Tuesday, November 27, Brockbank fifth-grade students having completed their Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) training taught by Officer Clint Peterson of the Spanish Fork Police Department graduated. Officer Peterson taught the students several lessons on drugs and ways to avoid drug use. He stressed the influences that drugs can have and the potential dangers. As part of the D.A.R.E. requirements, students were encouraged to write an essay on what they have learned.
Before Thanksgiving break students enjoyed rotating classrooms and learning about different types of fine arts. There was dancing, singing, creative drawing, weaving, meditation, performing plays, optical illusion drawing, and lots more.
Hello, Brockbank Families!
It was great to be back from the long break! I hope you each had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and enjoyed time with family and friends!
Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. It looks beautiful outside, but it is cold. Please send a coat or jacket with your child, and please label it. Thanks!
PTA Meeting: CHANGE: The PTA Meeting will be Wednesday, November 28th, at 2:00.
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.
Recently a representative from Discovery Gateway Children's Museum, visited the fifth-grade students at Brockbank. The students enjoyed a fun science lesson on chemical and physical changes. After a demonstration the students were then able to conduct their own chemical reactions. It was a very fun way to learn!
Friday, November 16, Brockbank had two representatives, Tiffanie and Kiana, come to visit from the Utah Water Van program. The Utah Water Van is an educational outreach program about Utah's wetlands and is offered by the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium to fourth grade students throughout Utah. Fourth grade students are allowed through the use of models, to see and better understand the importance of Utah's wetlands and about some of Utah's native wetland plants and animals.
Recently Brockbank Elementary fifth-graders held their wax museum. The students picked a famous person in American history, they did research on that person, memorizing interesting and important facts, and then they got to dress-up like that person for a day. During the day, students from other grades were able to visit the museum and learn about these famous Americans. That night there was a program so that parents and grandparents could come and see what the students had learned. It was a very fun and educational experience for all that participated.
Brockbank third graders were thrilled to receive dictionaries donated by Central Bank. Mr. Glen Roach, is a part of the Spanish Fork Rotary Club who has a goal of placing a dictionary in the hands of every third grade student. Each student put his/her name in the dictionary and is encouraged to use it during classwork and also at home. Mr. Roach has sponsored Brockbank Elementary for several years and we appreciate his continued support of our students. Third graders look forward every year to Mr. Glen Roach's visit and the dictionaries he brings.
On Friday, November 2, Natalie Billie and Eileen Quintana of Nebo Title VI, came to visit the fourth grade and talk about the contributions the Native Americans have made in our lives. They also shared beautiful pieces of clothing and rugs, as well as a song using sign language.