First Grade Puppet Shows

Submitted by angela.killian on Tue, 03/06/2012 - 14:33

Parents at Mt. Loafer Elementary School were transported into a world of talking wolves, billy goats, pigs and giants through elaborately decorated puppets during the First Grade Puppet Show Spectacular.

The annual puppet shows, performed by Mrs. Bradley's, Mrs. Grover's, and Mrs. Olsen's first-grade class, portrayed classic fairytales like "Little Red Riding Hood," "The Gingerbread Man," "The Three Little Pigs," "Jack and the Beanstalk" and "The Three Billy Goats."

Children's Museum Visits Fifth Grade

Submitted by angela.killian on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:15

Utah's Children Museum has a program called Reaction Time.  This program is a hands-on science outreach program that brings innovative instruction in chemistry to fifth-grade classrooms across Utah. The Reaction Time program covers the fifth-grade science core—matter, physical changes, and chemical reactions.

Nebo School District Science Fair Winners

Submitted by angela.killian on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 14:36

Wednesday, February 29th, was the Nebo School District Science Fair.  We are proud of all those who represented Mt. Loafer so well.  I am always impressed with the quality of work and thought put into the science projects.   The following students have been elected to attend the state science fair:  Paige Youd, Sophie Neria, Paige Paxton, Nathaniel Meads, Brandi McGhie, Kenzie Wilkinson.  Good Luck!

Kindy 500

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 03/02/2012 - 15:14

Mt. Loafer Elementary Kindergartner Gavin Johnson stops by Mt. Rushmore during the Kindy 500 on Thursday, March 1st. The kindergarten students from Mrs. Nelson's a.m. and Mrs. Peterson's a.m. and p.m. classes made cardboard cars for the race and stopped to visit various patriotic symbols and people along the way; the White House, George Washington, the Flag, the Bald Eagle, Abraham Lincoln, the Statue of Liberty, and Mt. Rushmore.  Love of the country is so critical. This annual event is a great way for teachers to promote patriotism in a hands-on and meaningful way.

Mt. Loafer Students of the Month for February

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 03/02/2012 - 14:57

We would like to recognize the following students who during the month of February displayed 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. Loafer Elementary School and in themselves.  Absent from picture: Clara Porter from Mrs. Fabis' Preschool and Kambrie Wilkinson from Mrs. Peterson's p.m. Kindergarten.

First Grade Quiet as a Mouse Day

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 02/24/2012 - 17:16

The Mt. Loafer Elementary School first grade held its annual “Quiet As A Mouse” Day, on Friday, February 24th. 

First grade students were not allowed to talk while in the classroom.  Each student  communicated by writing to the teacher and other students.  Mrs. Bradley, Mrs. Grover, and Mrs. Olsen prepared their day with posters and instructions written out for their students to read, since the teachers were not allowed to talk as well.   With no speaking in the classrooms, students could only depend on their reading and writing skills.  It was a fun day that encouraged literacy.

Mt. Loafer Sixth Grade Hosts Poetry Cafe

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 02/24/2012 - 16:45

Friday, February 24th, Mr. Don Applegate's and Miss Beth Duvall's sixth-graders transformed the gym into a poetry cafe.

Sitting at round tables,  sixth graders read original poetry to inspire their peers and parents.  After each reading, students snapped their fingers.

The setting was reminiscent of a coffeehouse.  Instead of drinking coffee, students and parents snacked on cookies and drank chocolate milk after the readings.

Mt. Loafer Elementary Students are focused on service

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 02/24/2012 - 13:45

Mt. Loafer Elementary teachers want to encourage students to know that there are ways to serve at home, at school, in the community, and in the world.  During the month of March, students will be focused on the circles of service and the many ways and places they can serve. 

To serve their families, teachers are encouraging students to complete chores or work at home. As students complete jobs, they will fill out a form explaining their service.  The student council will read aloud the service students are providing at home. 

Mrs. DeAnn Grover honored as Mt. Loafer Teacher of the Year

Submitted by angela.killian on Thu, 02/23/2012 - 16:57

I want to congratulate Mrs. DeAnn Grover for being nominated as Mt. Loafer Elementary Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Grover has been teaching for nineteen years, all in first grade.  She taught for three years prior to having her children and then returned to the classroom the year Mt. Loafer opened its doors to students.  She has been my mentor and friend and some of the most important lessons I have learned about being a great teacher were taught to me by Mrs. Grover.  Thank you for being the “Teacher of the Year” every day of the year.  We love you, Mrs. Grover!