Friday, March 5, fifth-graders at Brockbank Elementary visited the Utah State Capitol Building. Representative Mike Morley's staff gave students a tour of the newly renovated capitol building and also arranged for the students to be announced from the House floor. Students enjoyed watching legislators in session from the gallery above. Fifth graders study government in their social studies curriculum and being able to visit the capitol building while the legislature was in session was a real treat!
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Pictured above is spelling bee winners with their third-grade teachers, along with Glen Roach from Central Bank. Mrs. Linda Argyle, Ethan Oyler, Julia Hult, Mrs. Kathy Moon, Blaine Bradford and Mr. Glen Roach.
Brockbank's preschool students in Miss Trisha Taylor's class celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday recently by making and wearing "Cat in the Hat" hats and reading books written by Dr. Seuss.
On Thursday, March 4, the fourth-grade students at Brockbank Elementary celebrated their Utah Heritage with a pioneer program. Students along with their parents came dressed in pioneer/cowboy attaire to sing and dance like the pioneers did so many years ago. It was a fun evening and everyone enjoyed themselves!
Brockbank is happy to announce their Hansen Heroes for the month of February.
From first-grade is Ashlyn Herbst from Mrs. Janna Runolfson's class. Mrs. Runolfson says, "Ashlyn always follows directions and is a good example to the class. She is a friend to everyone and is a joy to teach!"
Jenna Hansen is from Mr. Nathan Wright's second-grade class. Mr. Wright says, "Jenna is a very smart girl. She loves to come to school and loves to learn. Jenna is a good friend to everyone in our class and is really fun to be around!"
Brockbank recently held a school chess tournament to help the students prepare for the District Tournament coming up. The winners from the upper grades (fourth-sixth) were Rene Guzman - first place, Kendrie Barber - second place, Anna Sharp - third place, and Matthew Boyack - fourth place. The lower grader winners were Ethan Oyler from third grade, and Zackery Schaugaard from second grade.
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!