Brockbank third-graders show off their family homework project. The goal for this project was to make homework a time for "homeplay". Each student was assigned with their families to make a picture out of leaves. The students read the book, "Look What I Did With A Leaf!" by Marteza E. Sohi, at school to get ideas.
Third-grade students in Mrs. Carolyn Creer's class, once a week, go into Mrs. Tara Farr's kindergarten class and help the students. Each kindergarten student gets a third-grade buddy to work with, whether it be reading to each other, practicing flash cards, or just helping the student with whatever they are working on. Whenever there is a holiday, or at least once a month, the students get to do a fun activity together. On December 20, they got to make Christmas trees made out of ice cream cones, covered with frosting, and decorated with candy.
Brockbank fifth-grade students had a great time making Christmas presents for their parents or grandparents. Each student made a hand-stitched Christmas picture that took many hours of hard work. The students were so excited that many students asked to make a second or even third hand-stitched picture!
Brockbank Elementary first-graders celebrated the holiday season by having a Polar Express Day on December 20. They earned this day by meeting their classroom reading goals. Each first-grade class had to fill their Polar Express train car and in order to accomplish this, each student had to read at least six books. As a reward for meeting this goal, students got to wear pajamas to school; make Polar Express trains out of HoHo's, starlight mints, and chocolate bells; make engineer hats out of paper; and received a bell to wear. That afternoon they got to watch the movie, "Polar Express".
In Mrs. Tara Farr's kindergarten classes, they have been reading books about "Gingerbread Men". For a class activity they made a big gingerbread man cookie, decorated it, and baked it. When they went to get the cookie out of the oven to eat it, he was gone. The gingerbread man left the students clues around the school of where to find him. Finding the clues helped the students become more familiar with the school. The clues finally led the students back to where they started and they found the gingerbread man waiting for them.
Top row; Storri Nelson, Macady Pulham, Zackery Schaugaard, Ashlin Argyle (Santa), Nicole Noorda, Jackson Baum, Jordan Robertson, and Ellie Ash. Bottom row; Lawrence Taylor, Tyson Burk, Reagan Marziale, Audrey Millet, Daniel Sigafus, Allysia Peine, and Caitlin Johnson
Brockbank fifth-grade students recently completed and graduated from their Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) training taught by Officer Bryan DeWitt of the Spanish Fork Police Department. Officer DeWitt taught the students several lessons on drugs and ways to avoid drug use. He stressed the influences that drugs can have and the potential dangers. As part of the D.A.R.E. requirements, students were encouraged to write an essay on what they have learned. Outstanding essay winners had the opportunity to read their essay at graduation.
Brockbank third graders were thrilled to receive dictionaries donated by Central Bank recently. Glen Roach is a part of the Spanish Fork Rotary Club. The Rotary Club has a goal of placing a dictionary in the hands of every third grade student. Each student put his/her name in the dictionary and is encouraged to use it during classwork and also at home. Mr. Roach has sponsored Brockbank Elementary for several years and we appreciate his continued support of our students. Third graders look forward every year to his visit and the dictionaries he brings.
Congratulations to Brockbank's Hansen Heroes for November!
Back - Erick Mendez, Jonathan Tingen, Audrey Borzellino, Principal Alison Hansen, Quinteney Gardiner, Max Hansen, and Sage Olson. Middle - Ashlin Argyle, Audrey Millet, Ramsey Anderson, McKenzie Oyler, Tobin Gonzales, Maklain Shepherd, and Kyson Melling. Front - Madysen Thornton, Alcira Miles, Abbie Kirk, Kami Holt, Trae Rasmussen, and Truston Sparks.