School News

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

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!!

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

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!

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!

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!!!

Larsen Elementary Kindergarten welcomes special visitors

A. Eckhardt

The kindergarten classes at Larsen had a lot of special visitors on Friday, October 7, 2011.  Grandparents, parents and friends came to kindergarten to hear a short program and eat lunch with the students.  Grandparents from as far away as California, and as close as just down the street joined in the fun!  Way To Go Leopards!!

Larsen Elementary 5th grade students learn about Native American Culture.

5th graders showing off their fabulous pyramids.
Here are a few of the amazing pyramids made by the 5th grade students.
5th graders display their awesome pyramids
One of the great pyramids made by one of the 5th grade students.
Native American pyramids.

Fifth grade students learned about Native Americans by creating a pyramid.  Each student chose a tribe and then had to represent four different sections of that tribe, like where they lived, what they ate, arts and crafts, and other important information they could find.  This activity is a lot of work for the students but the pyramids turned out amazing!  Way To Go Leopards!


Author Janene Wolsey Baadsgaard visits Larsen Elementary 5th grade students

Author Janene Woolsey Baadsgaard teaches 5th grade students about writing.
Mrs. Jodi Mantilla's class with Author Janene Woolsey Baadsgaard

The fifth-graders at Larsen Elementary got to meet a real author, Janene Wolsey Baadsgaard.  They participated in her wonderful presentation where they learned about the writing process and even helped her start writing a new story!  The fifth graders learned about what it takes to be a real author and discovered that they all have the potential to be great authors themselves.  Way To Go Leopards!

Larsen 4th grade students travel back in time to the 1860's at Camp Floyd.

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Students practice military drills at Camp Floyd.
Learning a little about history.
Ready, aim, fire!
Practice makes perfect.
One of the soldiers at Camp Floyd talking with Larsen 4th grade students.
Getting a taste of school in the 1860's.
One of the many childrens games from the 1860's.

4th graders at Larsen Elementary joined the Union troops at Camp Floyd for a day.  Here they performed  military drills, made candles and adobe bricks, visited a stage coach inn, and got a taste of school life in the 1860s.

Dinosaurs roam at Larsen Elementary

4th graders display their dino-ramas.
Salt dough dinosaur made by one of Larsen's 4th grade students.
One of the many dioramas. Our students are very talented.
4th graders showing off their salt dough dioramas.
4th grade students enjoying the warm weather as they make their dinoramas.

Larsen 4th graders recently went back in time to the Mesozoic Era.  We culminated our fossil and dinosaur unit by making dinosaur dioramas.  Students recreated the dinosaur's environment, then added salt dough replicas.  Way to go Leopards!!!