Friday April 4th, we held our March Madness Basketball Shootout!! Students were required to read during the month of March and received tickets with their names on them to be put into a drawing. We drew one girl and one boy from each grade level. The students were able to choose ANY adult in the school to shoot baskets for/with them. They had one minute to shoot from five different marked spots on the floor and for every basket shot they received $1.00. tons of other prizes were given out such as gift certificates, books, folders and lots more fun items. WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!!
On April 1, we had an assembly from the Champions' Challenge Rodeo that is coming to Spanish Fork on Saturday, May 31. The assembly was hosted by Randy Munns, the rodeo clown, along with members of the Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Royalty and members of the Rodeo Committee. Randy Munns dressed up one of our students Cameron Rose, like a rodeo clown and taught him how to jump in the bull-fighting barrel. He also taught Mr. Andersen what it was like in the barrel! During the month of April we will be doing a Champions' Reading Challenge where the students will be eligible to win two tickets to the rodeo. There will be two tickets available on each grade level for reading. So lets READ READ READ!!! WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!!
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!!!
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!!
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!!!
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!!
February is national dental hygiene month and the second graders have been learning alot about taking care of their teeth! Several of the wives of dentists in our surrounding area came and put on a puppet show for them! The second graders learned how important it is to take care of their teeth! They learned how to brush and floss and how often, they learned when to go to the dentist, and what to do to make sure their permanent teeth don't fall out. They had a lot of fun and loved the puppets! WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!
Larsen Elementary would like to congratulate the winners of the 2013-2014 Science Fair and wish them good luck as they move on and represent our school at the district level. The winners will advance to the District Science Fair on February 25, 2014.
Science Fair Winners:
Mrs. Mantilla's Class; Kayden Cruz, Brandon Collings, Nathan Clegg.
Mr. Teuscher's Class; Brittan Robison, Dallin Dennison.
Mr. Scoubes' Class; Haley Cardoza, Daniel Graham.
Mrs. Sorensen's Class; Hanna Prigmore, Adam Jensen.
Mrs. Waite's Class; Jenna Wallace & Bethany Jewkes, Isabel Hirst & Abigail Hansen.
Congratulations to all of our students. WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!
Our wonderful art teacher, Mrs. Taylor recently had the fun idea for all of the children to each make a snowman to decorate our halls at Larsen. Every student put a fun and personalized twist on their own snowmen so that there is not one frosty that looks the same. They all turned out so cute and made our walls look a bit "Cooler". WAY TO GO LEOPADS!!
Wednesday January 29, 2014 Larsen Elementary recently held its annual Science Fair. Fifth and Sixth grade students, (and parents) spent hundreds of hours in the last couple of weeks working on and preparing their wonderful projects and experiments to be judged and displayed. Students researched how popcorn pops, baking in glass verses metal, plant growth, makeup colors, light, altitude, boat buoyancy, battery life, static electricity, soap bubbles and many more exciting and educational topics. The other grades K-4th also visited the fair and listened to the 5th and 6th graders explain as they told them about their experiments and how they worked and completed their projects. Thank you and congratulations to all of those 5th and 6th grade students who participated. WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!