Last week, Living Planet Aquarium's Water Van visited the fourth grade. Developed specifically for 4th grade, the Water Van explores the importance of water in Utah. Education Presenters discuss the water cycle, as well as the role that wetlands play in our environment, and how water affects animal life. It was a fun way to review the things stuents have been learning in science.
This last week the K-2 classes at Salem Elementary used dance and movement to help them review, learn, and remember information about the weather. As part of Nebo School District's GAINS (Growing Arts In Nebo Schools) program, Dance Specialist, Melanie Fillmore visited with these younger grades to model for teachers and provide for students a Dance Integrated learning experience.
Fourth-graders had a blast on their field trip a couple of weeks ago. They went ice skating at Peaks Ice Arena and then attended a show at Bean Museum where they learned about the ecosystems in Utah. It was a fun way to build character and friendships, as well as review the plants, animals, and environments of Utah.
Congratulations to the following for earning a Star Card in the month of March: Maddox Peterson, Samantha Burk, Tyson Jones, Roewaon Wilde, Tommy Barrett, Aisley Rumsey, Lincoln Crawford, Bella Parry, Lydia Spangler, Ava Smith, Andrew Rigby, Addison Chase, Kamren Coburn, Micah Anderson, Sophia Cather, Kenny Golding, Nikki James, Kylan Shepherd, Lucias Holman, Lincoln Crawford, Aspyn Lynn, Samantha Golding, Kaela Cordner, Millie Whitney, Kyson Hatfield, Wesley James, Scout Morgan, Claire Montague, Jesse Button, Hailie Cook, Makenna Mecham, Tyson Dansie, Easton Koyle, Rylee Osburn, Harper Sum
Miss Soto was born and raised in Provo, Utah. She graduated from Timpview High School in 2009. She is an only child.
Some of her favorite things to do is to go running, especiially with friends. She loves to go to plays and is a huge BYU sports fan. She had BYU basketball season tickets last year and is now hooked.
Miss Soto graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Eduation from UVU in 2013. We feel so lucky to have her at our school and appreciate all she does for our students at Salem Elementary.
On Friday, April 14, Mia Carlos and Grace Neves, both in Mr. Vest's 5th Grade class, won 1st place in BYU's "K12 Student Innovator of the Year" contest and an award of $1,000. Their innovation , which they have been working on for the last few weeks, is a concept for an phone app that would incentivize practicing, e.g., practicing piano, softball, etc., for kids and track their progress.
Well done and congrats to these outstanding Salem STARS!