Brookside Place School students are focused on the theme of respect. Recently they participated in several activities designed to inspire deeper thinker about respect at school, respect for ourselves, and respect for each other. One activity included listening to the story We're All Wonders by RJ Palacio and discussing the theme afterwards. Students talked about what makes them unique, how they can show respect for one another's differences, and whether or not treating each other with respect is difficult. Each student was then asked to create a piece of a mural as a way to highlight that we are all different and unique, but when we come together we create a wonderful masterpiece! The three featured messages include a quote from Maya Angelo, the district motto of "Growing Tomorrow's Leaders Together" and "No Place for Hate."
Do you have an interesting personal story about a Cranford resident, place, or event that you want to share with others? If you do, then submit an entry into the CHS National Social Studies Honor Society's "Dig Deep Into Cranford Contest".
Brookside kindergarten students and first graders collaborated to build Lincoln Log cabins during their library / media center period after learning about Abraham Lincoln using the database PebbleGo. This makerspace activity also coincided with the recognition of Presidents' Day.
The BPS Student Council coordinated a pet supply drive to benefit the American Lab Rescue organization and local animal shelters. Thank you to all who made donations of toys, treats, health supplies and more. Your thoughtfulness and generosity made this effort a success!