May 2011

Brockbank Students Excel at the Utah State Debate Tournament

On April 29, 2011, six Brockbank students represented their school in the Utah State Elementary Debate Tournament.  All year, students worked in partnerships and have prepared arguments for either for the affirmative or for the negative.  All elementary students statewide receive the same topic.  This year, the topic was, "Resolved:  The State of Utah should require all state government buildings to have a renewable energy source as a significant part of their total energy use."  Hailey Hullinger and McKenzie Oyler took 5th place overall and Cassady Gappmayer and Nicole Noorda took 6th plac

Brockbank Sixth-Graders Publish Newsletter in Their Computer Class

This year in Mrs. Frances Dyches' computer class, sixth-grade students learned how to use Microsoft Publisher and published a quarterly newsletter. The students were responsible for gathering information on sports, field trips, activities, assemblies, birthdays, and anything else news worthy happening in sixth-grade. The newsletter was then emailed to all sixth-grade students and their teachers. It was a great learning experience. 

Brockbank Hansen Heroes for April

Brockbank is to announce April's Hansen Heroes. Back; Nathan Wengreen, Nicolas Aguero, Bailey Barber, Principal Alison Hansen, Cade Swenson, and Ethan Campbell. Middle; Landon Nielsen, Julia Hult, Abbigail Swenson, Elley Colledge, Cassady Gappmayer, and Brayden Banks. Front; Kamie Gabbitas, Kate Jones, Logan Ashworth, Leslyi Jimenez, and Cambrie Oyler. Absent from photo; Macy Hullinger, Ashley Juarez, Cassidy Tharp, Zach Preece, Joseph Sullivan, and Jace Hanks.

Brockbank First-Graders Plant Seeds and Make a "Grass Person"

Brockbank first-grade students learned about seeds and plants in class. They had the opportunity to plant seeds in cups and grow "hair" for their own "grass person". The student's cups are left at school for the students to make sure they have water and sunlight. After two weeks their "grass person" had long green hair. Before taking them home some of the students gave their "grass person" a hair cut. It was a fun way to learn about how seeds grow!

 

 

Brockbank Fifth-Graders Enjoy Science by Making "Earthquake Cakes"

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!