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Kindergarten Egg Drop at Larsen Elementary

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 04/12/2010 - 14:50
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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

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 03/30/2010 - 10:23
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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"

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 03/04/2010 - 15:16

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

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 03/02/2010 - 14:05
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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!

Baby Blankets at Larsen Elementary

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 02/24/2010 - 09:51
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This year the 6th graders from Larsen Elementary
celebrated Valentine’s Day by making blankets for needy
infants.  The blankets were donated to BYU, where each
year nurses travel from BYU to impoverished countries to
spend a month working at local birthing centers.  In
total, 161 blankets were donated!

“New American Citizen” at Larsen Elementary

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 02/10/2010 - 14:33

Florencia Padlock teaches ESL at Larsen Elementary and Spanish Oaks Elementary. On Wednesday, Feb 3rd at the Rose Wagner Theater in Salt Lake City, Florencia and her husband Juan de Zuviria, became naturalized citizens of the United States of America. Congratulations!

DFJHS Band Performs at Larsen Elementary

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 02/08/2010 - 18:50
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 Diamond Fork Junior High School Band gave a fantastic concert for the Larsen 6th graders to introduce them to the opportunity of taking Band next year. Their performance included a percussion “Rant” style sequence. Larsen 6th graders had lots of questions showing their interest in music.

Larsen Science Fair

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 02/04/2010 - 10:12
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"Larsen Elementary held it's Science Fair on Feb. 3rd.  Hundreds of hours went into the projects and experiments displayed by 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.
The students whose projects were selected to move on to the district level are: Photo back L to R: Emily McDonald, McKensie Facer, Abigail Melton, Bailey Wilde, Mallory Sheriff, Ryan Coleman and Jason McDonald; front L to R: Kourtney Heaton, Jalyssa Friant, Bruce Gill, Ian Heber, Riley Grant, Cheyenne Davies and Erika Allred.
Congratulations to all who participated!"

4th Grade Pioneer Day

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 02/01/2010 - 14:32
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Larsen Elementary's Fourth Graders have been learning about Utah Pioneers.  They culminated the unit with a Pioneer Day.  During this day they celebrated pioneers by playing pioneer games, churning butter, tin-punch pictures and dancing the Virginia Reel and Texas Star. 


Dads and Donuts

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 01/29/2010 - 15:16
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Friday, January 29th Larsen Elementary held their Dad’s and Donuts activity before school (a first) from 7:45 a.m. to 8:25 a.m.  Students enjoyed a good book with their Dads or other adults.  Warm donuts and chocolate milk were served to everyone. Thank you Larsen PTA and parents for supporting your child’s reading!


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