September 2013

SCC Meeting

**Notice of Meeting**
Sierra Bonita Elementary‘s School Community Council will meet on October 7, 2013 at 3:45 in the conference room.

 

Kindergarten Field Trip

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article by Kindergarten teachers

Kindergarten had a wonderful time on their first field trip of the year.  They focused on using their five sensed to learn about the world around them.  The students were able to engage in many different activities at the park:

  • They examined pond water looking for live critters and found some tiny tadpoles and insects in the water.  While at the pond they observed many ducks that were swimming in the water and looking for bugs to eat on the shore.  They also saw lots of colorful dragonflies.
  • They had fun looking through the binoculars and were able to see the mountains and to find birds flying in the sky.  It was fun for the Kindergarten students to be able to see things that were far away up close.
  • At the park there were many different kinds of trees.  They compared the types of leaves and needles they saw on each of the trees.  They talked about what it would feel like to be a tree and stretch their "branches" up to the sky.  They also felt the bark on the trees and discussed how it protects the tree.
  • Kindergarten students had fun walking on the boardwalk and looking at the wetlands area.  They were able to watch carefully and see spiders in their webs, water skippers on the water, tiny fish swimming, and lots of different types of grasses.  They even used their sense of hearing to listen to a bunch of croaking frogs.  
  • They tallied the different types of animals they were able to see while at the park. 
  • They even used their sense of taste to eat a gummy treat at the end of the day.  The students loved their field trip!

 

The kindergarten teachers want to give a huge THANK YOU to all the great moms and dads who were able to help out and make the experience so successful.

 

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Gateway Discovery

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Article by Melissa Green

Last Monday, the fifth grade classes had a visit from Gateway Discovery, an outreach program from the Gateway Children's Museum. All fifth grade students gathered first thing in the morning for a presentation teaching the difference between physical and chemical changes. Later in the morning, each class had an individual session with the presenter to conduct their own experiments. The fifth grade students had a great time being involved in the science experiments and look forward to next semester’s science unit.

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Early Explorers

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Article by Melissa Green

The fifth grade classes were busy learning about Early Explorers. Students worked in groups to create an Explorer Poster. Then, all the fifth grade classes got together in the gym to view all the posters and guess the identity of each explorer based on the clues given in each speech bubble. Next in Social Studies fifth grade students will be learning about Colonies and Revolution.

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Natural History Museum

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Article by Sydney Callahan (4th grade student)

Recently the fourth grade visited the Utah Natural History Museum in Salt Lake City. Buses loaded at 9:15 for an hour drive to the museum. After arrival the museum worker explained the rules and students put on their wrist bands to help keep them in groups. The first exhibit was about natural disasters. It was really cool. Student were able to see the left overs of a tornado and experience a simulation of what it looked like in the twister. They learned about hurricanes, volcanoes, wild fires, and earthquakes. The next exhibit was about life. It was fun to look through magnifying glasses and see real animals. The dinosaur exhibit was cool because it was interactive. The fourth grade loved their field trip.

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Carnival

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Article by Sydney Jenkins (6th grade student)

Sierra Bonita recently had a very successful school carnival.  On Monday, September 9th from 5:00 to 8:00 o'clock, students and their parents came and enjoyed all the activities.  There were bouncy houses everywhere, fantastic games, and even a fortune teller!  Baskets filled with fun items were also bid on.  Kids were able to buy pizza, popcorn, soda, and cotton candy.  The carnival was so much fun, you did not want to miss it!

PTA Father/Daughter Activity

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The Father/Daughter activity sponsored by the PTA which was originally scheduled for Friday, September 27th has been changed.  It will now take place on Friday, November 1st.  Please add this event to your calendars!