December 2011

Welcome, Mrs. Killian!!

Sometimes change is difficult but it helps us grow in ways not yet known.  We are experiencing a change of leadership at Mt. Loafer and are prepared to move forward with this change.

We are so grateful for the time we spent with Mrs. Rudd and send her our love and best wishes as she embarks on her new adventure as principal of Brookside Elementary in Springville. We will miss you, Mrs. Rudd.  

Readers Theater

Miss Dolman's third grade students are bound to love reading!  Her students become excited and enthusiastic about reading when they are presented with the opportunity to participate in Readers Theater. Readers Theater is an activity in which students, while reading directly from scripts, are able to tell a story, perform in groups, and practice using their voice to depict characters from texts.

Sing of Joy

Students in grades 4th-6th presented the annual Christmas program on Friday, December 16th. The music program was entitled "Sing of Joy" and included both traditional and new Christmas songs. The students performed under the direction of our fantastic music teacher, Mrs. Robin Brown!

Bringing History to Life

On December 9th, both of Mt. Loafer's fifth-grade classes explored historical figures of the world by transforming themselves into a live wax museum.

Each student picked a figure from any genre of fame, whether it was a business figure like Steve Jobs or Milton Hershey, a sports star such as Babe Ruth or Michael Jordan or an historical figure like Betsy Ross or Jackie Kennedy.  Each student had to research and write a brief biography to help explain their figure's childhood, their rise to fame, and what they are doing now or when they died.

Mt. Loafer Students of the Month

The student of the month program is meant to promote success in and out of the classroom.  The student of the month is chosen based on character, leadership, and citizenship, not necessarily academics.  The student of the month shows character through his/her compassion, honesty, trustworthiness, responsibility, optimism, and loyalty in creating a positive school environment.  This award is designed to nominate and select students who promote and take pride in Mt.

Tales of Temples and Tombs

The treasures of Ancient Egypt are the temples and tombs.  They serve as a constant reminder of the power and glory of Ancient Egypt.  Mr. Applegate and Miss Duvall led 6th grade students into exploring all the mystery and magic of the land of the Pharaohs - ancient Egypt and its civilization, customs, and treasures and culminated the unit with a  program full of movement and costumes, and a fun rhyming story. The program was presented to the student body and then again to parents on December 2nd, 2011. Thank you, Mr.