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.
Through the halls and in the gym there were many different "characters" hanging around. If you look really close though you can see that it is really a turkey in disguise.
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.
How did you celebrate your Veterans? Art City Elementary School, in Springville, Utah, celebrated Veterans by coming together as a whole, participating in a flag ceremony followed by the whole school saying the Pledge of Allegiance and then singing the National Anthem. Thank you Veterans for all you have done for our Country. Everyone at Art City wants to say "Thank You" to all those who are currently serving our Country reassuring that we enjoy the freedoms that we have here in the United States of America.
Art City Elementary Fifth-grade students held their annual wax museum on Thursday November 10, 2016, in conjunction with their program, after singing patriotic songs they went to their classrooms for a Wax Museum. Fifth-grade students dressed up as famous and important people or characters in America’s history. Some of the characters from history that were seen included, George Washington, Wild Bill, Betsy Ross, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Lucille Ball, just to name a few.
Thursday November 10, 2016 the fifth-grade students were dressed as heros and heroines to honor those who have done great things for our country. The following songs were sung: "America",: "This is My Country", "You're a Grand Old Flag". At the closing of the song portion of the programs students were invited to go to the wax museum that was set up in the fifth-grade classes.
The 5th grade enjoyed an ewey,gooey, totally gross-out afternoon! Dr. Jensen and her students, from the biology department at Brigham Young University, came to our classes and dissected salamanders. We are grateful to them for supplying all the materials and giving of their time. It was a day the students will remember for a long while.
Don't forget, the first-grade Thanksgiving program will be on Wednesday, November 16, at 9 am for the school and 6:30 p.m. for Parents and friends.