We had a room full of Cougar Pride winners at the Rootbeer Float Party today! Students can receive Cougar Paws from their teachers by being kind, helping, showing positive behavior, being a good friend, and through many other ways. When a child gets a Cougar Paw, they take it to the office and their name is added to the Cougar Pride Board. These kids were chosen from the board to come to the party. We are so proud of our cougars and the PAWSitive choices they make! We can't wait for our next party!
Family Literacy Night was a huge hit! Orchard Hills students and thier families enjoyed Dr. Seuss themed games and activities such as bingo, slime making, minute to win it games, a family photo booth, make-and-takes, a service opportunity, and picking out a book to take home! Thank you to all the families who came!
The 6th grade recently purchased nine Sphero Bolts due to the generous donations from a grandparent and the Nebo Education Foundation. The students use an iPad to code the robot to do various things like move, change colors, speak, etc. In the coming weeks, students will be doing some STEM activities where they work collaboratively to complete a task. The students had a blast coding the spheros!
Miss Winward's class launched film canister rockets using different "rocket feul" combinations! They learned that by mixing different reactants (things that go into chemical reactions), you can get different products (things that are created in chemical reactions). They tested water, vinegar, soda, Alka-Seltzer, and baking soda to try and find the most successful products for launching. Some reactants even caused the rockets to reach the ceiling! We have some rocket scientists on our hands!
Dr. Seuss Week is next week! We can't wait to celebrate the joy of books and reading! Don't miss Family Literacy Night (Monday 2/25, 6:00 - 7:30 pm)! This is a free event at Orchard Hills where there will be Dr. Seuss themed games and activities such as bingo, slime making, minute to win it games, a family photo booth, make-and-takes, a service opportunity, a free book for every child who attends, and much more! We will also have five different school dress up days (see attached flyer for details)! We are looking forward to all the Dr. Seuss fun we will have next week!
Fifth grade experimented with different materials to form chemical reactions! Some mixtures caused unexpected changes in color, formed bubbles and precipitates, and got unexpectedly hot or cold. These experiments helped them learn about chemical changes!