March 2014

Seussical Celebration

Attributions: 
N.Hansen / K.Beckstead

Larsen Elementary recently celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday with a very Seussical celebration.  We started the morning with a special assembly and sang the song "Dr. Seuss, We Love You."  We read part of McElligot's Pool as a school and then each class, Kindergarten through 6th grade memorized a Dr. Seuss poem and recited it in front of the entire student body during the assembly.  Everyone did a wonderful job!

The rest of the school day was filled with more Dr. Seuss stories and reading fun.  Dr. Seuss would be proud of our Larsen Leopards!!  WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!!

Building Bridges!!

Attributions: 
J. Friant

Larsen Elementary 5th grade students celebrated National Engineer's Week on February 21, 2014.  Craig Friant, a civil engineer, gave a pesentation on how all types of engineers solve everyday problems. the 5th graders participated in a toothpick and marshmallow bridge building contest. The longest bridge came from Mr. Teuscher's class at 12 1/2" long.  WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!

4th Grade Students Learn A Little Something About Utah Pioneers and Travel Back In Time

Attributions: 
N.Hansen

Larsen Elementary's Fourth Graders have been learning about Utah pioneers and traveled back in time to the 1850s. Dressed as Pioneers, they celebrated this day by playing pioneer games, churning butter, pioneer cooking and crafts.  The highlight of the day was dancing the Virginia Reel and the Texas Star for and with their parents. WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!!

The Year Of The Horse!

Attributions: 
N.Hansen

For Chinese New Year here at Larsen, we were privileged to have Mr. & Mrs. Robison come and speak to the 1st grade and 5th grade students about the culture and traditions that are customary in China for the New Year Celebration. Mrs. Robison spent 2 years living there while serving an LDS Mission. The celebration lasts 15 days and this year is the year of the horse. The Chinese calendar has 12 different animal symbols which rotate every year.

Some of the different customs celebrating the New Year are a lot different than ours here in the United States. The older generation will give money in fancy envelopes to everyone in their family as long as they are not married. They believe that oranges symbolize wealth and good luck, and firecrackers bring luck and new life. They also drink a lot of tea and they do not think that cold water is good for you.

Rice is one of their mainstays for food and they do not use silverware. Instead they have mastered the art of eating with chopsticks.

Mr. & Mrs. Robison were nice enough to bring several different things for everyone to taste and sample. The students got to try White Rabbit candy, Strawberry and Chocolate wafer sticks, Lucky Candy and Chrysanthemum Tea.

A BIG thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Robison for coming and introducing us to something fun and new. WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!