School News

Some amazing spellers attend Larsen Elementary!

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The 3rd Grade winners for the 2010 Spelling Bee are Brayden Hemmert (Mrs. Stokes’ class), Kayli Clegg (Mrs. Seader’s class), and Austin Barlow (Mrs. Hansen & Mrs. Beckstead’s class).  Congratulations to all who participated!

Beekeepers, Sterling Hansen and “Mr.B” at Larsen

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“Mr. B,” the Beekeeper (also known as Mr. Bingham, School Counselor) dazzled Larsen’s Kindergarteners by showing them how bees make honey, giving out tastes of honey from his own hives and showing the fancy clothes beekeepers wear.  These youngsters also learned about the different kinds of Bees — workers, queens, drones, guards, and fanners.
 
 

Theater 4-H Class at Larsen Elementary

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The 4-H Afterschool Theater class performed a musical melodramatic murder mystery. They had a cast of all girls. They enjoyed learning about melodramas. The fun part about this play was the surprise ending. Poor Linda is dead, no one could have survived being mauled the way she was. But who did it? Was it the butler, the kitchen staff, Mary's cousin? Mary's Mom gets to the bottom of the mystery. The chef never liked Linda because she didn't do her job. The butler reveals it all....Linda was not a milk cow.  She was a beef cow and she made a great dinner.

Larsen Kindergarten Businesses

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Kindergarteners at Larsen Elementary had an opportunity
to learn how to serve customers, fill orders, make
breakfast items or ice cream delights and give change in
their classroom businesses.  Mrs. Hyer’s Kindergarten
class had a Breakfast Business this year, serving apple
and orange juice and waffles with syrup, jam or whip
cream.  Mrs. Eckhardt’s class had an Ice Cream Shop
serving rootbeer floats, and ice cream with your choice of
chocolate or vanilla and toppings ranging from chocolate
syrup to nuts.  The kindergarten students (and other special
customers) took turns serving and patronizing each other’s
businesses.
 
Morgan Nuttal and Destinee Tui serve customers (Natalie
Jewkes) at Mrs Hyer’s Kindergarten Breakfast Business at
Larsen Elementary.

Afterschool 4-H students from Larsen Elementary made "Snack Sacks" for Community Action Services.

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Afterschool 4-H students from Larsen Elementary made "Snack Sacks" for Community Action Services. Sacks were decorated and filled with snacks and toys for children whose families receive assistance from the food bank.

Abby Melton, a sixth grader at Larsen Elementary shows off her “Snack Bag” 4-H Service project.
 

Kindergarten Egg Drop at Larsen Elementary

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Cracked? The kindergarten classes at Larsen Elementary School tried everything they could think of to keep Humpty Dumpty from cracking. Students hard boiled an egg and then thought of ways to keep it safe from their custodian Mr. Mecham as he threw them off the top of the school building.

Shown is Chloe Phillips from Mrs. Hyer's class with her egg in the Egg Drop at Larsen Elementary.

Mrs. Greene awarded Crystal Apple Award at Larsen Elementary

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Becky Greene has been nominated by her peers at Larsen Elementary to receive the coveted Crystal Apple award. When the name, Becky Greene comes to mind, we immediately think of treats. Whenever there is a faculty meeting, PLC’s or other training, you will see Becky bringing her stash of treats to share, making us all smile.
Those aren’t the only treats Becky has to share. Her extensive love and passion for the gifted program has inspired the entire faculty to think in many, varied, and unusual ways! Teachers are often found in her room asking how to use books as a springboard for gifted activities. Not only does she share this talent with Larsen’s Faculty, but she inspires students and teachers throughout the district as she runs the district’s summer and Saturday gifted programs.
Another one of Becky’s treats is how she always thinks outside the box. If there is a task that needs to be accomplished, Becky’s creativity and efficiency always gets the job done!
Becky has been generous with her time and talents as a mentor to multiple new teachers, student teachers, interns, and cohorts. This generosity does not stop with the newbies of education, but extends to the most experienced teacher as well.
She is a lover and buyer of books. She is always willing to share this great love with others. She inspires her students to explore literature with new eyes as they delve into books. She is constantly on the lookout for books that can be used to enhance various aspects of the curriculum. She creatively integrates literature into math and science. Her students become enthusiastic as they read about the middle-ages and then create castles using their new-found geometric knowledge.
It is a treat to teach with Becky Greene! Congratulations!

Written by Amanda Shepherd and Kathleen Johnson

"Know Greater Heroes"

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UVU’s "Know Greater Heroes" program thrilled and motivated Larsen students on Thursday, March 3rd. The UVU Cheerleaders and Athletics department visit schools to encourage making good choices, staying away from drugs and living an active lifestyle. Their program includes singing, music, dancing and skits. Thanks for the awesome assembly!

Celebrating Dr. Seuss' Birthday at Larsen Elementary

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We celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday at Larsen Elementary on Tuesday, March 2nd. Every year, Mr. Johnson, Larsen Elementary’s Principal gives out a Dr. Seuss book to random students. This year he gave two per grade level. The lucky winners get to take home and keep Dr. Seuss’ The Foot Book.

Mrs. Eckhardt’s Kindergarten class celebrated Dr Seuss’ birthday by making hats like the Cat in the Hat, reading Dr. Seuss classic books, and eating Green Eggs and Ham. Happy Birthday, Dr Seuss!

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