Second-grade students at Brockbank Elementary celebrated the Christmas season by presenting a special program on Thursday, December 18, to their parents and grandparents. The students enjoyed entertaining their families by singing several Christmas songs. After the program, the students and their parents returned to their classroom to decorate gingerbread houses. It was a fun day!
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Brockbank Elementary first-graders celebrated the holiday season by having a Polar Express Day on Thursday, December 18. They earned this day by meeting their classroom reading goals. Each first-grade class had to fill their Polar Express train car and in order to accomplish this, each student had to read at least six books. As a reward for meeting this goal, students got to wear pajamas to school; make Polar Express trains out of HoHo's, starlight mints, and chocolate bells; make engineer hats out of paper. That afternoon they got to watch the movie, "Polar Express".
Third-grade students in Mrs. Carolyn Creer's class, once a week, go into Mrs. Tara Farr's kindergarten class and help the students. Each kindergarten student gets a third-grade buddy to work with, whether it be reading to each other, practicing flash cards, or just helping the student with whatever they are working on. Whenever there is a holiday, or at least once a month, the students get to do a fun activity together. Recently they got to make Christmas trees made out of ice cream cones, covered with frosting, and decorated with candy.
Brockbank students in Mrs. Marcy Noorda's first-grade class recently got to go on walking field trip to visit Grandma Marie Hansen. Grandma Hansen loves having the students come to her house so she can show them her collection of Nutcrackers. Grandma Hansen is a foster grandma in Mrs. Noorda's class. Grandma Hansen has over 200 nutcrackers. The students really enjoyed seeing her collection!
Brockbank fifth-grade students had a great time making Christmas presents for their parents or grandparents. Each student made a hand-stitched Christmas picture that took many hours of hard work. The students were so excited that many students asked to make a second or even third hand-stitched picture!
Brockbank third-grade students filled the halls of the school with Christmas music. On Tuesday, December 9, the third-grade classes put on a Christmas program for the rest of the students and then that evening for their parents and families to enjoy. It is a great way to get in the Christmas spirit. The students did a great job!
Brockbank kindergarten classes read books about "Gingerbread Men". For a class activity Mrs. Tara Farr and Miss Clarrisa Putnam's classes each made a big gingerbread man and decorated it. When they went to get the cookie out of the oven to eat it, he was gone. The gingerbread man had left the students clues around the school of where to find him. Finding the clues helped the students become more familiar with the school. The clues finally led the students back to where they started and they found the gingerbread man waiting for them.
In Mrs. Frances Dyches’ computer lab, fifth grade students typed letters for veterans thanking them for their service and wishing them a Merry Christmas. The students then made Christmas cards in Mrs. Brenda Dudley's art class to go with the letters. Mrs. Alexandra Dedrickson, a fifth-grade teacher, took the cards and letters to the Central Utah Veteran's Home in Payson, to give to the veterans for them to enjoy.