Home of the Tigers!
Before school on Friday, February 27th the halls of Brookside Elementary were lined with kids and their dads, moms, uncles, aunts, grandparents and siblings enjoying a story and a donut. In honor of Dr. Suess Day, Brookside PTA encouraged students to bring a loved one with them to school. Everyone enjoyed themselves!
Students in Miss Sahlin's second grade class love math. They have been working on thinking deeper. This week students were given the answer to an addition problem in which they had to come up with the answer. Students were very creative in their thinking. Once they came up with their question, other students in the class aswered their question. They loved the challenge!
2nd grade students in Mrs. Stapel's class are really enjoying learning their math facts. Each child gets to play XtraMath on a mini chrome book in the classroom. This program is designed to help each student work at his/her own pace and gives practice with the facts they need the most help with. We love technology!
Second graders have been studying matter. They perfomed many experiments to investigate all the properties of matter. To demonstrate how matter can change states, students turned heavy whipping cream into butter. To investigate how heat can be used to change matter students popped popcorn using air, microwaves and a hot surface. Students learned matter can can state, but can never be destroyed.
Principal Alicia Rudd addressed the Nebo School Board of Education and introduced the School Community Chair, Shannon Pexton and music directors, Tami Evans and LeAnn Andrews.
The three main areas of focus for Brookside Elementary are mathematics, literacy and the arts. Brookside teachers participate in numerous professional development opportunities. Some extracurricular activities developed include reading and writing clubs, chess club, orchestra, choir, and even a homework lab. Technology has also been an emphasis.