Fifth graders at Park View Elementary made history come alive by representing historical figures in a living wax museum. Students spent weeks researching history, writing about history, and creating a display showcasing history. On opening day, their hard work paid off when they presented their historical roles to the school. It was a BIG hit!
While studying the components of heat, sixth grade students investigated the truth behind Goldilocks and the Three Bears in which Goldilocks chooses Baby Bear's porridge because it was not too hot or too cold. Students conducted their own research by using different types of bowls, thermometers, and porridge to see if they could achieve the same results. After conducting their experiment, they were quite surprised to find that she did in fact fib! Students are now in the process of rewriting the story to include the truth.
The student council showed off their acting and lip syncing skills in order to reinforce the importance of telling the truth. They worked hard to perfect their performance in which the "Liars" received a pie in the face. The student body loved it!
On Thursday, October 7, 2010, the second grade Park View students participated in Farm Field Day. The Utah County Farm Bureau and Utah State University Extension host the event at the Equestrian Park in American Fork. While there, students rotated to a variety of stations where they learned about health, safety, animals and products associated with agriculture. Everyone had a great time. Jacob Sorenson exclaimed, “I liked learning about bees and how they make honey because we’re the Park View Bees!” Before attending the Farm Field Day, students ate lunch and played at Discovery Park.
First graders at Park View Elementary know how important it is to take care of our planet! To celebrate Arbor Day, Mrs. Kirk's first grade class sang for the mayor and members of the community at Payson Memorial Park. After their performance, students released Arbor Day balloons. Students had a wonderful time!
Park View Elementary held their annual Storytelling Festival on Saturday, September 18. The festival had many activities for the students and their families to enjoy, such as karaoke, rocket launches, hayrides, inflatable jousting, flusher, and an inflatable obstacle course. The main fund raising came from the baskets each class had prepared. Each class picked a book and then donated items to go along with the book. The baskets were then bid on by attendees of the festival. The festival raised nearly $4,000.00 for the school.