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.
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.
Salem Elementary students are given the challenge to work on academic and personal goals throughout the year. When students complete the required number of goals, students are awarded the Super Star Award during a school assembly, the first of which was held on January 27th. To show an example of hard work and dedication of working towards a goal, Brynn and Ty performed on their violins during the assembly. Congratulations to those who earnied the Super Star Award.
It is a well known fact at Salem Elementary that when you enter the fifth-grade you will get to learn to play the recorder. It is something that every student anticipates, for they have had the privilege of watching the fifth-graders perform Christmas songs on their recorders each year.
On the last day of school before Christmas Break, Salem Elementary students gathered together to celebrate Christmas and reading. Each grade level performed a Christmas song that they had been learning and practicing in Miss Priday's music class. Between each performance a drawing was held to reward students who had earned and turned in their reading tickets. Students whose names were drawn got to pick a prize from underneath the Christmas tree. At the end of the assembly a grand prize drawing for two two stuffed animals, two remote control cars, and two bikes was held.