School News

Kindergarten Students Invite Special Guests

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N. Hansen
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The kindergarten students at Larsen Elementary invited special guests to school - their grandparents.
Grandparents from as far as Idaho and Lake Powell, as well as grandparents from just down the street came to school for a short program and to share a lunch with their favorite kindergarteners.

A very big thank you for all of our special visitors who came from near and far!

Larsen Holds Health and Safety Week.

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Students get fit by running laps around the backstops during recess.
Winning students picked prizes for their classrooms.

The last week of September Larsen Elementary held a great health and safety week. On walk to school day, the Maple Mountain High School Cross Country team came and helped encourage kids to use the cross walks and handed out granola bar snacks. During the week, the kids took part in our challenge to walk 5,000 laps as a school. Kids earned tickets for
walking, running, and jump roping laps during recesses. Our inital goal was 5,000 laps, but by the end of the challenge, we had 7,367 laps!! Our top ticket earners, Tiffany Nelson and Abigail Payne, both chose a soccer ball as their take-home prize. Our top classes, Mrs. Beckstead's, and Mrs. Taylor's class got first pick of the other prizes. Then, we put all the tickets together and drew names. Those kids whose names were picked got to choose a prize for their class. They choose between several types of sports equipment: bouncy balls, jump ropes, footballs, hoola hoops, basketballs, etc. It was a great week and a good reminder to be safe when coming to school and to make healthy choices. Way to go Leopards!!

Larsen Kindergarten Heads South!

Attributions: 
N. Hansen
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On September 24, 2010, Larsen Elementary Kindergarten traveled down to Rowley’s South Ridge Farms in Santaquin or more widely known as the “Big Red Barn.”  The kids were taken on a hayride out to the big orchards where each one of the students were able to pick and eat a yummy peach and apple.  After picking and eating their fruit they rode out to the great pumpkin patch and picked a pumpkin to take back to their classrooms.  It was a great beginning to the Fall season.  Thank you South Ridge Farms.

 

Students get "Smartz"

Attributions: 
N.Hansen
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September 20th, 2010, Larsen students are now a little "smarter" than before.  Students had a fun assembly where they were instructed by Netsmartz on computer and internet safety. Children got to watch a fun video and they learned about using the internet and what are the do's and don'ts on giving out information over the internet.

3rd grade takes a nature break!

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N.Hansen
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September 17th, 3rd grade classes at Larsen Elementary enjoyed a nature
field trip up Provo Canyon and to the BYU Bean Museum. On the Provo River Trail, they discovered bits of nature, like rocks, leaves, and pine cones.
At the museum they got to see a live tortoise, lizard, and a snake, along with all the many stuffed animals throughout the museum. On the bus ride home they enjoyed singing songs.

 

 

4th grade students travel back in time to Camp Floyd

Attributions: 
N.Hansen
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On Thursday September 16th, 4th grade students from Larsen Elementary enjoyed a fun filled day out at Camp Floyd.  On our field trip to Camp Floyd the fourth graders made bricks and candles, went to pioneer school, drilled with the army and toured a museum. We also played pony express games and learned about the events that led up to the US Army marching to Utah. It was a great experience to travel back in time.

 

Wesley Cope picks Larsen Elementary for his Eagle Scout Project

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For Wesley Cope's Eagle Scout project, Welsey painted a large mural of the United States on the asphalt on the East side Larsen Elementary's playground. Wesley Cope's project has not only brightened up Larsen Elementary's playground, but provides a great learning resource as well. We appreciate Wesley and all those who volunteered hours and supplies to help with this fun project that students will enjoy for years to come.
  

Quilting Knowledge One Stitch at a Time

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Each month as students in Ms. Jensen's class met their reading goal, they got to decorate a quilt block.  At the end of the year the blocks were sewn together to make a quilt that they will take home.  Congratulations to all of the students who were diligent enough to read, read, read and earn a quilt this year!

Ken Garff Winners of $50 Savings Bond

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Ken Garff Automotive Group of Orem sponsored a year-long reading program at Larsen Elementary.  Four students were chosen from entries made by all the students reading throughout the year to win a $50 Savings Bond.  Our winners are Logan Aguilar, Melissa Carter, Reagin Collyer, and Wilbur Smith.  Congratulation and a big Thank You to Ken Garff for supporting reading at Larsen.
 
 

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