To finish off the month of November, Westside had our Gobble-Off assembly today. Each class nominated one person with a great turkey gobble to represent them, and then those representatives gobbled in a school competition. Also at the assembly, kids' names were also pulled out of a drawing if they turned in their November reading punch card, and were able to pick a prize. Great job to all of our school turkeys! And great job to everyone who turned in their November reading punch card!
Last week Westside had the incredible opportunity to learn more about Native American cultures through music and dance. Buffalo Nation, a group of drummers, accompanied dancers performing several different kinds of dance. Among the dancers were three of Westside's students, as well as Shelly and Patrick Willey, who placed fourth in the world championships of hoop dancing. In addition to music and dance, the students also learned about Native American dress and symbolism. We are so grateful to everyone who shared their talents with us in this wonderful assembly!
We love having all of our students here at Westside, and today, we celebrated with a perfect attendance party for all of those who were here each day during the first term. The kids who attended spent some time with Mrs. Robbins, one of the technicians at our school, playing games. Great job to all of those kids, and we'd love to see even more kids with perfect attendance for term 2!
The fourth graders had a wonderful time exploring fossils today with the Natural History Museum of Utah: Museum on the Move program. They got to be real scientists as they observed, asked questions, and made inferences about different fossils.
Westside Elementary is excited to announce our November reading challenge….
GOBBLE UP A GOOD BOOK!
Here’s what we have planned…
- Each student is receiving a punch card. For each day a student completes their required reading, they can punch or mark off ONE SQUARE.
- Students should try to do their reading at least 15 times between now and the 29th of November.
- Students need to turn in their completed punch cards on or before November 29th. They will be used in a drawing that afternoon.
On this great election day many people are getting out and letting their voice be heard at the ballots. At Westside, many of the kids are getting involved too! Classes are discussing election procedures and the importance of voting, and some classes are having mock elections as well.
Each month the 3rd grade invites speakers to come and teach about a different culture. Recently they were visited by several parents who taught them about Japan and Mexico.