We had a visit from a group of local moms that meet each week to take their kids on outings and socialize together. They believe in getting on a child's level and interacting with them. We enjoyed the actions with the story "The House That Santa Built", moving along with the Christmas Freeze Dance, and an edible marshmallow snowman craft. They surprised us with gifts for the children of our students stashed around the Christmas tree. We wrapped up the activity with donuts and milk. Thanks so much to Annalece Misiego for organizing the visit and to Mom Club!
Crafts are a fun way to express our creativity, create some inexpensive decorations, learn new skills and spend quality time with family and friends. Sharon and Cindy prepared all the materials for Frosty the Snowman Top Hat Table Centerpieces and Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments. Students enjoyed the opportunity to take a break from studies and try something new. We sure do appreciate all the work Sharon and Cindy put into our craft activities!
The Director of Career & Technical Education at Utah Valley University, Kim Chiu, came and shared information about educational opportunities and scholarships at UVU. She described the diverse programs available and encouraged our students to continue their educational momentum. Director Chiu emphasized that 1-2 year programs will increase their earning capacity, and credits earned in MTEC courses can count toward UVU requirements.
Mrs. Boothe has been leading an enrichment activity on Wednesday afternoons teaching our students how to read music and play the piano. Most students had no previous musical training. The first week they began learning about octaves and note values. The second week they were introduced to the Treble Clef and Base Clef, time signatures and staff. Students were paired up on electronic keyboards. Each was given time to practice and was able to play simple melodies such as, Ode to Joy or Good King Wenceslas, before they left. Mrs. Boothe said, “I’m proud of them.”