On Friday, April 26, kindergarten students at Brockbank Elementary entertained their parents and grandparents with a fun program. They showed them what they have learned this year by each student memorizing a small speaking part and by singing songs. The students worked really hard practicing and performing this program and all of them did a great job!
Friday, April 19, ten Brockbank Elementary students represented their school in the Utah State Elementary Debate Tournament held at Jordan High School in Sandy. 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.
Recently Mrs. Tara Farr and Mrs. Amberly Kariuki's kindergarten classes went to Cal Ranch to learn about baby chicks and ducks. This field trip went along with the unit about Farm Animals that is in the Kindergarten Core Curriculum. While there the students learned about how to take care of a chick, what they eat, how to keep them warm, etc. They also talked about how they come from eggs just like dinosaurs do so in a way a dinosaur is just a big chicken! The students were able to pet the chicks and ducks.
Brockbank's Penny War, "Pennies for Pets" was a success. Sixth-grade student council members known as "Kid Power" moviated students to bring in their change to help pets by earning money to give to the South Valley Animal Shelter to be used to care for animals and get them ready for adoption. Each grade had a girls can and a boys can. The object of the "penny war" was to get more penny points than the other teams. Pennies were each worth 1 point. There was a catch - if students put anything other than pennies in their can, it subtracted points from their total.
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 farmers, a petting zoo, mink growers, hand sanitation, dairy farms, chicken farms, and farm safety.
Brockbank's after school tennis just completed for the year and was a great success! Brockbank's Speech Teacher, Mrs. Susan Johnson helped to start and supervise the after school tennis program. Her with the help of volunteers taught students the fundamentals of playing indoor tennis. Brockbank was able to have indoor tennis with the help of the United States Tennis Association who generously donated junior size nets, foam balls, and rackets. Two sessions were held after school, the first session was for the older grades and the younger grades recently finished.
Recently Brockbank fourth-grade students had a presentation from a representative from the Utah County Storm Water Coalition. The primary purpose of this presentation is to briefly review the water cycle and to better educate fourth graders about our watershed area, their role in water use and conservation, and some of the sources of storm water pollution that can negatively affect this resource. Each student recieved an activity book, pencil, and a rubber raindrop to take home.