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September 2015

Firefighter Excitement happening in Kindergarten

Submitted by amber.hobbs on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 14:04


Last week, Kindergarten learned all about Fire Safety from Full Time Lead Firefighter, Seth Mayberry.Firefighter Mayberry taught us that we should check our smoke detectors two times a year, in the Spring and in the Fall.  We also learned that we should talk to our families about having a special place to meet outside of our house in case of a fire.We got to see Firefighter Mayberry in all of his fire gear; and a few of us, including his son, Sawyer, even got to try on his helmet.  Boy, that thing was heavy!Thanks, Firefighter Seth Mayberry, for a fun and important lesson!


Mrs. Provstgaard

Soil Fun!

Submitted by amber.hobbs on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 07:38

Mrs. Clark's first grade class had a great time digging in soil to see what it was made of. We found twigs, rocks, millipedes, a baby snail, and even a full grown snail. Then we enjoyed layering soil and getting to eat it- complete with worms! (We used pudding, cookies, Oreos, and gummy worms.)

Mrs. Clark

Box Tops

Submitted by alicia.rudd on Mon, 09/28/2015 - 22:46

Congratulations to Mrs. Clark's 1st grade class for winning the Box Tops/Labels for Education competition. Their class brought in 483 and we were happy to present them with their prizes.

Mrs. Rudd


Submitted by amber.hobbs on Fri, 09/25/2015 - 11:38

The Captains of the month of September were Mrs. Hoffman, Mrs. Morrison, and Mrs. Stapel. They are all wonderful examples to the teachers and students at Brookside elementary. The crews of the month were: Ms. Bradford's class, Mrs. Clark's class, Mrs. Evans class, Mrs. Andrews class, and Mrs. Wirfs class. For the pirates of the month we had: Brisa Ruiz, Lydia Steiner, Quincee Welsch, Will Hansen, Lydia Brown, Lorelei Hansen, Benson Rigtrup, and Emily Naylor. Our October pirate pride goals are cleanest restroom, 90% homework turned in, and best computer class.

Mrs. Hobbs

Miss Bradford's third grade class recently got their hands on (and in) some Play-Doh.

Submitted by amber.hobbs on Fri, 09/25/2015 - 07:08


After reading, Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs, written by Tomie dePaola, the students learned that Tomie dePaola likes to write about his own life experiences. Students were then given an assignment..... to write about one of their own life experiences. To help them be a bit more creative and original, as writers,  students got to create their stories in Play-Doh (before they put their stories on paper). Said one student after the activity, "Ya know why I want to be an author? Because I really knead the dough.":) 


Miss Bradford

Fifth Grade Field Trip

Submitted by amber.hobbs on Mon, 09/21/2015 - 09:29

On September 18, the fifth graders went on a field trip to Spanish Fork Sports Park to play some team building games.  We played Human Rock Paper Scissors, Kickball, Keep the Balloon Up, Relay Races and Pass the Hula Hoop.  The students had a blast.

Ms. Bird

Bye Bye Butterfly

Submitted by amber.hobbs on Fri, 09/18/2015 - 15:48

Releasing a butterfly in Mrs. Sayers class. The kids loved watching it fly off. The butterfly hatched September 18th in Mrs. Sayers class, so afterwards they got to go outside and watch it fly off. 

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Mrs. Sayers

We love Technology!!!

Submitted by amber.hobbs on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 08:32

Miss Sahlin's class loves adding to their classroom blog using the Chromebooks acquired through grants from the Nebo Education Foundation, school funds and contributions made on DonorsChoose.org.

Using Kidblog.org allows students to respond to each other and comment on one another's posts. The kids love it!!!

Miss Sahlin

Fifth Grade Scientists

Submitted by amber.hobbs on Tue, 09/15/2015 - 08:26

The fifth graders received a visit from the Discovery Gateway Museum on Monday, September 14, 2015.  Phill Evans came to teach the students about chemical and physical changes in an assembly called Reaction Time.  The students loved the assembly and then they even got to participate by conducting a hands on lab.  The students mixed liquids and solids to discover what combination would result in a chemical reaction.

Ms. Bird