This Week at Brookside...
Friday, January 15, 2016
Classroom Spotlight... Mrs. Le Parc's Classes!
Mrs. Le Parc’s ESL 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students have connected and partnered with a classroom in Athens, Greece. In the past, our English Language Learners connected with classrooms in other countries such as Japan, Korea, Belarus, Australia, and the United Kingdom. This year we connected with Greece!
We will be using ePals to increase global awareness, teach digital skills, and to develop collaborative-learning skills. We have been reading, writing, and typing away to our new friends and learning new and fun information! The students have been researching facts about Greece, learning what the traditions for the winter holidays are, looking up popular foods, and reading about what a normal school day is like in Greece. Using Google Classroom, the students have been writing emails to our Greek pen pals and we have been exchanging letters on a weekly basis. Our new friends are learning English just like our ELLs at Brookside and we look forward to our next letters!
Media Center Makeover... Thank you PTO!!
Health Office - Mrs. Bolton
Fifth grade students at Brookside Elementary School attended a program on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation. Presenter, Jenna Andolora, is explaining to the students the types of seizures and how they can assist anyone having a seizure. Please ask your fifth grade student what T. R. U. S. T. stands for.
Mary Ellen U. Bolton, MA, RN, NJ-CSN