Kay Smith gave a presentation on the importance of literacy in children’s lives. Kay is a representative from Women United (a program of United Way Utah County) an organization working to ensure that by 2020, 95% of Utah County children read at grade level by the end of third grade. Reading to infants may feel awkward, and some may feel their efforts are futile, after all, how much do babies really understand? While infants may not understand the meanings of the words or follow the story line, they are learning.
Mrs. Boothe asked everyone to write their vision of what they would like their lives to be in 5, 10, and 20 years. She explained for these ideas to become reality, each person must take action now to start the process. Kim Chiu, the Director of Career & Technical Education at Utah Valley University, accompanied by several interns and staff members came and shared information about educational opportunities at UVU.
We had a super fun visit from a group of local moms that meet each week. They brought their infants and toddlers and sang songs, read a Christmas story, taught us dance moves from the Nutcracker ballet and provided a 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!
We were privileged to have Claudia Marsden, a Nebo District Visual Arts Specialist, come for two days of training in watercolor painting. She taught about watercolor techniques and provided supplies for students to create a painting of holiday ornaments. It’s always fun to see everyone’s individual creativity. Thanks so much Claudia!
This fall a group of Legacy students have been competing in volleyball in the Springville City leagues. For many students, this is their first time playing an organized sport. Maria Yazzie, their coach, says she sees improvement. “They went from being afraid to hit the ball, to hitting it, and are now doing a really good job.” In the early games the Legacy score was 2-3 points, but in more recent games the score has jumped to 15 and 18 points. We are thrilled to announce they won their final game of the season!