Brockbank's PTA is the best! To help celebrate "Teacher Appreciation Week", teachers were surprised Monday morning to find their classroom door decorated. Most of them in the pirate theme, to go along with the theme, "Teachers are our Treasures". Fun door designs included Mrs. Tara Farr's which says, "Mrs. Farr, Without You, We would be Ship Wrecked!" and Mrs. Kara Mikesell's door which says, "Mrs. Mikesell, You Are A Treasure!" The halls were also decorated with slogans such as "Brockbank Teachers & Staff Arrr A Treasure!" Additionally, all during the week PTA members spoiled the teachers and staff with delicious meals to enjoy each day at lunch. There was also a treasure box filled each day with goodies such as chocolates, mints, and gum. A huge thanks to our wonderful PTA and especially to Natalie Jensen, who coordinated the week's activities. We love our PTA!!
Brockbank fifth-grade students recently participated in a tour of the BYU Museum of Paleontology. The students enjoyed learning about rocks, ancient plants, and dinosaur fossils. The students were able to see and touch dinosaur fossils and learn about the field of paleontology. Brockbank students would like to thank paleontologist Rodney Scheetz, who is also fifth-grade student Austin Scheetz's dad, for an outstanding tour.
On Friday, April 16, kindergarten students at Brockbank Elementary entertained their parents and gradnparents with a fun program. They showed them what they have learned this year by each student memorizing a small speaking part and by singing songs. The students worked really hard practicing and performing this program and all of them did a great job!
Storri Nelson, a second-grade student from Brockbank Elementary recently entered an art contest in conjunction with National School Breakfast Week. Her picture won on both the school and district level. Congratulations to Storri on a job well done!
Mrs. Cynthia Loreen's class recently finished a science unit on earthquakes. To help them better understand how earthquakes work, the students got to demonstate four different kinds of earthquakes on cakes. The students divided into groups and decorated their cake like either a city, mountain, farm, or island. Mrs. Loreen then showed them what would happen to each cake if there was a certain earthquake. The students really enjoyed the experience but the best part was they got to eat the cakes!
Brockbank Elementary recently had representatives from the Utah Water Van program come to visit. The Utah Water Van is an educational outreach program about Utah's water cycle and is offered by The Living Planet Aquarium to fourth-grade students throughout Utah. Fourth-grade students were allowed through the use of models, to see and better understand Utah's water cycle and how Utah uses its water. Students learned about water conservation, importance of wetlands and about some of Utah's native wetland plants and animals. It was a very educational program.
Pictured is top row; Andrea Hansen (Amelia Earhart), Sam Bryson (Neil Armstrong), Taylor Fullmer (Shirley Temple), Anna Sharp (Amelia Earhart), Kylie Eichler (Annie Oakley) and Brady Gordon (Shaun White)
Bottom row; Mallory Sorensen (Annie Oakley), Abbie Dart (Judy Garland), Hailey Hullinger (Annie Oakley), Porter Black (Porter Rockwell), and Jonathan Lopez (Michael Jackson)
On Thursday April 1, Brockbank Elementary fifth-graders held their wax museum. The students picked a famous person in American history, they did research on that person, memorizing interesting and important facts, and then they got to dress-up like that person for a day. During the day, students from other grades were able to visit the museum and learn about these famous Americans. That night there was a program so that parents and grandparents could come and see what the students had learned. It was a very fun and educational experience for all that participated.
Recently sixth-graders from Brockbank Elementary took a field trip to the Provo Waste Management Plant. This trip went along with their science curriculum about microorganisms. The students were given a tour of the plant to see the process in which waste water is purified. Students learned how good microorganisms help remove bad microorganisms and help clean water. Another field trip sixth-graders got to go on was to the BYU planetarium where they got to learn about the sun, the planets, constellations, and how astronomers conduct their research. Brockbank sixth-graders think science is awesome, especially when they get hands-on experience with it.
Recently fourth-grade students from Brockbank went on a field trip to the John Hutchings Museum in Lehi. The students had a great time seeing and learning about Utah's history. There were several rooms in which they learned different things about Utah in each one. One of the students' favorite rooms was the one that had Butch Cassidy's gun and saddle in it. The students learned many new things about Utah's history that you can't learn in books.
Brockbank Elementary kindergarten students celebrated Easter and spring with several educational and fun activities. One of these activities included making a bunny hat. Pictured showing off their hats are students from Mrs. Tara Farr's afternoon kindergarten class.