January 2019

Somebody Loves You

Submitted by dorie.thatcher on Thu, 01/31/2019 - 09:10

Salem fourth graders read the book, "Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch!", a sweet tale of how our actions, even small ones, can change lives. After, students made card kits that will be delivered to Primary Children's Hospital.  A special thanks to our Literacy Coach, Mrs. Coates, for helping us with this fun project.

100 Days of School

Submitted by dorie.thatcher on Thu, 01/31/2019 - 08:56

One hundred days of school, time to celebrate!!

Kindergarten celebrated 100 days of school January, 28. We did 100 exercises, sat quietly for 100 seconds, made 100 day crowns, took a 100 step walk, watched 100 pennies magically change to $1.00, estimated what 100 drops of water looked like, and counted 100 objects.  It was a busy and fun day!

White Ribbon Week

Submitted by dorie.thatcher on Thu, 01/31/2019 - 08:51

Last week was White Ribbon Week at Salem Elementary to teach kids about Media Safety and Anti Bullying.  To kick off the week, we had a Net Smart assembly to teach kids appropriate ways to use the internet.  Students were all given a white wristband to wear for the week.  On Wednesday, students and teachers were encouraged to wear white.  Thursday, students came to school dressed as their favorite super hero, and on Friday students dressed in school colors to show school spirit.

STAR Award: January

Submitted by dorie.thatcher on Thu, 01/31/2019 - 08:47

Students at Salem Elementary have taken on the challenge of being and doing something more than expected.  They have set their sights to become Stars.  Each student is given the opportunity to complete a set of goals and if accomplished they receive an award for their efforts.  The goals include everything from academics, social, and personal growth.  Students, parents and teachers work together to help students reach their goals.  The students have all year to earn the reward but these students got it done early.  As part of the award assembly, a student is chosen to showcase his/her

Penguins in Kindergarten

Submitted by dorie.thatcher on Wed, 01/23/2019 - 11:27

Kindergarten has been studying penguins. We measured ourselves, practiced holding eggs  on our feet like penguins, and huddled like penguins to keep warm. Our 4th grade buddies helped us study penguins.

Utah Symphony

Submitted by dorie.thatcher on Fri, 01/11/2019 - 10:08

Fourth graders showed up to school last Friday in their best dress anticipating the opportunity to attend a concert by the Utah Symphony Orhestra at Maple Mountain High School.  As students walked into the auditorium they were excited to see all the instruments and hear the musicians warming up.  During the concert students enjoyed familiar tunes, such as that from Sleeping Beauty, and participated in learning and clapping different beats per measure.  Students also learned how music can tell a story.

Winter Orchestra Concert

Submitted by dorie.thatcher on Fri, 01/11/2019 - 09:11

Twenty-nine sixth grade students from Salem Elementary and Mt. Loafer Elementary recently performed in their winter orchestra concert! They have been rehearsing before school for 2-3 days a week since September. They sounded awesome, and it was fun to get to share what they've been learning with their family and friends!