5th Graders Visit University of Utah's Natural History Museum

Article & Photos by Susan Bird

On November 1st, the fifth graders visited the Natural History Museum at the University of Utah.  They were able to experience various aspect of their science core by observing many different displays and hands on exhibits.  they were able to see land formations and how they change, cells and character traits, and natural disasters.

Halloween at Brookside Elementary

Photos by Ashley Roberts, Bridgette Sahlin, Susan Bird, Crystal Spencer, LeAnn Andrews, Karen Bird, Melanie Wirfs and Sarah Jones
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6th grade teachers Ann Makin, Ashley Roberts and Nicole Berg
Is that Mr. Bird?
Students in Miss Sahlin's 2nd Grade
First Grade Teacher, Mrs. Amy Bird
First Grade Teacher, Miss Spencer

Halloween was a day full of learning, fun and festivites.  Students and Faculty participated in many different activites throughout the day ranging from class parties, themed lessons, Thriller performances and school wide parade.  Take a minute to look at all the photos showing the goings on throughout the school. Everyone had a great time! 

Second Graders Feeding the Hungry

Article & Photos by Rebecca Jorgensen

Second graders in Mrs. Jorgensen's class made 48 sack lunches for the Food and Care Coalition as part of our Social Studies core to participate in a local civic activity.   It was a month long project.  The second graders did extra chores at home to earn money to pay for the food.  Each week they charted the money they collected on 4 graphs that they recently learned about in math.  They learned about the assembly line and had half the class make lunches on an assembly line  while the other half made the lunch from start to finish.  The iPad was used to take pictures and videos.

Daily 5 in Mrs. Wirfs 4th Grade

Article by Bridgette Sahlin. Photos by Alicia Rudd

Students in Mrs. Wirfs 4th grade class work on Daily 5 Activities. These activities help develop a daily habit of reading, writing and working independently. This will lead to a lifetime of literacy independence.  

Activities include reading to self, working on writing, listening to reading (helps promote fluency), word work and reading to someone.

During this time Mrs. Wirfs is pulling small reading groups. This gives her the opportunity to work with students on individual needs.  

Red Ribbon Week

Our pledge for all of Springville to see!
Mrs. Jorgensen's Second Graders
Officer Pratt of the Springville Police Department
The Omega Karate Studio

The Brookside PTA did a great job putting together this year’s Red Ribbon Week.  Students participated in many activities, spirit days, and a culminating assembly to pledge a drug free lifestyle. 

        To show their spirit throughout the week, students dressed as super heroes, wore their pajamas, created wacky hair styles, put on their craziest socks and showed their retro style by dressing in 70’s, 80’s & 90’s garb. On Friday, students showed their tiger pride by wearing their Brookside shirts, sweatshirts and spirit sleeves.

        Teachers and students decorated their doors to show their commitment to a drug free lifestyle. They also added their names to a paper chain that decorated the school for the week. 

        As a close to the festivities, students were invited to an assembly where Office Pratt from the Springville Police Department reinforced the importance of living a drug free life style.  Members of the Omega Karate Studio demonstrated some of the skills they use to help develop courtesy, integrity, self control, perseverance, indomitable spirit and focus. 

        Thank you to everyone that helped make this Red Ribbon Week Great.  We really got to roar and show our Tiger Pride! 


September Tiger's of the Month


Tigers of the Month for September1st Grade:  Kimbal McFerson, Kayden Bjarnson, Kayden Allan, Taylor Roberts, Ashley M Fitzgerald, Ava Barker.2nd Grade: Brooklyn Toelupe, Dallin Kilgrow, Ellie Grover, Patrick Hansen.3rd Grade: Hazel Velazquez, Julio Castillo, Saul Chavez, Nelson Barrett.4th Grade: Seth Rigtrup, Slade Anderson, Mia Roberts, Halley Caldwell5th Grade: Wally Averett, Wesley Mangum, Denver Hamberlin, Logan Peterson.6th Grade: Trey Gardner, Kaylee Larsen, Tim Harlow

Congratulations for your terrific examples to the Brookside kids!


6th Grade at Planetarium

Ann Makin
Planetarium Trip
watching the spheres in motion
So many things to see

The 6th grade headed to Salt Lake City to visit Clark Planetarium.  While there we learned about the moon phases, seasons and just for fun, how to ride a space roller coaster. It was an ejoyable trip, packed with fun things to learn.

Art Museum Trip

Ann Makin

Mrs. Makin's 6th Grade were treated to a walking field trip to the Springville Art Museum.  While learning about the art, the students also were collecting ideas to write about comparing and contrasting two different paintings.  We hope this is the first of many trips to our local treasure.

5th Grade Science Day

Susan Bird

Brookside Fifth Graders were visited by Discovery Gateway where they were able to learn about the states of matter, physical changs and chemical changes.  After an assembly, each student was able to participate in a lab where they mixed chemicals and observed the changes.  Their favorite two chemicals to mix?  Vinegar and baking soda.

Shades of Summer Sunglasses

Kathleen Evans
Aislyn Sauvageau
Emma Clark


What did you do for summer fun?  We wrote about our summer activities in our Shades of Summer Sunglasses.  Come down the third grade hall and read our stories! Caption:  Aislyn Sauvageau & Emma Clark reading her Shades of Summer