The fifth graders were learning about the thirteen original colonies in social studies. Students were asked to research a colony and then, together, as groups of two or three, they created a colony balloon and presented their findings to the class. They had so much fun and they turned out great!
What a fun day to drop in on Mrs. Broussard. She was teaching students how they can recognize how others make them feel. But even better she taught them how to make themselves feel better when they get their feelings hurt. The students were so excited about the experiments and so engaged in the book and activity.
I love being a principal! Do you know why? It's because of the children and their wonderful teachers. I love to drop-in on classes to see what they are doing and to share in their learning. Today I dropped in on Mrs. Pulley's AM class who were practicing writing the number 2. Mrs. Gallagher's class was writing in their journals about something they did this weekend. One boy went camping, another was writing about the lightening storm, a little girl wrote about playing soccer. In Miss Christensen's class she was reading aloud and working on vocabulary words from the story. Mrs. Hoffman's class was discovering words that contained the short a sound. Miss Packard's class was practicing writing the letter N in both upper and lower case. So much learning happens in the classroom every day. It's exciting!
Brookside elementary has decided upon an exciting pirate theme this school year. Each month there will be new goals for the school to try and reach. Every month Mrs. Rudd will host a pirate pride assembly to recognize captain, crew, and pirates of the month. The captain of the month awards go to: Miss Bird, Mr. Hall, and Mrs. Gallagher, we are so lucky to have these amazing teachers at our school. The crew of the month award goes to: Mrs. Hobbs sixth grade class, Mrs. Mezas sixth grade class, and Miss Sahlins sixth grade class. Thank you to all of the sixth graders for being such great examples to all the other classes. The captains of the month award goes to: Ella Stoddard, Trevin Kelly, Quinn Levengood, Mia Garza, Jordan Thomas, James Strong, Kenzie Orozco, Julia Oberg, Sydney Erickson, and Ben Orme. Thank you for being a great example to all of the students at Brookside Elementary. We ended this wonderful assembly doing a pirate just dance song in which Mrs. Hobbs sixth grade class lead.