The 3rd graders held a performance for students and parents on November 19th. It was a readers theater based on a children's book called, "Double Trouble in Walla Walla" by, Andrew Clements. The 3rd graders worked hard learning songs and some "crazy dazy" lines! They had the audience laughing and did a truly magnificent job!
We are learning about the 5 major world religions in social studies. We learned about Mandalas and how early religions as well as religions today express their beliefs in the art work of mandalas. There are still mandalas in churches and religions today! The mandalas are a way to learn your own heart. The main shape in a mandala is a circle. Circles are seen in many things, life cycles, planets, moons, everything circles around the center of the universe. We learned how to draw/design our own mandalas. It was a lot of fun to watch how each mandala was unique to each student no two mandalas were the same.
Second grade students at Brookside learned about Pilgrims coming to America on the Mayflower. We read books,discussed, and wrote about what they would need to take with them in a trunk. As a culminating activity we went outside and drew the dimensions of the Mayflower. Students were given beef jerky and dried apples to eat as they sat within the measurements of the ship.There was not much room, privacy, or variety of food for the 2 months aboard the ship. We decided it was not a very fun trip.
The fifth graders held their program on November 11. Their program, "We the People" focused on America, the government and the responsibility that we have as American. The fifth graders worked hard learning their songs and it all paid off. Miss Roach, Miss White and Miss Bird are so proud of all their hard work. They did awesome!
Brookside Students attended an assembly where the school level Winners and Awards of Merit were announced for the Reflection Contest. Winners will move on to the District Level.
The Winners are:
Literature - Abigayle Burris, Brayden Smith, Eli Whiting, Lexi Pugmire and Molly Hunter
Photography - Garrett Kilgrow, Hannah Thayn, Kadree Thomas, Kate Peterson and Zoie Smith Award of Merit: Lexi Love, Emma Thayne and Anna Parker
Film Production - Cash Bradley, Edie Wilde, Hildy Mangum, Isaac Wasden and Thomas Wilde
Dance Choreography - Edith Knoebel and Emma Thayne
Music - Isaac Marshall, Garret Henrie and Imogen Weight
3-Dimensional Art - Blaine Bartholomew, Eli Whiting, Hannah Thayne, Jens Cutler and Shyla Torsak Award of Merit: Abigail Taylor, Alejandro Villicana, Lorelei Hansen and McKay Francom
Visual Arts - Alejandro Villacana, Ava Barker, Imogen Weight, Jenny Wallentine, Lydia Torsak and McKay Whiting Award of Merit: Andrea Hawker, Ashly Schobert, Emma Creer and Quinn Root
The arts—and the National PTA Reflections program—support student success and serve as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in your school community. Celebrate arts learning in your school community with Reflections.
National PTA Reflections welcomes all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Annually, thousands of students will reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in the categories ofdance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.
The world would be a better place if... is the theme for the 2014-2015 school year. This theme by Mercedes Messer of Puyallup, Washington was selected through the Reflections Theme Search Contest. When asked what inspired her theme, Mercedes said, “Our world, because I care about it and wanted to know other kids’ ideas on how we could make it a better place.” Join the search for a future theme by entering the annual Theme Search Contest.
Tigers of the Month for October were 1st Grade: Andrew Olson, Kyle Divine, Ella Whatcott and Haydyn Woodland. 2nd Grade: Tyler Truscott, Alaynia Forbush, Jocelyn Oakey, Kayden Bjarnson, Eli Whiting and Brigham Yeagley. 3rd Grade: Joaquin Diaz, Dallin Kilgrow, Cressida Roper and Kira Francom. 4th Grade: Melanie Shalvis, Abbie Burris, Ben Elder and Avery Oman. 5th Grade: Oakley Toelupe, Kade DeLlamas and Trevor Grover. 6th Grade: Addison Arevalo, Maia Kentjana Putra, William Holloway and Jocelyn Juarez.
Congratulations! Thanks for being terrific examples to everyone at Brookside!