October 2016

Mr. Anderson's Class Learns about Germs

Attributions: 
Mrs. Rudd

Mr. Anderson gave an exciting lesson about germs.  He showed them what happens when they don't wash their hands well.  The students washed their hands once then he put a squirt of Glow Germ on their hands and had them rub it in. They inspected their hands under a light and they could see where they didn't wash well enough.  Then of course, they washed a second time after being taught the correct way to wash.  A little gross but very informative.  I don't think his class will every forget that lesson.  Nicely done Mr. Anderson!

Crazy Sock Day at Brookside

Attributions: 
Mrs. Rudd

A BIG shout out to our PTA for sponsoring our Drug Free week.  Every day the students were able to dress up as a way to remember to stay away from things that may harm our body.  Just in case you don't know, we have the BEST PTA! There is still time to join.

Our Brookside Halloween Parade

Attributions: 

Dear Parents,

Just a quick reminder that our Halloween Parade will be at 2:00 out on the grass behind the school.  

Parents can line up in the enclosed parent spot starting at 1:45.  Take all the pictures you would like and pick up your child at in the classroom after.

Our 6th grade will perform their annual Thriller dance for parents right after the parade and K-5 have gone in.  At this time parents can spread out on the grass to have the best view.  Please stay off the asphalt as that is where the 6th grade will perform.

Happy Halloween!

Mrs. Rudd

 

Who Wants To Be An Opera Star?

Attributions: 
Mrs. Hobbs

Brookside Elementary had an amazing assembly today, we got visted by Utah Opera Symphony. They are part of the POPS (Professional Outreach Programs in the Schools). It was impressive and very engaging for the whole school. They performed by using a game show that the whole school got to participate in. They would ask questions that had to do with music and open it up to the students for the answer first. I didn't see any students who were engaged and happy the whole assembly. We are so grateful they came to perform for us and hope they come back every year.  

Interpreting Remainders

Attributions: 
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.

Learning the Ukulele in 3rd Grade

Attributions: 
Mrs. Bird

The students in Mrs. Bird's 3rd grade classes are learning to play the ukulele. They're excited to learn chords and songs as they prepare for the 3rd grade Christmas Program on December 8th.

September Tigers of the Month

Attributions: 
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

Attributions: 
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. Those 24 students were then professionally interviewed by the 4 member board committee. The students were given a score based on things such as mannerisms, professional appearance, responses to the questions, and ideas they had for the school. The scores were tight and every single student did amazing in their interview. After lots of discussion and weighing everything, the board selected 10 students to represent our school as the student council or leaders of the year. They are Sadie Crandall, Kate Peterson, Ellie Esplin, Madelyn Maccabee, Ginny Peterson, Julia Oberg, Georgia Wilde, Caroline Simpson, Abbie Burris, and Lindzee Lugo.

Something Big Flash Mob

Attributions: 
Mrs. Hobbs

https://youtu.be/N_iRcidH7Ak

Brookside Elementary's new theme this year is being BIG. The sixth grade learned a dance to Something Big and performed it at the school assembly in a flash mob way. 

Special Guests in Second Grade.

Attributions: 
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!