Larsen 4th Graders were lucky to have Dan Guthrie from KSL come and teach them about the weather and all that goes into forecasting. The KSL Junior Weathers Specialist Program visits schools around the state teaching students about all the different kinds of weather that happen throughout Utah. It was interesting to learn how they can tell what the weather will be and how they deliver it to television, radio and internet. Thank you Dan Guthrie for helping us learn more about the weather!
Students in Mrs. Knopp's Art classes made some fantastic winter scenes that are on display. There was more snow falling in her classroom than out on the playground! The students created these masterpieces using watercolors, oil pastels, geometric shapes, shadowing and different light sources. Larsen has many budding artist as you can see! Thank you Mrs. Knopp for all your work.
Larsen students had a very exciting assembly on Tuesday introducing the Champions Challenge. The Chamions Challenge is a reading program that students can earn rodeo tickets and even a pair of Justin cowboy boots. The assembly was hosted by Randy Munns (who is a rodeo clown), the Fiesta Days Rodeo Queen, and members of the rodeo commitee. The students were able to learn about all the events that make a rodeo such as: bull riding, steer wrestling, mutton busting, saddle bronc, bare back and many more. Larsen 6th grader Travis Terry was chosen to dress up like a rodeo clown and helped out with some tricks. For the month of March students will get one ticket for every 5 days that they read each week to put in for the drawing. If students read all 7 days that week then they will receive two tickets to put in for the contest. Two students out of our school will win a pair of rodeo tickets and a pair of Justin cowboy boots. There will also be 5 grade winners that will also win a pair of tickets to the rodeo. THe winners will also get to meet the cowboys and cowgirls at the fairgrounds. Giddy up kids and let's get reading! Good luck everyone!
Students that had won the science fair at Larsen participated on the district level on Thursday. There were three students from our school chosen to move onto BYU on March 25. The winners were Malorie Diede, Cadince Nielsen and Kaylee Knotts. Way to go girls and good luck at BYU!!!
Larsen 4th graders had fun celebrating Pioneer Day with dressing up in pioneer clothes, dancing, games, art and tasty food. The students made covered wagon art, learned pioneer weaving, played pioneer games, ate cornbread and honey butter. They ended the celebration with dancing the Virginia Reel and Texas Star for parents and visitors. We were also glad the Mrs. Johnson came back to help them learn the dancing! Way to go 4th graders!
Larsen Elementary students celebrated Valentine's Day by having some fabulous class parties and giving out special valentines to each other. We sure have some TERRIFIC room mothers and teachers that helped put these parties together and make it fun day for everyone. Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!
Paula Carter, a 2nd grade teacher here at Larsen, received a grant from the Nebo Foundation to purchase some non-fiction books for her classroom library. Here is what she said about receiving this grant:
Larsen Elementary–Paula Carter
“I am so excited to be able to add more non-fiction books to our classroom library! Our class just finished writing chapter books about animals. They were so excited about what they found out in their research about animals and are eager to take on another task using non-fiction books. My students are ready to expand their writing experiences with science non-fiction books. I greatly appreciate the generous donation that the Nebo Foundation has given to enrich my students and their learning. Since my principal, Garrett Andersen matched the Nebo Foundation donation, my class library will receive twice as many books. I feel that this donation is the key to opening up many imaginations and creative writers! Thank you so much!!!”