Newsletter 10/29/20

Forest Friday

Over the last few weeks, the 3rd-6th graders have been doing different activities during their Forest Friday time, like harvesting potatoes from the community garden, making leaf crowns, and going on a color hunt in the woods.

Curriculum Updates

1-2 We did a lot of great work this week in our class! The kindergarten mathematicians worked on counting and writing and recognizing numbers. They also started to work on what parts make up a number. 2=1+1, 3=2+1. First graders worked on new sight words this week; can, here, and like.

In math, first grade worked on solving word problems with known and unknown change and writing the number sentence and number bond for each problem. 5+2=7 , 5+_=8. In literacy, second grade worked on the word families of and it, with the words rot, tot, trot, pot, and pit, grit, sit, and bit. In math, the second grade worked on using a hundreds chart to help them with adding and subtracting.

ELA – Mrs. Thoner:

Students continued learning how to analyze stories to determine the lesson or gist of the story.  This week, we finished up Thank You, Mr. Falker and started with The Boy Who Loved Words. Each day we begin by looking up a word in the dictionary, to help students become more adept at alphabetizing and at finding words in the dictionary.  They also read the definitions of the words, and we discuss those definitions.  Their new story has a glossary of delicious words Selig finds as he investigates words.

5/6 – ELA – Mrs. Thoner

Students have been learning how a literary analysis is developed.  Using several narratives about individuals in natural disasters, students have practiced writing a literary analysis following a specific formula that includes the name of the story, the author, a general summary of the story, who is telling the narrative (point of view), and how the narrator impacts the story.  What do we learn or feel that we may not have felt had it been written in another point of view.  For instance, in Eight Days: A Story of Haiti, the narrator is the boy who is trapped under his house for 8 days and passes the time imagining happy events.  If it had been told by anyone else, the reader wouldn’t have been able to get into his mind to see how he kept a positive attitude.

7/8 – ELA – Mrs. Thoner

Students have continued their study of The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, deepening their understanding of the conflict at the time – the view of the slaveholders and the view of the slaves or abolitionists.  We have started listening to some of the music that was generated by the slaves.  We will be going into a study of poetry that is centered around that era, and create our own poetry based on past and current events.

Super Studies

This week, students prepared for and then voted in the statewide student mock election. For both the school and the state, the winners were Joe Biden, Sara Gideon, and Jared Golden. We also continued playing with solar energy, and found that a black container heats up water faster than a white container in the sun and that having a window facing the sun heats up the inside of a cardboard model of a fast much faster then a window in the shade.

5/6 Super Studies

This week, students prepared for and then voted in the statewide student mock election. For both the school and the state, the winners were Joe Biden, Sara Gideon, and Jared Golden. Students also learned about the key features of any civilization and made infographics to share this information.

7/8 Super Studies

This week, students prepared for and then voted in the statewide student mock election. For both the school and the state, the winners were Joe Biden, Sara Gideon, and Jared Golden. They also made spreadsheets to collect election data and make different types of graphs to show the results. We are planning on encouraging people to go vote on election day, so the students made “VOTE!” signs that they will hold while waving to passers-by around the town office.

Math

3rd-grade math –  We continue our work with multiplication facts using arrays, tape diagrams and skip counting.  We are also working with division and the relationship it has with multiplication.

4th-grade math – We worked with solving multi-step word problems with tape diagrams and using the standard algorithm for subtraction with regrouping.

5th-grade math – We worked with adding, subtracting and multiplying decimals which requires a strong understanding of place value.

6th-grade math – We continued our work with ratios with double number lines, ratio tables, equations and plots on a coordinate plane, bringing together what they have worked on since the beginning of the year.

7th-grade math group A – We worked with multi-step ratio problems, equations of graphs and proportional relationships with fractions. We also started working on scale drawings with ratios.

7th-grade math group B – We worked with ratios of fractions and their unit rates as well as finding equivalent fractions when given the total.

8th-grade math group A – We worked with finishing up module 1 and spent most of the week reviewing for a test.

8th-grade math group B – We continued our work with scientific notation, adding and subtracting large numbers.

PTF News:

  • The next PTF meeting is outdoors, November 17th @ 3:15.
  • Warm Clothing Drive is starting on November 1. https://fb.me/e/1E1I2osef Brooklin PTF is looking for clean, gently used, snow pants, jackets, warm socks, hats, mittens, and boots for all sizes. Please put your items in a clean bag and set them in one of our drop boxes. November 1-November 6. DROPBOX WILL BE AT THE BROOKLIN SCHOOL. We will get everything extra clean, organized, and set-up outdoors to go through. Friday, November 13th, and Saturday, November 14. Children will have to be even more prepared to be outdoors this winter and we want them to be toasty warm!
  • Backpacks are going home on Thursday because there is NO SCHOOL on Friday. Any feedback about the Brooklin Backpack Program can also be emailed to brooklinschoolptf@gmail.com or text 207-266-1298
  • Brooklin School PTF is having a fundraiser! https://givebutter.com/brooklin If you know someone that is interested in donating to our great organization please send them the link. Thank you!

October

10/29               2:30 pm                                   Halloween Parade

10/30                                       NO SCHOOL—Teacher Workshop

11:00-11:30 am           Parent Social with Principal and Staff  ZOOM

2:00-2:30 pm              Parent Social with Principal and Staff  ZOOM

 

 

November

11/1                             Daylight Savings Time Ends (set clocks back one hour)

11/6                 12:00                                       Dismissal

11/10               6:00pm                                    School Board Meeting

11/11                           Holiday—No School

11/13               12:00                                       Dismissal

11/20               12:00                                       Dismissal

11/25-11/27                 Holiday—No School

 

 

December

12/4                 12:00                                       Dismissal

12/8                 6:00pm                                    School Board Meeting

12/11               12:00                                       Dismissal

12/18               12:00                                       Dismissal

12/23-1/3                     Holiday—No School

November Menus

Newsletter 10/22/20

Thank You:

  • PTF for the Brooklin School shirts.

Halloween Parade

On Thursday, October 29th at 2:30, students will line up on the sidewalk, socially distanced, all the way around the school. Parents, friends, neighbors, and members of the community will drive by the students. We will not be able to walk to the General Store this year, however, Blossom, from the Brooklin Candy Company and Jenna, from the General Store,  are exploring safe ways they can hand out candy and treats to the students.

Rosanna’s Readers

Our first Rosanna’s Readers Birthday Books. Each student will receive a birthday book the month of their birthday from the Sherman Family in honor of Rosanna. Thank you to the Sherman family for making this happen!

Camp Out

The 7th and 8th-grade students will be having campout on the soccer field. Mrs. Bebell and Ms. Russell have an afternoon, evening, and morning itinerary filled with kickball, star gazing, and night hikes.  A permission slip will be coming home shortly.

Brooklin School Votes

Today students in grades K-8 participated in the statewide Student Mock Election. The winners of the school election were Joe Biden, Sara Gideon, and Jared Golden.

Curriculum Updates

Pre-K and K students had the wonderful opportunity to meet and listen to author Michael Chabon read his newest book this week. It was fun to see some of the students have an A-HA moment when Michael began to explain about the dedication page of the book, as we have been learning about book nomenclature- and the concept of the dedication page has been tricky- but hearing Michael talk about it connected the kids to the concept. We cut out our own paper pumpkins and created jack-o-lantern faces on them during Art with Mr. Kennerk, and during library time we began listening to Charlotte’s Web.

First graders and kindergarteners this week worked on letter sounds and creating words on their whiteboards and by manipulating physical letters. They also did some partner reading with their books at their level. In math, kindergarten students continued to work on recognition of numbers to 10. They also worked on hidden partners in a number using unifix cubes, 1+4 =5. The first grade worked on ways to make 10. They also continued to work on counting the ten way and they worked on solving math stories. First grade continued to work on math facts. If I have 8, how many do I need to make 10? Second graders continued writing and spelling common sight words, and sentences involving their sight words. They also worked on handwriting, and spelling and word families. In math, the second grade worked on taking from ten within 20, 11-9=10-9=1+1=2. They also worked on taking from 10 within 100.  K-2 also explored their Math boxes and enjoyed playing with cards and dominoes.

3/4 Super Studies: This week, the students discussed and brainstormed ways that the energy that is made by playing on the playground could be transformed into other kinds of energy, like a swing that turns on a light. They also explored solar energy by playing with how shadows change over time and collecting data on how direct rays from the sun generate heat. On Forest Friday, the students gathered brightly colored leaves to make themselves a crown.

5/6 Super Studies: This week, the 5th and 6th grade historians learned about how to describe time going back thousands of years by using B.C. and A.D. They also started planning for creating a timeline that they will add to throughout the year and read about the neolithic revolution. On Forest Friday, the students gathered brightly colored leaves to make themselves a crown, necklace, or garland.

7/8 Super Studies: This week, students continued exploring how citizens are involved in the democratic process. Also, after discovering that they didn’t know very much about past presidents, we changed Wednesday’s plan and spent some time discussing a general timeline of the US presidency instead. We will explore out presidents in more detail later in the year.

3/4 ELA: This week we have focused much attention on the book Thank You, Mr. Falker, by Patricia Pollaco.  Students have been given their own personal copy of the book to keep.  For those of you who have not read it, you should – better yet, have your child read it to you.  It is based on the author’s own experience in learning how to read.  We have spent a lot of time discussing various aspects of the book, including how difficult it is for some children to learn to read, how much work might need to go into it for some, and how rewarding it is when the hard work pays off.  The message is one of both empathy for those who struggle to succeed at something and of the importance of sticking to a difficult task.

5/6 ELA: This week we have continued working on an analysis of Eight Days: A Story of Haiti.  Students have worked in groups and independently to try to dissect both the events of the story and the illustrations.  They will be writing a literary analysis, following the formula they have been practicing.

7/8 ELA: Students have continued a close reading of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, focusing on vocabulary, literary interpretation, and the author’s purpose.

3rd grade math – This week we have looked at various ways to do multiplication and division for twos and threes.  The students continue to be eager to learn.  Learning the basic math facts will greatly increase their confidence when doing upper level math.  Please review the multiplication facts with your kids when you can.   I like to ask my children a few problems when we are in the car.  Repetition can be really helpful in getting them in their long term memory.  I can’t tell you how many middle schoolers I have worked with that didn’t master their facts early on. It really cripples their ability to understand the higher levels of math.  Please take the time now to help them learn the facts, it truly will pay off later!

4th grade math. We have been continuing our work on rounding and working on adding large numbers using the place value chart.  We also have been reviewing math facts with the third graders to solidify them in their long term memory.

5th grade math – We have continued to work rounding using the vertical number line.  We also have been working on adding decimals.

6th grade math – We continued our work with ratios and started comparing using tables and number line diagrams.

7th grade math – We continue our work with ratios using fractions and unit rate.  Some students are working on finding proportional ratios using different methods.

8th grade math – Some students have been working on magnitude, scientific notation and operations with scientific notation.  Others are also working on choice of units and manipulating numbers in scientific notation.

PTF News:

  • We hope you received your new Brooklin School shirts! If you did not get one please email brooklinschoolptf@gmail.com or call 207-266-1298. If a family member or friend would like to order a shirt please be in touch. 
  • The next PTF meeting is outdoors, October 27th @ 3:15. We already have so many new members this year and we are hoping even more of you will join us! 
  • Brooklin School PTF is considering a children’s warm clothing swap. This event would be held outside. We are hoping the kids can be outside as much as possible this year but that can be cold and outdoor gear is $$$$. Hang on to your children’s outdoor gear that they have outgrown and in preparation, you could get it washed and ready to go. We will choose a date soon and send out the details. 
  • Any feedback about the backpack program can also be emailed to brooklinschoolptf@gmail.com or text 207-266-1298
  • Brooklin School PTF is having a fundraiser! https://givebutter.com/brooklin If you know someone that is interested in donating to our great organization please send them the link. Thank you!

October

10/23               12:00                                       Dismissal

4:00 pm                                   Camp Out

10/27               3:15 pm                                   PTF Meeting

10/29               2:30 pm                                   Halloween Parade

10/30                                       NO SCHOOL—Teacher Workshop

11:00-11:30 am                       Parent Social with Principal and Staff  ZOOM

2:00-2:30 pm              Parent Social with Principal and Staff  ZOOM

 

 

November

11/1                             Daylight Savings Time Ends (set clocks back one hour)

11/6                 12:00                                       Dismissal

11/10               6:00pm                                    School Board Meeting

11/11                           Holiday—No School

11/25-11/27                 Holiday Break

 

December

12/8                 6:00pm                                    School Board Meeting

Newsletter 10/15/20

Thank You:

  • PTF for hosting the author day with Micheal Chabon.

Halloween Parade

On Thursday, October 29th at 2:30, students will line up on the sidewalk, socially distanced, all the way around the school. Parents, friends, neighbors, and members of the community will drive by the students. We will not be able to walk to the General Store this year, however, Blossom, from the Brooklin Candy Company and Jenna, from the General Store,  are exploring safe ways they can hand out candy and treats to the students.

Camp Out

The 7th and 8th-grade students will be having campout on the soccer field. Mrs. Bebell and Ms. Russell have an afternoon, evening, and morning itinerary filled with kickball, star gazing, and night hikes.  A permission slip will be coming home shortly.

Curriculum Updates

Art 3/4 – Last I wrote: “In the coming weeks, students will begin a bookmark project to celebrate a culture of their choosing with Ms. Thoner in ELA.  It will involve maps, information, illustrations, and cultural patterns and symbols.” Well, I got a little ahead of the game—my apologies.

Last week, we started examining different forms of lettering by writing BROOKLIN in a block font. We used rulers to measure and plot the eight-letter across a 12” page and did some math to figure out centering. We will continue with different fonts this week.

Art 5/6 – This week we will polish off our maps with the labeling of political and geographical locations. This week, we will delve into art pouring forth from the ancient civilizations being examined in Ms. Bebell’s Super Studies class. We will explore different themes and mediums for weeks to come.

Art 7/8 – This past week we examined voting rights posters from history in complement to their work with Ms. Bebell in Super Studies. Students began this week to reproduce one of these posters from the past and will finish them this week. Next week, they will design their own poster to convey their own message about voting and civic duty.

ELA 3/4 – Mrs. Thoner:  This week students worked on free writing and independent reading while some students completed the end of unit assessment started last week.  They also listened to Thank You Mr. Falker, by Patricia Pollaco read aloud.  This next week their work will be centered around that book.  The focus is on reading comprehension and on being able to identify they main character, setting, and basic events of the story.  They will use graphic organizers to take notes, then write a paragraph about the book. The ELA class has two sessions and during the second session students are grouped differently.  Ms. Marin takes some students for extended reading and vocabulary, while I keep some to work on meanings of prefixes and suffixes, vowel combinations, vocabulary, etc., with the goal of helping them become more fluent in reading, writing, and spelling.

ELA 5/6 – Mrs. Thoner: This week students wrapped up their work on the literary analysis of Eight Days: A Story of Haiti. and started on a new packet based on the story “Save Bella!”.  Students also meet with Ellen Booream each Wednesday, via zoom to engage in writing workshops which prepare them to write and develop their individual stories throughout the year.  The ELA class has two sessions and during the second session students are grouped differently.  Ms. Blake takes some students for extended reading and vocabulary, while I keep some to work on meanings of prefixes and suffixes, vowel combinations, vocabulary, etc., with the goal of helping them become more fluent in reading, writing, and spelling.

ELA 7/8 – Mrs. Thoner:  This week the 7/8 class continued their study of The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.  Students also meet with Ellen Booream each Wednesday, via zoom to engage in writing workshops which prepare them to write and develop their individual stories throughout the year. The ELA class has two sessions and during the second session students are grouped differently.  Ms. Blake takes some students for extended reading and vocabulary, while I keep some to work on meanings of prefixes and suffixes, vowel combinations, vocabulary, etc., with the goal of helping them become more fluent in reading, writing, and spelling.

3/4 Super Studies- This week, the students explored electrical currents by using a Makey Makey (see makeymakey.com for information about this great tool!) to turn the whole class into a musical instrument. They also wrapped up their introductory unit on different types of energy. The students were so excited to begin using the new iPads this week, and started by doing some introductory computer programming activities on Kodable. They also tried some analog programming activities by taking turns pretending to be robots and writing lines of code to command their “robots” to stack paper cups in certain patterns.

5/6 Super Studies- This week, the students did a short engineering project. They had to design earthquake proof structures out of spaghetti and marshmallows, and then we tested them by shaking the structures to see how they handled those forces. The students were so excited to start using their new iPads this week too! They used them to create models of earthquake-resistant structures on a programming app called Scratch.

7/8 Super Studies -This week, the 7/8 students continued exploring how they can participate in the democratic process, even though they haven’t reached voting age yet. They were delighted to start using the new iPads that just arrived, and one of the first things they did in class with them was play a voting simulation game by iCivics. iCivics.org has many great resources for students to learn about government, civic engagement, and elections, and we will be using them throughout the year.

3-8 Math- 3rd grade math – We continue to work on understanding multiplication using different models.

4th grade math – We are working on understanding rounding to any place value and manipulating rounded numbers.

5th grade math – We continue to work on rounding with decimals and place value.

6th grade math –  We continue to work with ratios in tables and diagrams and understanding the value of ratios.

7th grade math –  We continue to work with Ratios and finding proportional relationships.

8th grade math –  We continue to work with scientific notation and manipulating numbers in scientific notation.

PTF News:

 

  • Thank you to Becky and Robert Courtot, Rene Neuner, Ellen Landrum and Wilder, Tanya Prime, Jon Spivak, and  Ed and Lisa Depasquel for getting the school’s large outdoor classroom repaired and secured after last week’s storm.
  • Brooklin School PTF is considering a children’s warm clothing swap. This event would be held outside. We are hoping the kids can be outside as much as possible this year but that can be cold and outdoor gear is $$$$. Hang on to your children’s outdoor gear that they have outgrown and in preparation, you could get it washed and ready to go. We will choose a date soon and send out the details.
  • The next PTF meeting is outdoors, October 27th @ 3:15. We already have so many new members this year and we are hoping even more of you will join us!

Community News

GSA Parent Evening

A reminder to 7th & 8th Grade Parents:   The Zoom Info Evening invitations are due back to  GSA by November 6th. The two dates are:  November 18th at 6:00 pm  &  December 2nd at 6:00pm.  Please email or call Christie A. Snow c.snow@georgestevens.org (207-374-2820) if you have any questions.

Christmas Angels

Christmas Angels are gearing up for their 32nd season. The program provides gifts of warm clothing to children in need who reside full time in Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Deer Isle, Penobscot, Sedgwick, Stonington and Surry. The Christmas Angels Program, coordinated by the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, depends on the generosity of individuals, clubs and businesses. Last year, 109 children were served from 47 families across the Blue Hill Peninsula. This year’s poster angel design is by Nathan Dauk, selected from an art contest held by the Church in 2015.   To receive assistance from the Program, pick up a request form from your school office, Tree of Life Food Pantry or the Island Food Pantry, and at the Church. Early sign-up is highly appreciated. Request forms must be received by November 20th. For further assistance, contact Linda Elder at 266–5184.    If you would like to be an Angel, contact Ruth Miller at 266-4174. Each Angel will be provided a detailed list of a child’s clothing wishes, including age (newborn-18 years old), size and any specific needs; up to 3 items per child. Distribution of gifts will be in early December.    Financial donations are always welcomed and appreciated. Checks made out to First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, with the notation “Christmas Angels”, can be mailed to PO Box 444, Blue Hill, ME 04614.

October

10/16               8:30 pm                                   Rosanna’s Readers

10-12                                       Boat Building

12:00                                       Dismissal

10/23               12:00                                       Dismissal

TBA                                        Camp Out

10/27               3:15 pm                                   PTF Meeting

10/29               2:30 pm                                   Halloween Parade

10/30                                       NO SCHOOL—Teacher Workshop

11-2 pm                       Parent/Family Social with Principal and Staff

 

 

November

11/1                             Daylight Savings Time Ends(set clocks back one hour)

11/6                 12:00                                       Dismissal

11/10               6:00pm                                    School Board Meeting

11/11                           Holiday—No School

 

December

12/8                 6:00pm                                    School Board Meeting

Newsletter 10/8/20

Thank You:

  • PTF and Team for repairing the tent that had blown over and broke during last week’s storm.

Curriculum Updates

Pre-K and Preschool students have been noticing and discussing many of the signs of Fall: leaves changing and falling, colder temps, getting gardens ready for winter, and the first day of October- which of course is Halloween month. We have three student birthdays in our Puffin, Pre-K and K classrooms, and the countdown of “how many sleeps” until our friends’ birthdays has begun in earnest. Students are giving and receiving gentle reminders to “cover your nose” and asking for help adjusting masks with grace and kindness. I overheard one friend tell another, “If we wear the masks right then we won’t have to stay home for the virus!” This age group is amazingly resilient, kind, and capable of adapting to this new “normal”.

Pre-K and K author/illustrators have enjoyed sharing their illustrations and stories to their peers using a very cool tech tool: the ladybug document camera. The camera allows me to project a student’s work onto the large screen in our classroom, so everyone has an equitable view of the work, while also maintaining physical distance. Pre-K and K students have been introduced to the works of Michael Chabon, and we will be meeting him in person this Thursday!

In kindergarten math this week the students worked on coloring by number of objects and practiced color words. They also counted objects up to five and worked on number recognition. They also practiced writing their numbers in shaving cream. The first grade continued to practice one more than a number. They also worked on different ways to make six and seven with number bonds and writing number sentences. They also practiced writing numbers in shaving cream. In literacy, the kindergarten and first graders continued mastering their letter sounds and added a new sight word into their reading: like! In math, second grade worked on breaking numbers down to make 10, so that it is easier to add. 8+4=12, 8+2=10+2=12. They also explored their math boxes and played war with their cards. In literacy, second grade has been reading some reader’s theater! They are each assigned a part in a play, and read together, reading their “parts” aloud. This helps practice fluency in reading as well as following along silently as others read aloud. Along with fluency, they practice changing the way they read aloud based on the character they are speaking for.

3/4 ELA – Mrs. Thoner:  This week the 3/4 class continued the study of the power of reading and the great lengths people will go to in an effort to preserve books, distribute books, and encourage reading.  As part of this study, we read and re-read That Book Woman, and The Librarian of Bazra.

5/6 ELA – Mrs. Thoner: This week the 5/6 class continued their study of natural disasters and a literary analysis of Eight Days: A Story of Haiti.  We also spent considerable time working in groups [over zoom (since we have some learners joining us from home)], with the goal of helping students understand that their classmates are good resources when it comes to trying to complete assignments independently.

7/8 ELA – Mrs. Thoner: This week the 7/8 class continued their study of slavery with the goal of providing background information for the book, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.  Which is an autobiography by the runaway slave and abolitionist, Frederick Douglass.

3/4 Super Studies

This week the students were such enthusiastic scientists! They explored different types of energy: sound, light, heat, and mechanical. Students tested the range of frequencies their ears can hear, tested the translucency of different materials in front of a bright light, tried out different insulting materials, and examined which forces are at play on different pieces of playground equipment. For Forest Friday, we observed our outside environment using different senses.

5/6 Super Studies

This week the 5/6 historians learned more about the earliest human ancestors and how the conditions in their environment led to their ability to grow food, migrate, and eventually create the earliest civilizations. For Forest Friday, we weren’t in the forest, but in the garden! This summer community members used the school garden as a community garden, and the students harvested about 60 pounds of potatoes.

7/8 Super Studies

To start off the week, students participated in a simulation game in class where they experienced how difficult it is to decide how to distribute resources to a population without any form of leadership. They then learned about different types of government structures and ways that a government can have systems of checks and balances in place to protect its citizens’ rights. We watched excerpts of the presidential debate and discussed what to expect as the election—and our mock election—draws nearer.

Art 3/4 – We finished painting our camels this past week along with a desert background to complement their ELA work with the book, My Librarian is a Camel. In the coming weeks, students will begin a book mark project to celebrate a culture of their choosing with Ms. Thoner in ELA.  It will involve maps, information, illustrations, and cultural patterns and symbols.

Art 5/6 – This week we used color pencils to define the water from the land as an accompaniment to their ELA book, Eight Days: A Story of Haiti.  We are learned the subtleties of pencil, pressure, gradation and depth of hue. This week we will polish off our maps with a map key and the labeling of political and geographical locations. Next week, we will delve into art pouring forth from the ancient civilizations being examined in Ms. Bebell’s Super Studies class.

Art 7/8 – Last week, per student request, we will have a watercolor study of a Maine landscape.  This week we examine political campaign posters from history in complement to their work with Ms. Bebell in Super Studies. Particularly posters that message voting and voting issues from the past.  Students will reproduce one of these posters of the past and design their own to convey their own message about voting and civic duty.

3rd grade Math – We have continued exploring what multiplication and division means by using manipulatives and arrays.  We also learned about the communicative property of multiplication and explored how 3 groups of four is equal to four groups of three.

4th-grade math – We continued to deepen our understanding of place value by adding 100 and 1000 to numbers.  We also worked with rounding to the 1000th place.

5th-grade math – We are continually exploring place value by multiplying and dividing numbers by 100 and 1000.  We also worked with powers of ten and converting metric units.

6th-grade math – We continued our work with equivalent ratios.  We worked with solving problems with equivalent ratios using tape diagrams.

7th-grade math – We are working on finding proportional and nonproportional relationships in tables and graphs.  We worked with the constant of proportionality or the unit rate.

PTF News:

  • Brooklin Backpack Program will be sending bags of food for the long weekend home on Thursday afternoon. You ARE ENROLLED AUTOMATICALLY in this program unless you opt-out. If you are enrolled please help us by filling this out. Thank you! https://forms.gle/PwAcghBrXE2rvwyY9
  • Thank you to Becky and Robert Courtot, Rene Neuner, Ellen Landrum and Wilder, Tanya Prime, Jon Spivak, and  Ed and Lisa Depasquel for getting the school’s large outdoor classroom repaired and secured after last week’s storm.
  • Brooklin School PTF is considering a children’s warm clothing swap. This event would be held outside. We are hoping the kids can be outside as much as possible this year but that can be cold and outdoor gear is $$$$. Hang on to your children’s outdoor gear that they have outgrown and in preparation, you could get it washed and ready to go. We will choose a date soon and send out the details.
  • The next PTF meeting is outdoors, October 27th @ 3:15. We already have so many new members this year and we are hoping even more of you will join us!

Hopefully, this doesn’t blow away again today!

Calendar

October

10/9                             Workshop Day—No School

10/12                           Holiday—No School

10/13                                                               Author Michael Chabon Visit

10/12-10/16                 Parent/Teacher Conference Week

10/14               12:00                                       Flu Immunization Clinic

10/16               12:00                                       Dismissal

10/23               12:00                                       Dismissal

10/27               3:15 pm                                   PTF Meeting

10/30               12:00                                       Dismissal

November

11/1                             Daylight Savings Time Ends

11/6                 12:00                                       Dismissal

11/11                           Holiday—No School

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