Interpreting Remainders

Ms. Bird

The fifth graders are working with division and recently we performed some reader's theater's script to learn how to interpret the meaning of remainders. We learned about dropping the remainder when it isn't important, sharing the remainder, and rounding the remainder up.

September Tigers of the Month

Mr. Gappmayer

First Grade: Henry Lewis, Tyler Fay, Grace Wilkerson, and Penelope Escobedo

Second Grade: Brynn Jones, Layla Miller, Nixon Young, and Charlie Smith

Third Grade: Chesni Clawson, Michael Mayo, and Nikki Ellison

Fourth Grade: Sophia Melendez, Emma Burris, Christine Cardenas, and Brynlee Johnson

Fifth Grade: Bennett Averett, Esmeralda Luna, and Cristal Lopez

Sixth Grade: Avery Oman, Tommy Wilde, and Emily Stewart 


2016-2017 Student Council

Mrs. Antonino

This year Brookside Elementary wanted the focus of their student council to be on true leadership. The sixth grade students were able to pick up an application to apply for this position.  They were required to fill out and return the application, provide a teacher recommendation form, and write a short essay on what makes a good leader, what qualities they have that make them a good leader, and activities that would like to see our school do. Of the more than 40 applicants, the student council board narrowed them down to 24 based on their anonymous essays.

Special Guests in Second Grade.

Mrs. Stapel

Mrs. Stapel's class had two very special visitors. Dr. Stapel and Kista came by to show off Kista's amazing tricks. The kids loved it. Kista knew that the students had been reading stories about a dog named Mudge and thought they might like to have a dog come to school. This also gave the students a great opportunity to learn how to write a "Friendly Letter" to say thank you!  Thanks Kista! Thanks Dr. Stapel!

Rubber Band Inventions

Mrs. Wirfs

Brookside 6th graders were given a STEM task to develop "non-traditional" uses for rubber bands. They were put into collaborative groups and given time to brainstorm ideas and make a prototype. From there, they were to take and gather mathematical data and present their idea in the form of a commercial. This was an educational activity that allowed the students to think out of the box as well as show off their sense of humor! We're so proud of our 6th grade students at Brookside Elementary! 

American History Talk Show

Ms. Bird

In Social Studies this year, the fifth graders are studying American history.  We start by researching explorers that discovered America (usually on accident).  The students researched an explorer, finding information that they could use for a talk show.  They were acted to write a script for their talk show and then they presented them for their classmates.