Our 3rd graders were lucky to have Claudia Jex come into their classes and show them how to make some snowman chalk art. Mrs. Jex is the Visual Art Specialist for the district. Larsen Elementary was given some grant money from the Beverly Taylor Sorensen Arts Learning Program to purchase some special art materials for each classroom. Thanks Mrs. Jex for helping us learn more about art!
Mrs. Eckhardt's afternoon kindergarten class got a special treat. Mike and Marlene Lauritzen, whose granddaughter Sadie Reavis is in the class, came to sing Christmas carols and tell stories to the class. The pair have made it a family tradition to go and sing Christmas songs with the class of each of their grandchildren when they are in kindergarten.
Larsen Elementary students had a very fun Christmas Sing-A-Long with some special visitors. We had Santa, some of the reindeer, Buddy the Elf, and The Grinch come and spread some holiday cheer. Mr. Andersen even got to sit on Santa's lap. It was a holly jolly time! Merry Christmas from everyone here at Larsen!
Larsen 3rd graders had a great time creating some really "sweet" gingerbread houses. There was so much candy to choose from that each house was different. The students were so creative and had so much fun! Thanks to the 3rd grade teachers and all the parent voulunteers for helping the kids decorate the gingerbread houses! Merry Christmas!!
The students at Larsen earned another fun reading reward activity for the month of November. Our fearless leader, Mr. Andersen, was the lucky person to get pies thrown at him while wearing silly costumes that the students picked out. One student from each class was able to throw a pie at the principal. It was really fun and Mr. Andersen sure got a lot of whipped cream on him! Keep up the good reading!! Thank you Mr. Andersen for being a good sport and thank you 1st grade teachers for putting it together!
Our Larsen 5th Graders had their D.A.R.E graduation ceremony recently. Officer Dewitt runs our D.A.R.E program. He does such a great job helping the students understand the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and drugs. Officer Dewitt shared with the students some stories of people who have had a problem with drugs and how they have hurt their bodies and their lives. He let the kids look through his police car, brought the K-9 dogs, wear googles that show them how it is to be impaired and many other activities. Seven students got to read their essays during the graduation that they had written pledging to never take drugs. The winning essays were from Danielle Lehman, Hunter Talbot, Emily Marshall, Dallas Terry, Jesse Shepherd, Carson Heber, Sadie Werner. Thank you Officer Dewitt for all your time and effort and helping us to choose to be DRUG FREE!!
PTA Reflections Council Awards Night was December 3rd. Two Larsen students will be advancing to Region this year! Craig Stutz-Visual Arts (charcoal drawing of Martin Luther King)Ben Weidlein-Photography “The Crevasse” (scenic photo of road and yellow aspen trees)This is a big honor, only one student in each category, in each age group for all of Spanish Fork and Salem is selected. In addition one or two other students in each category that judges feel have projects of similar merit are also given awards. Larsen had five merit award winners. This was the highest number of recognitions for any elementary school in Spanish Fork. Way to go Leopards!Awards of Merit:Brynn Martin-3-D Art “Joy Bot"Dustin Slaugh-Film Production “Crazy Pirates Learn To Share"Jaden Hall-Literature “The World Would Be A Better Place If..."Evelyn Yarrington-Music Composition “If We Could Lose Ourselves In Books”Amelia Slaugh-Photography “Getting Along Instead Of Jumping Out Of Windows” (Goldilocks and the Three Bears)
Larsen 5th Graders are helping bring the holiday spirit to our school by covering our windows with beautiful stained glass pictures. This has been a holiday tradition for them for many years. The windows are made by tracing a design on black contruction paper, cutting out some of the areas and adding tissue paper to make a colorful Christmas window. We love the way it makes our school look during December! Make sure when you drive by Larsen that you look them. Thank you 5th Grade!