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.
The 6th graders in Mrs. Makin's class had a fun time getting to know each other this month by doing an artifact marketplace. They each brought three items that described themselves then shared ideas of what they brought with each member of the class. It looks like we are in for a terrific year!
Be sure to come and meet your teachers at an Open House today, Aug 21st, 2013. It will begin at 2:00 with information from Mrs. Rudd. After, there will be 30 min. rotations to get around to your childrens' teacher/teachers and find out what this year will hold.
See you there!
Third grade made a good representation for Brookside at their 1st track meet ever.
Third Grade Track Winners
50 Meter: Jackson Mc Bee 4th place, Erik Kallaker 6th place
100 Meter: 1st Seth Rigtrup, 3rd Cole Clement, 4th Zack Antonino
Girls 100 Meter: Halle Fales, 1st Place
200 Meter: 2nd Seth Rigtrup, 3rd Cole Clement, 4th Boston Ewing, 6th Ryder Poulson
Girls 200 Meter: Halle Fales, 1st Place
400 Meter: 1st Zack Antonino, 3rd Boston Ewing
Softball Throw: 1st Cole Clements, 4th Travis Gage
Girls: Ella Stoddard 1st Place
Long Jump: Boys, 1st Erik Kallaker 4th Trevin Strong
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!
Second grades in Mrs. Stapel and Miss Sahlin's class made their own Metamorphic Pancakes on Wednesday. Enrichment teachers Mrs. Emmett and Mrs. Gage presented a hands on experience to illustrate how Metamorphic rocks are formed. Students added chocolate chips, blueberries, marshmallows and raisins to their pancake batter and then applied heat and pressure to form their Metamorphic Pancakes.
Bonnie Giles was chosen the Horace Mann Employee of year for Brookside Elementary. Mrs. Giles is our wonderful Librarian who works so hard to have our students enjoy their time reading. The teachers and students alike love Mrs. Giles and are so happy to have her at our school. This is a well deserved award!