February 2010

Fourth graders visit the Hutching's Museum

Students locked up in an old jail cell.

Fourth-grade students from Goshen Elementary took a field trip to the Hutching's Museum in Lehi.  Students learned more about science and Utah's history.  They saw many types of rocks, fossils, and minerals that are found in Utah.  They learned about the Native Americans that lived here and saw some arrowheads, drums, and how they used animals and crops.  They also learned about the pioneers and lifted up the heavy irons they used for clothes.  One of the students' favorite parts was learning about the Wild West where they were locked up in an old jail cell.

Math Dance

Third graders showing their math terms through dancing.

Mrs. Margaret Allinson's third graders have been learning about motions of figures in their geometry unit.  They performed a dance showing slides, translations, reflections, rotations, turns, and flips.  Students had fun coming up with their moves and using their math knowledge to dance.  Pictured is Talia Ehlers, Ahsee Blu, Palmer Gutke, Keaton Broderick, and Jose Vazquez.

 

Payson Junior High Orchestra visits Goshen Elementary

Makade Cowan playing the violin.

The Orchestra from Payson Junior High came out to Goshen Elementary to show their instruments to the sixth graders.  The sixth grade students will be going to junior high next year and will be able to do band or orchestra, so this was a good opportunity for them to see what instruments they can play.  The sixth graders found out how easy it is to play an instrument when their classmate, Makade Cowan, went up and played “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” on his first try playing the violin.

100th Day of School

Ruby Morales and Daisy Vasquez with their 100 glasses on.

Friday, January 29 was the 100th day of school at Goshen Elementary.  First and second graders rotated and did centers focused on the number 100.  Some first graders, with the help of their fourth-grade reading buddies, made a list of 100 things they could eat.  Students are beginning to realize they are more than halfway through the school year.