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4th Grade Students Travel Back In Time!!

Playing pioneer games
Students learned games that pioneer children used to play.

Larsen 4th graders traveled back in time to the 1850s.  Dressed as pioneers, they participated in pioneer games, 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!!!

2nd Graders Go "Mining"!

Attributions: 
N.Hansen
Students stand in front of the giant dump truck tires.
Look how big, standing at the overlook of the mine!!
Students tour the visitor center
Learning facts about copper and the mine.
Excited students riding the bus.
It was a long ride home.

2nd grade students loved their visit to Utah's Kennecott Bingham Copper Canyon Mine in Bingham UT. The 2nd graders were completely amazed at how big the mine actually was.  The huge mine is 2-3/4 miles across at the top and 3/4 of a mile deep. You could stack two Sears Towers on top of each other and still not reach the top of the mine.

Students were in awe of the giant electric shovels that can scoop 85 tons of material in a single pass, and the giant dump trucks which stand over 23 feet tall.  After all of the students had a great time touring the visitors center playing with all of the interactive displays and exhibits and learing lots of fun new things, the students had a picnic lunch at a nearby park.  What an amazing fun day! WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!

Famous Author "Brandon Mull" visits Larsen Elementary

Attributions: 
N.Hansen
Students loved meeting Brandon Mull
Brandon Mull talks to students about becoming great authors.
Students chosen from the audience got to make up their own funny story with Mr. Mull.

The students at Larsen Elementary were thrilled to have the wonderful opportunity to meet the famous author, Brandon Mull of the popular series Fablehaven. Students loved listening to Mr. Mull tell about his life grwoing up and how he became a writer, then he talked to and explained how students themselves can become great authors and story tellers themselves. Brandon Mull answered lots of questions from curious children and the best part was when Mr. Mull chose several students from out of the audience to come up on stage with him to make up their own funny story.  A very big thank you to Brandon Mull for taking the time to come and visit Larsen Elementary! 

5th-grade students Travel "Around the World" for Christmas!!

Attributions: 
J.Mantilla
Students were able to meet some of the dancers from BYU.
Up close and personal with several of the dancers from "Around The World".
One of the many dances students watched and experienced from Around The World.
The 5th grade students loved meeting the dancers in their costumes from other countries.
The BYU performers loved meeting with the students.

Israel, Ireland, and India are just three of the places we visited while watching Christmas Around The World.  The fifth grade students at Larsen Elementary traveled not only to BYU, but to other countries as we watched dances performed by the BYU Dance teams.  The costumes were amazing, authentic, and colorful!  It helped us get into the Christmas Spirit!  WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!

Maple Mountain High School Students speak to Larsen Elementary 5th-grade about the D.A.R.E program.

Attributions: 
J.Mantilla
Maple Mountain students speak to 5th graders about D.A.R.E. program.

Four students from Maple Mountain High School visited 5th grade students at Larsen Elementary.  These high school students are role models for the DARE program.  They spoke to the fifth grade about not doing drugs or alcohol.  The fifth grade students were able to ask the high school students thought provoking questions about peer pressure, finding good friends, and having fun in high school.  We appreciated the high school students taking time out of their busy day to spend time with us.  WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!

 

Larsen 5th-Graders Visit Olympic Park in Park City!

Attributions: 
J.Mantilla
Smile, students touring the Museum at the Olympic Park in Park City!!
Students watch boblsed teams from around the world practicing at the Olympic Park.
Standing at the top of the Nordic Ski Jump!! Look how high we are!!
Mrs. Jodi Mantilla, Mr. Keir Scoubes, and Mr. Lynn Teuscher take their turn getting a picture in the boblsed.

WOOSH!  The bobsled team just blew by us!  The fifth grade students at Larsen Elementary watched as teams from different countries practiced their bobsled run at Park City Olympic Park.  We also stood at the top of the Nordic Ski Jump in AWE and how high we were.  This was proceeded by a tour of the museum with five rotations learning about water cycle, economics of Park City in 1800's, and memorabilia from the 2002 Utah Olympics.  This is a fantastic field trip that we look forward to every year!  WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!

 

6th-Graders Get Spaced Out At Clark Planetarium!!

Attributions: 
G. Sorenson
Students get to walk on the moon and explore space.
Students get hands on at Clark Planetarium.
Waiting to watch a space show.
Students watch the pendulum at the Planetarium.

Our sixth grade class had a blast at Clark Planetarium this year!  They walked on the moon, visited Mars and went on a space roller-coaster.  Students were able to explore and experience Science, hands-on, with the wonderful activities that Clark Planetarium offers.  We had so much fun and are anxiously awaiting our next outing!  WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!

Real Life Mountain Man Visits Larsen Elementary 4th-Grade

Attributions: 
K.Johnson
Mountain Man Scott Sorenson with 4th-Grade Students
Mountain Man Scott Sorenson talks to students about life in the mountains.
Students get to take turns feeling the furs

Fourth Graders were excited to have a real-life mountain man, Scott Sorenson visit us 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.  We loved being able to stroke the furs he brought as well. WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!

Larsen Elementary​'s 2nd-grader​s get a special visit!

Attributions: 
M. Johnson

Larsen Elementary's second graders got a special treat when Maple Mountain High's football team stopped by to visit with the students and read a few books.  The students had a great time reading with the players and visiting with them about school and being a football player.  We appreciate Coach Burtenshaw and the MMHS's football players taking time to make a positive impact on our students.

Kindergarten students enjoy the day at the Big Red Barn in Santauqin!

Attributions: 
A. Eckhardt
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Mrs. Lesa Hyer's AM class
Mrs. Angie Eckhardt's AM Class
Mrs. Angie Eckhardt's PM class
Patiently waiting for the wagon ride.
Hang on tight everyone!
This is a bumpy ride.
Eating apples we picked from the orchard while on our wagon ride.
Big, red delicious, apples.
Tasty apple doughnuts.
Delicious doughnuts
The wheels on the bus take us home to Larsen Elementary.

What do kindergarten students love?  To ride the school bus!  What makes it even better?  When the bus takes them to the Big Red Barn in Santaquin.  Kindergarten students got to take a bus ride, and then ride in a big wagon to the apple orchards to pick their own apples.  The day was completed by a run through the maze and an apple doughnut!  What a great day! Way To Go Leopards!!!

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