March 2012

Kindergarten Field Trip

The kindergartners at Orchard Hills Elementary had a fabulous time on their field trip.  They went to the Scera Theater in Orem and saw the play Tremendously Tall Tales.  After the play they were able to eat and play at the park.  Then they enjoyed learning about and looking at animals at the Bean Museum at BYU. 

Sixth-Grade Field Trip

A part of the sixth-grade curriculum is learning about astronomy.  Sixth-grade students at Orchard Hills went to the BYU Planetarium to learn more about our universe.  The field trip was a great culminating activity to reinforce what was learned in class. Plus it is lots of fun.  The sixth-grade teachers hope a love of astronomy and learning will be part of their students' future.  They finished off a great day by going classic skating.

Temples and Tombs

Orchard Hills 6th graders performed "Tales of Temples and Tombs" for students and parents.  This program has become an annual production here at Orchard Hills.  Students participated by performing songs, a dance, and role playing the parts of mummies and pharaohs.  Mr. Barlow played the role of King Tut and entered the gym riding on a chariot adorned with his riches (fishing pole and net).  It was a great time in the land of Egypt.  Everyone loved it!

Third-Grade Field Trip

The third-grade students at Orchard Hills went and saw Tremendously Tall Tales at the Scera Theatre. It was very entertaining. Then they ate lunch at the park nearby. Last they went to the Bean Museum at BYU and watched a show on Ecosytems where they learned about the plants and animals that are in each ecosystem. Students even got to feel an elephant's skin, see a frog, and touch a gecko. Afterwards they went on a savenger hunt.

Doing Your Best

The Social Skill for March is:

Doing Your Best

1.  Read or listen to instructions carefully.

2.  Be prepared.

3.  Work hard and focus until task is done.

4.  Check your work.

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