5th grade has been trying to figure out what to do with remainders in division. We read some readers theaters that gave examples of what to do with them. We learned that sometimes you round up, drop them, or share them. This was a fun way for students to get real life ideas of what you would do with remainders.
Mrs. Bird's class had a special visitor on Thursday, October 8th, Irelynn's dad! Ryan Waycasy is a firefighter for Provo City. We were lucky to have him visit us during Fire Prevention Week to talk about fire safety. We learned that we should never hide if there is a fire at our house. The students were in awe as Firefighter Waycasy put on his full fire gear. Thank you, Firefighter Waycasy for stopping by!
September Tigers of the Month
First Grade: Brae Elting, Nathan Marshall, Luis Ramos, Jacob Caldwell, Berlyn Johnson, and Olicia Burris
Second Grade: Valerie Orozco, Yohann Brepoels, Samantha Steiner, and Joshua Talbot
Third Grade: Rachel Schmutz, Brigham Yeagley, William Hansen, Logan Elting, Mckinley Bartholomew, and Raini Warren
Fourth Grade: Emma Lopez, Esmeralda Luna, and Nellie Harlow
Fifth Grade: Bryson Smith, Abby Wood, and Julio Castillo
Sixth Grade: Dylan Clark, Sami Tolley, and Trevor Grover
I was so lucky to watch Mrs. Clark's class during their reading time. Mrs. Clark was reading with groups. Students were working on writing stories. They were reading to self and reading to others. They were also reading along with a story. What a great class with a super special teacher!
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!
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.)
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.
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.
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.":)