The fourth graders enjoyed a fabulous activity to wind up their Pioneer Unit as well as the school year. They peeled potatoes and pounded nails among other things pioneers might have done. They participated in good old fashioned races and even danced. The day finished up with sampling authentic Pioneer food. Check with a fourth grader to get more details.
What do you do when you can't go to the pool? That's the dilemma Canyon School faced. The solution was a "Splash Blast". The day was filled with water games at our school. Water Kickball complete with a slip and slide to home, soccer in the sprinklers, sponge games and a slip and slide were the games. A firetruck came and made sure everyone was wet. Of course the day also included a picnic outside and ice cream. It was so much fun, it might become an annual event!
Despite the chill in the air, our fifth graders enjoyed a day learning about and honoring our local veterans. Each student was given a red, white or blue T-shirt and a dog tag with the name of a veteran to "walk" for. They enjoyed a flag raising ceremony and spent 20 minutes at different stations learning from our local veterans, and learning other things. For a more complete summary of the day, ask a fifth grader. Thank you American Legion Post 68.