Diggin' Dinosaurs Answer:
Because the second part of the question asked you to tell when they should go, it allows you to go 8 times in the same month. Therefore, the best plan is B at $15.00.
Winners: Haylee Orton, Greg O., Bryce Marshall, and Maddy Johnson.
Our new problem of the week is:
On a dark and stormy night Snoopy suddenly saw a flash of lightning. Ten seconds later he heard the sound of thunder. The speed of sound is 1088 feet/second and one mile is 5280 feet. Estimate, to the nearest half-mile, how far Snoopy was from the flash of lightning.
Don't forget to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your correct answer.
Miss Ledingham's class got a great opportunity by Mr.Ballard to do drumming. Mr. Ballard calls his drumming group R.A.D. It stands for Rees African drumming. Mr.Ballard taught us just a few simple beats. For me it was a tough experience but for other kids in my class it was as easy as pie. Now parents if you are reading this you should talk your kids into trying out for R.A.D because Miss Ledingham last year had the most kids in R.A.D. Well that’s all I have for you today so catch you next time.
By: Brody Duvall
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Brockbank first-graders read the book, "Enemy Pie" written by Derek Munson about a boy whose summer is ruined when Jeremy Ross moves in and becomes number one on the enemy list. Fortunately, for the boy his father has a secret recipe for a pie that is guaranteed to help get rid of enemies. While his Dad works on mixing the ingredients and baking the pie, he explains that his son's role in the plan is that he needs to spend a day with his enemy. Even worse, he has to be nice to him. It sounds tough, but the boy decides to give it a try. After spending the day throwing water balloons at the girls, playing basketball, and hiding out in the tree house, he decides that Jeremy is not so bad after all. There's still the problem of the pie. The boy is worried about giving Jeremy the pie but the pie ends up being delicious. This is a fun story where one little boy learns an effective recipe for turning a best enemy into a best friend. Enemy Pie is a great lesson in friendship. First-graders got to share their own "enemy pie" made with pudding, chocolate chips, and gummy worms.
Many Sierra Bonita classrooms have started Instagram accounts to keep parents and students informed of upcoming events as well as providing pictures of classroom and school wide activities. You can follow Sierra Bonita’s Instagram accounts at:
mrs.youd (Mrs. Youd 2nd grade class)
misshjorthsb (Miss Hjorth 3rd grade class)
strong4mrs (Mrs. Strong 4th grade class)
dietz4sierrabonita (Mrs. Dietz 4th grade class)
4thgrademrs.gregorysb (Mrs. Gregory 4th grade class)
sandersclass4thgrade (Mrs. Sander 4th grade class)
mrsgraves4sb (Mrs. Graves 4th grade class)
mrsgreengr5 (Mrs. Green 5th grade class)
mrpetersonrm50 (Mr. Peterson 6th grade class)
copesclass2015 (Miss Cope 6th grade class)
humansofsierrabonita (Mrs. Slye and Student Council)
sierrabonita11 (Mr. Larsen)
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One of Principal Alison Hansen's favorite things she does at the beginning of each school year is going into the classrooms and reading to the students and visiting with them. After reading the book, "The Day the Crayons Quit", Principal Hansen explains the school policies and rules to the students and answers questions. The students really enjoy having a book read to them by "their" principal.
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Science is no ordinary experience in fourth grade at Spanish Oaks ... Mrs. Rosenvall had her 4th grade students up and out of their desks to rap and learn about the water cycle. We love to learn!
"It's called the water cycle and it never, ever ends ...
So better learn the parts my friend,
'Cause it's comin' around again!
Water cycle, water cycle."
Parents, Students and Friends -
Teacher Development Day - Early Out
We want to remind all parents that Wednesday, September 17th will be a district wide minimum day for staff development (SDD). School will be released at 11:15a.m. and buses will run accordingly. Please be aware of this early out so that you can make any necessary arrangements.
PTA Budget Review and Vote
The PTA budget for the school year is posted in the front office. Any PTA member that is interested is invited to look over the budget. It will be voted on at the PTA meeting on Oct. 6 at 10:00 am. All members are invited to attend this meeting. If you have any questions, please contact the PTA President Gaye Christiansen.
The Reflections contest is coming up fast. Our PTA Reflections coordinator is Cathy Bennett. The theme for Reflections this year is: The World Would Be a Better Place if… Our school entry deadline is October 10th. Entries should be turned into the front office. For more information or to get an entry form, go to: http://www.utahpta.org/student-entry-consent-arts-category-forms
The SFJHS Book Fair will be held on Sept. 23-25 in the library. Students and parents are invited to come look it over and buy a book!
Spanish Fork Jr. High is pleased to announce that our chapter of National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is up and going for the new school year. The five pillars of NJHS are infused in our program: character, scholarship, leadership, service and citizenship. We meet every Friday during Pack Time in Room 8 with Mr. Lawrence and Mrs. Parker as the advisers. Both have been involved with NJHS previously and are excited for the activities and service opportunities this school year. NJHS membership is open to 8th and 9th graders and more information about the application process will be available in coming weeks. Please contact Mr. Lawrence for more information.
Midterm and Upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences
Mid-Term is on September 19th - Students, let’s make sure that all work is turned in and any deficient grades are raised. Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, September 25th from 3:00 – 8:00p.m. - We invite you to come visit your student’s teachers and get to know each teacher’s plan for your student’s success.
Upcoming SFJHS Activities:
• Sep 12 - X-Country Meet @ Mapleton Jr. High, 3:30p.m.
• Sep 12 - FFA Field Trip - State Fair
• Sep 15 - Golf @ Hobble Creek, 12:00p.m.
• Sep 16 - Girls Tennis @ Mapleton Jr. 3:30p.m.
• Sep 17 - Teacher Development Day - Early Out, 11:15a.m.
• Sep 18 - Girls Tennis vs Payson @ SF Sports Park, 3:30p.m.
• Sep 18 - FFA - Freshman Retreat (Gym) 3:00p.m.
• Sep 19 - Mid-Term
• Sep 19 - X-Country Meet @ Salem Jr. High, 3:30p.m.
Thank you for the wonderful support we received for our school carnival! We hope you all had a great time! Please enjoy the video that was put together by Janna Slye.
Here are our newest bucket fillers for the week of September 1-5. We all feel so good when our buckets are full!
The 2014-2015 Student Council:
Hailey Creer, Brennen Carter, Lauren Vehar, Miles Matthews, Elizabeth Kindrick, Taggert Harrison, Isabel Francis, Benji Horsley, Maisy Reid, Isaiah Jones, Annabell Mecham, Parker Simpson, Kierra Moss, Ethan Graham, Sydnee Seeley and Emmett Davis
Our Math Problem of the Week is:
The dinosaur museum is offering special back-to-school rates for September, October and November. If you and your brother want to go to the museum eight times during these three months, which one plan should you use and when should you go to save the most money?
Museum Special Rate Plans
Plan A: Pay $2.75 per person to visit the museum.
Plan B: Monthly membership is $7.50 for each person, but you can go as many times as you like during the month.
Plan C: A family membership for a month is $15.25. Everyone in your family can go as often as they like for a month.
Email email@example.com with your correct answer! Winners will be posted at the end of the week.
Our 2nd Math Problem of the Week is:
You have been asked to be a part of a running club by one of your friends. There are 12 members in your club. The 12th day of each month, you have a friendship call to encourage everyone. Each member of the club talks to every other member that day by phone. How many conversations are made on that day? How many conversations occur each year?
The students who answered correctly were: Mason Olson, Morgan Olson, Alyse Bundy, Hailey Olson, Jon Coons, and Kaden Holt
Honorable Mention for getting the first part right: Aaron Fullmer, and Peyton Christensen
Spanish Fork Jr. has begun a fun activity called "Math Problem of the Week." Students and faculty are presented a math problem and challenged to find the correct answer. Those that submit a correct answer wo Mrs. Coxson are then able to pick a treat from her room. Our first weeks winners who solved the problem are: Sam Ashworth, Jack Bayless, Devin Berns, Topher Biding, Lock Brown, Payton Christensen, Abbey Colledge, Lacey Gardner, Katie Guenther, Andrew Gunyan, Cody Herbert, Katey Huntsman, Amanda Insalaco, Brock Johnson, Natalie Kuhni, Robert Lapray, Mason Olson, Morgan Olson, Haylee Orton, Presleigh, Peterson, Logan Smith, Axuray Talbot, Calister Timothy, Rachelle Udy, and Yugain Yucker.
The problem(s) they solved were:
Cindy had a party and invited 2 guests. Each guest invited 4 more guests and each of those guests invited 3 guests. How many people were invited to Cindy’s party?
At Leslie’s party ¼ of the people had long hair. One half of the people at the party were boys and ¼ of the girls had short blond hair. None of the boys had long hair. If there were 32 guests, what is the maximum number of girls who could have short red hair?
Mrs. LeMmon's third grade class learned to sign the Pledge of Allegiance in American Sign Language. They shared their talents with the office and other classes at Riverview. Wonderful job!
Each week teachers will choose one student from their class as the bucket-filler of the week. These friends filled buckets all week long in their classrooms and throughout the school. We Fill Buckets at Spanish Oaks!
Download this week's parent/student information -- Sept 8, 2014:
September is Attendance Awareness Month at Spanish Oaks, and all throughout Nebo School District! A special "thank you" to Mrs. Carter and Mrs. Johnson in our office who help keep track of us and help us remember to be on time and come to school every day. We appreciate our parents who help their children be in attendance and arrive on time for school each day. Thank you!
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Kindergarten students at Spanish Oaks had the opportunity to help print the designs on their very own kindergarten t-shirts today with the help of Mr. Victor Dominguez of Logo Print Solutions. We walked to his printing shop and saw the big machine he uses to print each logo on a shirt. Every student was allowed to help push the pedal that rotated the shirts through the giant wheel where the ink and screening process took place. Then, each student caught their shirt "hot" off the conveyor belt as it came out of the drying oven! The students loved being a part of the printing process and were especially impressed with the many colors of paint Mr. Dominguez had lining his shelves. What a fun and exciting learning experience!
Mrs. Phelps’ class enjoyed watching their class t-shirts be printed with the “First Grade Explorer” logo. Mr. Dominquez showed students how he pushes the ink onto the shirts. He then let the kids put their own shirts onto a conveyor belt that sent the shirts through the dryer to set the ink. A special "thank you" to Mr. Dominquez for teaching us something new and fun! We love our new lime green shirts!
National PTA's Reflections program encourages students in pre-K through grade 12 to explore and be involved in the arts. The theme for the 2014-2015 school year is: The world would be a better place if ... Thousands of students will reflect on the theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, music composition, literature, photography and visual arts. We will kick off the season with our Opening Assembly on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. All entries are DUE Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Our Awards Assembly/Celebration will be held Monday, November 3, 2014 from 2:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m. We are excited to see what the students of Spanish Oaks create!