The students are currently preparing to take a trip around the world with Queensland, Australia as the grand destination. They are busy learning about the landscape, culture, and government of Australia as well as the land animals native to Australia and the Great Barrier reef. They will be creating brochures about Queensland and will each choose one particular aspect to be an “expert” in. As a group, the students voted to take this trip by cruise ship (This trip really exists!). We are in the middle of planning out exact routes, stops along the way, and figuring out the cost per person. They will all be Australian experts by the end of the unit. Good-day-mate!
The elementary program was excited to welcome back both returning and new students. The students are already involved in their first problem based learning unit that involves creating a Brenwood Olympics for the younger students in the school. Currently they are learning about the history of the Olympics and the job of the Olympic Committee. They will plan, organize, market, create and manage the first Brenwood Olympics! Over the next few weeks the students will be learning about geography, budgeting, organizing and time-lines. They will work as a team to meet deadlines and will discover ways to problem solve during “crunch time”. Let the games begin!
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! I hope everyone is enjoying the last days of summer.
As a member of the private elementary at Brenwood Academy, all school supplies will be provided. I do understand though that buying personal school supplies dds to the excitement of back to school. Below is a list of supplies that you may purchase for your child if you wish to individualize his/her supplies.
Crayons (Pre-k – 1st)
Colored Pencils (2nd – 3rd)
Age appropriate scissors
2 Two pocket folders
Spiral Notebook/Wide Ruled (2nd – 3rd)
Water Bottle (sport top/straw)
*Please send a healthy snack and water bottle starting on the first day of school. (Please do not send fruit snacks, chips or sweets)
*Also donations of baby wipes and tissues would be greatly appreciated.
Summer Camp is in full swing at Brenwood Academy. We have overhauled our Summer Camp Program to include a new line-up of events for summer fun in Canton, GA. If you haven’t registered yet there is still space for you child to attend. From building a garden center, trip’s to the pool, INK and Tellus Museums, and learning adventures at Challenge Island our summer line up is jam packed. Contact Mindy Anderson email@example.com to register for our upcoming weeks and events by visiting our Summer Camp Page for more details.
For the next two weeks at Camp Activate, Acting and Directing Coach Hannah Craton will be joining us as we host Drama Theater Camp. Hannah will graduate this summer from Reinhardt University with a Masters Degree in music education. She was a member of Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honors Society, Reindhardt University Concert Choir and brings a colorful world of Drama and performance to our campers at Brenwood Academy. We are thrilled to have her join our team.
An exciting new problem based learning unit awaits the elementary program. The focus is on doing research to discover new answers. I have partnered up with a research team at Georgia Tech. (Go Jackets!) for our class to be a focus group for one of their new educational technologies. As we work with Georgia Tech., the students will discover what scientists do, how they design experiments, and how they collect data to learn new information. Students will then come up with their own experiments to conduct and report on. I am so excited for the students to be a part of a real life study! More information is coming!
December Christmas Party Fun!