It is a holiday tradition that students in Mrs. Thomas’ Kindergarten class dress up in 17th century period costumes and participate in a Thanksgiving Feast. Students prepare for this special day by making placemats and learning a native American Song to perform for their parents. Parents volunteer to bring traditional Thanksgiving food such as turkey, rolls and pumpkin pie to share. Mrs.
Doing your homework at Park View Elementary pays off! To celebrate completing their assignments, sixth graders participating in a series of challenges, based on the popular TV game show "Minute To Win It." Some of the activities included Noodling Around (placing large noodles on spaghetti noodles), Floating Feather (keeping feathers in the air), Bobble Heads) getting the most head-bobs with a pedometer on a sweatband, and many more. Students had a blast!
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.