January 2010

Chinese New Year

Throughout the month of January Sage Creek students have been sampling the Chinese Culture in the media center. At the same time, Sage Creek administration, teachers and parents have been gathering information about the possibility of beginning a Chinese Duel Immersion language program in the first grade next year Mrs. Rasmussen, Librarian, took time to find and display clothing samples, pictures of food and landscapes in addition to reading stories about and celebrating the Chinese New Year with the traditional silk dragon. Students always have fun learning in our library!! Thanks Mrs.

Liberty Story

Donations made by the Sage Creek PTA made it possible for the students and visitors to the school to experience and enjoy the Liberty's Story wall display. This professional display beautifully tells the story of how America gained her independence through historical documents, pictures, articles, and narratives in a numbered sequence. Teachers also have grade level materials that tie this story into each grade level's social studies core curriculum.

What Matters?

Have you ever wondered what it looks like when your principal’s stomach blows up? The fifth Grade students at Sage Creek Elementary got to see first hand what that can look like! Mr. Donahue, from the Children’s Museum of Utah, presented Reaction Time to an attentive audience of fifth graders. Students learned all about the three common phases of matter and the difference between physical and chemical changes. Mr. Donahue demonstrated several examples of physical and chemical changes using anything from fire to baking soda.

Utah Opera Entertains Sage Creek Students

Sage Creek Elementary students were treated to an incredible vocal learning experience with members of the Utah Opera during an assembly on Monday. Students learned that an Opera is a story done entirely by singing and that it involves a soprano, a mezzo soprano, a tenor and a baritone. Members of the Opera demonstrated each vocal type as well as the difference between an aria, a duet, a trio, and a tutti. Students also had time to ask some interesting questions and were captivated by the very animated and fun personalities of these talented performers.

December Determined Dragons

At Sage Creek Elementary, classes are taught weekly the following Character Education skills: how to show appreciation, accept responsibility, and make good choices. These students have been chosen to be the Determined Dragons for the month of December because they have made our school a better place by using their Character Education skills. They are: Ana Hoopes