January 2018

Living Planet Aquarium Visit

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This week the sixth grade classes at Westside were visited by the Living Planet Aquarium. They learned about ecosystems as they played a game simulating the life of a turtle and discussed the effect of animals on their habitats. The kids also saw and had the chance to pet a three-banded armadillo, an African pygmy hedgehog, a Bredli carpet python, and a giant cave cockroach. 

Learning About the Middle Ages

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To kick off learning about the Middle Ages, several sixth grade classes were visited recently by a Viking knight, Sir Bailey. The sixth graders learned all about what it meant to be a knight during the Viking times, what they wore, weapons that they used, and what their lives were like. It was so interesting to have a visitor from the past to bring history alive!

Santa Comes to Westside!

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In late December Westside received a special treat with a visit from Santa! He came to say hello to each class, passed out candy canes, and reminded the children to do their best. Westside is always grateful for such wonderful visitors!

Orchestra Assembly

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Just before the Christmas break, sixth grade orchestra students displayed their talents in an assembly. The sixth graders, some of who had never played their instrument before this year, played Christmas music as the school listened. Several students also showed their instrument and played a solo to demonstrate the sound. 

Fourth Grade Service Project

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In December fourth grade students used their division skills to figure out how to successfully create several fleece blankets to donate to Primary Children's Hospital. Great work fourth graders, those blankets will be very much appreciated!

Penny Wars

Westside Student Council will be conducting Penny Wars again this year.

The event will take place January 22 - 26. More details to follow.