December 2015

December Reading Reward Assembly

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Larsen students enjoyed an interactive reading reward for the month of December.  3rd grade teachers put a Christmas trivia game together using multiple choice questions on a program called "Kahoot".  The participants would have to be the first to answer electronically on the chromebook to receive their points. The teams were matched students against teachers.  Teachers came out victorious but the students sure gave it their best shot.  Keep up the great reading students during the holiday break!

4th Grade Visit With Real Mountain Man

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Larsen 4th Grade had a visit from a real life “Rough & Tough Mountain Man”!  Scott Grizzly Sorensen came and shared tale tales and stories about all the mountain men we’ve been learning about. Students were scared out of their seats when he set his beaver trap and it SNAPPED shut!  He let all the 4th graders see his different hides and even touch them.  He also left a copy of his latest book, be sure to check it out at the library. Dear Mr. Mountain Man, by Scott Grizzly Sorensen.

Here Comes Santa Claus

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Larsen Elementary had Santa and his helpers show up to our school Christmas sing-a-long.  The students had a great time singing with him, his reindeer and elves.  Thank you 4th, 5th and 6th grade teachers for leading us in some Christmas cheer!

Larsen Choir Performs for School

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The Larsen Elementary Choir performed a inspiring Christmas program for all the students today.  They sang many of the Christmas favorites but also had learned festive songs from others countries and cultures.  Mrs. Richardson and Mrs. Wilson are over the choir and do a fanatstic job.  Thanks for all your hard work!

5th Grade Freedom Quilt

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An important part of 5th grade history is the Civil War and slavery. Larsen 5th grade students had the chance to create a quilt like those used on the underground railroad to show the path to freedom. Each square tells its own story!

4th Grade Learns About Mountain Men

Larsen 4th graders have been learning all about mountain men, fur traders, trappers, scouts and guides that explored the Utah Territory.  They drew some pictures that represent who they were.  Some of these men were Peter Skene Ogden, Jed Smith, Kit Carson, William H. Ashley, Jim Bridger and James Beckworth.  Great job 4th grade!

Inclement Weather Guidlines

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Inclement Weather Guidelines

 

As cold weather arrives, has already arrived, I just want to make clear the inclement weather procedures for Larsen Elementary.  There are many elements to consider when deciding if students should stay in for recess or if they can be safe outside.  Listed below are just a few guidelines that we will follow.

 

  1. When the temperature is below 20 degrees, we will have recess inside the school.  This will also take into account the wind chill factor and precipitation that may have inside even though the temperature is above 20 degrees.

  2. Between 20-30 degrees students will have the option of staying in if they are ill and have a note from their parent indicating how long they would like them to stay in.

  3. The school building will be open at 8 am for students to come in and begin their day.  If your student needs to be dropped off before then we encourage you to have them get a note for the early morning 4-H class from Mrs. Eckhardt and register them to be able to come into Mr. Teuscher’s classroom before 8 am.  This allows the students access to warmth with the supervision of a teacher.

  4. We are sensitive to the air quality during the winter season and the stress this causes many students with asthma and other respiratory problems.  We follow the recommended guidelines given by the Utah Department of Air Quality.

  5. All of these procedures are monitored daily and just before students will be heading outside for recess to ensure the safety of each student.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns regarding the health and safety of your child please contact the school at 801-798-4035.  These guidelines will also be on our school website at Larsen.nebo.edu

  6. When there is a severe storm or weather, here are the procedures for parents to know if there is school.  The district office will make a decision by 6:30 am and a parent link will be sent out to notify parents.  They will always have it listed on the district website www.nebo.edu as well.  You will be notified before school starts what the decision is.  Most likely it will be a delayed start to school and not a total cancellation.

     

    *To view guidelines and current temps and air quality levels go to www.airquality.utah.gov

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