Mrs. Eckhardt's kindergarten classes celebrated Nursery Rhyme day. Each child dressed up like a character from a nursery rhyme, and shared their rhyme with the class. They also made retelling puppets for several nursery rhymes, and tasted curds and whey. Way to go Kindergarteners!
Mrs. Eckhardt's kindergarten classes showed their painting skills at a class mini museum during parent teacher conferences. Each student created three paintings for the museum. One painting inspired by the book "Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late", one inspired by the big book "Mrs. Wish Washy", and one painting inspired by learning about Artist Georgia O'Keefe.A big things to Mr. Gillespie at MMHS for loaning us his portable art gallery to display our paintings!
Our own Mrs. Head received the PEAK Award last night. This award stands for Positive Energy and Kind employees. Mrs. Head is always so kind and friendly to everyone that comes to Larsen. She makes everyone feel loved and accepted. We love you Mrs. Head and appreciate all you do for Larsen. She was nominated by Principal Andersen. Below is the nomination that was written about her.
Kim Head, Secretary, Larsen Elementary
Nominated by: Garrett Andersen
“Kim always goes out of her way to make parents and students feel accepted in the front office of Larsen Elementary. She always has a smile. The love she has for her job beams through everything she does. Kim has gone the extra mile in helping several families get the needed documents and approval to enroll in school because she knows the importance of getting kids here and supporting the parents. Kim has helped take on a massive shift in our school culture. I know that we could not have made this shift without her help and understanding. I appreciate ALL that she does for Larsen.”
4-H Registration begins this Thursday morning (January 15, 2015) at 7:00 am. Please use the following link to get a "ticket" for the event. You don’t need to even print the tickets. The cost for this session is $10.00, with a special buy one, get one half off ($5.00 for the second class) which needs to be paid in the office. The program to register is different than we have used before, but we think you will like the change. You DO have to sign up for eventbrite before you can get "tickets" but it only requires an email and a password. The link is http://www.eventbrite.com/o/larsen-afterschool-4-h-7744638621?s=32347819 click on sign up first in the top right corner.
THE TIME ON THE REGISTRATION INFORMATION IS WRONG! CLASSES RUN FROM 2:45-4:15 (NOT 3:15 AS LISTED) MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. CLASSES RUN FROM 2:00-3:30 ON WEDNESDAYS.
Our 3rd graders were lucky to have Claudia Jex come into their classes and show them how to make some snowman chalk art. Mrs. Jex is the Visual Art Specialist for the district. Larsen Elementary was given some grant money from the Beverly Taylor Sorensen Arts Learning Program to purchase some special art materials for each classroom. Thanks Mrs. Jex for helping us learn more about art!
Mrs. Eckhardt's afternoon kindergarten class got a special treat. Mike and Marlene Lauritzen, whose granddaughter Sadie Reavis is in the class, came to sing Christmas carols and tell stories to the class. The pair have made it a family tradition to go and sing Christmas songs with the class of each of their grandchildren when they are in kindergarten.
Larsen Elementary students had a very fun Christmas Sing-A-Long with some special visitors. We had Santa, some of the reindeer, Buddy the Elf, and The Grinch come and spread some holiday cheer. Mr. Andersen even got to sit on Santa's lap. It was a holly jolly time! Merry Christmas from everyone here at Larsen!
Larsen 3rd graders had a great time creating some really "sweet" gingerbread houses. There was so much candy to choose from that each house was different. The students were so creative and had so much fun! Thanks to the 3rd grade teachers and all the parent voulunteers for helping the kids decorate the gingerbread houses! Merry Christmas!!