Our 5th grade classes had a contest to see who could pass off math facts first. Ms. Camps class won the competition. She was the lucky one that got to have a pie thrown in her face because of how awesome her class did. Mrs. Thomas got to help with it too. Thank you Ms. Camps for being a great sport and great job 5th graders for passing off your math facts!
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Larsen Elementary received a wonderful gift from the family of Karen Anderson who passed away in 2009. Mrs. Anderson was a beloved 1st grade teacher here for many years and we are honored that her children donated a nursery rhyme lamp to our library in her name.
Karen loved reading and children. She helped many students ages 5-6 learn how to read. Later, she taught reading to other teachers as a Literacy Specialist for Nebo School District. We are grateful for this donation and our students will have great memories of reading by it.
Our Leopard Spotlight this week is Mr. Jensen. He is one of our 5th grade teachers. This is his 2nd year teaching at Larsen and he is loved by all his students! Here are some fun facts about Mr. Jensen:
Favorite Subject in School: Math
Hobbies: Hunting and sports
Favorite Book: Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver
Favorite Sports Teams: Yankees and Jazz
Favorite Quote: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky
What he loves most about Larsen is the staff and students.
This weeks Leopard Spotlight is Mrs. Martin. She teaches our speech preschool called TLC on Thursdays. Mrs. Martin always has fun ways to help her students learn and is always cheerful. Here are some fun facts about her:
Favorite Subject in School: Reading
Hobbies: Cooking and exercising
Favorite Author: Heather Horrocks
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Quote: "Don't worry. Be happy!"
Favorite thing about Larsen is how professional everyone is.
Discovery Gateway visited Mrs. Eckhardt's kindergarten class today. They helped them learn a little more about energy through their science PEP program. PEP stands for Potential Enegry Program. Students were excited with all the fun activities they participated in and learned a lot about energy. Thank you DIscovery Gateway for coming and teaching our kindergarteners.
Mrs. Beckstead received the PEAK Award and the district board meeting last night. She was nominated by our principal, Mrs. Thomas. PEAK is an acronym for Positive Energy and Kindness. Mrs. Beckstead is every bit of that. Here is what Mrs. Thomas said about her:
"“Karalee is a very fun and positive person to be around. She brings so much laughter and fun to each day. Karalee is also an extremely hard worker and a dedicated employee. She spends way more time at school than is expected, just to make sure that other employees are ready and well prepared in their respective jobs. She is very knowledgeable in helping new teachers prepare and feel successful as they begin their first few years of teaching. She brings out the best in others with her encouraging words and her positive outlook. Karalee also steps in to complete many tasks that have little to do with her specific job assignment--and does so happily. Karalee is a great asset to Larsen, and we are lucky to have her!”
Our Instructional Coach, Ms. Leavitt, received a generous grant from the Nebo Education Foundation. This money will be used towards new guided reading materials for teachers to use in their classrooms. Thank you Nebo Education Foundation for helping Larsen students be better readers and successful students.