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.
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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 first-graders learned about the first Thanksgiving by making colored bead bracelets and retelling the story of how the Pilgrims came to America. Each bead in the bracelet represented a part of the story.
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.
November 24, 2009 Brockbank kindergarten students celebrated Thanksgiving by having their annual Thanksgiving Feast. Each student has a specific job to do to help put the meal together and learns the importance of working together. The students really enjoyed eating a meal that they helped to make!
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:
First-graders in Mrs. Janna Runolfson's class recently read the book, "Harry's House" and then had the experience of making their own dog houses. The students showed a lot of creativity in making their houses and were very proud of them.
Brockbank first-graders in Mrs. Lisa Bird's class recently read the book, "Growing Vegetable Soup". The students then got the opportunity to make their own soup. One of the most important things they learned when getting ready to make the soup was that you need to make sure and wash your hands with soap and water. When it was their turn to help the students were told to recite the alphabet to themselves while washing their hands. The students learned how important it is not to spread germs so they wore gloves on their hands and hats to cover their hair.