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Champions Challenge Reading Program

Submitted by teresa.beebe on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 15:04

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!

4th Grade Pioneer Day

Submitted by teresa.beebe on Mon, 02/23/2015 - 14:06

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!

Valentine's Day Fun at Larsen

Submitted by teresa.beebe on Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:35

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 Receives Grant from Nebo Foundation for Books

Submitted by teresa.beebe on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 15:00

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!!!”

June Williamson Receives Technology Grant from Nebo Foundation

Submitted by teresa.beebe on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 14:50
Lana Hiskey

June Williams, a Special Education teacher here at Larsen, received a technology grant for her classroom from the Nebo Foundation.   Mrs. Williamson's aid, Mary Earl, is pictured accepting the grant in her behalf.  Here is what Mrs. Williamson had to say about receiving this for her classroom:

Larsen Elementary–June Williamson
“I am so excited to receive this technology grant from the Nebo Foundation.  I was approved for three Chromebooks from my LEA, so then I thought, 'Why not maximize this opportunity?"  With the Foundation's help, I can now help even more students! Thank you again you wonderful people!”

Mrs. Bates Receives Grant from Nebo Foundation

Submitted by teresa.beebe on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 14:25
Lana Hiskey

Mrs. Bates received a grant from the Nebo Foundation to purchase a new series of books for her classroom.  Here is what Mrs. Bates had to say:

Larsen Elementary–Patti Bates
“I received a grant through the Nebo Foundation and have purchased a high quality, early literature series to get students excited about reading.  This series of book builders has been highly recommended.  It will allow developing readers to connect with and study the characters Bella and Rosie during the many levels first graders are expect to transition through.  I plan to use the class pack during guided reading to reinforce higher level thinking skills for readers. The Bella and Rosie Collection will be available in my classroom library for individual readers to read and write book reviews. The book reviews will encourage their classmates to read books from the series. A big thank you from Mrs. Bates' First Grade Class,” said Patti Bates, first-grade teacher at Larsen Elementary.


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