Students met with Deputy Shaw and Deputy Barbee to discuss 3 important topics; bicycle safety, stranger danger, and bullying. The first topic was bicycle safety. They showed our students the proper way to wear a bicycle helmet and how to check to make sure their bike is safe. They also talked about how to signal their turns to surrounding traffic while riding.
“Hey! Look at my roots!” “My stem is crooked.” “Wow, my leaves are uncurling.” These are all comments heard during first grade science lessons at Sun Valley Elementary School. Weeks ago each first grader was given one lima bean seed. These seeds were placed in a terrarium to germinate and placed in the sun. As they developed, the students watched the seed sprout and develop roots, stems, and leaves. Recently these developing plants were placed in dirt. Students will continue to watch the development of these plants while they discuss the parts of a plant. This “hands on” lesson brings science to life.
Sun Valley Elementary was thrilled to announced their Physical Education Teacher, Cole Hurst as their 2015-16 Teacher of the Year! Hurst has been in education since 2011, and is a graduate of Wingate University, NC with a BA in Physical Education. As a Union County native, he has been assigned to Sun Valley since he graduated college. He is married and lives in Union County.
For the first time ever The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Inc. provided a seminar that directly impacts School Library Media Coordinators. How Library Media Specialists Can Support Literacy September 22-25, 2015 was held on the Cullowhee NCCAT campus, where Sun Valley Elementary School Library Media Coordinator Kevin Vickers participated.
Sun Valley Elementary School’s Spanish immersion students continue to be amazed at OMNOVA’s generosity! The school’s SPLASH program that works with over 80 students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade received a summer grant of $3,800.00 to buy Spanish library bound books in the media center. This generous gift comes soon after OMNOVA awarded the school $2,000.00 in April 2015.