BNS/BCS Library Newsletter #7
BITS & BYTES FOR BROOKLYNITES
Library Presents Its First Community Poetry Project: Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
First, the poem’s setting is one physically and emotionally near to us: Brooklyn and the East River. Each of our students during their time at BNS and BCS has the opportunity to make that same crossing as they venture forth on class field trips or expeditions, returning to our school at the end of their day.
Not only is the setting one which resonates with us, but the poem reflects a democratic belief central to our school community: regardless of our backgrounds, we are united in our shared humanity. While our preschoolers experience that in different ways than our twelfth graders, the idea remains constant: though we come from different homes, different cultures, different traditions and languages, we are all part of the BNS/BCS human family.
THANK YOU BNS PARENT MIA BARKER FOR YOUR INCREDIBLE SKILL AND PASSION FOR THE PROJECT.
Congratulations, BCS Rising Readers!
We want to extend a special thank you to families for supporting their children's reading lives!
Author Cathleen Bell Discusses Her Reading Self at "Reading in the Round"
Hibakusha Stories: Hiroshima Survivors Speak to BCS History Students
Illustrator Sophie Blackall Wows 3rd Grade Students and Teachers
Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat (written by Emily Jenkins), Sophie discussed the astounding amount of research that goes into preparing her drawings, and pointed out the fascinating details that make her books so special. If you haven't yet read A Fine Dessert, head on down to the Brooklyn Public Library for a summer book to cherish.
Author/Illustrator/BNS Parent Abby Hanlon Visits 2nd Grade!
Author Aaron Starmer Visits Candice's 6th Graders
Author Team and BNS parents, Deb Levine and JillElyn Reilly Visit 4th Grade
Fourth graders loved hearing how these BNS parents (past and present) co-authored Saturday Cooking Club, the first book in a new series by Deb Levine and JillElyn Riley. Deb and JillElyn gave kids a taste of each character in their read aloud, and discussed their collaborative process. Make sure to put this series on your summer reading list!
Supporting Math PBATS
Day of Dialog & Spring Conference, Brooklyn Connections
We will be attending a PD on June 4 at the Brooklyn Public Library to learn more about Brooklyn Connections, a school outreach initiative based out of BPL's Brooklyn Collection. We will be learn more about the amazing primary sources within the Brooklyn Collection that detail Brooklyn’s immigration history. Stay tuned for our debrief of the event.