Thursday, April 26, ten Brockbank Elementary students represented their school in the Utah State Elementary Debate Tournament held at Hillcrest High School in Midvale. Students spent months and months preparing and reseaching for this opportunity. These ten students earned the right to go to state by debating and placing earlier in the year at the District Debate Tournament.They have worked in partnerships preparing arguments for either the affirmative or the negative. All elementary students statewide receive the same topic.
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Brockbank enjoys having student teachers from UVU and BYU come every year and do their student teaching here at Brockbank. We have had some great ones and it is always hard when it is time for them to leave. One example is Mrs. Larina Quispe's student teacher, Miss Tierney Diamond from UVU. On her last day here at Brockbank she wanted to do something special for all the fourth-graders so she planned a
Brockbank students benefit from LIA program at the Spanish Fork High School. LIA is Latinos in Action which is a class designed to provide Hispanic students the way to develop leadership, citizenship, and mentoring skills. LIA students are taught writing and reading skills, resume development, bilingual speaking, work ethics and responsibilty, time management, goal setting, team work and cooperation, problem and decision making, and community involement. In order to be involved in
Brockbank second-graders recently went on a Farm Field Day held at Harward Farms in Springville. Farm Field Days is sponsored by the Farm Bureau and allows second-graders to see how a farm works and to learn about different things in agriculture. First they got to see a sheep be sheared and then the students split up and went to different stations where they got to sit on over turned buckets. At the stations they learned about sheep growers, beef growers, pork growers, bee
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 Elementary participated today, Tuesday, April 17, in the "Great Utah ShakeOut" that was held throughout Utah, by holding a schoolwide earthquake drill. The purpose is make sure everyone is ready if a big earthquake hits the Wasatch Front. Brockbank believes it is important to be ready by having monthly fire, earthquake, or lockdown drills throughout the year. It is important to know what to
do if anything were to happen, we want our staff and students to be prepared.