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!!
During PE time in school the students play a game where they build castles, so some of our 4H students in the Open Gym 4H class thought they would see how they could build a castle without it falling making it 4 castles high. The students had alot of fun building it. Some of the other activities in our 4H Open Gym class include Lacrosse, hockey and basketball. Way to go Leopards!!
The second graders enjoyed a fun filled day at the Lehi Hutchings Museum for their fall field trip! There were lots of artifacts that showed the second graders what life was like during different time periods. They also got to see lots of rocks and fossils found all over Utah. Before we headed back to school we stopped to eat our lunch at North Park. It was a great day!
Larsen 5th grade students have been very busy lately. They recently worked on a history unit about different Native Indian tribes. Each student selected a tribe and made a 3-D diorama about the tribe they had selected. Some of the tribes they were able to choose from were; Navajo, Cherokee, Chinook, Aztec, Makah and many more. The students did an amazing job and they are all very creative! Great job 5th Grade!!
On Wednesday, September 4, we had a special guest come and do an assembly for us. Paul the Reading Magician came and taught us about the importance of reading. He did lots of magic tricks that really got the crowd excited. Paul came to kick-off our Road to Success Reading Program that our school is participating in. With Road to Success students register and track their reading online. Students had a lot of fun too! Way To Go Leopards!!
On August 30th we were privileged to have Mr. Osmond who works with Richard Paul Evans come and do an assembly to teach our students about the importance of reading. This assembly was sponsored by Richard Paul Evans, the author of the Michael Vey series books. Mr. Osmond had lots of eager students and teachers volunteer to participate in a game show and answer questions about books they had read. Way To Go Leopards!
A great BIG welcome back to all of our students for a wonderful new school year! We look forward to a new adventure for the 2013-2014 school year with our brand new office and our awesome new teachers. It is going to be a terriffic journey for all of us! WAY TO GO LEAPORDS!!