Halloween Celebrations!

Halloween, like so many other things this year, might look a bit different, but we still had a whole lot of fun! Our Preschoolers, all decked out in their Halloween Finest, got to parade by our Middle School kiddos (who had their own Halloween fun in class!) And a huge thank you goes to our Upper School thespians for putting on a “spooktacular” event for our Lower and Intermediate School students to enjoy! Happy Halloween!

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Middle School Mathematical “Operations”

Want to see how math is made fun? Just take a peek into Mrs. Leatherwood’s 6th grade math class as they take part in some serious “operations!” From Mrs. Leatherwood: I just love to see how excited the kids are collaborating with their partners to solve some really challenging math problems, and when they get through them (the Operation) their celebration.  At the beginning they sit down at the “Operation Table” and I hear them say there is no way they can solve these problems – they are huge!! (See pics below of some of the challenge problems). But after some collaboration with their fellow “surgeons ” they break them down using the Order of Operations and “save their patient!”  Math is not always every child’s favorite subject so years ago I decided that I wanted to find ways to make it fun and memorable for the students to give them a way to tie a really positive memory to a difficult but accomplish-able concept!  When students “scrub-in” for their “surgery” they come into the classroom and are assigned to an “Operating Room.” They have five minutes to use the Order of Operations to solve each problem on their patient. They rotate through six different ORs during class time, but must pay attention to the “Code Blue” that goes off! If a Code Blue goes off they must run to that center to solve a “Critical Care Problem” together before […]

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Blanchard Leadership Institute at Brookstone Launches This Fall

This past week the Board of Trustees of Brookstone School announced the launch of the Blanchard Leadership Institute. Brookstone has long held a foundational commitment to provide students endless opportunities to grow and thrive, to offer innovative processes that powerfully impact learning, to have a personal approach in all it does, and to always make sure people, families, our community, matter most. The Blanchard Leadership Institute will not only deepen these commitments but will provide students, faculty, and staff a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth, enabling them to […]

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Thank you, Teachers!

We’ve been in school for seven weeks now and we felt it was time to share the gratitude our parents feel for our teachers! Being a teacher in the best of times is always full of challenges, but teaching during a pandemic, balancing in-person and virtual learning, has elevated everything to new levels. So the least we can do is to THANK THEM! Because they are pouring themselves out on behalf of our children and we are so incredibly grateful for the work they do every day.  So below are […]

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Remembering 9/11

Good morning students,  What is still very real to any adult in your life, you know 9/11/2001 only as part of your history, and it’s an important part. Ask any adult where they were that day and they will be able to vividly remember where they were when the news of the terrorist attacks started breaking. For me, I was entering my third year in the U.S.A. as an international student, playing tennis at CSU. I remember walking into my first class of the day with a few students who were […]

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Teacher Appreciation Week

If there is anything the past two months have taught us, it’s that our teachers are the ABSOLUTE BEST IN THE WORLD! We are so grateful! And to show them just a little token of that appreciation, our Brookstone Parents Association surprised all of our faculty members with “thank you” yard signs and some well-deserved goodies. Our teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure that our students remain connected and engaged and have continued to learn, grow, and thrive! They are heroes in my book every single day! Thank you, Brookstone […]

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Brookstone DLP Week Six

Week Six is in the books for Brookstone DLP and it’s hard to believe how quickly this year is coming to a close. And there are too many positive things to even list about our students, our teachers, our parents, our community. It has been remarkable in every way to see everyone rise to the occasion and tackle distance learning with such energy and enthusiasm, even they are exhausted! Some Week Six highlights are below! Brookstone Heroes Once again, it is an honor to thank the many Brookstone family members […]

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