The last couple of days before Thanksgiving break Mrs. Hooley's class spent each afternoon learning about and doing different activities associated with Native Americans and Pilgrims. They made teepees, indian corn, clay pottery, pilgrim hats, and bracelets to help them understand the reasons we celebrate Thanksgiving.
The Utah State Office of Education's POP Art Education and the Timpanogos Story Telling Institue provided a storytelling assembly for students and faculty at Salem Elementary. Dovie Thomason shared stories from her Kiowa Apache heritage as well as personal stories from her childhood. She comes from a long line of Native and European storytellers.
Mrs. Hales' Kindergarten class enjoyed a fun Thanksgiving Feast today. They have been learning about manners, the proper way to set a table, and had a special lesson from Mrs. Tew about table manners. Before enjoying their feast they each shared some things they were thankful for. All our parents helpers were very impressed with the excellent manners the class used during their meal today. Happy Thanksgiving!
6th grade students are thankful to live in the United States! 6th grade students split their desks up to be equivalent to land mass and populations around the world. We then passed out cookies and money which were equivalent to the available food and gross product around the world. We then read stories about how children around the world live. It is an amazing day!