April 2017

Summer Coding Class

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This summer, Nebo School District is sponsoring a 2-day coding class for current 6th-8th graders.

Students will learn to code using Code.org's App Lab and BBC's microbit. They will use App Lab to create apps that can be published and shared to run on any computer, tablet or smartphone with a modern browser. The BBC's microbit is a small hardware processing device (about 1/2 the size of a credit card). Projects will include: LED message display, thermometer, compass, connection to external LEDs, composing music, etc.

The registration fee for the two 1/2 days is $10. Registration is limited to the first 25 students at each site. The locations and dates are as follows:

Springville Jr. High: June 6-7, 8 am - noon

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/sjhscoding

Salem Jr. High School: June 15-16, 8 am - noon

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/sajhscoding

 

Reflex Math Fact Fluency

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by Chalyce Peck
Mrs. Peck's class using Reflex

Reflex Math is a fun, engaging game that focuses on math fact fluency. The program adapts to the individual student through an initial assessment and through continued practice. Mrs. Peck's 5th grade class has implemented the program in recent months, and it has been such a success that Mr. Duncan has purchased full licenses for each classroom to implement by the beginning of next year. The students love it and enjoy using the program. See what some of Mrs. Peck's students had to say about Reflex:

  

"Reflex is a website/app that helps us learn our math facts. Some of us have gotten 100% fluency and some are still trying." -Ben Fernandez

 

 "Reflex helps with math." -Thomas Rogers

 

 "Reflex is so fun to play, it is a fun way to learn too. Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division." - Eloise Terry & Andee Braithwaite

 

 "I like Reflex because it helps me be faster at problem-solving. It also helps me learn more facts like 12 x 11, 12 x 10, 11 x 10. If I didn't play, I would have a hard time." -Kahlel Peterson

 

  Now that's what we call "thinking win-win"!

6th Grade Orchestra at the Monster Concert

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by Sarah Sumsion

Last night, our 6th grade orchestra participated in Nebo's annual Monster Concert. Orchestras from all over the district come together for a night to showcase all of their hard word. These 6th grade students have come to school early every week to learn stringed instruments, and it has paid off. They performed beautifully!

3rd Grade at the Tulip Festival

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by Janelle Barrett
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Italian Garden
Monet Lake - Fish Feeding Area
Umbrella Walk
Fragrance Garden
Blossoms of another kind...

Thankfully, the rainy weather held off for our third graders to visit the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point this morning. Small groups split up, navigated the huge park with their maps, and saw so many types of flowers! Not only were there flowers, but waterfalls, animals, and sculptures to see. They had a wonderful time!

2nd Grade Goes to Harward Farms

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by Jen Baldwin

Our second grade classes had a wonderful time at the farm today! We learned about bees, baby animals and even saw a sheep being sheared!We learned that meat gives us Z.I.P. Zinc is good for our minds; iron is good for our blood; and protein is good for our muscles. Each student was given a small snack with all foods from ChosseMyPlate.gov to show us what we should be eating each day: fruits, vegetables, protein, grains and dairy. We learned that crops need five things to grow: water, air, food (fertilizer) soil and sun! We even had a chance to make seed necklaces and now we get to watch our seeds grow! Harward Farms did an amazing job teaching us. Thank you for letting us come!

Our Favorite Reads

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In honor of literacy week, we compiled a list of recommended books from our teachers - because we LOVE to read! See what's recommended for adults, young adults, and kids. Happy reading!

 

 Adults:

 

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

These Is My Words by Nancy Turner

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleishman

Wonder by Raquel Palacio

East by Edith Pattou

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard

Left to Tell by Immacluee Ilibagiza

Follow the River by James Alexander

One Child by Torey Hayden

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Blink by Malcom Gladwell

 

Young Adults:

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

 

 

Kids:

A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

Goose Girl (and others by Shannon Hale)

The Man with the Violin by Sathy Stinson

My Name is Blessing by Eric Walters

Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordon

The Napping House by Audrey Wood

Go Away Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley

Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan

Stephanie's Ponytail by Robert Munsch

All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon

Is There Really a Human Race? by Jamie Lee Curtis

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Jester

Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Red Pyramid Series by Rick Riordan

Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Andrew Henry's Meadow by Doris Burn

The Book, the Bell, and the Spellbinder by John Bellairs

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett and Ronald Barrett

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor