1/31 – Lower Grades Intensives Update
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1/31 – Lower Grades Intensives Update

EL Education students learn from fieldwork, experts, and service in addition to learning from text. They use the natural and social environments of their communities as sites for purposeful fieldwork and service connected to academic work, and they use professional experts and citizens with firsthand knowledge of events and issues to ensure accuracy, integrity, and … Continue reading

12/2 – 8th graders committed to the Billion Oyster Project!
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12/2 – 8th graders committed to the Billion Oyster Project!

On Friday 12/2, the 8th grade science class went to our oyster restoration station in Red Hook to collect data as part of our citizen science partnership with the Billion Oyster Project with teachers William and Abby.  Our students took measurements of the tagged oysters in our cage, recorded descriptions of the location, and tested … Continue reading

10/25 – BCS Teams Up with NYPD!
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10/25 – BCS Teams Up with NYPD!

Team Up Tuesday – October 25, 2016 On Tuesday, BCS students and staff participated in a fun day of collaborative activities as part of “Team Up! Tuesday,” the first citywide effort to bring together public school students and their local police officers to foster an important community relationship through interactive enrichment. We welcomed three officers … Continue reading

4/15 – What’s New at YWCA Afterschool?
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4/15 – What’s New at YWCA Afterschool?

YWCA @ BCS After School Weekly Blurb: 4/15/16  The after school program had a week filled with fun activities.  The Art class created paper mache projects, illustrations, and font design.  Martial Arts worked on strength and resistance training.  Engineering class constructed bridges required to sustain a certain amount of weight, and explored … Continue reading

4/8 – YWCA Afterschool Update
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4/8 – YWCA Afterschool Update

The After School program had an exciting week filled with trips to the Brooklyn Museum and the Lego flagship store, and activities that encouraged creativity and perseverance. The Gardening class built protective supports around young trees in the school yard and prepped soil for planting. Students in the dance class are working on new choreography for the next … Continue reading

3/18 – YWCA LG Afterschool Update – another great week!
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3/18 – YWCA LG Afterschool Update – another great week!

3/18 – YWCA Update This past week has been a filled with performances, activities, and a trip. The students from Martial Arts and Fitness worked on their conditioning and martial arts techniques. The cooking class learned the science behind the effects of boiling water on food, while the International Cooking Club learned to make dumplings on Friday. The … Continue reading

BCS 8th Graders Investigate the Gowanus Canal!
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BCS 8th Graders Investigate the Gowanus Canal!

After two months of investigating, researching and reporting, 8th grade students from Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies wrote investigative news articles about the Gowanus Canal. Each student chose their own angle and investigation to focus on. The Gowanus Canal Conservancy published one of the articles about coal tar contamination in the Canal: https://gowanuscanalconservancy.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/8th-graders-investigate-the-gowanus-canal/ For more information about the Gowanus … Continue reading

YWCA Afterschool – Continuous Learning!
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YWCA Afterschool – Continuous Learning!

The after school program was busy this week. The Cooking class investigated the science involved in cooking, by conducting experiments around the marinating process. The students tested different substances found in marinades to determine which were most effective in infusing the food with flavor. Different parts of the marinade serve different roles, one of which is breaking down … Continue reading

BCS YWCA Afterschool Programming – Fun and Educational!
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BCS YWCA Afterschool Programming – Fun and Educational!

As we begin the second semester of school, the BCS YWCA After School program continues to work on fun projects and activities that build skills, encourage creativity and critical thinking. This week, the Theater class explored A Raisin in the Sun, while the cooking class explored the effects of leavening agents in baked goods. Art class drew illustrations … Continue reading

YWCA-NYC @ BCS After School Program Weekly Update!
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YWCA-NYC @ BCS After School Program Weekly Update!

When School Ends, Why Stop Then? YWCA-NYC @ BCS After School Program Weekly Update!: This week the students in after school were busy doing homework, experimenting, acting, dancing, cooking, gardening, blogging, knitting, jumping double-dutch, playing basketball, exploring alternate worlds, and going on field trips.   In Theater students are rehearsing monologues and scenes. Students are … Continue reading