To go along with the sixth-grade world history curriculum, students chose a country that they wanted to learn more about and do a report on. Each student researched pictures and interesting facts about his/her assigned country. Each student made a visual display representing their country. Some presented on a poster, some dressed up in clothes typical of their country, and some brought artifacts. All students shared facts about their country at their sixth-grade graduation for family and friends to see. It was a great way to learn about the many countries in the world.
Recently the BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble presented a concert program of dances from several nations, including Ukraine, Russia, Korea, Poland, Mexico, and the United States to Brockbank students. The students really enjoyed all the bright costumes and watching them dance!
As a learning experience for social studies, Brockbank second-graders were assigned to do an oral report for their class. They chose either an animal or continent, did research on that animal or place, and then did a report on it. The students did a really good job preparing and giving their reports to the class. Parents and grandparents were invited to come and listen to their student give their report. Some of the students brought live animals to class. It was a great learning experience!
Fourth-graders in Mrs. Cynthia Loreen's class held a "Disney Day" to help celebrate end-of-year testing being done. Students wore Disney clothes and brought in Disney memorabila to celebrate this fun day!
Brockbank Hershey Track Meet winners; Third Grade - Seth Argyle - 1st place softball throw (105') and 2nd place 50 meter run. Ethan Benson - 5th place 50 Meter Run. Mekeli Clark - 1st place 400 Meter Run, 5th place 100 Meter Run, and 2nd place girls 4X100 Meter Relay. Andrew Fox - 2nd place 400 Meter Run. Oaklee Giles - 1st place Softball Throw (65' 6") and 2nd place girls 4X100 Meter Relay. Au
Spanish Fork City is hosting the 2014 Wrangler Champions Challenge Rodeo on May 31 at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds. To help promote the rodeo and at the same time to encourage students to read, a bull fighter and the 2013 Fiesta Day 's queen and her second attendant came to Brockbank and entertained the students in a fun assembly. Students that meet their reading goal for the month of April got his/her name entered in a drawing to have a chance to win 2 free tickets to the rodeo. Brockbank's lucky winners were Owen Vincent and Jessica Farnsworth.
Wednesday, May 21, an open house was held at Brockbank Elementary honoring Mrs. Shelley Thomas. Shelley is an amazing lady and has touched the lives of many children throughout the years and will be greatly missed. We wish her the best!
The fifth-grade Hershey Track Meet was held on Tuesday, May 13, at the Spanish Fork High School track. Brockbank fifth-graders enjoyed competing after working hard getting ready for this competition. They all did a great job with several students placing in the top spots!
Ms. Kristi Jensen's recently had a special visitor come to school, Mrs. Jo Schaffer, who is Jack in Ms. Jensen's class' mom. She came and talked to the students about being safe, and showed them some martial arts moves, holds, blocks, and kicks. She told them if anyone tries to grab them to make lots of noise and don't stop. Students really enjoyed having her come and visit.
Shelley has been a teacher for 24 years. She began her career in Virginia where she taught for 7 years and then continued here in Utah for 17 more. Shelley has taught primarily Special Education during her years, but has taught regular education as well. She is certified in both areas. Whether it be a Special Education preschool, a Special Education resource class, a Special Education cluster unit or a regular education classroom, Shelley has helped each of her students receive his/her potential.