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Mrs. Howe likes chocolate, San Pellegrino, popcorn, and the color green.
Mrs. Johnson likes peppermint salt water taffy, Dr. Pepper, popcorn, and the color red.
Ms. Luneke likes dark chocolate, kit-kats, twix, lime sparkling water, trail mix, brownies, and the color green.
Mrs. Rock likes take 5 bars, Jordan almonds, diet Mt. Dew, and the color green.
Miss Rodriguez likes gummies, Dr. Pepper, Starbucks, chocolate covered pretzels, and the color light pink.
Mrs. Booth likes diet Coke, popcorn, coconut, and the color green.
Mrs. Curtis likes chocolate, iced tea, cheetos, and the color dark red.
Mrs. Bingham likes dark chocolate, diet Coke, salt & vinegar chips, and the colors aqua & pink.
Miss Hennessey likes coffee, gluten-free snacks, and the color yellow.
Mrs. Berg likes Swedish fish, red licorice, diet Dr. Pepper, chips and salsa, and the color red.
Miss Templeton likes smarties, chai tea, pretzels, and the color blue.
Ms. Matheson likes twix, diet Coke, trail mix, granola, and the color turquoise.
Miss Mitchell likes kit-kats, Dr. Pepper, trail mix, and the color teal.
Students use the same username and password they use to sign in to chrome books in their classrooms.
Click on “Account” and then the Settings tab to set how long you can check out materials as well as setting font, theme, and contrast.
If you’re using a smaller device like a phone or an iPad, you also have the option of downloading the OverDrive app from your device’s app store. Then all you need to do is click the menu icon () and click “Add a library”, then search for “Canyons”. You can still sign in with the same credentials and access your digital library that way.
Children who will be five years old on or before Sept. 1 are eligible to attend kindergarten in the current school year. parents should contact local schools for specific registration information. If you are not certain which school your child should attend, visit the Bus Routes & Eligibility locator. If you have questions, contact us using the information below.
Children registering for the first time in Canyons District will need to show a birth certificate from the Bureau of Vital Statistics and proof of immunization
- 1-2-3 Magic Parenting Newsletter by Dr. Thomas Phelan
What's Happening in Kindergarten?
The sunshine and warmer temperatures remind us that the school year will be ending soon as we change into 1st graders. Please remember, that warm coats, hats, mittens and boots help to keep us healthy outdoors at recess daily, as the temperatures soar and dip through the month of March! We are learning that adding to numbers makes them get bigger, and if we take away from numbers they get smaller (subtracting). Soon we’ll be learning how to use temperature numbers to measure heat outdoors. Kindergarten reading themes center around adventures- real and pretend, experienced by people or animals on planet earth. We even explore Antarctica through the eyes of biologists, learning about the wildlife living there! Next, we will move on to read stories about Transportation and Travel. We will know all the names for the different kinds of vehicles that carry people and things from here to there. We use these “amazing words” while we play together with models and draw our own stories about traveling.
1st Grade News
Thank you for your support and coming to parent teacher conference with your student. It is Dr. Seuss' birthday this month so we have started to read many of his books and are learning about story elements. We are finishing up our unit about changes including season changes, what animals do when the season changes and how we learn and grow. Our next reading unit theme is "Treasures." We will be learning about personal, national and global treasures.
We will be mastering map reading skills and learning about special days that are treasured all over the world. March 6-10 will be our district reading and writing test, we are practicing mastery of writing paragraphs to prepare. Students can dress like a pirate on March 31 as we will be putting our map skills to work looking for treasure around the school. In math, we are learning about greater than, less than, and equal to. We will also begin mastering more strategies to add and subtract 10s and 1s and begin our measurement unit. Please remember to read with your student every night and practice math facts for fluency.
2nd Grade News
Happy March! In math, our students have been working hard to complete our money and time unit and are diving into place value and numbers up to 1,000! Way to go smart second graders!
We have enjoyed an educational dentist and an aquarium visit in our classrooms. Ask your students how many times a day they need to brush their teeth and what animals live in the rain forest! During language arts, we are mastering changes in our environment. Our students have learned how these changes can affect them. It has been fun to learn about their individual experiences with change. Keep up the great reading at home each night!
3 Grade News
During the month of March third grade will be continuing our unit “One of a Kind” Reading and English Language Arts. The focus of this unit is “What does it mean to be Unique?”. We are looking forward to learning about what makes each one of us unique and having our students write an autobiography to publish and share with their classmates.
In math, we have been working on strategies and properties to add and subtract as we move toward fluently adding and subtracting within 1,000. We have also been mastering the concept of rounding to the nearest 10 and 100. Coming up next, we will be learning about multiplying by multiples of 10. These math concepts are fun for the students and it is exciting to watch them master the standards!
4th Grade News
We wish to thank all of the parents of our 4th grade students for coming to parent-teacher conferences. We enjoyed meeting with you to go over your child’s success and to set goals for future improvement. Please keep these goals in mind so that you can provide support and encouragement as necessary to help your child meet his/her academic goals.
Many of our students completed all of their homework for the month of February. They had a great time playing in our mock Olympic games. Students who complete 100% of the homework in the month of March will get to participate in a “game day” activity. Students will be allowed to bring games from home to play with classmates. We encourage all students to strive for 100% homework completion! You can do it, 4th graders!
5 Grade News
Fifth grade is working hard on fractions! We are becoming masters of finding equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions by finding common
factors. In science, we are studying electricity and magnetism. We are learning about our constitution and branches of government in Social Studies. We would like to remind parents about our upcoming JA City Field Trip
Every year the Bell View Student Council organizes a charitable fundraiser. This year, it was suggested by our students, that we help our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico. We will be raising cash forLight Up Puerto Rico which is an organization that donates solar-powered lights and generators.
To raise the cash, we will be providing school-day privileges that our students can purchase. Some examples are chewing gum for a day .50, lunch-time dance party on Thursdays for $1, bring a stuffed animal to school for .50, skip homework for a day for $1 (only allowed once per week), wear a hat for a day for $1, sit in a rolling chair for 1 hour for $5, etc. Our hope is for our students to think about the needs of others and be willing to help.
The Student Council will sell “tickets” for the privileges before school and during lunch. All purchases need to be made before school or during lunch. Students will give teachers their tickets so they know the privilege was paid for. Our kick-off will be a special BV TV on Monday, February 5. The tickets will go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 6. The fundraiser runs through Thursday, Feb. 15.
Thanks for your support!
*******Congratulations to Geneva Hughes in 2nd grade and Zya Samora in 4th Grade who are moving on to the State level for PTA Reflections! *******
We are so excited by the great progress our Kindergarten students. We just completed our Winter DIBLEs testing and most students made benchmark for literacy and math. This month we are off on adventures as we begin Unit 4. We will read and write about adventures of different animals. We will be learning the sounds of Hh, Ll, Gg, and consonant blends. We will also work on hearing, reading and writing all the sounds in words. We will learn the following high frequency words: are, that, do, one, two, three, four, and five. In math, we will finish working on addition and subtraction. Then begin learning numbers 11-20. Also, Lindsey Erekson, a student teacher from Utah State, has joined Mrs. Johnson’s class. We are so excited to have her and she has already added so much to Kindergarten.
1st Grade News
We have had some changes this year and are excited to welcome our new first grade teacher Danielle Rodriguez. In first grade, we are continuing in Unit 3 of our Reading street program about Changes and What Changes in Our World. We are continuing to develop spelling patterns and our High Frequency Words. We have finished our second unit of Math and are now working on our third unit, in which we will be learning about comparing 2 digit numbers, Adding and Subtracting with 10’s and 1’s, and measurement.
2nd Grade News
Second grade just keeps getting more exciting! In math, we will be understanding the hundreds place value, reading, writing, comparing, and ordering, and adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers. In reading we will study, “Our Changing World.” We will be learning the life cycles of plants, some animals, and observing objects in our great, big sky. Don’t forget we will be talking about memorable past presidents of our great country, and celebrating our love and appreciation for each other on Valentine’s Day! Our party will be on Wednesday, February 14, 2:45-3:35. Keep reading 20 minutes, and practice math facts 5 minutes 5 days weekly.
3rd Grade Updates
During the month of February our reading and language arts unit will encompass the big idea “One of a Kind”. The overarching question we will be seeking to answer is “What does it mean to be unique?” We will be reading about the man who invented basketball, the first woman to swim the English Channel, a man who collects rocks, nature’s record holders, and an African fable with the moral of being true to yourself. Please take time to discuss with your child each week’s lessons to reinforce the concepts and ideas they have learned.
In math, we will be acquiring skills in two topics, the first, “Represent and Interpret Data” is a fun and engaging topic in which the students will read and then create picture graphs and bar graphs. The second topic is a review and extension of “Using Strategies and Properties to Add and Subtract”. Please continue to support your child’s education by practicing the skills learned in math each day.
4th Grade News
Fourth Grade has just completed their Utah Environments and Weather units in science. We are learning to write informational essays. We have finished our math units on long division and algebraic tables and are starting our math topic on fractions. We are continuing to work hard on our reading fluency and comprehension strategies. Giving students the opportunity to apply and consolidate what they have learned with more reading and math fact practice at home is important to their success.
Thank you for supporting your child by encouraging them to complete their homework and get each component signed off and turned in on time. Those students who complete and turn in 100% of their January homework will be invited to attend the Olympic Game Party in conjunction with the upcoming Winter Olympics.
5th Grade News
Fifth grade was able to visit the State Capitol during the legislative session. It was so fun to see our government at work and learn about the symbols all around the building. We are working hard on adding and subtracting fractions in math and moving on to electricity and magnetism in science. We also have 6th grade orientation at the middle schools. The students will get to be involved in the middle school environment for a couple of hours and get to start thinking about what classes they want to take in 6th grade.
Hello from the Achievement Room!
We are busy working hard in the New Year. This week we reorganized our groups based on our recent district benchmark data. We are excited to welcome several new students, as well as congratulate those students who were able to excel and leave us!
Moving forward, we will continue to work on targeting the skills each group needs in order to become better readers. These skills include: phonics, fluency, and additional practice using the comprehension skills and strategies each student learns in their homeroom class.
The following are some ways you can support your student at home. Please read at home with your child each day. Research shows that reading with your child at home can have a tremendous impact on his or her educational success. Also, when your child reads a book with you, take the time to ask him or her questions about what you read. This will help them to pay attention to what they read, as well as increase their ability to use those comprehension strategies we have been practicing in school.
Additionally, one of the most important ways you can help your child succeed is to make sure they are at school on time each day. Our days, both inside the Achievement Room and out, are jam-packed with educational activities. Make sure your child does not miss out!
"Children are great imitators. So, give them something great to imitate." — Anonymous