June is a flurry of activity at Brooklyn Collaborative! 6/5 - Lower Grades Intensives are underway! Depending on their intensive, students are studying a variety of topics including: catapults, waterfront development, NYC street games, fishing, poetry, and much more! June is a time of intense fieldwork at Brooklyn Collaborative! 6/5 - Our Climbing Coordinator Laura and teacher Adam brought students to the climbing wall at the NYC Outward Bound Offices. This is the tallest outdoor climbing wall in the city! 6/5 - After the PTA meeting, we had a Self-Defense 101 workshop led by the Center for Anti-Violence Education. 6/6-8 - Our seniors went to Virginia for a packed 3-days of fun in our senior trip, led by senior advisors Helene, Tracey, and Jose. The fun was overflowing! 6/8 - Grade 9 students in Spanish I with Magen presented their final creative pieces as part of the Latinx case study, co-facilitated by teaching artist Jose Joaquin Garcia. Rm 505B was full of history and beats! 6/8 - Students in Melissa's Spanish for Native and Heritage Speakers presented their thoughts on bicultural and bilingual education in the United States as part of their Spanish Mastery Passage PBATs. 6/8 - Active minded BCS staff staged a "red" walk-in to support Paid Family Leave. We are crew! This week, the YWCA @ BCS hosted our first cook-off. This year's theme was "Savory/Sweet Pancake Wars". Several of our After-School students competed in this fun filled cook-off in hopes of winning AMC movie tickets.