Another busy and exciting week at Brookwood is in the books! Upper School students have been immersed in a wide variety of courses for Steep Week (pictured above). Over the past five days, 6th, 7th and 8th graders have been visiting destinations near and far and reflecting deeply as they dive into experiential and interdisciplinary learning of all types. Courses range from "Leading Ladies" to "Biotech Awesomeness," and students have been venturing on astounding hikes, touring Supreme Courts, steering boxcars (avoiding shrubs!), visiting mushroom farms, learning about the intricacies of set design, taking a deep dive into DNA and enzymes, studying the evolution of fly fishing techniques, wowing Boston Children’s Museum guests... and much, much more! Steep Week is an opportunity for teachers and students to share their passions, explore an area of established or potential interest, connect with each other in new ways, and pilot initiatives that could be incorporated into future curriculum. Look for a more detailed Steep Week recap next week on Brookwood Buzz.
In the Lower School, kindergartners and 1st graders brought Dr. Seuss' The Lorax to life with their dazzling performances in the annual K/1 play. During the Cultural Heritage Fair, 2nd graders excitedly shared facts about their countries of ancestry, told family stories about distant relatives, and sampled food from countries around the world. Earlier in the week, parents, special friends and students from Lower and Middle School participated in yoga classes with Ms. Shea. And 5th graders "immigrated" to Ellis Island during their annual immigration simulation. A busy week indeed!
Enjoy the long weekend, and we hope to see you on Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m. in the Dodge Writing Center for coffee and conversation with Strategic Planning Co-Chairs Stratton Lloyd, Theresa Ellis and Laura Caron.
Read the full This Week at Brookwood newsletter here.
(Kindergartners attend the 2nd grade Cultural Heritage Fair)
(Yoga with Ms. Shea)
(5th grade immigration simulation)