Larsen Elementary held the PTA Reflections contest recently. This years theme was "Within Reach". The categories that students could enter were: Dance Choreography, Music Composition, Film Production, Photography, 2D Visual Arts, Literature and 3D Visual Arts. Larsen Elementary has some very talented students who are creative. Thank you for turning in some amazing projects. Great job!
Today Larsen Elementary had a special assembly celebrating our veterans. The American Legion and our own Mr. Scoubes gave a presentation on the meaning behind Veterans Day. They also showed a video about the American Flag. Students sang to our heroes "God Bless the USA". Larsen 3rd graders and the 4H Service Learning class then presented the veterans with a thank you gift for their service. We love our servicemen and women and the USA!
Aliya and Zane Cruz shared some of their Native American culture with their classes to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day which was held November 3rd. They each performed a native dance in regalia. Aliya danced the Fancy Shawl dance while Zane danced the Grass dance. They did a great job and classmates enjoyed seeing and learning more about their culture.
Some of the classes at Larsen had the priviledge to meet Tom Turkey and learn a little more about him when he visited our school. Students learned a few interesting facts about turkeys: Male turkeys "gobble" but female turkeys "bark". When a male turkeys are calm their heads are blue but when they are mad they turn red. Also, during the Revolutionary days, their long feathers were used to write with. We hope we don't see Tom Turkey on our tables in a couple weeks!
Larsen students were so lucky to have a Western Hoe Down from the Gains ABC the Arts and Me Program. A couple from St. George that have been square dancing for 45 years came and showed students all the different steps to square dancing. Three seperate assemblies were held so that students had hands on help learning the steps. Students had so much fun and enjoyed learning a new form of art.
The TYE Company from UVU presented "Jack and the Beanstalk" to the students at Larsen. It was a delightful musical that was actually written by a UVU student. The theater students at UVU perform a traveling play each semester for elementary schools. The role of Jack was performed by our own Mrs. Voss' son.
Larsen Elementary held it's annual spooky Halloween Parade. Students and teachers marched around showing all the parents and family their Halloween costumes. After the parade, the PTA helpers planned parties full of games, crafts and food for each class. Thank you to all who helped and made Halloween at Larsen a spooky day.
Larsen Elementary was transformed into Hogwarts for Halloween. When students walked in the door it was as if they had just walked into the halls of the magical school. It was so fun to see all the childrens faces look in amazement as they walked through the halls. Many of them were so excited to see characters from their favorite Harry Potter novels. They were even excited to see the man "who's name shall not be named." Happy Halloween from Hogwarts!