay to make a mistake. The key is to keep on trying and not to give up. They also emphasized the importance of teamwork. The students loved the assembly, especially watching Cosmo and our own Mr. Evans slam dunk the ball!
We are proud to be an American! Our local Veterans visited our school for Veterans day and Miss Nuttall's class took the opportunity to color a picture and write them a kind note. Not only did the Veterans smile and enjoy the notes, but the third graders beamed with pride as they participated in this kind act. It's amazing what a little kindness can do for all involved.
Students in Miss Washburn's class celebrated America's Independence this week at the end of their Revolutionary War unit. Students wrote about America and what they have learned in Social studies. They also played a Revolution Quiz game. In addition, they participated in some patriotic activities and had a treat!