The students in Mrs. Bird's 3rd grade classes are learning to play the ukulele. They're excited to learn chords and songs as they prepare for the 3rd grade Christmas Program on December 8th.
First Grade: Henry Lewis, Tyler Fay, Grace Wilkerson, and Penelope Escobedo
Second Grade: Brynn Jones, Layla Miller, Nixon Young, and Charlie Smith
Third Grade: Chesni Clawson, Michael Mayo, and Nikki Ellison
Fourth Grade: Sophia Melendez, Emma Burris, Christine Cardenas, and Brynlee Johnson
Fifth Grade: Bennett Averett, Esmeralda Luna, and Cristal Lopez
Sixth Grade: Avery Oman, Tommy Wilde, and Emily Stewart
This year Brookside Elementary wanted the focus of their student council to be on true leadership. The sixth grade students were able to pick up an application to apply for this position. They were required to fill out and return the application, provide a teacher recommendation form, and write a short essay on what makes a good leader, what qualities they have that make them a good leader, and activities that would like to see our school do. Of the more than 40 applicants, the student council board narrowed them down to 24 based on their anonymous essays.
Brookside Elementary's new theme this year is being BIG. The sixth grade learned a dance to Something Big and performed it at the school assembly in a flash mob way.
Mrs. Stapel's class had two very special visitors. Dr. Stapel and Kista came by to show off Kista's amazing tricks. The kids loved it. Kista knew that the students had been reading stories about a dog named Mudge and thought they might like to have a dog come to school. This also gave the students a great opportunity to learn how to write a "Friendly Letter" to say thank you! Thanks Kista! Thanks Dr. Stapel!
Brookside 6th graders were given a STEM task to develop "non-traditional" uses for rubber bands. They were put into collaborative groups and given time to brainstorm ideas and make a prototype. From there, they were to take and gather mathematical data and present their idea in the form of a commercial. This was an educational activity that allowed the students to think out of the box as well as show off their sense of humor! We're so proud of our 6th grade students at Brookside Elementary!
In Social Studies this year, the fifth graders are studying American history. We start by researching explorers that discovered America (usually on accident). The students researched an explorer, finding information that they could use for a talk show. They were acted to write a script for their talk show and then they presented them for their classmates.
Picture day is tomorrow for all of the grades. Make sure your student is at school on time and ready for their picture to be taken. If you are buying pictures make sure your student brings the money and picture information. Thank you!
Our First Grade activities at Brookside are a great way to start off the year. We had Camping Day and Beach Day in the first week of school. We got to go outside, learn some songs, eat fun snacks, and play games together. It was the perfect way to get to know our teachers and classmates. We can't wait to see what is next!