Fourth Graders were excited to have a real-life mountain man, Scott Sorenson visit us at Larsen recently. He kept us spell-bound as he told us tall tales as well as true stories about the adventures of real mountain men. We also loved the animal calls he did for us and were excited to learn that we can call a chipmunk by wetting our hand and kissing it. Believe me, we all had to try it. It was very exciting to see all of the furs of the many different animals he brought to show us. WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!
Larsen Elementary recently had some very special visitors come to our school to help us honor Veteran's Day. We are so proud of all of our veterans and enjoyed having them come and talk to us this year. We watched a video presentation, and each one of the Veterans and our own Mr. Scoubes, introduced themselves and talked to the students and told us a little about where they have served. It was a very touching and moving assembly reminding us all of what these wonderful Veterans have sacrificed and done for us and our Country so that we can be free. At the end of the assembly we were privileged to have one of the Veterans play "Taps"! It was the great start to a very honorable day!
Mrs. Sorensen's class was issued the challenge of doing one Random Act of Kindness a day for fifteen days (making their goal 450 random acts of kindness). Some of their random acts of kindness included raking leaves for neighbors, cooking dinner for their family, cleaning sibling’s rooms, holding the door open for people, and starting a food/clothing drive for our school. As the acts of kindness came flooding in, it changed the atmosphere of the classroom and leaked over into our school. When they counted their final total, after the fifteen days, they had 481 Random Acts of Kindness, surpassing their original goal. They have also decided to keep going to see how many they can get by the end of the year. Join the fun, do a Random Act of Kindness today! WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!
Larsen Elementary recently held their Reflections contest and our amazing students showed off their wonderful talents. This years theme was Believe, Dream, Inspire. Here are the winners of this years Reflections contest: Makell Heaton, Kate Oldham, Katie Warren, Shanae Orton, Breanna Harding, Kaitlyn Heaton, Brock Anderson, Paisley Nelson, Tanner Despain, Micah Wallace, Joshua Slaugh, Erin Lowe, Morgan Nuttall, Brenna Melton, Katrina Pulido, Brock Anderson, Abigail Hansen, Tanner Despain, Allison Slaugh, Kaylee Knotts, Emily Marshall, Ryan Parkinson, Breanna Harding, Daniel Graham, Cade Parkinson, Bethany Jewkes, Hyrum Jewkes, Makell Heaton, Amelia Slaugh, Jaisley Hunsaker, Shilyn Jensen, Kaitlyn Heaton. Congratulations to all of our awesome students. WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!
Larsen students recently got a little bit "smarter" than before. Last week students had a fun assembly where they were instructed by "Netsmartz" spokeperson Barbara Decker on computer and internet safety. Larsen students got to watch a fun video and learned about using the internet and what they are supposed to do or not to do about giving out information over the internet, cyber bullying, and websites not intended for our students. Thank you to NetSmartz for coming out and better educating our great students. Way To Go Leopards!
Larsen students had a fun filled day for Halloween. Students, teachers, staff and parents had a blast with our annual costume parade while viewing all of the creative costumes. We had many visitors throughout the school today. Nurses, Dr.'s, witches, pirates, zombies, frankenstein and superheroes filled the halls and we even had celebrities from Duck Dynasty visit us as well. We ended our fun filled day with class parties and lots of treats and goodies. A big thank you to all of the class helpers who made our Halloween day possible. WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!
Mrs. Eckhardts afternoon Kindergarten class have been drawing and learning alot about maps lately. The students decided to make a map of the playground and then they buried a secret box. They invited Mrs. Buffum's 1st grade class to come outside and help them find and share the surprise. Everyone had alot of fun and both classes were excited to "DIG" for buried treasure! Way To Go Leopards!
Larsen recently held their 2nd annual bookmark contest where each student had the opportunity to create and draw a bookmark. 5 winners were chosen from the entries and the winning entries will be copied for the rest of the students to each have one. The winners each received a brand new book where they will be able to put those bookmarks to good use. We have very talented boys and girls at Larsen Elementary and we want to thank all of those who participated and congratulations to all of the winners. A huge THANK YOU to Mrs. Mundinger, our wonderful librarian, for putting this contest together each year!!
Here are the winners of the Bookmark Contest for 2013:
2nd Grade - Katie Warren-Mrs. Diede. 3rd Grade - Addison Stubbs-Mrs. Stokes. 4th Grade - Emily Marshall-Mrs. Johnson. 5th Grade - Erin Lowe-Mrs. Mantilla. 6th Grade - Jenevieve Wallace-Mrs. Waite. WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!
Red Ribbon Week started off with "Wear Red Monday". The color red represents courage and our Larsen Leopards all have the courage to say "NO" to drugs! Tuesday was "Crazy Sock Day", and students wore crazy and funny socks to encourage all of our friends to not be bullies and stay away from drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. Wednesday the students dressed up like their favorite hero and also made pledge banners which all of the students sighned lined our school halls! Thursday was "Hat Day"! Students wore their favorite craziest and funniest hats, and even the teachers joined in on the fun! Friday we ended our Red Ribbon Week by celebrating our school spirit. Larsen students wore their school shirts to show their school spirit and that they can make a difference in the world by saying NO to drugs! WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!