Brockbank first-graders recently finished reading the book, "Turkey Trouble" written by Wendi J. Silvano. In the story a turkey is in trouble, bad trouble, it is almost Thanksgiving and he is the main course. Farmer Jake is looking for him. Turkey has an idea what if he doesn't look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead? First-graders then got to use their imaginations and pick a disguise for Turkey so Farmer Jake won't recognize him.
Brockbank kindergarteners in Mrs. Tara Farr and Miss Clarissa Putnam's classes have been learning about the letters in the alphabet. Recently while learning about the Letter P and since pigs start with the letter P, Mrs. Tara Farr read the story and the students put on the play, "The Three Little Pigs". Each student had the opportunity to act out a part either as the wolf or one of the three pigs. It was a fun way to learn about the letter P.
Mrs. EmmaLee Stewart is a first grade teacher here at Brockbank. She and her husband live in Spanish Fork. She likes reading, zumba, and history (especially World War II). Some of EmmaLee's favorites are the color - turquoise, Reeses Sticks, coca-cola, singer Taylor Swift, books - Harry Potter series, movie - "Wreck it Ralph", watching Utah Jazz basketball, and eating at Chili's. Her favorite place to vacation is Disneyland! Something no one knows about her is that her middle name is Starr.
On Wednesday, November 12, the fourth-grade students at Brockbank Elementary celebrated their Utah Heritage with a pioneer program. Students dressed in pioneer/cowboy attire sang and danced like the pioneers did so many years ago. Parents were then invited to dance with their student for some fun square dancing. It was a fun evening and everyone enjoyed themselves!
Recently Brockbank sixth-graders learned about ancient pyramids. They learned about who, what, and why the pyramids exist. They also learned all about the mysterious King Tut. One fun activity they got to do was to create their own sarcophagus out of paper. They laid on the floor while someone traced them and then they used metallic paints and oil pastels to make them dazzling and bright. Another activity they had fun with was mummifying stuffed animals. They took out all the stuffing out and then put them in a box (sarcophagus) wrapped it in toilet paper.
Ms. Kristi Jensen's class recently had the opportunity to go out and see Officer Bryan DeWitt's police car. He showed the students the lights and all the equipment he uses in doing his job. The students really enjoyed seeing the car and want to thank Officer DeWitt for taking the time to show them!
Miss Clarissa Putnam teaches kindergarten here at Brockbank. She lives in Provo. Clarissa likes to sing, dance, read, play piano, go 4-wheeling, and hanging out with family. Some of her favorites are the color yellow, all kinds of music, all movies but especially likes Disney and Pixar movies, Harry Potter books, eating at Red Iguana (Mexican food), and watching football and rugby. Clarissa's favorite vacation destination is to go to Idaho! Something she said no one knows about her is that she has never had a broken bone and that she is petrified of fish!
Tuesday, November 4, Brockbank fifth-graders had the opportunity to meet Spanish Fork Police Department's K9 dog "Lord" and his trainer/handler Officer Cory Grover. Students got to see some of the things Lord is trained to do in helping in drug detection and apprehension of criminals. Officer Bryon DeWitt who teaches D.A.R.E. to the fifth-graders wore a padded suit so students could see some of Lord's training. The students really enjoyed having Officer Grover come and speak to them and to see Lord.
Tuesday, November 11, Brockbank Elementary had some very special visitors come to our school to honor Veteran's Day. We are so proud of all of our veterans and enjoy having them come and talk to us each year. The program consisted of the fifth-grade students singing a patriotic song, a slide show presentation, and each of the veterans introducing themselves and talking to the students. It was a very touching assembly reminding us all why veterans are so important and about all the sacrifices that they have made for us so that we can be free.
Arts, Inc. always puts on delightful assemblies and November 10 was no exception. The group Eastern Arts performed for the students, both entertaining and educating students about song, music, and dance from the Eastern block countries such as Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan.