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BPOD 2012/2013

Brookwood Photo Of the Day. From classroom candids and campus snapshots to athletic competitions and artistic creations, BPOD captures a daily moment in time at Brookwood. We hope you enjoy this digital photo archive of the school year!

  • (Day 165 - June 11) Congratulations to the Class of 2013!
  • (Day 164 - June 10) The eighth grade Stairwell Singers perform a salute to the Class of 2013.
  • (Day 163 - June 7) Sixth grade students comb through the lost and found in the Cutler Gym.
  • (Day 162 - June 6) Mr. Wellington joins first graders on a parachute romp during PreK-Grade 3 Field Day.
  • (Day 161 - June 5) Students cheer on first grade teacher Ms. Dawe during her faculty croquet match, an annual tradition.
  • (Day 160 - June 4) Fourth and fifth graders participate in team games and activities on field day.
  • (Day 159 - June 3) Fifth graders discuss the origins of their names as part of their immigration unit.
  • (Day 158 - May 31) Second graders and their parents enjoy dancing at the annual Hoe Down.
  • (Day 157 - May 30) Representatives from each grade join Head of School John Peterman and Assistant Head Barb Liston in the groundbreaking for the new Lower School.
  • (Day 156 - May 29) Students get pumped up for the annual Sixth Grade Sleepover on the field.
  • (Day 155 - May 28) Second graders birdwatch during this afternoon's science class.
  • (Day 154 - May 24) Brookwood's courtyard becomes Ellis Island as fifth graders participate in the annual Immigration Simulation.
  • (Day 153 - May 23) That's okay! Due to a lack of wind, there were no winners of the 24th Annual Recess Regatta.
  • (Day 152 - May 22) As part of their year-long partnership, first graders plant flowers at Wellspring House in Gloucester.
  • (Day 151 - May 21) Kindergartners enjoy a game of frisbee during P.E. on the turf field.
  • (Day 150 - May 20) The "Thanks for all the Fish" Steep Week group takes to the water with large nets at West Beach in Beverly Farms.
  • (Day 149 - May 17) After making kits with Archie the Kite Man, first graders fly them in the back field.
  • (Day 148 - May 16) Third, fourth and fifth graders sing and dance to fifties rock classics in the Middle School Revue.
  • (Day 147 - May 15) Eighth graders argue the fictional case, The People of the State of California Vs. Beck Martin, in the annual mock trial.
  • (Day 146 - May 14) Goslings and their parents make their home on Brookwood's Cutler Pond.
  • (Day 145 - May 13) Brookwood's boys varsity lacrosse team battles against Pike during today's home game.
  • (Day 144 - May 10) Highlighting Grandparents Day for PreKindergartners and guests is a dance around the May Pole.
  • (Day 143 - May 9) Head of School John Peterman, Dodge Writing Center Director Martha Fox and alumni/ae judges congratulate the Upper and Lower level winners of the 2013 Harold W. Wise Declamation Contest.
  • (Day 142 - May 8) Italian pasta making is among the many activities at the Grade 2 Cultural Heritage Fair.
  • (Day 141 - May 7) Sixth and seventh graders enjoy the spring weather at recess on the turf fields.
  • (Day 140 - May 6) Literacy comes to this PreK P.E. class as students act out "Go, Dog, Go!"
  • (Day 139 - May 3) Preparing for their Grandparents Day performance, fourth graders rehearse a glockenspiel song during music class.
  • (Day 138 - May 2) Head of School John Peterman and the School Meeting crowd welcome Mr. Patrick Mujuni of FAWE School in Rwanda. Mr. Patrick is on a two-week educator exchange.
  • (Day 137 - May 1) Fourth and fifth graders creatively present compound words to third graders during the Middle School's annual Vocabulary Day.
  • (Day 136 - Apr. 30) Eighth grade student life leaders continue a Brookwood tradition and distribute peppermint lemons during recess.
  • (Day 135 - Apr. 29) Tulip bulbs planted last fall as part of the first grade's Journey North Tulip Test Garden project are now in full bloom.
  • (Day 134 - Apr. 26) During library time, fourth graders put together clues for next week's Mystery Book of the Month quiz.
  • (Day 133 - Apr. 25) Students wearing yellow join new faculty members and teaching apprentices in the annual forsythia dance at School Meeting.
  • (Day 132 - Apr. 24) Eighth graders work in teams to prepare for the mock trial in May.
  • (Day 131 - Apr. 23) A student dresses in character to present the life of Claude Monet to classmates and parents on Third Grade Biography Day.
  • (Day 130 - Apr. 22) Brookwood students and teachers celebrate Earth Day by wearing green.
  • (Day 129 - Apr. 19) With painted faces and baked goodies in hand, buddies explore the hallways and listen to live music during the Annual Student Art Show.
  • (Day 128 - Apr. 18) A sure sign of spring! The Maintenance Department returns the duck house to the Cutler Pond for the season.
  • (Day 127 - Apr. 17) Kindergartners and first graders rehearse their play, BUGZ!, which will be performed tonight for parents.
  • (Day 126 - Apr. 16) Eighth grade artwork is on display in the lobby. Save the date for the Student Art Show, Friday April 19!
  • (Day 125 - Apr. 12) - Second graders load their welcome boxes for delivery to families at Wellspring House.
  • (Day 124 - Apr. 11) Visiting Deep Creek Middle School students and Brookwood seventh graders discuss the ocean's role in their respective communities.
  • (Day 123 - Apr. 10) During music, fourth graders and Kindergartners enjoy a performance by violinist Jake Armerding and saxophonist Kevin Gosa.
  • (Day 122 - Apr. 9) Sixth graders head out on Brookwood's trails with rubber boots and clipboards to do some reflection writing.
  • (Day 121 -Apr. 8) Brookwood is gearing up for tonight's SOLD-OUT 4 to14 Speaker Series event with bestselling author Brene Brown.
  • (Day 120 - Apr. 5) Lower Schoolers dance to live music during a special Brazilian lunch organized by the kitchen staff.
  • (Day 119 - Apr. 4) Fifth graders perform steel drums at School Meeting.
  • (Day 118 - Apr. 3) Pre-Kindergartners mix bruschetta ingredients with teachers Mrs. Shorr and Ms. DeVita.
  • (Day 117 - Apr. 2) Fourth graders make topographical maps of Egypt as part of a social studies unit.
  • (Day 116 - Apr. 1) First graders prepare for "take off" as they head to South America.
  • (Day 115 - Mar. 29) Ms. Johnson and Mr. Holch lead an exciting game of sharks and minnows for Kindergarten and fifth grade buddies.
  • (Day 114 - Mar. 28) Seventh graders rehearse their Declamation poems on the courtyard.
  • (Day 113 - Mar. 27) - Two second graders are all smiles with today's find in the chicken coop.
  • (Day 112 - Mar. 26) - The spring sports season officially kicks off with boys and girls lacrosse team tryouts on the turf fields.
  • (Day 111 - Mar. 7) In keeping with the Motown theme, grades six and seven a cappella group, Acaposse, sings "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" at School Meeting.
  • (Day 110 - Mar. 6) Kindergartners explore the colorful Soundsuits featured in the Nick Cave exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum.
  • (Day 109 - Mar. 5) It's opening night for the musical Enchanted, and PreK presents a "break a leg" cast to the eighth graders.
  • (Day 108 - Mar. 4) Second graders survey third graders on the number of teeth they've lost as part of a math unit on data collection.
  • (Day 107 - Mar. 1) Eighth grade boys pose as the band One Direction as they participate in "dress like a celebrity day."
  • (Day 106 - Feb. 28) The Brookwood community cheers on students during today's Basketball Shootout.
  • (Day 105 - Feb. 27) Eighth graders introduce themselves via Skype to students at the FAWE School in Rwanda.
  • (Day 104 - Feb. 26) Seventh graders load cars with non-perishable foods they are donating and delivering to local shelters.
  • (Day 103 - Feb. 25) Members of the sixth grade maple club tap 15 trees around campus.
  • (Day 102 - Feb. 22) Lower School students celebrate 100 days of school with several activities including a poster of 100 thanks.
  • (Day 101 - Feb. 21) Second graders present famous African Americans to the School Meeting crowd in honor of Black History Month.
  • (Day 100 - Feb. 20) During today's eighth grade English class, students and Mr. Falconer draft a blog post to send to Mrs. Pirie in Rwanda.
  • (Day 99 - Feb. 15) Author-Illustrator Phoebe Potts visits with fourth graders in the library.
  • (Day 98 - Feb. 14) In honor of Valentine's Day, fifth grade music students perform a "broken heart" Tamboo Bamboo.
  • (Day 97 - Feb. 13) Fifth graders pose before their Book Character Day presentations to Lower School students.
  • (Day 96 - Feb. 12) Sixth graders snowshoe through the field during Phys. Ed. class.
  • (Day 95 - Feb. 11) Gung Hay Fat Choy!
  • (Day 94 - Feb. 7) Pre-Kindergartners sing and play "All I Really Need" to students, teachers, and visitors at School Meeting.
  • (Day 93 - Feb. 6) Today's second grade math activities include Venn diagrams made of yarn!
  • (Day 92 - Feb. 5) Third graders share favorite books with librarian Mrs. Geraty and the class during library time.
  • (Day 91 - Feb. 4) Sixth grade artists glaze their figurative sculptures during art class.
  • (Day 90 - Feb. 1) Kindergartners play a partner math games with dice and manipulatives.
  • (Day 89 - Jan. 31) Thanks to the Parents' Association's Cultural Enrichment Committee, students from the Walnut Hill School for the Arts perform a modern dance routine at School Meeting.
  • (Day 88 - Jan. 30) The Student Outreach Leadership Group leads an exercise with Upper School advisories to introduce Wellspring House, the focus of their service learning initiative.
  • (Day 87- Jan. 29) Combining the Pre-K study of owls and the Grade 7 study of the skeletal system, the students team up to look at owl bones.
  • (Day 86 - Jan. 28) The cold winter weather freezes up the Cutler Pond allowing Middle Schoolers to enjoy a skate during morning recess.
  • (Day 85 - Jan. 25) Students in Dr. Oettinger's fifth grade science class learn about the structure of DNA.
  • (Day 84 - Jan. 24) Third graders bring renewed energy to a Brookwood tradition with this year's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. poem at School Meeting.
  • (Day 83 - Jan. 23) In their study of art and artists, Kindergartners "draw with scissors" and create collage art inspired by Henri Matisse.
  • (Day 82 - Jan. 22) Excited third graders set up xylophones in music class with the help of instructor Mrs. Friend.
  • (Day 81 - Jan. 18) After reading several short stories in English class, sixth graders discuss and explore the idea of courage.
  • (Day 80 - Jan. 17) Brookwood students join the Phunk Phenomenon dance group during an exciting School Meeting.
  • (Day 79 - Jan. 16) Excited by the fresh snow, Lower Schoolers spend recess making snowmen.
  • (Day 78 - Jan. 15) Fourth graders discover different ways to measure 100 feet using yard sticks and tape during math.
  • (Day 77 - Jan. 14) Third grade "water police" search the school for leaky faucets during science class.
  • (Day 76 - Jan. 11) Two students from MIT visit an eighth grade science class and work with them on expanding their cookstove project.
  • (Day 75 - Jan. 10) Mr. Diamond (left) and Head of School John Peterman congratulate eighth grader Tristan M. for winning Brookwood's 2013 National Geographic Geography Bee.
  • (Day 74 - Jan. 9) First graders practice number formation with their fingers using shaving cream.
  • (Day 73 - Jan. 8) Members of the sports activities group play badminton on the courtyard in the unseasonably warm winter weather.
  • (Day 72 - Jan. 7) Eighth graders exchange letters written in Spanish with pen pals at the Community Day Charter Public School in Lawrence.
  • (Day 71 - Dec. 21) Middle Schoolers, decked in Santa hats, sing "Sleigh Ride" to the Revels crowd.
  • (Day 70 - Dec. 20) Students browse through original books created by Upper School authors in the Steep Week "Write Like Mad" group.
  • (Day 69 - Dec. 19) During Reader's Theater, fourth graders act out a scene for their classmates and teachers.
  • (Day 68 - Dec. 18) Assistant Head of School Ms. Liston joins in a favorite PreK tradition, the annual reading of The Polar Express to a pajama clad group.
  • (Day 67- Dec. 17) As part of their Shakespeare unit, fifth graders work on their "Tempest" digital story boards using Comic Life software.
  • (Day 66 - Dec. 14) Lower School students celebrate the joys of the season in their holiday play, "It's a Wonderful Light."
  • (Day 65 - Dec. 13) A Middle School combo group performs "Johnny B. Goode" at School Meeting.
  • (Day 64 - Dec. 12) Celebrating the uniqueness of today's date, 12/12/12, eighth graders entertain the Upper School lunch crowd with a surprise flash mob.
  • (Day 63 - Dec. 11) Brookwood's boys varsity takes on Tower in the basketball jamboree.
  • (Day 62 - Dec. 10) Eighth grade acrylic design paintings add a splash of color to the lobby.
  • (Day 61- Dec. 7) First graders, participating in an annual tradition, decorate stockings to be donated to Wellspring House.
  • (Day 60- Dec. 6) The Stepping Tones (Middle School a cappella singers) perform "Home" at today's School Meeting.
  • (Day 59- Dec. 5) Fourth graders test their hand-made structures under "earthquake" conditions with science teacher Mr. Wildrick.
  • (Day 58- Dec. 4) Winter After-School classes begin this week and ballet students practice their routine in the Moniz Dining Room.
  • (Day 57- Dec. 3) Seventh graders discuss the techniques of suspense writing with English teacher Mr. Kuhlmann.
  • (Day 56- Nov. 30) During their weekly outdoor classroom time, Kindergartners look for patterns in nature and end up creating their own!
  • (Day 55- Nov. 29) Fourth grade vocalists perform "Good Time" with help from the School Meeting band.
  • (Day 54- Nov. 28) After reading an article from The Wall Street Journal about lobstering, sixth grade social studies students discuss the state of the New England fishing industry with their teacher, Mr. Diamond.
  • (Day 53- Nov. 27) Members of the Wampanoag tribe share customs and artifacts with third graders in the Dodge Writing Center.
  • (Day 52 - Nov. 20) Students and faculty dance as Assistant Head of School Ms. Liston sings "Shout" at the annual Thanksgiving assembly.
  • (Day 51 - Nov. 19) Ms. Stewart and fourth graders discuss skin tone paint techniques for their Greek-inspired paper mache masks.
  • (Day 50 - Nov. 16) Eighth graders serve up a delicious homemade Spanish lunch to classmates and teachers.
  • (Day 49- Nov. 15) Berklee College of Music's a capella group performs a rendition of Takin' It to the Streets during this morning's School Meeting.
  • (Day 48- Nov. 14) Lower School Head Nancy Evans joins PreK ornithologists for Project Feeder Watch, a partnership with Cornell University involving weekly recordings of birds at our campus feeders.
  • (Day 47- Nov. 13) Parent Trent Lloyd, a landscape architect, leads second graders on a tree walk through the campus woods.
  • (Day 46- Nov. 12) First graders create a human-solar system on the courtyard arranging themselves in order of the planets during science class.
  • (Day 45- Nov. 9) Sofia del Valle '10, Ben Trudeau '09, and Ari Fodeman '06 speak to eighth graders and reminisce with Mr. Peterman and Mrs. Gantt during Brookwood's first Alumni/ae Mentor Luncheon.
  • (Day 44- Nov. 8) At School Meeting, Head of School John Peterman high-fives a first grader who correctly answered the Headmaster's Quiz question, "What were the 49th and 50th states to join the union?"
  • (Day 43- Nov. 7) The Pre-K, along with Mr. Lehrer, enjoy hot chocolate warmed by the outdoor efficient cook-stove.
  • (Day 42- Nov. 6) Upper School students cast their votes in the Brookwood Mock Election.
  • (Day 41- Nov. 5) Fourth graders rehearse lines for their Greek Mythology plays.
  • (Day 40- Nov. 2) Mr. Lenci's seventh grade history class studies political campaign advertising as part of a unit on government.
  • (Day 39- Nov. 1) First graders sing "Los Elefantes," a traditional Latin American children's song, to the School Meeting audience.
  • (Day 38- Oct. 31) Lower school students march around the courtyard in their costumes at the annual Halloween Parade.
  • (Day 37- Oct. 30) Brookwood's Little Herons Fall Explorers Class gathers outdoors to examine pumpkins, worms and other natural wonders.
  • (Day 36- Oct. 26) Pumpkins decorated by third and eighth grade buddies are on display in the lobby.
  • (Day 35- Oct. 25) First graders plant tulip bulbs as part of their work with Journey North Tulip Test Garden. This international science project has more than 400 schools around the world tracking changes in seasons and climate.
  • (Day 34- Oct. 24) Fifth graders plant shrubs and clean the area around the outdoor classroom.
  • (Day 33- Oct. 22) Sixth graders build sugar cube houses to be tested for strength and stability as part of an earthquakes and engineering unit in science.
  • (Day 32- Oct. 19) Fall artwork by fifth graders is on display in Brookwood's front lobby.
  • (Day 31- Oct. 18) Sixth grade students share their interview stories from English class with the School Meeting crowd.
  • (Day 30- Oct. 17) Flag football and field hockey! Sixth grade PE classes are held on the turf field.
  • (Day 29- Oct. 16) Mrs. Marrero leads the Pre-K class in making scones, the first faculty baking project with the group.
  • (Day 28- Oct. 15) Seventh grade students tackle math equations together on the board.
  • (Day 27- Oct. 12) Eighth graders continue to work on the outdoor classroom, building the stone wall and enhancing the seating area.
  • (Day 26- Oct. 11) A simulation by fifth grade scientists demonstrates the effect of polluted water flooding a salt marsh.
  • (Day 25- Oct. 10) As part of their unit on data collection, fourth graders measure the height of first graders.
  • (Day 24- Oct. 9) Kicking off this year's 4 to 14 Speaker Series, author Ashley Merryman addresses a full house during her talk on motivation and praise.
  • (Day 23- Oct. 5) Kindergartners explore the campus woods and make forest-inspired artistic creations.
  • (Day 22- Oct. 4) First and second graders sing and sign "This Pretty Planet" at School Meeting.
  • (Day 21- Oct. 3) Eighth graders brainstorm writing concepts on the Dodge Writing Center idea wall.
  • (Day 20- Oct. 2) A second grader works on a writing assignment with a Teaching Apprentice.
  • (Day 19- Oct. 1) With shovel and clipboard in hand, third graders conduct research around Brookwood's Cutler Pond.
  • (Day 18- Sept. 28) Kindergartners gear up for a rainy trek to check out the bee hive.
  • (Day 17- Sept. 27) Continuing this year's Motown theme, eighth graders perform "My Girl" at School Meeting.
  • (Day 16 - Sept. 26) - Sixth graders work on their interviewing skills for an English biography project.
  • (Day 15- Sept. 25) Fifth graders explore Black Cove beach in Manchester with science teacher Dr. Oettinger as part of an ongoing collaboration with Salem Sound Coastwatch.
  • (Day 14- Sept. 24) Kindergartners enjoy a read-aloud by Librarian Mrs. Geraty in the Shlopak Library.
  • (Day 13 - Sept. 21) The Brookwood field hockey team takes on Winsor during the first home game of the season.
  • (Day 12- Sept. 20) Fifth graders research salt marsh organisms for an upcoming project.
  • (Day 11- Sept. 19) Divided into small groups during math, third graders use stacking cube manipulatives to explore place value.
  • (Day 10- Sept. 18) Kindergarten artists "draw what they see," using mirrors to study details and shapes for their self portraits.
  • (Day 9- Sept. 17) During art class, seventh graders venture outside to work on their campus landscapes.
  • (Day 8- Sept. 14) Pre-Kindergartners hand-deliver cookies to the Kitchen crew as they explore campus and visit administrative offices.
  • (Day 7- Sept. 13) Rwandan dancers captivate the School Meeting crowd. The cultural enrichment program is funded by the Parents' Association.
  • (Day 6- Sept. 12) Middle Schoolers check out the "water drop" display which features pledges by students and faculty on ways to improve the community.
  • (Day 5- Sept. 11) First graders collaborate with their teacher Ms. Dawe during a math workshop.
  • (Day 4- Sept. 10) Gearing up for their trip to Farm School, eighth graders do some maintenance work on campus trails and wooded paths.
  • (Day 3- Sept. 7) Kicking off this year's Buddy Program, sixth graders introduce themselves to second graders in a meet and greet session on the courtyard.
  • (Day 2 - Sept 6) The new Pre-Kindergarten Class makes a special entrance to School Meeting and receives a warm welcome from the crowd.
  • (Day 1- Sept. 5) Rain couldn't dampen back-to-school spirits as the Brookwood heron welcome students and families on Opening Day.