March 2013

White Ribbon Week - Protect Your Mind!

The PTA is sponsoring White Ribbon Week (Internet Safety Week). The theme for this year is "I've Got the Power!"  Throughout the week students will learn about internet safety and participate in different themed days.  Monday's theme was "Protect your mind!"  Students were taught to "crash and tell" if anything online makes them feel uncomfortable.  Students were encouraged to wear hats to show that they will "protect" them minds.

A "Treasure Chest" of Rare Books is Explored at Foothills Elementary

Mrs. Tanner from the University of Utah Marriott Library Book Arts Program spent a whole day with fifth-grade students at Foothills Elementary in Salem, Utah.  She shared with them a “treasure chest” of rare books.  Students were able to view and handle hand-painted scrolls, a clay tablet, a palm leaf book, and more.  Students discovered how to make a variety of books and were able to “write” on their very own clay tablet.  

 

"Act-Ademics"

Students and faculty at Foothills Elementary enjoyed an assembly from A.R.T.S., Inc. (Artistic Resource for Teachers and Students).  The Acting-up Theater Company performed the show “Act-Ademics”.  It was a fun, energetic, and very educational show.  The performing group used theater, puppetry, and audience participation to demonstrate how dance, drama, and music can be integrated with math, reading, and science every day.  

 

Ahoy Matey!

Attributions: 
Robin Burnah

The first graders celebrated pirate day as the culmination of their map unit. They had pirate activities throughout the day and ended with a pirate treasure hunt. The children found the treasure chest in Mrs. Huntsman's office.

Living Waters Aquarium

Attributions: 
Bridgette Cheever

Living Waters Aquarium

Foothill's fourth-grade students had a great time during the Living Waters Aquarium presentation. They experienced the water cycle on a 3D table and even danced their way through the cycle. The students made explosion clouds with 2 liter bottles and a bicycle pump. The best part was when the students had the opportunity to hold a garter snake, see a tiger salamander, and a red-spotted frog. Thank you Living Waters Aquarium for coming to our school!

 

Kindy 500

Kindergarten students were each issued a "driver’s license" and a "key" so they could drive their cars to different destinations throughout the United States (school).  They saw the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore and even got to visit with Betsy Ross and Abraham Lincoln.  They really enjoyed learning more about this great country in which we live.

 

Dr. Seuss Read-a-thon

Attributions: 
Robin Burnah

Friday, March 1st, Foothills fifth-graders and first-graders met together and had a Dr. Seuss read-a-thon. The first-graders loved reading Dr. Seuss books to their fifth-grade buddies and listening to the fifth-graders read to them. 

February Fantastic Falcons

  • Kindergarten: Keyana Murray, Elsie Jones, Samuel Rassi, Lafe Parrish, Kinley Corless, Aliya Jackson, Ian Modesitt, Brooklyn Jacobsen, Daniel Gunderson, Linden Valgardson, Kynslee Harris
  • 1st Grade: Vienna Simonsen, McKay Brimhall, Cohen Penrod, Cash Hancock, Ashley Miller, Sydnee Nicholls, Eli Hoschouer, Brady Carter, Trevor Jacobsen, Olivia Jackson, Kenadi Lee, Yadira Guzman, Isaac DeGraw