Fourth-Grade Students Sing at the University Mall

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Pictures by Pam Killpack and ACE reporter Jefferson Avila

Art City Elementary Fourth-Grade students had the opportunity to go to the University Mall, in Orem, Utah, on December 12th to sing for shoppers and proud parents. The Fourth-grade classes have been singing Christmas songs since September to get ready for their big day at the Mall. A couple of favorites are "Christmas Bills" and "Batteries". They also sang for the school on the 11th of December helping everyone get into the Christmas mood.

Art City Orchestra Concert

Art City Elementary School held their Christmas Orchestra concert for the school, on December 10, then in that evening for their parents.  Students have the opportunity to learn 2-3 songs for December then in January begin to learn more other songs for their spring concert. 

Art City Choir

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Art City Elementary school choir met after school from September to December getting ready for their opportunity to put on a concert for the school as well as their parents.  Mrs. Judy Luther, first-grade teacher, Mrs. Lisa Gervais, the music teacher, and Mrs. Langton, a volunteer mom, worked with the students two days a week to help the students get ready.  The students learned a variety of Christmas songs and had a lot of fun.  Thank you everyone for all of your help.  

Springville Jr. High Choir Visits Art City Elementary

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On December 17, 2014, the Springville Jr. High school Choir came to Art City Elementary School. The Choir sang Christmas songs and their traditional song “Bum-bitti-bum.” The Jr. High students led the elementary students  in a “Christmas Round” “Chop-Chop, shovel-shovel” the students really love this participation song and love it when students from the Jr High come down and get their siblings who are in elementary school. It was very exciting to watch the Jr. High School choir sing.

Singing around the Christmas Tree

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Art City Elementary school, in December gathere in the foyer to sing around the tree.  It is a tradition that started 20 plus years ago, to sing various Christmas songs. Some of the favorites are “Rock around the Christmas Tree”, “Santa Claus is Coming to town”, "Christmas Bills" and at the end they sing the first verse of “Silent Night” then as the students are leaving they continue to hum as they leave. It helps put everyone in the Holiday Spirit.

Thanksgiving with Mrs. Chatterly

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Mrs. Chatterly's first-grade class, at Art City Elementary, had an opportunity to reflect and to hear stories about Thanksgiving.  As the students learned leading up to this day they had opportunities to make Indian headresses and color a turkey.  Mrs. Chatterly enjoys giving students opportunites to learn and express themselves. 

Kindergarten Pilgrims and Indians Days

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Each year, just before Thanksgiving, the Kindergarten, at Art City Elementary school, in Springville, dress as Pilgrims and Indians in remembrance of the first Thanksgiving.  The students had opportunities to be a pilgrim and make butter for bread, washed clothes on a wash board, sewed on a button to make a pocket and played old fashioned games, the next day they were Indians they popped popcorn, ground corn, made a pot with clay, read stories in a teepee, made “beaded” necklaces using pasta, banged on drums and danced around the teepee.   The smile on their faces said it all. 

Third-grade Dad's and Donuts

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Art City Elementary, in Springville, on Friday, December 5, 2014, third-grade students invited their dads, uncles, grandpas, and friends to come eat a donut and read a book.  There was a good turn out of “Dad’s” for the donuts.  For the students whose dad couldn't come they shared a dad or took turns reading with another student.  The dads stayed for about 20 minutes and seemed to really enjoy this time with their students.  Thank you Dads for sharing your time with us. 

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