Brockbank Elementary recently completed their annual food drive. Usually the food drive is held before the holidays but Brockbank decided to have it later in the year. After talking to local food banks, they say this time of year food is especially in need because after Christmas they have a hard time building back up their supplies and there is significant need. The student council sponsored the drive and worked hard to get all the students excited about it. To help get the students motivated, they decided to have in school competition. It was a great success! Mrs.
On Friday, April 25, 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!
Brockbank's PTA is the best! To help celebrate "Teacher Appreciation Week" all during the week teachers and staff were spoiled with gifts, treats, and a delicious meal. Another fun surprise was teachers returned from spring break to a cute decorated door. A huge thanks to our wonderful PTA and especially to Brenda Dudley, who coordinated the week's activities. We love our PTA!!
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.
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.
Recently Mrs. Kristi Jensen's class went on a Farm Field Day at Harward Farms in Springville. Students were excited to see a sheep sheared, they thought it was fun to touch the wool. The students moved from station to station learning about something new at each one. They learned all about bees, farm animals, and farm safety. At one of the stations the students got to make a necklace: a small plastic bags strung on yarn, the students got to plant a wheat seed in the dampened cotton in the bag. They then got to wear their necklaces home.
Spanish Fork City was selected to host the 2014 Wrangler Champions Challenge Rodeo on May 31 at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds. To help promote the rodeo and at the same time to encourage students to read, a bull fighter and the 2013 Fiesta Day 's queen and her second attendant came to Brockbank to entertain the students in a fun assembly. Students that meet their reading goal for the month of April gets his/her name entered in a drawing where two Brockbank students will receive 2 tickets to attend the rodeo.
Spring has sprung in sixth grade! The transition from elementary to junior high is tough on sixth graders and spring brings out the summer jitters. The sixth grade teachers at Brockbank decided to help students find the "magic" of good behavior. A visit from the Hogwarts Headmasters and the sorting hat placed students into four houses - Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Slytherin, and Ravenclaw. Houses will earn points for homework turned in on time, zero missing assignments, good behavior, ect. Every Friday they will have a "Quidditch Match" for the two highest scoring houses.
Brockbank fifth and sixth-graders have been working hard the last few months preparing for the district debate tournament. Under the direction of Mrs. Kristel Peterson, students have spent hours researching, dividing into affirmative and negative teams, and preparing oral arguments. At the district tournament out of approximately 100 overall students Brockbank students did extremely well. Students debated in teams of two, overall winners are in pairs. Ten total teams go on to state and Brockbank students make up three of those teams.