A great week to end out our first semester! So proud of our hardworking students!
Check out senior Emily F’s tribute to the music program at Brooklyn Collaborative!! Beautiful!!! So grateful for Emily and our wonderful Music teacher Christine F: https://photos.app.goo.gl/bSWPQjAp3EjZC6PM9
Career Week – our 6th grade crews welcomed our graduates and seniors for a fun panel and community building activity.
1/14 – Brian’s students hosted a Computer Science Website Showcase! Students have been working hard over the past few weeks collecting data and analyzing it on their homemade websites. They learned how to code in HTML and CSS languages and displayed their work for guests to see and explore.
1/15 – 2017 Caldecott Medal Winner Javaka Steptoe met with 6th Graders in ELA! Steptoe discussed his book Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. His visit ties in beautifully with the 6th grade ELA project that has students creating their own picture books.
1/16 – Today was the anniversary of the death of our student, Malyek Johnson, who passed away in 8th grade and would have been a 10th grader now. Our students put up a memory board for him and we had a moment of remembrance during UG crew.
1/17 – Grade 6 students had their first ELA roundtables with a wealth of panelists including seniors. Students presented their writing based on short stories. One student reflected “I loved having seniors as our panelists, they understood us as students.”
1/17 – Grade 8 students had their ELA roundtables. The PBATs were centered on a close-read of the themes and craft moves in Native Son by Richard Wright in order to determine to what extent the character Bigger Thomas should be blamed for the death of Mary Dalton. Students not only showcased their best writing, but also allowed them to apply their knowledge of these themes and craft moves to a broader context. So proud of our students!
1/18 – Our 6th graders are committed to service! As an act of kindness and service at the end of their Human Rights case study, students are trying to help a specific community get a human right they should have but do not. One group chose the right to education and organized a bake sale to donate money to UNICEF so they can help more directly. Go BCS citizens!
1/18 – Several of our students and teacher Lauren S had the opportunity to see “The Jungle” (a new play about refugees) at St. Ann’s Warehouse after attending a poetry workshop about the play on 1/15 taught by teaching artist Chesray Dolpha -what a wonderful cultural experience!
1/18 – Architectural Drafting students shared their final projects, responding to the prompt “What would you design to build community?”
1/18 – The BCS staff enjoyed a New Year’s get-together to ring in 2019!