February 2014

Art City Elementary School Spelling Bee

Submitted by julia.murray on Sat, 02/22/2014 - 12:44

Art City Elementary School Spelling Bee was held on Friday February 7, 2014, there were approximately 50 students participate in the spelling bee.  All students who were interested in participating in the spelling bee had the opportunity to have a mini "bee" in their classrooms, then if they were the top five they were able to move onto the school "bee"; students where given lists in December to study and prepare.  Kathay P. (center) was first, Hannah M. and Jonathon C. tied for second. Kathay will have the opportunity to participate in a District Spelling Bee. 

100 Days of Kindergarten

Submitted by julia.murray on Sat, 02/22/2014 - 12:31

Art City Kindergarten Celebrates their 100th day of school by making posters and hats, by counting cereal, making 100 dots, counting 100 steps, and counting to 100 at least 100 times.   In Kindergarten, instructional time should focus on two critical areas:  (1) representing, relating, and operating on whole numbers, initially with sets of objects; (2) describing shapes and space.

Pictures by ACE reporter Rylie Andreasen and Mrs. Murray

Art City Presents Disney's Cinderella

Submitted by julia.murray on Sat, 02/22/2014 - 12:09

Art City Elementary School in Springville, Utah will be performing Disney's Cinderella. Thursday and Friday, February 27th and 28th at 7 p.m. the admission is free. Come and enjoy an evening of Disney Cinderella Kids:  The Authors are as follows: Music and Lyrics by: Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston; Book adapted by: Marcy Heisler; Music adapted and arranged by:  Bryan LouiselleDisney's Cinderella KIDS Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Pictures by Andrea Elliott

radKIDs Simulation with Second and Fifth-grade

Submitted by julia.murray on Sat, 02/22/2014 - 11:40

Fifth and second-grade students from Art City Elementary school, Springville, on Wednesday February 19 and 21, 2014, are confronted with a ‘Bad Person’ “Stay Back you’re not my dad” students  said, just as either Deputy Nielson, Deputy Tracy of Utah County Sherriff's department or Mrs. Murray, instructor at Art City Elementary, wrapped them up to see if they could get away. Using the techniques and the knowledge they have learned from their radKIDS class each student was able to get away.

Carlitos C. Reflections winner From Art City Elementary

Submitted by julia.murray on Sat, 02/22/2014 - 11:38

The Reflections theme this school year (2013-14) was "Believe, Dream, Inspire". Carlitos C., a fifth-grade student at Art City elementary school won on the school level; his entry then was sent to the District level and received an Award of Excellence, his entry went on to the Region level where he won an Award of Merit. When Carlitos was on vacation with his family in Charakowa National Monument in Arizona his sister was sitting on the edge of some rocks staring out, he thought it was a cool shot. Carlitos likes to play sports, read, and sword fight with his brother.

Sixth-grade Soc Hop

Submitted by julia.murray on Sat, 02/22/2014 - 11:12

On February 14, 2014 Art City Elementary School Sixth-grade classes held an old fashioned "Sock-hop" to celebrate Valentine's day by exploring what it was like in the Fifties.  There was Karaoke, picture booth, musical chairs, "50's" Trivia, hand jive and line dance, not to mention all of the treats.

Self Portraits in Mrs. Morgan's Kindergarten Class

Submitted by julia.murray on Sat, 02/22/2014 - 10:56

Mrs. Morgan's Kindergarten class had the opportunity to draw and color a self portrait.  Mrs. Morgan said, "I use it mostly to reinforce how even though we all have two eyes, a nose, a mouth, two ears, etc. no one looks just like us—we are all unique.  One of our social studies standards is to recognize differences and have respect for each individual.  We used mirrors to look at the colors and shapes of our features.  I taught them how to use shapes to form their faces and shoulders.  Then we used oil pastels to color our portraits.  We also used this poem:

My Face

Springville Jr. High Visits Art City

Submitted by julia.murray on Sat, 02/22/2014 - 10:31

On December 17, 2013, the Springville Jr. High school Choirs which included the Master Singers, Journeymen, and Knightingales, came to Art City Elementary school The Choir sang Christmas songs, which included, “Feliz Navidad,” “One Candle,” and “I Sing Noel”. The Journeymen sang, “Masters in This Hall,” “Jingle Bell Celebration,” and “Shepherd's Spiritual”.  The Master Singers sang, “Bidi Bom,” “Brazilian Christmas Carol,” and “The First [Noel]”.  Mrs. Utrera, the choir and the all time favorite “Christmas Round” “Chop-Chop, shovel-shovel”. It was very exciting to watch the Jr.

Pictures by ACE reporters

Mrs. Morgan's Nursery Rhymes

Submitted by julia.murray on Sat, 02/22/2014 - 09:05

Mrs. Morgan's Kindergarten class at Art City Elementary School has been studying nursery rhymes to help the students review rhyming. Mrs. Morgan said, "We have read and reread nursery rhymes to develop fluency, read sight words in context, and experience another type of text.  We also had many teaching points with vocabulary such as curds and whey and full score.  I had the kids prepare a rhyme to present on Nursery Rhyme day to help them develop their speaking skills—to speak audibly and clearly.  The students could dress up or bring a prop to add to their presentations.

Pictures by Jill Hyde Article content by Alisa Morgan