January 2012

Biography Bodies

Sixth grade students were all required to read a biography about a person of their choice.  Each student wrote a written report about their character and then chose at least 5 important facts to share with Orchard Hills Elementary students.  A Biography Body was created by each student to wear as they traveled to different classrooms to share what they learned.

Community Based Instruction

The two special education units at Orchard Hills Elementary in Santaquin, have the unique opportunity of learning in the community twice a month. These trips are called Community Based Instruction or CBI’s. The unit teachers Mrs. Owen and Mrs. Waters plan activities based on their students needs and then set up these bi-monthly trips. This year the students have the opportunity to participate in Adaptive Aquatics and Gym Kids at Brigham Young University. Students are paired with a college buddy, and they participate in Aquatics or various activities in the Gym.

DARE Graduation

Our 5th grade students graduated from DARE on Thursday, January 19th.  Officer Johnson spent the last 10 weeks teaching our students about resisting drugs and alcohol.  He also taught the students how to make good choices and how to handle peer pressure.  The Top Dare Students were Anika Teemant, Bryton Brown, Hailey Diamond, Nickelle Blanton.  The top essay winners were Austin Jackson, Nathan Quigley, Adilene Vasquez, and Trey Shipley.

How to Get Along

The Social Skill for January is:

How to Get Along:

1.  Show concern for others.

2.  Remember everyone deserves respect.

3.  Apologize when you need to.

We have reviewed and practiced these steps at school, and we hope that you will also review and reinforce them at home.