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“Summer Smarts” theme weeks are a hit!

School Activities at BDS
“Summer Smarts” theme weeks are a hit!
The Room 5 teachers are having a blast incorporating "Summer Smarts" into our daily summer classroom schedules. They do their best to incorporate math, science or literacy into whatever the theme is...
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Tasty Tuesdays are taking summer by storm!

At-Home Supplemental Ideas
Tasty Tuesdays are taking summer by storm!
Room 5 is taking full advantage of "Tasty Tuesdays!” Each week the teachers try to come up with a fun treat for the classroom to make matching whatever the theme is that particular week. So far,...
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Indoor (Recess) Ideas for Preschoolers

Indoor (Recess) Ideas for Preschoolers
In Room 5 the dreaded indoor recess is no longer dreaded! We keep two cabinets in our classroom specifically dedicated to indoor recess only. That way, we know our kiddos haven't played with it over...
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Recycling for Preschoolers

Recycling for Preschoolers
The 3 and 4 year old children are really enjoying their Recycling Unit in Room 5! They worked hard with Mrs. McCarthy on a science project to make recycled paper out of paper that came from a...
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Reflections on Appreciation

Reflections on Appreciation
When teaching is your calling, your life’s work and mission, the children truly fill the need of being appreciated. That said, as a principal of a school filled with talented educators, I am always...
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Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten Readiness
Kindergarten Readiness
As your child’s preschool years come to an end you are undoubtedly thinking about kindergarten. It is important to choose the right school environment for your child, as well as understanding the...
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The Brookridge Testing Advantage

Grade School Readiness
The Brookridge Testing Advantage
Here at Brookridge Day School, we pride ourselves on high state assessment scores year after year. You might wonder what the magic is behind this.  Easy…state assessments are not our focus! We...
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Teachable Moments

Behavior Modification Tips and Strategies
Teachable Moments
Learning does not end once your child leaves the classroom. It is important to always get your child thinking about school-related things even once they are out of the classroom or out of school....
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How to protect your children from the winter weather elements

How to protect your children from the winter weather elements
Keeping young children safe and warm during the winter is a team effort. Young children are unaware of the dangers of extreme cold weather and more likely to lose body heat more quickly than adults....
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The Buddy Bench

The Buddy Bench
The buddy bench is a simple idea that started in Germany to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on school playgrounds.  After reading about the buddy bench concept, a first grader in...
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