November 2010

Kindergarten Feast

Monday, November 22, Sage Creek Kindergarteners transformed themselves into little Pilgrims and Native Americans. Under the direction of teachers, Michelle Porter, Dayna Tanner and Cami Thomas students learned about the first Thanksgiving by acting out the feast itself. Special thanks to the many room mothers who volunteered their time and feastables for the activity. Happy Thanksgiving from Sage Creek Kinder students!

'Brown Santa' Visits Second Grade

Santa Claus is coming to town . . . 'Brown Santa', that is!! The second grade students at Sage Creek were treated to a visit from our favorite UPS elf as part of our 'community helpers' social studies core! The children enjoyed learning about working as a delivery person while singing many of their favorite holiday carols. Our music core was integrated into the activity as several of the students were given the opportunity to liven up the singing using a variety of rhythm instruments. Thank you, Brown Santa . . . ho ho ho!

Reflection Recognition

The 2010 Reflection recognition at Sage Creek Elementary was held on November 3rd. Reflections is a contest sponsored by the PTA that inspires students to participate in the arts. The the theme this year was "Together We Can" . Over 100 students participated in the contest and those who received awards to move on to the district level are: Dance: Charity Anderson . Film: Emily Ells, Haken Boyce, Stanton Woods. Music Composition: Cade Barrowes, Allison Ells. 3D Art: Nate Antares, Taitum Johnson, Rebecca Houtz.

Red Ribbon Week Hootenanny

Sage Creek students and faculty stampeded out of the chute for their Red Ribbon Week with a down-home style hootenanny. With the theme being Cowboy Courage, the student council rounded up the student body for a session of cowboy wisdom and a singing contest to help brand each student an official Say No To Drugs and Alcohol Deputy. The most enthusiastic singers of the song, Grandma's Feather Bed, were Mrs. Lund's second graders. Yee Haw!

October 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 October because they have made our school a better place by using their Character Education skills.  They are: Lizzy Blonquist, Isaiah Brown, Landon Cardon, Ty Carter, Cashlynn Chruma, Rylee Clark, Sam Daybell, Camila De Jesus, Emily Docter, Kolie Doyle, Abbie Dunkley, Chelsea Finch, Tatiana Folau, Rebecca Gee, Ashley Hansen, Gracie Hickman, Carter

Place Value Taught in Fourth Grade

The students in Mrs. Robbins fourth grade class at Sage Creek Elementary were treated to a special visit from their Principal, Ms. Call, last week. She read them two of her favorite stories and also brought her chair to share with them. The students have been studying about place value in math as part of the state core curriculum. Preschool chairs were used to represent the "ones" place value, and kindergarten chairs represented the "tens" place value. Different size chairs were used to show the place value spots of hundreds, thousands, ten thousands and hundred thousands. Ms.

Second Grade Fast Fact Graph

Check out a Second Grade Fast Facts Graph! During math time the second grade students at Sage Creek have been learning about fact families, missing addends, and addition/subtraction equations, all part of the state second grade math core curriculum, to help learn math fast facts! What patterns do YOU see?