Sage Creek third grader's "capped" off Thanksgiving celebrations by creating and wearing turkey hats as they played Pilgrim games, sang songs, shared Thanksgiving stories and discussed the many many things they were grateful for in their lives.
Sage Creek first graders culminated a Native American customs unit by coming together in an official Pow Wow, to dance and sing in Native American style in honor of the first Thanksgiving.
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. The thrill of learning can be summed up in one student's exclamation, "This is the best day of my life!".
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.