February 2012

Mr. Welburn Reads to Students

Each month our Principal, Mr. Welburn, reads to the students here at Salem Elementary.  Students are always very excited to hear the stories that he shares, and the stories are remembered and talked about throughout the year.  It has been a fun way for the students to get to know their principal a little better.  They look up to him for his love of reading, and appreciate him taking some time to share it with them.

Kindergarten's Grandparents Day

Last week Salem Elementary Kindergarteners invited their Grandparents to come to school with them for Grandparents Day.  It is such a fun day for Kindergarteners.  They are so excited to have the opportunity to be the 'teacher' and teach their grandparents some of the things they do each day at school.  Grandparents are always amazed at how much their grandchild knows and has learned in Kindergarten!  A lot has changed since they were in kindergarten!

Salem Elementary Spelling Bee

Salem Elementary recently held it's anual Spelling Bee.  It turned out to be an interesting one indeed, as brother and sister battled it out for the title of Spelling Bee Champ.  Finally, after several words, sixth grader Anna won the battle against her little brother Reed, a fourth-grader.  Goodwork to everyone who participated and congratulations to Sydney who placed third, Reed who placed second, and to Anna for winning this year's Spelling Bee.

A Special Reading Friend

Wednesday is a day that is highly anticipated by both the fourth graders and the students in the UEI classes at Salem Elementary. They are able to get together not only to buddy read, but to form friendships as well.  As you can see there are plenty of smiles on these happy students' faces.