December 2011

Clark Planetarium

Attributions: 
Dorie Thatcher Photo by David Hansen

Salem Elementary sixth-graders had the privilege of having Clark Planetarium, from Salt Lake City, visit them during a special assembly at school.  Sixth-grade students were able to visually learn about space as well as participate in some fun hands on science experiments.   

 

Crystal Apple Award

Attributions: 
Dorie Thatcher Photo by Anthony Bowden

Salem Elementary fourth–grade teacher Miss Holthaus, has been awarded the Crystal Apple Award by her colleagues for being a dedicated educator. Miss Holthaus goes above and beyond the call of duty on a daily basis.  She is dedicated and committed to the succes of her students, as she teaches, challenges, and inspires.

Second Grade Thanksgiving Celebration

Attributions: 
Dorie Thatcher

On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving Break, Salem Elementary second-graders learned more about the daily life of our Pilgrims and Native Americans.   Students ground corn to use in cornbread, made butter with an old butter churn, and then enjoyed the two together as a tasty treat.  They made bracelets from wool and headbands with feathers.  They sewed pouches and made candles.  Students learned how to weave.  It was a fun filled day with lots of hands on learning, not to mention, a great way to celebrate the upcoming holiday!