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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.