Mrs. Shelley Thomas' kindergarten class recently held a teddy bear picnic. They read the book, "Brown Brown Bear" and then made their own books to read to their teddy bears. They got to sit on the floor and have a treat while reading to their bear. It was a fun day and the students really enjoyed bringing their bears to school.
To go along with the recently held food drive and to help motivate students to bring in food, there was a contest where the class that brought in the most food, that teacher would get a pie in the face. It was such a close contest that student council members, who sponsored the event, decided to also include the second place class' teacher a pie in the face. Lucky teachers and good sports were, first place kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Tara Farr, and second place fourth-grade teacher, Mr. Terry Oyler. On November 24, in front of their classes, Mrs. Farr and Mr.
Brockbank recently got in the holiday spirit by holding their annual food drive. The student council sponsored the drive and worked hard to get all the students excited about it. To help get the students motivated, there was a contest where whichever class brought in the most cans, the teacher of that class would get a pie in the face. Mrs. Tara Farr's kindergarten classes brought in the most food, with Mr. Terry Oyler's class a close second, so on Tuesday afternoon, November 24, Mrs. Farr and Mr. Oyler both got pie in their face. Mr. Oyler's class and Mrs.
Brockbank fifth-grade students recently completed their D.A.R.E. program taught by Officer Bryan DeWitt. The students learned several lessons about drugs and ways to avoid the many influences in their lives that might lead them down dangerous paths. One of the fun activities fifth-graders got to do was to see Officer DeWitt's patrol car and see all the equipment that he uses to do his job. He showed them how some of it worked and how he uses it. Students have really learned a lot this year and are looking forward to graduating from D.A.R.E.
Brockbank second-graders celebrated a Native American Day. They learned about the first Thanksgiving and about the life of the Indians and Pilgrims. Mrs. Kristel Peterson's class learned about the importance of corn, how it was grown, dried and used. Pictured are students from Mrs. Peterson's class, "gathered by the river". Jose Garcia-Maldonado is holding the stone by the authentic metate (a mortar ground stone tool used for processing grains and seeds) that was found locally to grind up the corn. It was a very educational experience and the students really learned a lot.
Recently Mrs. Sally Nelson's fifth-grade class celebrated a "Colonial Day" after studying about the original Thirteen English Colonies of North America. During the day, students participated in many "colonial-type" activities including making bread and butter, dipping candles, writing with feather pens, participating in a spelling bee, and doing 'rithmetic sitting in rows without the use of a desk. They also made hornbooks and played colonial games like marbles and hoop games.
Brockbank Elementary is happy to announce the reflection winners for 2009. This years theme was Beauty Is ...
Brockbank Elementary is happy to share some fun ways on "How to Cook a Turkey" according to kindergarteners and second graders. Students from both grades had a writing assignment with that prompt. Creative writing lets the students use their imagination with no prompting from the teacher as far as content. Second grade students were able to write their own ideas; kindergarten students scribed their ideas to their teacher. Below is some ideas of "How to Cook a Turkey" by Brockbank second grade and kindergarten students in their own words or writing: