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Fourth grade students at Sage Creek Elementary dressed in their very best as they prepared to attend the Utah Symphony which was performing for them at Salem Hills High School. Students are taught about the different instruments and how they are used as part of the fourth grade fine arts curriculum and are always thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to see and hear them in the symphony performance. Sincere thanks go out to those from the Symphony and from our district who make this experience possible.
This week Sage Creek Kindergarten students learned about Thanksgiving traditions and Pilgrim and Native American cultures as they participated in a variety of hands on activities. From planting and grinding corn to making butter, sewing on buttons and washing clothes on a scrub board, children learned that being a Pilgrim can be hard work! On the other hand, they discovered that simple fun can be found in making Indian bracelets, rattles and pots, and in playing Pilgrim games and popping corn.
Under the direction of teachers, Dayna Tanner, Michelle Porter, and Cami Thomas and with the help and support of many parents, Kindergarten students at Sage Creek Elementary enjoyed an early Thanksgiving feast on Monday, November 24. Students, dressed as Pilgrims and Native Americans, worked together to set the long table, prepare the food, and serve the delicious meal. This annual activity culminates their study of the First Thanksgiving as part of the Kindergarten Utah State Core Curriculum.
Brigham Young University’s Bean Museum made a special visit to the fourth grade on November 17, to share some information about Utah’s plants and animals. The fourth grade learned about 3 major ecosystems in Utah, and some of the plants and animals both dead and alive that lived in each one. They were able to see a live Pac-man Frog, and they learned about how it can breathe through its skin. They also saw a Bearded Dragon, which is a lizard that lives in Australia. Each student even got to touch the lizard’s scaly back!
Sage Creek Elementary students were treated to a delightful performance and learning experience from the Arts Resources for teachers and Students (ARTS) ensemble, /Sounding Brass. / Students were not only exposed to great music, but learned how the brass instruments are played, the different sounds of the tuba, French horn, trumpet and trombone, and how these musical instruments evolved. Students of all ages were heard saying "It was the best program ever!", "Awesome" and "I want to do that!" as they left the assembly.
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 these Character Education skills. They are: Gage Allman
There were witches in the house...or at least the cafeteria...at Sage Creek Elementary this week. Lunch supervisors, Angie Lewis and Kerry Bradshaw transformed themselves into cackling witches, preparing and serving witche's brew and mummy dust to all of the students as they finished lunch. This well planned and fun activity helped to enhance the Halloween "spirit" at the school in preparation for the costume parade that was soon to follow. Thanks to our boo-tiful witches who made this experience happen!
Under the direction of teachers, Cami Thomas, Dayna Tanner and Michelle Porter, Sage Creek Kindergarten ghosts, goblins, spidermen, fairies and princesses presented their annual Halloween Program to parents and students on Wednesday, October 28th. This much anticipated event engages students in singing a variety of spooky songs with enthusiasm and fun actions. Parents and students of the school look forward to this delightful kindergarten program and consider it one of their favorites!
In connection with the fourth grade science core on the water cycle, fourth graders at Sage Creek Elementary had a visit from the Living Planet Aquarium in Salt Lake come visit their school to add supplemental instruction about the water cycle. All fourth grade students had the opportunity to rotate through two different learning centers to add interest and variation to presentation. Student's were surprised to learn that Utah's Wetland environment only covers one percent of the state. Thank you Living Planet Aquarium!