September 2015

Firefighter Excitement happening in Kindergarten

Attributions: 
Mrs. Provstgaard

 

Last week, Kindergarten learned all about Fire Safety from Full Time Lead Firefighter, Seth Mayberry.Firefighter Mayberry taught us that we should check our smoke detectors two times a year, in the Spring and in the Fall.  We also learned that we should talk to our families about having a special place to meet outside of our house in case of a fire.We got to see Firefighter Mayberry in all of his fire gear; and a few of us, including his son, Sawyer, even got to try on his helmet.  Boy, that thing was heavy!Thanks, Firefighter Seth Mayberry, for a fun and important lesson!

 

Soil Fun!

Attributions: 
Mrs. Clark

Mrs. Clark's first grade class had a great time digging in soil to see what it was made of. We found twigs, rocks, millipedes, a baby snail, and even a full grown snail. Then we enjoyed layering soil and getting to eat it- complete with worms! (We used pudding, cookies, Oreos, and gummy worms.)

Box Tops

Attributions: 
Mrs. Rudd

Congratulations to Mrs. Clark's 1st grade class for winning the Box Tops/Labels for Education competition. Their class brought in 483 and we were happy to present them with their prizes.

A total of 3,726 Box Tops and 348 Labels were collected. Each box top is worth 10 cents of free money for the school, meaning we earned $372.00 this week. The labels are saved up and cashed in for different supplies and VISA gift cards for the grade levels. Every single one helps!  Please continue to clip and save and we will be holding another competition soon. Thanks for all your support and help making it great to be a Brookside Tiger.

September

Attributions: 
Mrs. Hobbs

The Captains of the month of September were Mrs. Hoffman, Mrs. Morrison, and Mrs. Stapel. They are all wonderful examples to the teachers and students at Brookside elementary. The crews of the month were: Ms. Bradford's class, Mrs. Clark's class, Mrs. Evans class, Mrs. Andrews class, and Mrs. Wirfs class. For the pirates of the month we had: Brisa Ruiz, Lydia Steiner, Quincee Welsch, Will Hansen, Lydia Brown, Lorelei Hansen, Benson Rigtrup, and Emily Naylor. Our October pirate pride goals are cleanest restroom, 90% homework turned in, and best computer class.

Miss Bradford's third grade class recently got their hands on (and in) some Play-Doh.

Attributions: 
Miss Bradford

 

After reading, Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs, written by Tomie dePaola, the students learned that Tomie dePaola likes to write about his own life experiences. Students were then given an assignment..... to write about one of their own life experiences. To help them be a bit more creative and original, as writers,  students got to create their stories in Play-Doh (before they put their stories on paper). Said one student after the activity, "Ya know why I want to be an author? Because I really knead the dough.":) 

 

Bye Bye Butterfly

Attributions: 
Mrs. Sayers

Releasing a butterfly in Mrs. Sayers class. The kids loved watching it fly off. The butterfly hatched September 18th in Mrs. Sayers class, so afterwards they got to go outside and watch it fly off. 

https://youtu.be/I2FwwgCYErU

 

We love Technology!!!

Attributions: 
Miss Sahlin

Miss Sahlin's class loves adding to their classroom blog using the Chromebooks acquired through grants from the Nebo Education Foundation, school funds and contributions made on DonorsChoose.org.

Using Kidblog.org allows students to respond to each other and comment on one another's posts. The kids love it!!!

Fifth Grade Scientists

Attributions: 
Ms. Bird

The fifth graders received a visit from the Discovery Gateway Museum on Monday, September 14, 2015.  Phill Evans came to teach the students about chemical and physical changes in an assembly called Reaction Time.  The students loved the assembly and then they even got to participate by conducting a hands on lab.  The students mixed liquids and solids to discover what combination would result in a chemical reaction.

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