November 2011

How I Became a Pirate

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Article by Miss Shoni Winkel 2nd grade Teacher Pictures by Mrs. Mara Kunzler

The 2nd grade had an opportunity to go to the Scera Shell theatre to see a children's play of "How I Became a Pirate."  The teachers wanted to provide the students an opportunity to see a live musical production.  After the show the entire second grade had the chance to go on stage, meet the cast and take pictures with them.  Several members of the cast have performed with Miss Shoni Winkel and were more than happy to stay and give their time to the students.  The Second grade had read the book “How I Became a Pirate” by Melinda Long and illustrated by David Shannon,  before they went to se

Art City Bucket Fillers

Have you filled a bucket today?  Art City Elementary School, in Springville, has a goal to be bucket fillers not dippers.  This week's Bucket Fillers are: (not pictured in order) Elise Barson, Spencer Park, Joshua Torres, Ryan Conrad, Kowan Vanorman, Brooke Constantine, 1st-grade; Megan Clisbee, Becca Newman, Lily Holladay, 2nd-grade; Cayden Webster, 3rd-grade; Kate Chatfield, Hunter Clarke, Mikayla Robinson, Hannah Mason, Dakota Pace,  Rebecca Walton, Royce Torres 4th-grade; Jax Harris, Austin Watts, 5th-grade; Lauren Sumsion, Jenna Sokolowski, Abby Kawai, 6th grade.

Art City Wax Museum

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Article by Emmelia Cieslewcz and Kaitlyn Gee

Art City Elementary Fifth-grade students held their annual wax museum on Friday November 19, 2011.  Fifth-grade students dressed up as famous and important people (characters) in America’s history.  Some of the characters from history that were seen included,  Amelia Earhart, Dave Thomas, Sacagawea, Betsy Ross, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Florence Joyner, Katharine Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Eleanor Roosevelt, just to name a few.  The rest of the students in the school, as well as family, walked through the museum, asking questions and learning about these famous people.

Dads Come to Art City Elementary for Donuts—and Reading

Art City Elementary, in Springville, on Friday, November 18, 2011, third-grade students invited their dads, uncles, grandpas, and friends to come eat a donut and read a book.  Miss McKell Murdock, third-grade teacher, invited her dad and grandpa and they too read with students.  Isaiah Cieslewicz invited his uncle, Collin Stewart, to come Isaiah read “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”.  Isaiah thought it was fun to spend time with his uncle.   Jake Follette invited his dad, Mark Follette, Jake read to his dad “A Diary of a Wimpy, Cabin Fever”.  There was a good turn out of “Dad’s” for th

Art City Second-grade Celebrates “Landing” in Plymouth

Second-grade students at Art City Elementary, in Springville, on Friday, November 18, 2011, celebrated Thanksgiving by girls wearing dresses and boys wearing white shirts, long socks and they tucked their pant legs into their socks.  In the class room the desks were pushed together like long banquet tables.  The students had the opportunity to make aprons, hats, satchels, necklaces, and buckles for the boy’s shoes.  The students then ate in their classrooms with pilgrims, Indians, parents and Teacher.

 

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Art City Kindergarten Celebrates Thanksgiving

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Pictures by Amelia Trunnell and Shelby Markham

Thursday and Friday, November 17 and 18, 2011, the Kindergarten, at Art City Elementary school, in Springville, were dressed 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 a

Honoring our Veterans

Art City Elementary School, in Springville, loves their Veterans.  Students were asked to invite family members that are currently serving or have served in our United States Military, they stood and introduced themselves and mentioned which armed force and which war they served, we had World War II, Korean, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq, and various other positions.  The Brigham Young University ROTC color guard performed the flag ceremony in their full dress uniforms.

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Have you filled a bucket today? This is the question that is being asked at Art City Elementary School, in Springville. At the beginning of the year Mrs. Nielsen shared a book called “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” with the faculty and staff. She told about a day when things had not started off well. When she got to school one of the students came up to her and told her how nice she looked. Instantly her day changed and her bucket was full.