Fifth graders at Orchard Hills celebrated Native American Day back in November. They learned more about Navajo Indians, made fry bread, played cat's cradle, and made story sticks.
Fifth graders at Orchard Hills enjoyed memorizing and performing The Gettysburg Address 150 years to the day that Abraham Lincoln gave the speech.
Gary Gibson, Custodian Orchard Hills Elementary
Nominated by: Kim Andrews
This week in kindergarten, the kindergartners learned a little about Native Americans. Ms. Esquerra is Native American and she taught the students. She told them about her dress and what some of the things on it mean. She taught them the respect Native Americans have for eagle feathers. She then told the students a story about a coyote and a rooster and how the rooster brings up the sun.
Thursday, November 26th brought the annual Gobble-Off. Each class selected a class winner and then the class winners gobbled for the entire school. Each grade level had a winner and then a winner was selected for grades K-3 and a winner for grades 4-6. The two winners won a turkey!!
Grade level winners are:
- Kindergarten: Isabella Kendall
- First: Korbynn Howarth
- Second: Colby Olson
- Third: Cam Ford
- Fourth: Conner Deschamps
- Fifth: Lexi Lange
- Sixth: Wyatt Hone
Lower Grade Winner: Isabella Kendall
The second grade went on our annual walking field trip around the community. We visited the library, pharmacy, bank and the Veteran's Museum where Ted Jones spoke to us. The kids loved it! We also did our Thanksgiving program for the Senior Citizens and had a blast. Luckily we stayed dry and bundled up! It was a good time for everyone.
The 2nd grade had a grand ol' time at our annual Pie Feast!! We hope everyone has a fabulous Thanksgiving!!
To honor Veterans on Veteran's Day each class was given a balloon and a paper and each class wrote down veterans they know on the paper and then each class released a balloon to honor those veterans.
Fall Dance Festival 2013
In October we had the annual Fall Dance Festival. The program began with a flag ceremony and with Emme McDowel singing the National Anthem
The Dance Festival began with:
Discovery Gateway came and did a Reaction Time Assembly for our fifth graders. The students learned about matter, physical changes, and chemical changes. They observed several experiments as well as performed some as well. Not only was this a great learning experience, but the students had a lot of fun!