February 2020

Third Grade Aquarium Fieldtrip

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Sat, 02/29/2020 - 11:32

Westside Third Graders visited the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. We learned about animal adaptations, and their environments. We got to see many interesting animals and had a lot of fun together. 

Shea Wimmer, Tish Throckmorton and Andy Brace

March RTS Read-a-thon & Dr. Seuss Week

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Fri, 02/28/2020 - 16:17

Minutes must be entered on the Road to Success website. (rtsutah.com)  Students who enter their reading on the RTS website will receive additional prizes.

GOAL by March 15: 100,000 minutes and we will have double recess!

GOAL by March 31: 200,000 minutes and we will have an ice cream party!

Monday, 3-2  Green Eggs and Ham Day:  Wear green and lunch will be Green Eggs and Ham!

Tuesday 3-3 Fox in Socks Day:  Wear crazy socks

Wednesday 3-4  Wacky Wednesday:  Wear wacky hair

Thursday  3-5  Oh, the Places You Will Go: Wear a shirt with a location on it

Argumentative Writing and a Pigeon

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Fri, 02/28/2020 - 16:00

In Ms. Price's class we are learning about argumentative writing. We had a fun lesson on writing claims. The students had to write a claim for the pigeon in the book, "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" by Mo Willems. They had to defend their claim and understand who their audience was. The class voted after for who's was the best claim. Carson Gonzalez won with the following claim, "If you let me drive the bus, I will buy you a ticket to Disneyland." Congratulations Carson! 

Jane Price

Greenhouse Effect

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Sat, 02/22/2020 - 08:40

6th graders have been learning about the greenhouse effect and how the greenhouse gases in our atmosphere make our planet “just right” with less extreme heat and cold than other planets. They conducted an experiment where they checked the temperatures of two different bottles every minute, one closed and one opened, with a light shining down on them. Then they turned off the light and watched which one held the most heat.

Susan Crook

Spelling Bee 2020

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Thu, 02/20/2020 - 18:12
Congratulations to 34 Class Champions 3rd through 6th grade who competed for grade champion and the top two spots as Westside School-Wide Champions, who move on to the Regional North Utah State Championship on March 7th. 
Grade Champions:
1st- Ashlin Biddulph
2nd- Sharon Bowers
3rd- Bennett Bates
4th- Daniel Bowers
5th- Amelia Lewis 
6th- Anna Mateaki
School Champions
Marilyn Boucher

BYU Ecosystems Presentation

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Thu, 02/20/2020 - 17:12

The sixth grade was privileged to have a BYU professor, Dr. Loreen Allphin who is Mrs. Crook’s sister, give a presentation about Ecosystems. She is a professor of Plant and Wildlife Science and is extremely knowledgeable about this subject. It was a great presentation and the students learned so much. Thank you, Dr. Allphin!

Susan Crook