September 2018

Praise Note Student's For The Week Of September 3, 2018

Mrs. Dana Beckert

These students did amazing things this week:

Kaylee Christensen helped Mr. Jex clean up after breakfast without being asked, Olivia Burris helped Totfer with his assignments because he has a broken arm and can't write, Noah Cardenas is a problem solver and is very helpful to his classmates, Jak Ellner always has a positive attitude. He also is a good friend, Jack Irvine is going above and beyond listening and following teachers directions, Sam jones is always arriving with a positive attitude and is ready to work hard, Addalie Sheffer is always sharing amazing things in class. She works hard with a positive attitude, Camilla Holloway is positive and happy during class. She volunteered to grab the lunch bin, Nathan Thompson always has a positive attitude towards his classmates and he is always working hard, Max Sorensen has been working hard on all of his assignments in class, Lexi Moore has helped her neighbor with her work, Molly Saybolt has set up chairs for the class, Lexi Stahl helped set up the classroom without being asked, Brayden Stock helped unstack chairs for everyone without being asked, Lili Bauer is very helpful in class. She picks up trash too, Ben Lewis is very respectful and jumps in to help without being asked, Amelia Crawford cleaned up trash in the lunch room, Lana Nord set out chairs for her classmates, Taylor McFerson helped other students put their things away quickly, Violet Harris is early to school and starts on her work right away.

Great job students!

Who Is This New Brookside Teacher?

Mrs. Liz Porter

I grew up in Provo Utah. I am the middle child out of 3 girls. Growing up my mom, dad, sisters and I loved to watch movies, play games, go camping and travel. I have almost been married for a year now to my best friend Peter Haines. I got married in November of 2018, in Salt Lake city. One of my favorite things, is being an aunt to my 2 nephews who are only 6 days apart from each other. I love watching them grow and learn new things. 

This summer my husband, brother & sister in-law, nephew and I were able to take a trip to South Dakota to Mt. Rushmore. It was one of the coolest things I've seen. I was particularly excited to go there because this year I get to teach United States history to my 5th graders. Some of my favorite things in this world are my husband, family, reading, my HUGE book collection, watching movies, Gilmore Girls, Dr. Pepper, Sodalicious, warm chocolate chip cookies, sweatshirts, campfires, thunderstorms, and coloring. 

Mrs. Tautu's 1st Grade Class Is Learning How To Read

Mrs. Caroline Tautu

Here in Mrs. Tautu's first grade class we have been working on our reading stamina! Since the second day of school we have been practicing getting ourselves in reading position and timing ourselves to see how long we can keep up all the expectations of reading to ourselves or reading to a partner! We have seen SUCH growth! Our reading stamina has strengthened since the first of the year from three minutes of straight reading to TEN whole minutes! We are developing amazing reading stamina and strengthening our "reading muscles". We are also learning how to choose books that are just right for each student! This way we can decide which books are good for reading all alone without being too hard or too easy.


Brookside 2nd Grade Students Raised Over $650 In 2018 For The Food And Care Coalition

Mrs. Becky Jorgensen

In May 2018, 2nd graders from Brookside Elementary did a drive for loose change to turn over to the Food and Care Coalition.  The coalition can buy about $500 worth of food with every $200.  We were able to collect $654.93.  WOW! That is over $1500 in food that they were able to buy.  Besides fulfilling one of the social studies core standards of doing something for the community, second graders got practice sorting, counting, adding, and graphing money.