January 2012

Gage Penrod Takes a Victory Lap

Roads to Success reading winner, Gage Penrod, son of Clint and Emily Penrod of Genola, won a new bike in a drawing at Goshen Elementary School.  In the picture above, Gage is riding his new bike through the halls of the school in a "Victory Lap" cheered on by his class mates and other students in the school.  Gage's ticket was chosen from thousands of tickets that were placed in a drawing.  Students earned tickets for every hundred minutes that they spent reading during the last term.  Goshen students have recorded over 726,000 minutes of reading so far this year with half as many students as most elementary schools in Nebo.  The Road to Success program's primary sponsor is Ken Garff Motors and Channel 13.

Celebrating Statehood Day

Mauro Morales taking his turn ringing the bell.

On January 4,1896 Utah was the 45th state to join the Union.  The fourth graders at Goshen Elementary are learning about Utah history this year.  To celebrate Utah becoming a state each fourth-grade student rung the old school bell at the end of the day.  Students were interested to find out that Utah has been a state for 116 years.

Drama Performances

For a final project, students in Mrs. Monica Valerio's class wrote and prepared what they would perform to show a frozen picture of the beginning, middle, and end of their literature circle books.  A narrator would tell what was happening in that part of the book.  The students who were frozen would tell how they felt about the situation from a characters point of view when a person in the audience tapped them.  This was a great opportunity for students to share what they learned from books they were reading in class.

Books and Candy Canes

Each year at Goshen Elemenatary students celebrate the holidays by reading some of their favorite holiday books.  For Christmas, it is called "Books and Candy Canes."  Parents were invited to the school to come and read to students while they enjoyed a good story and a candycane.