Dads Come to Art City Elementary for Donuts—and Reading

Submitted by julia.murray on Mon, 11/21/2011 - 11:26

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

Submitted by julia.murray on Mon, 11/21/2011 - 11:16

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

Submitted by julia.murray on Mon, 11/21/2011 - 11:07

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

Pictures by Amelia Trunnell and Shelby Markham

Honoring our Veterans

Submitted by julia.murray on Fri, 11/18/2011 - 12:47

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?

Submitted by julia.murray on Fri, 11/18/2011 - 11:34

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.

Seeing Red at Art City Elementary School

Submitted by julia.murray on Tue, 10/18/2011 - 15:24

Monday, October 17, 2011, we were seeing a lot of "red" as we kicked off Red Ribbon Week at Art City Elementary School, Springville.  Students were ask to wear as much red as they could to remember to not do drugs.  Red Ribbon Week is an opportunity to do fun things to remind the students there are other things better to do than to take drugs.  We can have fun without the help of artificial stimulants.  "Red Ribbon Week empowers communities and individuals across the US, especially youth, to take a stand for, and make a real commitment to, drug prevention and education.

What makes us Scream at Art City Elementary School

Submitted by julia.murray on Tue, 10/18/2011 - 14:15

What makes you want to SCREAM?  This month Miss Murdock's class at Art City Elementary, Springville, wrote about what makes them want to scream.  The students studied The Scream by Edvard Munch and used similar colors, lines and movement to create their own watercolors.  Using a Digital camera their picture was taken, while re-creating that famous scream face.  Their pictures were printed then cut out and glued onto their watercolor painting.  Students then wrote about what makes them scream and published their writing in the school computer lab.

Article by McKell Murdock, 3rd-grade teacher

Art City and BYU Partnership

Submitted by julia.murray on Fri, 10/14/2011 - 10:02

Art City Elementary Scool and Brigham Young University (BYU) are partners in teaching and developing amazing teachers, in doing so Dr. Brad Wilcox, Professor of Literacy for the Education Department at BYU, came to Art City two Fridays.  The first week he modeled how to teach a literacy lesson, his students observed him, then they met and discussed what worked and what didn't.  The BYU students then had the opportunity to write a lesson plan and present it in groups of 3-6 sixth-grade students.  Dr.

Art City Elementary Kindergarten Goes to Pumpkin Land

Submitted by julia.murray on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 15:10

On Tuesday October 11, 2011 Kindergarten classes, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Miner, and Mr. Waadt, had the opportunity to go on a field trip to Pumpkin Land at Vineyard Garden Center in Orem.  The Kindergarten classes have been learning about the four seasons and Fall.  Students made their way through a corn maz, visited with various animals, played on a playground including a giant pumpkin slide, made their way through the light alley, and picked out a pumpkin to take home.  It was a great way to celebrate the fall season.


Article and pictures by Alisa Morgan

Mrs. Patti Parker Sumo Wrestles Mrs. Lori Nielsen at Art City Elementary

Submitted by julia.murray on Fri, 10/07/2011 - 15:12

Art City Elementary School Principal Lori Nielsen had the opportunity to "Sumo" wrestle third-grade teacher Ms. Patti Parker on Friday, October 6, 2011.  Ms. Parker's class had the highest classroom total for the school walk-a-thon fundraiser.  The students raised just over $14,000 dollars for new school technology and the PTA. 

Pictures by Jane Shoemaker and Brandon Garnica 6th grade