To go along with the sixth-grade world history curriculum, students chose a country that they wanted to learn more about and do a report on. Each student researched pictures and interesting facts about his/her assigned country. Each student made a visual display representing their country. Some presented on a poster, some dressed up in clothes typical of their country, and some brought artifacts. All students shared facts about their country at their sixth-grade graduation for family and friends to see. It was a great way to learn about the many countries in the world.
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Brockbank Hershey Track Meet winners; from third grade - Kiley Mitchell placed first in the girl's softball throw (77' 2") and Lexi Green placed third (69' 7"). For the boys, Easton Romero placed first in the softball throw (118' 7") and Dax Newman placed third (106' 8"). Holly Hermansen placed second in the standing long jump (5' 8 1/2"). Holly was also on the third place girl's 4X100 relay team along with Gwen Beagley, Chloe Evans, and Sara Mockett. Autumn Shaw placed fourth in the 50 meter run and Brenner Shepherd placed sixth in the 50 meter run.
Brockbank's PTA is the best! To help celebrate "Teacher Appreciation Week", Monday morning in the faculty room there was a "Happy Trails" table set up with all kinds of trail mix treats. The theme for the week was, "Our Staff Makes Us Happy Campers!". Fun posters and decorations filled the halls. All during the week teachers and staff were spoiled with gifts and delicious meals. A huge thanks to our wonderful PTA and especially to Kristi Colledge, who coordinated the week's activities. We love our PTA!!
Mrs. Annette Morrison is retiring after 24 years of service in Nebo School District. She has been the lunch clerk at Brockbank for the past 10 years. Annette lives in Spanish Fork and has two sons, three daughters, two granddaughters and one grandson. Annette likes reading, walking, water aerobics, watching movies, and spending time with her grandkids. She likes pizza, any candy (as long as it has chocolate in it), fiction and love story books, movies, "Mamma Mia" and "Footloose", and listening to rock, classical, and country music.
The sixth-graders at Brockbank participated in a checkbook activity that was a great learning experience. Students were given their own checkbook and register. They received paychecks every week based on their spelling test and math assignment scores. Students were required to pay rent, utilities, taxes, and any other fees they had acquired throughout the week. This activity gave students a better understanding of decimal number sense as well as have a sneak peak of what it feels like to have to pay rent and taxes.
Brockbank second-graders recently went on a field trip to the BYU Museum of Paleontology. The museum showcases many fossils from the Jurassic Period, which spans a period from approximately 210-140 million years ago. The students enjoyed seeing all the bones and learning about ancient history. After eating lunch at the Sierra Park they then got to go skating at Classic Skating. It was a fun field trip that the students really enjoyed.
Thursday, May 16, Brockbank Elementary held graduation for all sixth-graders advancing to Junior High School. Family and friends were invited to join the students in a fun evening. To start off students shared their singing talents, after which each student was introduced by their teacher and given his/her diploma. Many of the students began attending Brockbank in kindergarten, and have many happy and fun experiences at our school. It will be hard to see these students leave for junior high, but we wish them the best. We will miss them next year!
As a learning experience for social studies, Brockbank second-graders were assigned to do an oral report for their class. They chose either an animal or continent, did research on that animal or place, and then did a report on it. The students did a really good job preparing and giving their reports to the class. Parents and grandparents were invited to come and listen to their student give their report. Some of the students brought live animals to class. It was a great learning experience!
Brockbank students have a lot of talent. Mrs. Brenda Dudley, the art and music technician, held a talent show for students in her classes to showcase their musical or art talent in front of their classmates. It was a lot of fun seeing how talented students are from singing, playing musical instruments, dancing, dramatic readings, to showing art pieces they have painted. All of the students that participated did a great job, it is not always easy to get up in front of your peers and perform!