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May 2013

T’was the Night Before Idol

Submitted by janna.slye on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:09
third grade team

T’was the night before Teacher Idol,

and all through the school

all teachers were hiding,

preparing to act cool.


The stage was all set

for the next day with care

in hopes that all teams,

would participate there.


The great day arrived with 1st grade taking the stage,

they started things off, with One Direction

who is ALL the rage!

They looked like five delicate swans, swooshing and swirling

When what to our wondering eyes should appear,

none other than Luke Skywalker, and his father so dear.


Next, we welcomed 3rd….Wheatley, Malo, Latham, and Pyne

They put together a show, dazzling and divine.

Lack of audio enhancement was the cause of their decline.

Judge Simon Cowell called it an up and down ride,

as he winked to the crowd looking from side to side.


5th then took the stage with the Gummi Bear Song

They know how to ROCK it, as all joined along.


Those sixth grade men throw a bash after school

Enlightening all teachers, that ‘cupid’ leaps really are COOL!


Mrs. Slye, Casey, and Miss Peggy so brave…definitely were not born in a cave.

Peggy bolted out a magnificent tune

As all three together danced with a cup, not a spoon.

Casey, never missed a beat.

While Mrs. Slye had a stash in her desk, as her other cups took fleet.

To the naked eye, one never would have known,

as her quick and tricky handiwork replaced the one flown.


A hard act to follow, thought 2nd grade as they entered the playing field.

Competition had been stiff,

but there was NO WAY they would yield.

With confidence and poise they began their tribute,

singing a song about trouble,

they hoped they wouldn’t get the boot.

Glamorous judge Mariah declared with absolute glee,

“Girls, that was Trouble, with a capital T.”


Last, but not least, our technicians stood strong.

They showed us things CAN be done with a BANG and a BONG!


Kindergarten and 4th missed most of the day,

for they were out learning on fieldtrips

more than ten miles away.


When students returned to their classrooms with care,

word had already been made known

that the 2nd grade team were the new heirs to the throne.


Anxiously we’ll await the performances of next year,

when the competition will resume,



This is the Place

Submitted by janna.slye on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 09:54
story by Elise Jones (4th grade student) photos by Erica Dietz

At my first sight of the park I saw an old wagon and an old pioneer house.  There are amazing statues that I couldn't wait to learn about.  The first building that I saw was the Brigham Young Academy.  It was established in 1876.  It only had 59 students!  Sadly it was destroyed by a fire.  In 1903 it became BYU or Brigham Young University.

The early settlers would always wear a vest because their shirts were their underwear.  They would also wear big hats to keep their faces cool.  They would wear pocket watches and boots for working in the fields.

The pioneers first made the town hall which was more like a hut.  The pioneers would use it to sleep under and to hold religious meetings, unlike nowadays.  We have big buildings with many rooms.

The Pony Express was created in 1860.  It only lasted for a year and a half because the telegraph was invented.

Tom Thumb lived in Utah too.  He was the shortest man in the world.

The Huntsman Hotel had many places to buy things and trade things.

The trees at the monument are 2,000-3,000 years old!  I think that is very unbelievable.  I think that the train tour was truly amazing.

Later we went to a school.  It was fun to see the different customs they did and learn part of the Deseret Alphabet.  I loved hearing their school rules.  The teacher made this lesson very fun.

The black smith can make almost anything that you want using metal and iron.  He was very funny while telling us great information.

We all got to pull handcarts.  It was very challengine having to work together to push and pull the handcarts.

After all of my adventure, I think that it is a great experience for families.  I learned so much and had a great time.  In my opinion, THIS IS THE PLACE!!

Kindergarten Author's Celebration

Submitted by janna.slye on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 14:48

Last week kindergarten students celebrated being authors!  Kindergarten teachers are so proud of all the hard work and effort students expended in creating their masterpieces.  They went through the entire writing process to create the final product of a poem book.  They learned about different types of poems and then wrote poems together as a class.  The students then wrote their own poems!  Then they read their poems to their teacher who then typed them and printed them out to become the book of poems.  Students then illustrated their poems, making sure their pictures matched what their poem was about.  They practiced reading their poems to themselves and each other in class.  They also had the opportunity to share their poem books with third graders. 

Then finally they were able to share their wonderful books with many parents.  The students did a fabulous job during this whole process and especially in presenting their books to adults!   THANK YOU to all the parents and family members who were able to come and enjoy their author's celebration and share the accomplishments of each of the students.  The kindergarten teachers appreciate you supporting your child's writing talents.  The students were able to feel very successful and accomplished by being able to share their writing with so many adults.


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