Aliya and Zane Cruz shared some of their Native American culture with their classes to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day which was held November 3rd. They each performed a native dance in regalia. Aliya danced the Fancy Shawl dance while Zane danced the Grass dance. They did a great job and classmates enjoyed seeing and learning more about their culture.
Some of the classes at Larsen had the priviledge to meet Tom Turkey and learn a little more about him when he visited our school. Students learned a few interesting facts about turkeys: Male turkeys "gobble" but female turkeys "bark". When a male turkeys are calm their heads are blue but when they are mad they turn red. Also, during the Revolutionary days, their long feathers were used to write with. We hope we don't see Tom Turkey on our tables in a couple weeks!
Larsen students were so lucky to have a Western Hoe Down from the Gains ABC the Arts and Me Program. A couple from St. George that have been square dancing for 45 years came and showed students all the different steps to square dancing. Three seperate assemblies were held so that students had hands on help learning the steps. Students had so much fun and enjoyed learning a new form of art.
Here is information on the Sub for Santa program for families in need during this holiday season. Please look at both pictures to see dates and times of open houses through out Utah County. The number to call for any questions on the Sub for Santa program is 801-356-6200.
The TYE Company from UVU presented "Jack and the Beanstalk" to the students at Larsen. It was a delightful musical that was actually written by a UVU student. The theater students at UVU perform a traveling play each semester for elementary schools. The role of Jack was performed by our own Mrs. Voss' son.
Larsen Elementary held it's annual spooky Halloween Parade. Students and teachers marched around showing all the parents and family their Halloween costumes. After the parade, the PTA helpers planned parties full of games, crafts and food for each class. Thank you to all who helped and made Halloween at Larsen a spooky day.
Larsen Elementary was transformed into Hogwarts for Halloween. When students walked in the door it was as if they had just walked into the halls of the magical school. It was so fun to see all the childrens faces look in amazement as they walked through the halls. Many of them were so excited to see characters from their favorite Harry Potter novels. They were even excited to see the man "who's name shall not be named." Happy Halloween from Hogwarts!
Larsen 4th and 6th graders and the unique opprotunity to visit the Jordanelle Dam and take a tour of the sight sponsored by CUWCD . Students were able to learn how they use water to create electricity. The Jordanelle Dam Hydropower plant is a green power source—it leaves no carbon footprint. Hydropower is one of the most efficient ways to generate energy. After touring the Dam the students were provided lunch and even got some prizes to take home. Thank you CUWCD for letting Larsen Elementary visit.