November 2012

Crystal Apple Award

Attributions: 
Susie Perrett
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The faculty and staff of Sierra Bonita Elementary feel that Janna Slye
is an outstanding teacher and deserving of the Crystal Apple award. Janna has
been teaching for four years, but also worked in Nebo School District before she
started teaching. Janna is very professional and is a huge support to every
grade level. She always sees to the needs of each individual child and shares
ideas and advice throughout the faculty. She is a dedicated teacher who spends
countless hours planning and preparing lessons that will benefit her students.
She is well deserving of the Crystal Apple award.

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Colonial Days

Attributions: 
story by Kaylee Manwaring, photo by Anna Goldsmith
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The 5th grade students went back in time and experienced a day in colonial times.  They made candles and wrote in cursive with an old-fashioned feather pen.  They watched videos of what the Colonial Days were like.  They played fun games such as potato sack racing.  Everyone had a great time.

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SCC Meeting

**Notice of Meeting**

Sierra Bonita Elementary ‘s

School Community Council

will meet on

November 15th

at 11:40 in the

conference room.

Pumpkin Patch

Attributions: 
photo by Tiffany Manwaring
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On October 2nd the second grade students enjoyed a field trip to the pumpkin patch.  They loved the corn maze, picking pumpkins (they later decorated), and climbing the hay pyramid.  However the highlight of the trip, according to second grade students Will Murri and Kaleb Hales, was swimming in the corn pool.  A corn pool is a large enclosed space with dry, cut up corn that the students could get into like a swimming pool. Will stated “it was awesome, some kids put the dried up corn in their pockets to take home and make popcorn!”   Kaleb said “the corn pool was my very favorite part of the trip.  A kid lost his shoe in the corn pool and our class couldn’t get in unless we all looked for the shoe.”  Unfortunately the shoe was never found but the students had a great time looking for it. 

 

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Student Council Assembly

Attributions: 
story by Reilly Rogers
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On October 10 the Sierra Bonita student council arranged an assembly for the students.  This assembly was based on the book Have You Filled A Bucket Today? By Carol McCloud.  The student council was trying to teach the students to be “bucket fillers.”  They used the story The Wizard of Oz to teach the students.  The assembly was about a boy (Kaden Crowther) who was on a journey to find the key to happiness.  He starts his journey with help from the good witch (Bailey Rollins).  He helps a lonely girl sitting alone at lunch (Reilly Rogers), an unconfident boy playing basketball (Braxton Smithson) and stops two bullies (Julia Dorny and Nathaniel Palmer) from picking on a poor girl (Helen Linford).  In the end the wizards (Addison Paystrup and Tage Langford) tell them the key to happiness is what they have been doing, filling others buckets.  The narrator (Kelcie Richmond) helps the students know that actions speak louder than words.

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Mountain Man

Attributions: 
story and photos by Erica Dietz
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Sierra Bonita 4th grade students recently enjoyed a visit from Scott “Grizzly Man” Sorenson.  Students were entertained by the mountain man who told tales of legendary mountain men such as Jedediah Smith, Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, and John Colter, who made their mark in the opening of the American West.  Scott introduced students to the early methods of trapping, tanning, muzzle loading, and telling of tall tales.  It truly made western history and the mountain men era come alive for students.

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Natural History Museum

Attributions: 
story by Allie Dietz (4th grade student)
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The 4th grade students at Sierra Bonita Elementary recently enjoyed a field trip to the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City. The students were amazed by the exhibits full of gems, dinosaurs and fossils, Native American artifacts and plants and animals of Utah. Along the way, each student got to complete a scavenger hunt while being able to interact with the exhibits and learn. This was a perfect way to spend the day!

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Halloween Parade

Attributions: 
photos by Tiffany Manwaring
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Teachers and students anxiously awaited the Halloween Parade.  Parents arrived early to help students into their costumes while others quickly lined the hallways.  The yearly Halloween parade was led by “Mr. Larsen” also known as Shane Fawson, followed by Miss Peggy Freek’s  class.  The “Monster Mash” played as zombies, aliens, and witches roamed the school.

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Pumpkinland

Attributions: 
story by Sue Leber
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Kindergarten students had the opportunity to go on a field trip to Vineyard Nursery and enjoy their "Pumpkinland".  In class they have been discussing and learning about the four seasons and specifically the fall season.  They have been talking about the signs of fall and this was the perfect opportunity to see the signs of fall.  They had lots of fun looking at the different types of pumpkins and gourds.  Students got lost in a corn maze and also were able to see how corn grows.  They also were able to see giant sunflowers and talk about how we get sunflower seeds from the heads of the sunflowers.

Students worked on an "I Spy" page in which they looked for various items throughout Pumpkinland.  It was a fun day and the Kindergarten teachers and students appreciate all of the parents who were able to help out by attending the field trip and helping students enjoy their day!  Thank you!

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