This Week at Brookwood

It was a short week, but there was lots of activity both on- and off-campus nonetheless! 4th and 5th graders visited the Beverly Children's Center as part of Middle School workshops. The students used their big buddy expertise to make new friends, and the theme of imagination was shared through a read aloud of our One School, One Book, A Child of Books.

1st graders concluded their study of Vincent van Gogh. Inspired by his work, they created their own bold and colorful renditions of Sunflowers and Starry Night. While making their “masterpieces” the children worked with pastels, watercolor, colored pencils, tempera paint and cut paper. Their artwork is on display throughout the school. Enjoy it and remember to ask the children to tell you about their wonderful pieces! The next artist they will study is Paul Klee, whose individual style was influenced by movements in art that included Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism.


Dr. Oettinger and 5th graders helped donate a used Brookwood sail to Cam from Sea Bags of Maine. The material will be re-purposed into a custom-made Brookwood Bag.


Last Friday, Kindergarten students welcomed Loree Griffin Burns, scientist and author of Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard. Ms. Burns' visit was just one experience in a broader unit that is taught by Ms. Alexander and Mr. Polletta. Each fall, students study and raise caterpillars into Monarch butterflies. Read more on the blog!


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