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Submitted by susan.bird on Wed, 02/05/2020 - 13:58
Mrs. LeAnn Andrews

We have started learning about fossils and what they can tell us about our past in Utah. The fourth graders borrowed samples from the University of Utah natural history museum.  We observed many things and made inferences about our past.

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Fractions, Fractions, Fractions Everywhere

Submitted by susan.bird on Wed, 02/05/2020 - 08:29
Miss Kelly White, Mrs. Megan Bird and Mrs. LeAnn Andrews.

It seems that fractions are a common theme in math right now.  Mrs.Bird’s class is learning about fractions. Students started adding fractions with the same denominator by making wacky hamburgers for their costumers. Andrews fourth graders practiced composing and decomposing fractions. We were able to do many problems with no paper pencil.  Instead of working we were playing. And, students in Miss White’s fifth grade class practicing fraction multiplication with a review game. 

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Submitted by susan.bird on Tue, 02/04/2020 - 11:59

In December, Mrs. Beckert talked with the students about gratitude in our Tiger Pride Assembly.  During that assembly, she gave the students a gratitude challenge. The first and second graders drew a picture about what they were thankful for.  The third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders wrote three things they were grateful for each school day of January. Each day, Mrs. Beckert talked about gratitude on the announcements, each teacher shared three things they were grateful for and two students also shared.  This was a great experience, focusing on things that we are grateful for whether they be big or small, we all have so much in our lives. 

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Teacher Tuesday - Miss White

Submitted by susan.bird on Tue, 02/04/2020 - 10:04

It’s teacher Tuesday and we are spotlighting Miss Kelly White.  Miss White is one of our great fifth grade teachers. She moved from third grade to teach fifth grade this year.  She is creative, fun, understanding and an excellent teacher. We love having Miss White at Brookside.

On the weekend, Miss White loves to read, relax, or watch a movie.

If she could have lunch with any fictional character, she would choose  to eat with Rubeus Hagrid.

Who is your favorite teacher and why? Mrs. Eddington in 3rd Grade. She was so kind and patient and had a way of making her students feel loved, valued, and important. She encouraged my love for reading and introduced me to Shel Silverstein and Ramona Quimby. Sometimes we would go outside and play a game called Hobbits and Trolls. I wish I could remember how to play! I only remember having fun haha!

If Miss White was given $1000, she would buy A plane ticket to Hawaii!

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? Hey Jude - The Beatles

Who or what inspires you? Tim Ballard - An incredible historian and author and the founder of O.U.R.

Share a memory or three of school:

  •  In fifth grade we were learning about changes in matter in science and my teacher, Mrs. Short, filled a giant tub with cornstarch, water, and green dye and mixed it all together to make "slime". We all took turns standing on a stool in front of the tub and got to stand in and on top of the gooey substance! I have never forgotten that activity and I remember thinking it was so much fun.
  • My best friend Miko and I would write stories all the time together. We made up a story called The Sloppy Boppy Girls. It was about two best friends that were always chewing bubblegum, riding their scooters, and going on adventures. We would also make little paper mailboxes and tape them to our desks and write notes to each other. We had tiny bunny figurines that we kept on the corner of our desks - they were our "class pets". 
  • I wore my pants backwards to school one day in first grade. (Not on purpose!)

What is your favorite thing to teach every year? American History and Science

What is the best thing about your job? My students! 


  • Pizza: Hawaiian (unpopular opinion)
  • book/author: So hard to choose! One of my favorites is The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale.
  • Ice cream: BYU Rocky Road
  • Sport: Football
  • Color: Blue
  • Snack: Popcorn
  • Zoo Animal: Elephant
  • Recess game:  Beanie Babies

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Engineering in Sixth Grade

Submitted by susan.bird on Tue, 02/04/2020 - 08:21
Mrs. Cassie Crandell

Mrs. Crandell's students were innovative this week as they created engineering designs to try and keep ice a solid for 24 hours! They used their knowledge about thermal energy and insulators and conductors to come up with their creative inventions!

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Principal Beckert’s Monday Mesaage

Submitted by liz.porter on Mon, 02/03/2020 - 11:39
Principal Beckert

February 3,2020
Dear Parents,

Hopefully, everyone received notification from the district about school being canceled today either through a phone call, email, or text message. Please let me know if you did not receive notification. Thank you!

Here are just a few items of business:

Parents and Pastries is this Friday, Feb 7th, at 8:15 AM. Parents and caregivers are invited to come enjoy a donut and read a book with their children before school begins. Bring your favorite book to read together, or choose one from your classroom library. We hope to see you there!

On Tuesday, January 28th, students attended an assembly about digital citizenship. We appreciate our partnership with NetSmarz and the important information they delivered to our students about the pros and cons of the internet. If you would like more information about what students learned during the assembly so you can talk about it at home, you can go to

The link to access the Stakeholders Survey for 2020 is on the Nebo School District web page. The survey will be active through the month of February. 

Thank you to all who supported our Box Top drive! Please continue to clip and scan your Box Tops even though the drive is over. Thank you!

Thank you for all your support! 

Dana Beckert

Principal, Brookside Elementary

Possible Snow Day

Submitted by susan.bird on Sun, 02/02/2020 - 20:39

Dear Nebo Parents/Guardians & Employees:

If the storm proves to be as strong as predicted, Nebo School District schools will be closed all day tomorrow, Monday, February 3, 2020. However, a final decision regarding the closure of schools will NOT be made until 6:30 AM tomorrow morning.

Nebo will NOT be considering a two-hour delayed start tomorrow due to our Monday early out schedule.

Communications will be sent to parents and employees through email, text, and phone IF school is going to be canceled. Otherwise, school will be held according to our normal schedule. Announcements will also be placed on the Inclement Weather section of our web page (, and social media.  Thank you for your support of Nebo schools and students.  #DiscoverPowerWithin #NeboHero #NeboSchoolDistrict #StudentSuccess #EmpowerStudents #EngageStudents #FocusOnStudents #LoveUTpublicSchools #UtPol #UtEd #ThankATeacher #LoveTeaching

Friend Friday - Mrs. Antonino

Submitted by susan.bird on Fri, 01/31/2020 - 13:36

Today, for our Friends Friday, we are spotlighting Mrs. Kandice Antonino.  Mrs. Antonino is our facilitator her at Brookside which means that she teaches the teachers.  But, she does more than that. She helps kids, teaches lessons, listens, gives advice, helps wherever it’s needed and more.  Mrs. Antonino works as our mentor to our new teachers, but really, to everyone here. We love having Mrs. Antonino here at Brookside!

On the weekend, Mrs. Antonino loves to watch her kids at their sporting events. She also likes to go to lunch/dinner with family and friends.

If you could have lunch with any fictional character, who would it be? Dumbledore

Who was your favorite teacher and why? Mrs. Peery - She was older and grandma-like, very loving, caring, and firm. We would sit around her piano and sing songs and I always won playing multiplication around the world!

If you were given a $1000 - what would you buy? Airline tickets to someplace warm and fun!

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? NONE!

Who or what inspires you? My kids - they work so hard, face challenges, try new things, build up their teams, fail, succeed, have fun, love others and repeat these actions daily.

Share a memory of school: We created a newscast and I got to be the weatherman and I LOVED it! I remember creating the posters for it, dressing up and even recording ourselves!

What is your favorite thing to teach every year? You can do hard things!

What is the best thing about your job? I get to work with everyone in the school! The teachers, techs, lunch ladies, office staff, students, parents, EVERYONE! and 99% of the time it is a happy, fun, positive way! 


  • Pizza :BBQ Chicken
  • book/author: Right now - Harry Potter
  • Ice cream: Oreo
  • Sport: Gymnastics
  • Color: Purple
  • Snack: French Fries!!
  • Zoo Animal: Elephant
  • Recess game:  Jump Rope

#brooksidetigers #tigerpride #brooksidestudents #DiscoverPowerWithin #nebohero #NeboSchoolDistrict #studentsuccess #empowerstudents #engagestudents #focusonstudents #loveUTpublicschools #utpol #uted #ThankATeacher #LoveTeaching #iteachtoo

Brookside Praise Note Students For January 31, 2020

Submitted by liz.porter on Fri, 01/31/2020 - 10:38
Principal Beckert

Zoe Mortensen always has a smile on her face and a positive attitude, Quinn Rummage is working extra hard at home on her reading, Carlos Carmona volunterred and participated in class, Chase Zufelt stayed after school to help clean up art supplies, Matthew Christian stayed and cleaned up art supplies after the bell, Crosby Cutler worked hard on his writing and reading at home, Jake Simpson stayed behind and put away all of the chromebooks, Averee LeRoy willingly holds the door for everyone coming in from recess, even when it's cold, Charlie Smith helped another student understand his math, Preston Ballard always is kind to his classmates, and Madilynn Robbins learned an extra part for the second grade program last minute yesterday. She was great.

We have a lot of praise notes waiting to be handed out, keep working hard students and you'll get one too. Brookside tigers are hard workers and kind to others. #praisenotes, #brooksidetigersearnpraisenotes


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