A busy week to start December at Brooklyn Collaborative!
12/3 – Our Upper Grades Yoga class finds a quiet moment in a busy month! Thanks to our yoga expert, teacher Arden!
12/3 – Seniors protested in favor of better conditions for NYCHA residents at Brooklyn Borough Hall.
12/6 – We hosted the Affinity District Equity Team, including researcher Dr. Eddie Fergus. The team and Dr. Fergus (author of Solving Disproportionality and Achieving Equity: A Leader′s Guide to Using Data to Change Hearts and Minds) supported our Restorative Practices team in looking at our discipline data.
12/6 – Our Upper Grades engaged in our annual Mathlympics, competing in numeracy activities in a day-long event with their crew. Congratulations to William and Chrissy’s 10th grade crew for taking the trophy! Check out the longer post here: https://www.smore.com/2kzsh-ug-expeditionary-thursday-update?ref=email-content#w-9279036701
12/6 – Grade 6 ELA classes worked for two weeks to write original songs and compositions using the words of refugee women writers on behalf of the Passerine Project and the Afghan Women’s Writers Project, alongside Grammy-award winner/songwriter Shevy Smith.
12/6 – Students in Grade 6 Math were using their current mastery levels to support their skill development.
12/7 – Students in ELA Grade 9 were thrilled to participate in a Skype session with author Angie Thomas, author of the smash YA success The Hate U Give. Students were culminating their study of the novel with teachers Angela and Tamika.
12/7 – We had our December Family Breakfast on the topic of Mindfulness: How to Help Your Child Manage Stress. Parents participated in a circle with counselor Deb and learned strategies to manage their own stress as well as their children.