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.
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Brockbank second graders in Mrs. Laurel Koyle's class studied rocks. The students used magnifying glasses like scientists to characterize the rocks into texture, color, and shapes. Then according to their characterizations the students sorted and grouped the rocks. Students really enjoyed learning all about rocks!
Thursday, May 22, 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!