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  • Odyssey of the Mind Teams Win!

    Brockman Elementary is proud to share that both of our Odyssey of the Mind teams earned awards in the Division I (elementary) Regional Competition on March 23rd! You can read about it at this link!

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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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