Friday, Sept. 27, Kindergarten students at Brockbank Elementary celebrated Apple Day at school. The students participated in several different activities including tasting apples in several different forms; cut in slices, applesauce, pie, and juice; deciding which color of apple they like best, doing math and science activities involving apples, and illustrating their own apple books. It was a fun educational day that the students enjoyed.
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Brockbank is happy to announce the first Hansen Heroes for the 2013-14 school year! Hansen Heroes are students that make good choices and set good examples for their classmates!
Picture #1 (back) Kaitlyn Cloward, Principal Alison Hansen, Alejandra Greenhalgh, and Oaklee Giles. (front) Ava Thorpe, Kynslie Farr, Andrew Hult, and Kaleb Blackett. Absent from photo was Meaghan Peine.
Brockbank's PTA recently awarded prizes to the students that excelled in the walk-a-thon. The walk-a-thon was a great success with several students walking over 100 laps. Students that walked a 100 laps or more were given a gift certificate to the book fair and a coupon for a free mini pizza at Papa Murphys. Prizes were also given to the students in each grade that walked the most laps.
Brockbank Elementary would like to thank Gary's Meats, Shepherd's Egg Farm, Aaron Cloward Dentistry, Zions Bank, and Security Insurance for donating money so that we were able to get a large blow-up slide and a bouncy house that the students could enjoy taking turns on. We would also like to thank the many other businesses that were generous in their support to help our students.
Brockbank PTA along with Brockbank staff recently held their eighth annual walk-a-thon fundraiser. It was a great success with lots of support from the students and parents. Students, along with many of their parents, walked laps around a track set up on the grass field as a way to exercise and raise money for the school. It was a fun evening! We intend to put the funds we raised towards some matching funds grants. Each of our students will benefit from increased technology in every classroom.
Brockbank first-graders read the book, "Enemy Pie" written by Derek Munson about a boy whose summer is ruined when Jeremy Ross moves in and becomes number one on the enemy list. Fortunately, for the boy his father has a secret recipe for a pie that is guaranteed to help get rid of enemies. While his Dad works on mixing the ingredients and baking the pie, he explains that his son's role in the plan is that he needs to spend a day with his enemy. Even worse, he has to be nice to him. It sounds tough, but the boy decides to give it a try.
Wednesday, September 11, Ms. Cherie Abiang, a representative from Discovery Gateway Children's Museum, visited the fifth-grade students at Brockbank Elementary. The students enjoyed a fun science lesson on chemical and physical changes. After a demostration from Ms. Abiang, the students were then able to conduct their own chemical reations. It was a very fun way to learn!