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How to discipline your toddler: Part 2


We hope you caught Part 1 of this post on how to effectively discipline your toddler.  Perry Schroeder, Lead Early Preschool Teacher at Brookridge Day School, is sharing her tips and strategies based on her experiences!

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How to empower your child through chores


As kids grow up, they still like to help, but we as adults sometimes become so accustomed to doing things for our children that we forget that they are fully capable of doing things for themselves. 

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What is Project-Based Learning?


Project-based learning seems to be a buzz in the education world. Elementary, middle, and high schools are all using project-based learning as a way to try to engage all learners.

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Reflections on a Brookridge Education


I’ve always been well aware that I experienced a happy childhood, and without question, Brookridge Day School is critical to why this is true!! My happy memories are very specific, which indicates Brookridge made quite an impression on me! I remember playing with blocks in the Happy Room.  Another favorite was playing “Red Rover” and […]

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Get to know us: Pre-K teacher Heather Vassmer!


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 BDS Pre-K teacher Heather Vassmer take time to tell us a little more about herself. Meet Heather! How long have you been at […]

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Kansas City museums- a family treasure!


Museums are a great resource for families during the winter, especially in Kansas City. Activities abound for young children!

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Get to know us: Meet Music Teacher Donya Booth!


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 our wonderful music teacher, DONYA BOOTH,  take time to tell us a little more about herself. Meet Donya! How long have you been […]

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Data notebooks- A Brookridge advantage!


Kindergartners at Brookridge Day School are given their own notebooks. Through these, they track their progress on milestones identifying letters, color words, number words and more. This is yet another example of the Brookridge Advantage!

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Pre-K students visit BDS Kindergarten


Today our class got to visit Mrs. Moore’s Kindergarten classroom (Room 1) together with Mrs. Stone’s class. The children were SO EXCITED to be big kids– if only for a while! Mrs. Moore introduced herself to each child one-by-one and had each Happy Room student introduce themselves to the classroom. She then paired her class with the […]

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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 dedicated to just that topic. They research and prepare a project. It can be a “how-to” topic, a famous person, a state, […]

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Conflict resolution for first graders


  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 to handle them.  We learned about feelings and why friends might disagree.  Each week, we discussed and practiced our new skills.  Our hope is […]

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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 Principal Barbara Brown take time to tell us a little more about herself. Meet Barb! How long have you been at Brookridge […]

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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 grade teacher Katie Shonkwiler take time to tell us a little more about herself. Meet Katie! How long have you been […]

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