September 2022

Art With the AMAZING Ms. Howard

Submitted by shavon.mousser on Tue, 09/27/2022 - 08:15

During the first few weeks of art, students worked on sketchbooks, mini masterpieces for the tiny art gallery, and drew small portraits for the schoolwide collaborative mural . 

Kindergartners explored a variety of lines and learned that a sculpture is art as they created their paper line sculptures.

”Involvement of students in arts and music programs has been shown to increase academic achievement (Bamford, 2006; Catterall, Chapleau & Iwanaga, 1999 and Wetter, Koerner, Schwaninger, 2009), IQ (Schellenberg, 2006), attendance (Dreezen, Aprill & Deasy, 1999), attitude to attendance (Uptis & Smithrim, 2003), performance on standardized reading and verbal tests (Butzlaff, 2001), verbal skills (Hetland & Winner, 2001), reading for pleasure (Uptis & Smithrim, 2003) and literacy (Bamford, 2006; Hunter, 2005 and Spillane, 2009).

Taken from- https://eprints.qut.edu.au/215203/1/69164.pdf

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Shavon Mousser

Ms. Mansfield's Library Students

Submitted by shavon.mousser on Thu, 09/22/2022 - 07:58

Ms. Mansfield has created a welcoming library at Sage Creek where students can select great literature to read and study!  "The school librarian can suggest new books and resources to stretch your child's boundaries and help them grow as a learner."  Thank you, Ms. Mansfield!

https://ilovelibraries.org/school-libraries/#:~:text=In%20the%20school%20library%2C%20learners,personal%20narrative%20to%20engage%20learners.

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Shavon Mousser

Do You Know a Great Educator?

Submitted by shavon.mousser on Wed, 09/21/2022 - 10:22

"Instructure, the Salt Lake City-based makers of the Canvas Learning Management System, and the Utah Jazz today announced the renewal of their partnership to recognize local educators at Jazz games throughout the season. The program – Utah Jazz Most Valuable Educators presented by Instructure – invites the Utah community to nominate local educators who are making an impact in their schools and communities and who are an inspiration in the lives of their students."

You can nominate a teacher who has made a difference by clicking on the link below.

www.nba.com/jazz/mve

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Shavon Mousser

Big Birthdays

Submitted by shavon.mousser on Tue, 09/20/2022 - 15:52

Grandma Jane (our kindergarten helper) turned 90 on Monday!  She celebrated by skydiving with her grandchildren!  We loved celebrating with her in kindergarten!  90 is a pretty special b-day and we LOVED counting to 90 to celebrate Grandma Jane!

It was also Mr. Grotegut's birthday today!  He helps keep our school looking great and we sure appreciate him!

生日快乐

Shēngrì kuàilè

Happy Birthday!

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Shavon Mousser