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  • Is your Child Preparing to Transition in the Upcoming School Year?

    As we approach the last few months of the school year, some students are preparing to transition to the next level in their educational journey. Brockman’s Parent Education Committee will host our annual “Transitions” evening on Tuesday, April 9th at 6:00 p.m. If you have a child who will be moving up to Lower Elementary (1st level), Upper Elementary (4th level), or Middle School( 6th grade)  next year, please mark your calendar to join us for this event.

    The Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary teaching teams will each host a presentation for parents and guardians to provide information about what to expect at the next level. Rising 6th graders and their parents/guardians will have the choice to attend an information and Q&A session with a panel of students and staff from either Crayton Middle School or Sanders Montessori program.

    Childcare will be available for 3K – 4th graders. 

    We hope to see you for “Transitions” on April 9th! 

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    We are proud to manage a safe and enriching afterschool program for Brockman students.  Each year we have more interest in the program than we can safely support with our staff and facilities.  In order to be equitable to all Brockman families, we are announcing a change to the registration process for our Bears Aftercare Program for the 2019-2020 school year.  For the upcoming year, we are opening registration for ALL Brockman families.  We expect to have more interest than we have space, so we plan to hold a lottery for Aftercare spaces. All Brockman families will have an equal opportunity to enroll children.  No preference will be given to families enrolled in the Aftercare program during the 2018-2019 school year. 

    In order to indicate interest in the program, families must submit a Bears Aftercare Lottery Application by March 28th.   The Lottery Application is available at this link.  The lottery will take place Friday, March 29th. Families selected through the lottery must then submit a completed packet with registration fee and first week’s tuition by Friday, April 12, 2019.  (All school balances must be paid in full in order to apply).

    Please understand there are limited spots available. Contact us at bears.aftercare@richlandone.org with any questions and concerns and we will get back to you as soon as possible!


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  • Brockman Students Spend a Week Immersed in Poetry!

    Thanks to a grant from the Arts in the Basic Curriculum, Brockman Elementary students spent four days immersed in poetry.  The grant funded a four day visit from artists in residence from Poetry Alive!  The week began with Poetry Alive! artists entertaining students with dramatic performance of poems.  Then students in each level participated in a variety of poetry actiivities. Here are a few of the special activities!


    Poetry in Two Voices- Brockman Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary students learned to read and create poetry in two voices.  A poem in two voices offers a unique way to showcase two distinct perspectives or to compare and contrast two items, and it lends itself to being read out loud and performed for others.  It was a great treat for older students to perform for younger students on the final days of the week!  Special thanks to Dr. Stark, Dr. Parkmond and Mrs. Clawson for teaching Poetry in Two Voices!  


    Poetry in Dance- Mrs. Lori Jacobsen, our dance teacher from Metamorphosis, Inc. taught Brockman students to interprety poems through dance.  It was an opportunity for self-expression through movement.  


    Poetry Alive!- Every class had a special session with the artists from Poetry Alive!.  The selected poems and worked in partners or groups of three to visualize the poem with a setting and characters and bring the poem to life.  


    Ekphrastic poetry-  Ms. Aitken taught Brockman students how to create ekphrastic poetry, vivid descriptions of a work of art. Students used their imagination to reflect on the “action” of a painting to amplify and expand its meaning.  Ms. Aitken's painting of Bessie, the cow, crossing Main Street in Columbia was the perfect image to spur the imagination!


    Check out the photo gallery below to see a glimpse of the fun!

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