January 2012

2nd Graders Go "Mining"!

Attributions: 
N.Hansen
Students stand in front of the giant dump truck tires.
Look how big, standing at the overlook of the mine!!
Students tour the visitor center
Learning facts about copper and the mine.
Excited students riding the bus.
It was a long ride home.

2nd grade students loved their visit to Utah's Kennecott Bingham Copper Canyon Mine in Bingham UT. The 2nd graders were completely amazed at how big the mine actually was.  The huge mine is 2-3/4 miles across at the top and 3/4 of a mile deep. You could stack two Sears Towers on top of each other and still not reach the top of the mine.

Students were in awe of the giant electric shovels that can scoop 85 tons of material in a single pass, and the giant dump trucks which stand over 23 feet tall.  After all of the students had a great time touring the visitors center playing with all of the interactive displays and exhibits and learing lots of fun new things, the students had a picnic lunch at a nearby park.  What an amazing fun day! WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!

Famous Author "Brandon Mull" visits Larsen Elementary

Attributions: 
N.Hansen
Students loved meeting Brandon Mull
Brandon Mull talks to students about becoming great authors.
Students chosen from the audience got to make up their own funny story with Mr. Mull.

The students at Larsen Elementary were thrilled to have the wonderful opportunity to meet the famous author, Brandon Mull of the popular series Fablehaven. Students loved listening to Mr. Mull tell about his life grwoing up and how he became a writer, then he talked to and explained how students themselves can become great authors and story tellers themselves. Brandon Mull answered lots of questions from curious children and the best part was when Mr. Mull chose several students from out of the audience to come up on stage with him to make up their own funny story.  A very big thank you to Brandon Mull for taking the time to come and visit Larsen Elementary!