Kindergarten and Fourth Grade Abuzz!    
Posted on: 10/6/2014 4:53:00 PM
Local Beekeepers Bring the Hive Alive
No strangers to being busy as bees, Far Brook's Kindergarten and Fourth Grade classes came together on Monday, October 6 in the Middle School for a workshop with local beekeepers, Albert and Valerie of Tomaro Honey, to learn how honey bees live and how essential they are to the propagation of plant species and, therefore, to human life.<For more of the story, click the headline above.>
Second Grade's Sun-Shadow Exploration    
Posted on: 10/3/2014 11:50:00 AM

Recent visitors to Far Brook's campus may have noticed the Second Grade outside, involved in experimenting with the effects of the biggest feature of our planetary system: the Sun. <For more of this story, click the headline above.>

Fourth Grade Botanists    
Posted on: 10/2/2014 11:40:00 AM
Designing a seed

During their study of plants, the Fourth Grade students learned how plant species propagate. This science curriculum occurs as students explore the plants and herbs of Ancient Egypt through group research. <For more of this story, click the headline above.>

Architect Visits Fifth Grade    
Posted on: 10/1/2014 8:04:00 PM
Ancient Greek architecture examined

Architect Sue Wyeth visited Far Brook’s Fifth Grade, sharing blueprints and plans for school construction.  As part of the school-wide ground-breaking ceremony held in Morning Meeting, and to complement their study of ancient Greek architecture, Wyeth showed students elements of classical architecture that will appear in the new construction. <For the rest of this story, click the headline above.>

Hands-on Learning in Kindergarten    
Posted on: 10/1/2014 7:54:00 PM
Far Brook trees to become furniture

Kindergarten students joined the construction effort this week, donning hard hats and assisting the sawmill operator on campus. <To read the rest of the story, click on the headline above.>

Far Brook Athletes Kickoff Fall Season    
Posted on: 9/26/2014 9:56:00 AM
Sports Report in Morning Meeting

"Today we have a Sports Report.  Would the players please come up." With this invitation from Amy last Friday, the team presenters from Grades 5-8 made their way to the stage for the first of weekly Sports Reports. <For the rest of this story, please click the headline above.>

STEAM Explorers at Far Brook    
Posted on: 9/22/2014 4:40:00 PM
Problem Solving through STEAM

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Explorers is a new activity that offers all Far Brook students the chance to apply their STEAM skills to solve some real world problems and to learn about careers that use these skills. Every couple of months in Morning Meeting, Middle School/Junior High math teacher Nina Sze will collaborate with other Far Brook faculty and staff to share a STEAM Explorer concept and video (from the website The Futures Channel) and offer a related activity designed to challenge our students. Topics include: ABC Architecture, Dancing with Geometry, In the Chef's Kitchen, and Saving Bald Eagles. STEAM Explorers activities appropriate for Grades N-3, Grades 3-6, and Grades 6-8 can be found through the parent portal of the website.

Far Brook's GLI Chapter Begins New Year    
Posted on: 9/19/2014 3:46:00 PM
Supporting Education for Girls Worldwide

 

Far Brook students in Grades 6-8 met today for the start of the new year of their Girls Learn International (GLI) Chapter. 
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Teaching Kids About Food    
Posted on: 9/11/2014 8:21:00 AM
Far Brook Alumna Part of Food Corps

 

Rachel Terry '06 is a Food Corps Service Member working at Philip's Academy Charter School in Newark. Food Corp's mission: "Teaching Kids, Building Gardens, Connecting Farm and School."  See her story here.

First Graders Contribute, and Learn    
Posted on: 9/10/2014 8:13:00 AM
Helping Victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Learning Math

Last week, Far Brook's First Grade (Class of 2021) received a letter from the Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO) thanking our students for their contribution of $204.51 to aid the victims of last year's devastating Typhoon Haiyan. Click <Read More> in the headline above for the rest of the story.

Junior High Pok-O Update    
Posted on: 9/9/2014 2:50:00 PM
Hiking, Fishing, Canoeing AND Writing

On their annual Wilderness Trip to the Adirondacks, Far Brook's Junior High students began their day with Morning Meeting at the Rock Circle listening to poetry and singing Far Brook songs led by a few Eighth Graders. After Morning Meeting, they broke into groups to explore one of the following activities, which they will all try in the next couple of days: pond ecology, canoeing, fishing with Greg, and hiking up Pok-O- Moonshine Mountain. <Click headline above to Read More.>

           

  

Junior High Leaves for Annual Wilderness Trip    
Posted on: 9/8/2014 4:46:00 PM
Learning in the Adirondacks
 
Seventh and Eighth Grade students headed to Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center in the Adirondack mountains for the annual Junior High Wilderness Trip. 
Far Brook Begins Its 67th Year    
Posted on: 9/8/2014 4:29:00 PM
Class of 2015 Welcomes Students

 

On Wednesday, September 3, the Eighth Grade class at Far Brook School officially welcomed students and families to the start of Far Brook's 67th year. 

Graduation and A Midsummer Night's Dream    
Posted on: 6/13/2014 3:04:00 PM
Congratulations Class of 2014!

 

On stage before a packed and attentive audience in Moore Hall on Friday, June 6, each of Far Brook's 20 graduating Eighth Graders--in costume for the play that will follow--walked to the microphone and addressed the community. 

 

A Wonderful Whirlwind Closes Out the Year    
Posted on: 6/10/2014 10:19:00 AM
Recent Highlights

The final month of school here at Far Brook is packed with memorable events, trips, and traditions for the entire School. Here are some highlights.

Kindergarten and Sixth Grade Create a Medieval Feast    
Posted on: 6/10/2014 7:18:00 AM
All Things Medieval: Characters, Stories, Songs, Dance, and Food

In early May, the Sixth Grade and Kindergarten classes collaborated to present their annual Medieval Feast. For the Sixth Grade, the feast represents weeks of preparation as they study the history and the culture of the Middle Ages. 

It's Spring: Time to Dig!    
Posted on: 5/5/2014 3:32:00 PM
For future flowers, trees, and buildings
The Far Brook campus has finally thawed after the long, cold winter, and it is clearly the season for digging in pursuit of projects of all sizes...
Imagine the Possibilities    
Posted on: 5/5/2014 10:24:00 AM
Gala Campaign Kickoff Event

Far Brook marked the beginning of the public phase of its Capital Campaign with a gala event on April 24 in Moore Hall. 

Silkscreening in Fourth Grade    
Posted on: 5/5/2014 9:24:00 AM
Egyptian Animal Prints

Toward the end of April, the Fourth Grade class experimented with creating a silkscreen of a Nile River Valley animal in a continuation of their core study of Ancient Egypt. 

Penguins, Pancakes, and Pillows    
Posted on: 4/24/2014 3:54:00 PM
Kindergarten family fun

In April, Far Brook's Kindergarten wrapped up its study of penguins with their annual Penguin Pancakes and Sew-a-thon. Family members joined in to make penguin-shaped pancakes and sew penguin pillows. 

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