Art City Elementary, in Springville, on Friday, December 3, 2016, 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 and even a brother. 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.
There were many participants in this year's Reflections and at this time we would like to announce the winners in each category. Awards of Excellence: Katie Durfey, Aruelia Olsen, Joseph Rasmussen, Mille Claybaugh, Kelsie Nielson, and Morgan Nielson. Awards of Merit: Caroline Penrod, Camryn Depew, Levi Fox, Celeste Jenkins, Skylar Marshall, Lili Kew, and Camrie Snapp. Honorable Mention: Molly Jessop, Levi Olsen, and Anders Rasmussen.
The Student Council members took a day to charge up their powers and and learn how to dedicate their time to serve. With the Counselor Mrs. Kober, to light the way, they converged on BYU for an inspiring day on leadership. They returned to Art City Elementary on a quest to show the student body how to unite so all students learn to serve and be kind to others.
The two days before Thanksgiving break the Kindergarten had the opportunity to experience what it is like to be either a Pilgrim or an Indian. Students ground corn, pounded on drums, made popcorn, washed clothes on a wash board, made necklaces out of colored noodles, learned how to sew on a button, and made butter. Thank you Moms and sixth-grade students for helping in the classrooms.
Pilgrims and Indians were seen in the Kindergarten classes at Art City Elementary. On November 21st and 22nd the Kindergarten classes learned what it was like to be Pilgrims and Indians. They dressed up like a Pilgrim or an Indian, scrubbed a shirt on a wash board, made pockets by sewing on a button, ground corn, made beaded jewelry, popped corn, made shakers and butter. Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. Cheever would like to thank all of the moms for your their help.
Second-grade students at Art City Elementary, in Springville, on Friday, November 18, 2016 celebrated Thanksgiving by girls wearing dresses and boys wearing white shirts, long socks that they tucked their pant legs into. 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.
On Wednesday November 16, 2016, Art City Elementary first-grade classes performed for the school then that evening for their parents. Thanksgiving was the theme; from "A to Z" they gave reasons to be thankful and had songs to go along with the theme. One of my favourites is "Gobble, Gobble, Strut". Students also had the opportunity "dress-up" a turkey, which were on display in the Gym.