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Tuesday, October 9, the first-grade students at Brockbank Elementary spent the day at Cornbelly's Corn Maze at Thanksgiving Point. They enjoyed all the activities learning about farming and agriculture. The first-graders especially enjoyed bouncing on the jumping pillows and the "big" rocking chair. Each of the students got a small pumpkin to bring back with them. It was a fun day! Brockbank first-grade students and their teachers really appreciate the Herbst family for allowing them to come and enjoy the day!
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. First the students and their families were to discuss the changes that occur in the fall and then go on a leaf hunt to collect a variety of leaves throughout the neighborhood. Next, they were to sort the leaves by shape, size, and color.
Tuesday, October 23, Brockbank fifth-grade students to go along with the D.A.R.E. program taught by Officer Bryan DeWitt, got to go outside and see Officer DeWitt's patrol car. They got to see all the equipment that he uses to do his job. He showed them how some of it works and how he uses it in his job. The students in their D.A.R.E. class have been learning about drugs and ways to avoid the many influences in their lives that might lead them down dangerous paths. Students have really learned a lot and are looking forward to graduating from D.A.R.E.
Dental Assistant, Tonya Cherrington from Red Rock Orthodonics came to Brockbank. She talked to second students about taking care of their teeth. She stressed the importance of brushing their teeth at least twice a day and having regular dental check-ups. Mrs. Cherrington along with Danny the Dinosaur showed the students how to brush their teeth the right way and by eating the right foods it can help keep their teeth strong. The students were all given a bag with their very own toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss.
Brockbank kindergarteners in Mrs. Tara Farr's class have been learning about the letters in the alphabet. Recently while learning about the Letter P and since pigs start with the letter P, Mrs. Janet Pyne read the story and then the students put on the play, "The Three Little Pigs". Each student had the opportunity to act out a part either as the wolf or one of the three pigs. It was a fun way to learn about the letter P.
Brockbank Elementary held their annual "Dads and Doughnuts" on Friday, October 19. The students, along with their dads, moms, grandparents, or other special family members were able to come and browse for books through the book fair and then enjoy doughnuts, juice or milk. Brockbank students and faculty would like to thank the PTA for sponsoring this fun morning.
Red Ribbon Week continues at Brockbank. On Thursday, October 18, it was "Play Hard, Play Clean!" The students learned how important it is to remember to stay healthy and stay active, physically and mentally. A healthy mind is less likely to take drugs! For a fun activity some of the Spanish Fork High School football players and cheerleaders came to Brockbank during their lunch hour to play with students. Some of the high school students attended elementary school at Brockbank!
Wednesday, October 17, for Red Ribbon Week students wore purple to represent that, "Brockbank Students Stand United Against Violence". Teachers reinforced the importance to students of being violence free. Thanks to everyone who helped or donated items to make our Red Ribbon Week a success. Teachers have been able to hold classroom drawings each day for lucky students wearing their red bracelets to win a fun gift.