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Genius hour for 3rd graders

What is genius hour? Genius hour is one-hour-a-week that I let my Brookridge Day School 3rd graders research whatever topic they choose to research! YES! THEY CHOOSE! Every week there is an hour...
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Conflict resolution for first graders

Keep your child engaged
  Our Brookridge Day School first grade class spent the month of October learning about conflict resolution.  Each week we focused on a different aspect of conflicts and resolutions and how...
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Get to know us:  Brookridge Day School Principal Barbara Brown

Get to know us:  Brookridge Day School Principal Barbara Brown
Over the course of the next few months we’re going to introduce you to each one of the talented and dedicated professionals that make up Overland Park’s Brookridge Day School.  We recently had...
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Get to know us: 3rd Grade Teacher Katie Shonkwiler

Get to know us:  3rd Grade Teacher Katie Shonkwiler
Over the course of the next few months we’re going to introduce you to each one of the talented and dedicated professionals that make up Overland Park’s Brookridge Day School. We recently had 3rd...
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Accomplishing tasks- it’s as Easy as 1-2-3

Accomplishing tasks- it’s as Easy as 1-2-3
Are you looking for tips to help your child accomplish tasks at home? The Easy as 1-2-3 formula is one that the teachers at Brookridge Day School use to help students accomplish tasks at school. The...
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Brookridge Alumni

Brookridge Alumni
“Hey, I remember you!" I said to one of my former students, a student I had what seems a lifetime ago. Because I do remember my students. Of course I do. Who could forget? I remember the way she...
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Fall faves in Kansas City: Renaissance Festival and Louisburg Cider Mill!

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Fall faves in Kansas City: Renaissance Festival and Louisburg Cider Mill!
Fall is my favorite time of year.  The colors of the falling leaves, the crispness in the air and the cool nights remind all of us to enjoy this beautiful season as winter will be setting in soon....
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Teaching through Transition Tricks

Parenting Tips and Strategies
What is a transition, you might ask? A transition is a way to move a child or group of children from one task to another. The trick to a successful transition is what you make of it in the classroom....
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Talking to Children about Tragedy

Parenting Tips and Strategies
Talking to Children about Tragedy
These days, the world feels more unsafe than ever. While the events of Las Vegas inspired me to write this post, there have been so many incidents that also warrant this information. It is...
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How to make landforms (and reinforce a lesson) out of kid-friendly snacks!

Grade School Readiness
How to make landforms (and reinforce a lesson) out of kid-friendly snacks!
As first grade teachers, we are always trying to create a learning environment that is engaging, interactive, and inspiring.  Room 4 students recently studied the earth’s landforms, and as a...
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