Brewster Elementary School

126 Tuttle Road, Durham, CT 06422 | 860.349.7227

Welcome to Brewster Elementary School!

April vacation is the 14th through the 18th. Have a great week.

Bully Policy Safe Climate Plan

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Brewster Celebrates Reading

 

Brewster celebrated Read Across America/Dr. Seuss’ Birthday who-style with the book, Horton Hears a Who. This story shares a great message: A person’s a person no matter how small. It is a perfect fit for kindergarten, first, and second graders! During the month of February all the classrooms listened to the story and participated in an extension activity with the reading teacher.  Kindergartners examined pom-poms with magnifying glasses to find the one with the speck. They used illustrations from the story to complete the sentence: Whos are small, but they can __.  First graders described all the ways Horton was a good friend. They completed a caption bubble as if they were the whos telling Horton a compliment. Second graders used this story to reinforce their unit study of point of view. In partners, they each made a puppet.  One partner made an elephant and the other made the kangaroo. To expand their vocabulary of kind and mean, students sorted or generated their own character traits (ex: determined, encouraging, cold-hearted) that belonged to either Horton or the Sour Kangaroo. Working collaboratively, kindergarten and second grade book buddies met to share their projects. The resounding take home message is that of friendship and the concept of how everyone matters.  Brewster students all agree that Horton deserves 10 Brewster Bucks for his behavior!

The culminating celebration was a school-wide assembly. The students marched down wearing their elephant ears to the gym where it was decorated as the game show, Wheel of Seuss. The contestants: a mom, a teacher, a student, and an administrator, show how everyone reads. The final question honored Dr. Seuss and was a time when everyone sang Happy Birthday. This celebration was a reflection of all the staff working together to create an environment promoting literacy, Core Ethical Values, and fun!  Dr. Seuss would be proud!


First Friday Family Reading

Our Winter First Friday Family Reads have been SNOW wonderful.  How wonderful?  Our January session was so wonderful we had a snow day!  For February, we officially kicked off our Dr. Seuss celebration.  Family and friends chose from a variety of Dr. Seuss books to read to the children.  It was great to see the adults select their favorite Dr. Seuss book to share with the children!  Why not read another one tonight!   Check out the reading website under Family-School Collaboration for more First Friday Family Read photos and links for Read Across America.

 

Stop and Shop A+ Rewards Update

Brewster School has earned over $700 in it's account for the Stop and Shop A+ Rewards program through December. There is still time to help to earn money for the school by registering online at www.stopandshop.com/aplus. The school ID number is 07480. Please consider signing up to help us earn money for the school.


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