To go along with the recently held Winter Olympics, first-grade students at Brockbank learned about the Olympics in their classrooms. They learned about the five Olympic rings and what they stand for. Each first-grade teacher taught the students about a different country that attends the Olympics and the students rotated classrooms to learn about each one.
March 2, Brockbank Elementary celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday by having a school wide read-a-thon where students could silently read any book of their choice. In honor of Dr. Seuss, there was a drawing where students had a chance to win a Dr. Seuss book and by each door there is a poem in Dr. Seuss rhyme. For example, by the office for Principal Alison Hansen, there is a poem that says, "Our Principal Hansen is so reliable. Her concern for our students is really undeniable!" Celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday is a great way to get students motivated and excited to read!
Brockbank kindergarteners recently held their, "Bring your Teddy Bear to school day". Students had the opportunity to bring their favorite teddy bear or other stuffed animal to school to spend the day in class learning and playing with them. One activity they did together was playing math games and eating teddy grahams. When it was time for the students to go home, the teddy bears got to stay and have a slumber party at school. The next day when the students came to school they found out that their animals had made a mess in their learning centers.
Friday, February 26 the Spanish Fork High School Choir came to Brockbank and entertained the students with several musical numbers. The students really enjoyed the assembly and want to thank them for sharing their amazing talents with them!
Pictured is the Brockbank Debate Team; back - Sara White, Kennedy Hopkins, Mallory Sorenson, Bailee Rasmussen, Kaylee Hudson, Marissa Bradford, Brayden Critchfield, and Lincoln Morris. Front- Bri Perkins, Elise Wilson, Haylie Smith, Kourtney Beus, Makayla Olson, Tessa Christensen, Kameron Rivest, and Sally Hansen (in front)
This year the sixth-graders at Brockbank participated in a sixth-grade science fair. Students learned about the scientific process and were then challenged to go home and conduct an experiment that answered a scientific question. The sixth-grade teachers were amazed at the quality of work done by the students. The students worked really hard on their projects. The sixth-grade classes took turns looking at each other's projects and asking questions. The projects were on display in the hallway for a week for the rest of the school to enjoy.
Scholastic Book Fair is Coming Soon to Brockbank Elementary!
Friday, March 12, 2010 there will be a "Grand Morning",
were students and family members can come and go to the book fair
from 8 a.m. until 8:40 a.m. Doughnuts and milk will be served.
The book fair will be going all the next week before school, during lunch, and after school.
March 15 - 18, 2010. It will be open all evening on March 18 during SEP conferences.
For more information you can go to the website address:
Brockbank Elementary students are busy this time of the year training to become the future Grand Masters of Chess. These students take chess very seriously. Aspiring Grand Masters gather during lunch recess to collaborate and develop their skills in chess. The Chess Club at Brockbank has been formed to prepare students for the Nebo School Districts Chess Tournament hosted by Cherry Creek Elementary in Springville on Saturday, March 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Recently Brockbank third-graders enjoyed meeting their reading goal by having a "camp-out" reading party. Each student had to read at least 8 hours in the month of January to meet their goal. The students got to wear pajamas to school and have smores as a treat. It is a fun way to motivate students to read and a great way to reward them for doing it.