Fifth-grade students at Brockbank Elementary recently held their annual wax museum and while most students picked people like Daniel Boone, Thomas Edison, Shirley Temple, etc...(all great people), one student picked his grandpa as his famous person in American history. Garrett Dedrickson choose to spotlight his grandpa, Colonel Walter T. Stewart. Colonel Stewart is a local World War ll veteran, best known for leading the 93rd Bombardment Group on the low-level bombing mission of the oil refineries in Ploesti, Romania during Operation "Tidal Wave" on August 1, 1943.
Brockbank kindergarten classes have been reading books about "Gingerbread Men". For a class activity each class made gingerbread man cookies and baked them. Mrs. Tara Farr's class 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.
Brockbank recently joined in with the Bank of American Fork and Spanish Fork High School's Letterman Club in collecting stuffed animals for at risk children in local treatment centers. Brockbank students have been bringing in new or gently used stuffed animals to help with this cause. The Spanish Fork High School athletes challenged the students by telling them that the class that brings in the most stuffed animals will recieve a party provided by them. "Project Teddy Bear" will continue to run until December 13. Teachers have been touched by the generousity of their students.
One sixth-grade class and one fifth-grade class in Mrs. Frances Dyches' computer class got the opportunity to send letters to the troops for Christmas. For a typing assignment, they typed their letters telling the troops how much they appreciate the sacrifices they are making. They told them a little about themselves and what subjects were their favorites. They wished the troops a Merry Christmas and told them to come home safely. The students then printed their letters and Mrs. Dyches is going to send them. Students really enjoyed the assignment and hope the troops enjoy their letters.
This week Brockbank spotlights Mrs. Kristel Peterson and Mr. Byron Villaverde.