October 2009

Halloween Gets A Facelift!

Attributions: 
Anne Anderson

Halloween got a facelift this year in Miss Anderson's first grade class at Salem Elementary. In an effort to earn a Gold Medal from the Utah Gold Medal Schools Program, treats and sweets have been eliminated from classrooms this year. The Gold Medal Schools Program promotes healthy living through exercise and healthy eating. Instead of sugary treats, students got to make funny faces using fruits like apples, oranges, raisins, kiwi, strawberries, and grapes. The first grade ghosts and ghouls enjoyed and drooled over these healthy, tasty treats. Thank you Mrs.

Teachers Helping Parents Help Their Kids

Attributions: 
Reta Tischner

"Readers are made on the laps of their parents," says Kristy Robertson and Reta Tischner.  Kristy and Reta instructed parents of pre-schoolers during Cradled in Literacy sessions at Salem Elementary. 

Cradled in Literacy is designed to be an interactive learning model.  The program involves parents and caregivers in a variety of learning activities.  These activities encourage parents to reflect on their own learning experiences and their role as their child's first teacher.  The goal of each workshop is to involve parents as active learners and participants.