Mr. Larry Hathaway, custodian at Canyon Elementary, was invited to do a rock presentation for the first-grade students at Canyon. Mr. Hathaway has been a long time rock hound. He told the students how he goes rock hunting in the mountains and collects rocks that he can bring home to cut and polish and turn into jewelery. He showed the students some of the different types of rocks that he has collected and told them that some rocks are used for building materials, some rocks are used as dyes for clothing and some rocks have copper in them and are used to make copper wire.
Mina Money was awarded the Crystal Apple for Canyon Elementary. Mina is a kindergarten teacher that has taught for almost thirty years. She is an exceptional, innovative and creative teacher. Mina works long hours to ensure that her students have the best experience that she can provide. She is right on target when it comes to addressing individual needs and teaching, re-teaching and enriching student learning. Mina is a great leader in the school and a wonderful team member. She has presented at Utah Core Academy and has helped with other inservice in kindergarten.
Fifth-grade students from Canyon Elementary participated in a Wax Museum of United States Presidents and Wives on March 2, 2012. Students in fifth-grade study the United States and the presidents. They did their own research on their assigned president or president's wife to find important and interesting information that they could share. The day of the Wax Museum, they got to dress up like their president or president's wife, and take turns standing and sharing the information from their research. Parents and students got to attend and experience the students as "wax figures" repre
Mrs. Chantelle Oppie's second-grade students at Canyon Elementary are studying the physical properties of matter and how different materials respond to change. While working in groups, they wrote on posters their observations about the properties of some objects that they were given, such as tin foil, paper clips and pipe cleaners. Then they got to make some physical changes to the objects and they recorded their observations again, noting the changes. Students got to share their findings with the rest of the class.
Third-grade students from Canyon Elementary, in Mrs. Rachel Savage's class, showed their creativity by making their valentine boxes at home and bringing them to school on Valentine's Day to hold all of their valentines delivered from their classmates.
Pictured L-R: Lisa Lewis, Addie McLean and Jordyn Pearson.
Fourth-grade students at Canyon Elementary have been learning about Mountain Men in their Utah history studies. Students have been earning pelts by completing assignments and showing good behavior. They used their pelts to buy and sell goods they brought from home for their "Bartering Bash."
Pictured: Boys L-R: Channing Paxman and Koby Parry. Girls L-R: Libby Reynolds and Sarah Doerr.
A group of third-grade students from Canyon Elementary are participating in a Rad KIDS safety program. Rad KIDS is a personal empowerment safety education program for children. It is taught by certified instructors. The Rad KIDS goal is to empower children with an understanding of what their options are and to train them with the skills they need to be safe.
Pictured L-R: Cali Johnson, Nicole Clayson and Tanner Koyle.
Fourth-grade students at Canyon Elementary had the opportunity to see and learn more about reptiles in an assembly from the Bean Museum of BYU. After discussing many different things about reptiles, students got to see a real lizard, snake, and turtle.
Pictured L-R: Grant Johnson, Cameron Jolly, Meg (Bean Museum Presenter) and Brad Dixon.
Mountain Man, Scott Sorenson visited the fourth-grade students of Canyon Elementary Friday, Jan. 27, 2012. This was a great experience for our students. They loved hearing about famous mountain men, learning more about what a mountain man does, asking questions, and actually getting to touch real animal pelts.
Fifth-grade students from Canyon Elementary displayed their science projects at their annual Science Fair held at the school Jan. 26, 2012. Students formed a hypothesis for their science projects and then set up their own experimental trials to prove or disprove their hypothesis. They kept a journal of their work and finally put together a display showing the results. Some students worked with a team and others did individual projects. The winners will now go on to the district science fair.