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."
The theme of the 2023 BPS Variety Show was "Show of Stars" and the students, teachers, directors and volunteers did not disappoint! There was lots of enthusiasm and creativity on display. See some of the smiles here!
Interesting concepts in science were explored at the BPS Science Fair. Students developed hypotheses and tested their predictions through experimentation. Their findings were displayed at an evening Science Fair. The projects were well-planned and creative. Congratulations to our student scientists!
The BPS community raised $513 for the Cranford First Aid Squad through a recent after-school pretzel sale. The Student Council coordinated the event and then presented a check to a squad volunteer. Thanks to all who supported the effort!
Three volunteer educators from the Union County Master Tree Stewards program visited fourth graders at Brookside Place School to discuss the importance of trees. Topics included interesting facts, tree appreciation and conservation. The visit also included interactive games and projects.