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January 2011

Brockbank Celebrates Spirit Week

Submitted by brenda.johnson on Thu, 01/27/2011 - 10:38
Front - Lance Jensen, Hunter Sorensen, Joshua Dart, back- Ramsey Anderson, Miracleen Siilata, Mrs. Kathy Moon, Aubrie Morgan, Savannah Loreen

Happy Birthday Brockbank! Brockbank celebrates its birthday each year by hosting School Spirit Week. During this week, January 24-28, students and staff celebrate by dressing up according to a different theme each day. On Monday, Jan. 24 it was "Vacation Day" students and staff got to dress like they were going on vacation to one of their favorite places.


Brockbank Fifth-Graders Earn "Reading Reward Activity"

Submitted by brenda.johnson on Wed, 01/26/2011 - 23:48
Cassady Gappmayer, Sheridan Creer, Delaney Christensen, Whitney Koyle, Bailey Barber, Natalie Noorda, and Abbey Colledge

Brockbank fifth-grade students were recently rewarded for meeting their reading goals with a fun activity. They divided into groups and went outside and made sculptures in the snow using various objects and food color mixed with water to make the snow colored. It was a fun activity and a great reward for working so hard.


Brockbank Fifth-Graders Enjoy Learning About Chemical Reactions!

Submitted by brenda.johnson on Sat, 01/22/2011 - 10:03
Pictured with Kirsten Taylor is fifth-graders; Taylor Swan, Casey Branam,Max Christensen, and Katelynn Schaugaard

Kirsten Taylor, a representative from Discovery Gateway, recently visited the fifth-grade students at Brockbank Elementary. The students enjoyed a fun science lesson on chemical and physical changes. After a demostration from Ms. Taylor, the students were then able to conduct their own chemical reations. It was a very fun way to learn!


Brockbank First-Graders Make Vegetable Soup!

Submitted by brenda.johnson on Sat, 01/22/2011 - 09:48
Mrs. Lisa Birds class with their vegetable soup

Brockbank first-graders in Mrs. Lisa Bird's class read the book, "Growing Vegetable Soup". The students then got the opportunity to make their own soup. One of the most important things they learned when getting ready to make the soup was that you need to make sure and wash your hands with soap and water. When it was their turn to help the students were told to recite the alphabet to themselves while washing their hands. The students learned how important it is not to spread germs so they wore gloves on their hands and hats to cover their hair.

Brockbank First-Graders Learn About Service and Giving Back to the Community

Submitted by brenda.johnson on Fri, 01/14/2011 - 11:22
Pictured are first-grade students with the rolled-up scarfs Kaylie Warner, JadaLynn Smith, Kamie Gabbitas, Jace Robertson, Travis Engle, Dax Newman, Cooper Christensen, and Micaylee Watkin

Brockbank first-grade students recently spent an afternoon giving back to the community. Their teachers had shared with them the story of "Listen to the Wind" by Greg Mortensen and Susan Roth. This story is about boys and girls in Pakistan who built their own school with the help and direction of Greg Mortensen, an American nurse who had come into the country for humanitarian purposes but lost his way on a journey. He found himself lost, sick, and injured in the mountains where a small mountain village took him in and nursed him to health.

Brockbank's Alyson Tobler is Awarded the Crystal Apple Award

Submitted by brenda.johnson on Wed, 01/12/2011 - 15:07
Pictured is Craig Harvey from Horace Mann presenting the Crystal Apple to Ms. Alyson Tobler

Ms. Alyson Tobler was recently awarded the Horace Mann Crystal Apple Award at Brockbank Elementary.  Ms. Tobler has taught Special Education at Brockbank School for 11 years.  She has a wealth of expertise concerning students with learning disabilities and has had many, many success stories.  A teacher with a passion that all students can learn, Ms.

Brockbank Second-Graders Celebrate Christmas in January!

Submitted by brenda.johnson on Fri, 01/07/2011 - 16:08
Students and parents from Mrs. Laurel Koyles class making their gingerbread houses.

Second-grade students at Brockbank Elementary celebrated the Christmas season in January this year by presenting a special program on January 4, 2011 to their parents and grandparents. The students had worked so hard getting ready that even a snow day and the fact that Christmas was over stopped them from entertaining their families by singing several Christmas songs. After the program, the students and their parents returned to their classroom to decorate gingerbread houses. It was a fun day!

Brockbank's Hansen Heroes for December

Submitted by brenda.johnson on Fri, 01/07/2011 - 10:50

Brockbank is happy to announce the Hansen Heroes for December! Congratulations to these students for being such good examples in their classrooms!

Back; McKinley Harrison, Gavin Jensen, Natalie Noorda, Principal Alison Hansen, BrookLynn Ellis, Trinity White, and Tyson Wright. Middle; Bella Cluff, Lucy Sloan, Adiah Olsen, Daxton Hill, Kaleb Adams, Trinity Benson, Brock Beckstrom, and Erick Mendez. Front; Addylade Hart, Jaxon Almodova, Jackson Cornaby, Emma Runolfson, and Samuel Bryson.

Absent from photo; Chase Allan and Brinnley Gordon

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