As part of a unit of study about the moon, second graders performed and experiment to learn and see the phases of the moon. Students used flashlights, foam spheres atop a stick and dark room to see how the moon orbits around the earth, which orbits around the sun to see how the different phases of the moon are created. Students had a blast!!!
Students at Brookside Elementary enjoyed a motivating & uplifting, performance by Steve James on Friday, January 17th. Mr. James performed several of the songs from the Something Good CD’s created to motivate the audience to use their talents to make a difference in the lives of others. He challenges today’s youth as well as adults to make responsible choices yielding successful lives.
The following was taken directly from the Something Good Inc. Website:
Steve and Lisa James are international entertainers and recording artists, performing for hundreds of thousands each year. They represented the US as the Grande Finale at the World Congress of Families in Geneva, Switzerland, and have presented for such organizations as the World Policy Center, US Conference of Mayors, National Community Service/Points of Light, and the Kennedy Center’s Community of Caring.
Steve is President and CEO of Something Good, Inc. and creates values based musical programs for children and families. Steve’s latest music series, which can be found in every Utah elementary classroom, was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.
Something Good Inc. Mission Statement
To positively affect the lives of children, families and communities by creating and developing character-building, educational products and services which:
- Provide desirable alternatives to destructive societal influences,
- Promote healthy choices,
- Instill self-esteem,
- Encourage service and good citizenship,
- Celebrate diversity and contribute towards an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding,
- Offer the highest level of professionalism and entertainment value.
Students participated in a school wide holiday sing along on December 20th. Each grade level prepared a song or two to perform for the entire school. In closing, each grade sang in the round two verses of The Twelve Days of Christmas. As students left the PTA presented each student with a Christmas orange. This is becoming one of the students favorite traditions at Brookside.
Tigers of the Month for October were 1st Grade: Jack Williams, Joel Orozco, Paige Blackburn, Ruby Aquino, Madelyn Walker, Brynlee Johnson. 2nd Grade: Aubrie Tranchell, Easton Barrett, Emma Lopez, Luke Killpack. 3rd Grade: Ellie Esplin, Alex Acero, Cypruss Hiatt, Isaac Norton. 4th Grade: Travis Gage, Johann Orozco, Nick Jackson, Oakley Toelupe. 5th Grade: Carson Reilly, Caleb Brand, Helen Tulley, Hayden Antonino. 6th Grade: Aspen Stewart, Breanna Eves, Monnique Hungmany.
Congratulations! Thanks for showing your tiger pride!
Throughout the month of November students at Brookside have been learning about things they can do to prevent and prepare for a disaster.
The Brookside PTA partnered with The American Red Cross to promote "Get Ready Utah." A program designed to educate and prepare students for the many types of disasters Utah could face.
During an assembly on Monday, November 18th students were shown different items they should include in an emergency kit, the damage a house could see during an earthquake and the importance of being prepared for any type of disaster.
Students were surprised when the "Be Ready Utah" Bumblebee showed up. He awarded "Master's of Disaster" diplomas to all the teachers.
Students were given "Be Ready Utah" backpacks to help start their own 72 hour kits. Each pack included a Family Communication Plan, a "Be Red Cross Ready" checklist, a "Be Ready Utah" sticker, a pocket first aid kit and a color changing pencil.