December 2020

Looking Back at December

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Tue, 12/29/2020 - 20:04
The Westside faculty enjoyed yummy food, fun games, and wonderful
prizes during the annual Christmas party. It looked a little different
this year due to masks and social distancing, but it was definitely
memorable and entertaining!


Shannon Arroyo

Grinch: Guilty or Not?

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Mon, 12/28/2020 - 17:13

Ms. Price's class put the Grinch on trial for his crimes. Each class member played a different role for the trial and they held a mock trial. Opening statements were made, evidence was presented, witnesses were called, and closing arguments were made. The jury deliberated for ten minutes and came back with a guilty verdict. 


Jane Price

Looking Back at December

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Mon, 12/28/2020 - 17:06

Christmas Sing around the... “Zoom Call”

It was a different way to "Sing Around the Christmas Tree," but it was a way to be united virtually for our traditional Christmas singing!


Alexandra Diaz

Grow the Grinch Heart Inch by Inch Challenge

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Wed, 12/23/2020 - 11:49

In December, Mrs. Haymond's remote second graders took on a challenge to grow the Grinch heart inch by inch. They helped it grow by doing kind things for their families. Students kept an eye on their progress on their Canvas Class Homepage and recorded their "Random Acts of Christmas  Kindess." Here are a few of the comments from their Discussion Page.


Arlene Haymond

Boyer Class Service Project

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Fri, 12/18/2020 - 14:09

Mrs. Boyer's 4th grade class has been making blankets and collecting items to donate to Lifting Hands International; an organization dedicated to helping refugees.  We cut and tied fleece blankets, and some students even brought donations from home. Way to go students!

Erica Boyer

First Grade Elf STEM

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Wed, 12/16/2020 - 14:47

The 1st Grade Dual Classes had fun with an Elf STEM activity this week. They explored different resources to create a zip lines for some elf’s. First each group had to draw and come up with a plan. Then, they used supplies such as paper clips, toilet paper rolls, rope, tape, buckets, pipe cleaner, straws and tape to create our plan. The elves really enjoying going on a ride. They enjoyed creating fun ways to let the elves use zip line! 

Sara Liechty