Exploring Utah's Regions

Tami Evans

This week our class has been exploring Utah's geography. We have
talked about types of communities, landforms, resources and regions.
This activity included a picture sort of pictures from all over Utah
where we discovered Utah's three regions, the Rocky Mountain, Colorado
Plateau, and Great Basin regions. We decided that we live mostly in
the Great Basin region, but awfully close to the Rocky Mountain
region. All we have to do is drive a little bit up the canyon!

Making Discoveries About Math in 6th Grade

Ann Makin

Mrs. Makin's 6th graders are finding out there is truth to the old saying, "There is more than one way to skin a cat!"  While working on ratios and proportions, the students found that there are many ways to come up with the same answer. For one problem, they came up with 7 different methods to solve it, as shown on the white board. Onward and upward 6th grade!

Field Trip to The Clark Planetarium

Diana Gonzalez

Clark planetarium informed, and delighted all four classes of Brookside 6th graders. A domed view of the night sky revealed both constellations and perspective of them from other stars. Digital wizardry exposed the magic of seasons and the little known fact that the earth is actually closest to the sun on Jan. 4!

Learning to Scale Up and Down

Diana Gonzalez

Mrs. Gonzalez class applied scaling skills to reducing the solar system to 1,000,000miles=1mm and enlarged candy wrappers from 1 inch=one foot

5th Grade Field Trip - Provo Rec Center

Susan Bird

On Friday, September 26, the fifth graders experienced Provo Rec Center.  They spent the day playing basketball, racquetball, wally ball, pickle ball, swimming and rock climbing.  They were laughing, running and having a glorious time. They played so hard, they returned to the school exhausted, but they said it was extremely fun and totally worth it.

Mrs. Hobb's 4th Grade Learns About Citizenship

Amber Hobbs
Alex acero, Alek Hernandez, and Julio Castillo with our amazing janitor rod hall after they gave him their thank you letters.

Mrs. Hobbs fourth grade class did a unit on Citizenship. At the end of the unit we wrote thank you letters to great citizens within our school and passed them out. 

Music Through the Decades

Ann Makin

The 6th grade rocked the house this week with their show, "Music Through the Decades."  The students worked hard on this program and it showed; singing, dancing, gymnastic stunts and even a witch doctor livened up the stage.

Click on the link below to see the complete video.



Making Peanut Butter in 2nd Grade!

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Second graders at Brookside have been learning about natural resources and goods & services.  As an activity students made peanut butter.  Students shelled peanuts, and watched as salt, suger and oil were added to the ground up peanuts to make peanut butter.  Students tasted it and loved it!

2nd Grade Animal Report & Habitat Display

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Second graders spent the last month researching animals and creating habitats for their animals.  As a culminating activity they created an exhibit in their hall for the other grades to tour.  Parents were also invited to attend. It was a huge success!