Far Brook News
Service learning projects happened on and off Far Brook’s campus and at multiple grade levels in recent days.
Nursery 4s have been exploring bubbles in the science lab! After discussing the role of soap in our daily lives, students tested ways to make bubbles using several types of soap and a variety of tools including their hands, spoons, cups, and sponges.
Each year in preparation for their bountiful family feast just before Thanksgiving break, Third Grade learns about the food, music, and other customs that surround an authentic harvest festival of the woodland tribes.
Fifth Graders traveled back in history recently, learning about the Civil Rights Movement through Andrea Davis Pinkney’s book Sit-In. Students wrote journal entries from the varied perspectives of people involved in the 1960s Greensboro lunch counter protests, exploring the essential question: “Who has voice?”
Each December, Far Brook students create curriculum-themed painted windows in their classrooms. For example, First Grade’s core curriculum “Environment & Community” inspired that class to imagine, investigate, draw, and paint leaves of many varieties and colors; Nursery observes and paints the birds that come to the feeders outside their window; Fifth Grade students study Greek mythology and paint constellations from those stories.