Twelve of the top readers from each grade were chosen to participate in a kickball-basketball game for the May reading reward challenge. One grade level team kicked and preceded to run all the bases before the other grade level team in the field scored a basket. Way to go to all the students that participated! Larsen Elementary has great readers! Thanks to the 5th grade for organizing this reading reaward!
Larsen 1st grade classes had the opprotunity to visit the Bean Museum at BYU last week. They learned about all kinds of animals, birds, insects, reptiles and sea life around the world. It was interesting to see all their different kinds of habitats and food that the animals eat. There was a live animal show and students at the end of it were able to touch a Ball Python. It was one WILD field trip!
Spanish Fork Library came and presented their summer reading program to students at Larsen. The program is titled "Every Hero has a Story" and runs from May 27th to August 8th. There are so many activities for all ages and is a great way to keep your student reading all summer long. If you have any questions you can contact the library or visit their website at spanishfork.org.
The Larsen 5th graders held their annual State Fair last week. Each student is given a state to learn and tell about in preperation for the State Fair. They make a travel brochure, shoe box trivia question, t-shirt design, dress up as a famous person from their particular state and give a presentation too about that person. Each class as well as parents came and learned about all 50 states. Well done 5th grade!!
The students at our school had a very exciting reading reward activity on Monday. The fourth and sixth grade teachers were in charge and came up with some really fun challenges for the Larsen Reading Olympics. The challenges were a potato sack race, three-legged race, egg toss, stick pull, balloon relay, cracker whistling, egg on a spoon race, and put on a frozen t-shirt race. It was so fun for everyone and a few people even had an egg break on them! Thanks for all the fantastic reading that was done for the month of April! Larsen students are real winners!!!
If you come in the office at Larsen Elementary you will meet a new friend here named Steve. He is a tape sculpture made by one of Mrs. Knopp's 5th grade Art classes. There should be a few more new friends around the halls soon too from other classes. The classes tape around one of the students for the body and use a mannequin to form the head. One of the students said this was one of their favorite projects that they had ever done. Thank you Mrs. Knopp for all of your exciting ideas and teaching different forms of art!
We want to thank all of our parents who have shopped at Maceys and participated in the School Cents Program. When Maceys came to deliver the check they said that it is the largest School Cents check she had seen to date. The amount of the check was $6,369.22 which is 1% of what was spent at our local Maceys store. This money will be used towards technology and supplies for Larsen Elementary. Thank you for all your support and a special thanks to Maceys for helping our students have what they need for a successful education!
Larsen PTA did a fantastic job helping our Larsen Elementary teachers feel appreciated for all the hard work they do. Each teachers door was decorated in a fun way when they came in on Monday morning. The PTA provided a "Thank You" treat each day for all staff members. On Friday, everyone was invited to a catered lunch from Pizza Factory to end a fabulous week. We appreciate our PTA for all they did in helping our teachers know how important they are and the difference they make at our school. Our students are so lucky to have such amazing teachers! Thanks everyone for all you do!!!
We are so excited to begin a four week mini session of 4-H Afterschool! We will register for clubs Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Registration will be online, starting at 7:00 am. Click on the 4-H registration link on Larsen’s website. Also, please do not pay online, just send money to the office that day, or by FRIDAY, April 4, 2014. The cost is just $4.00 per club. Please register for just one club, and if we have spots left we will open them up again. You can volunteer at 4-H to “pay” for your club if you wish.
Utah County 4-H office no longer needs our registration forms. They have switched to an online registration system. We need your family to register online with Utah County 4-H. This only needs to be done one time, so we are done filling out the paper every semester (YAY). If you already registered online, you don’t need to worry about it. If you haven’t filled out Utah County's paperwork online, please send me an email (email@example.com) and I will help you get on. The nice thing about having an online profile is that you can sign your student up for other camps and activities through Utah County 4-H.
The link to register is: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/larsen-afterschool-4-h-mini-session-tickets...