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BPOD 2013/2014

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 164 - June 10) Congratulations to the Class of 2014!
  • (Day 163 - June 9) Faculty and staff sing "Let 'em Go," culminating today's salute to the eighth grade.
  • (Day 162 - June 6) Kindergartners give a goodbye group hug to music teacher Ms. Edwards
  • (Day 161 - June 5) Rain only added to the annual immigration simulation for fifth graders.
  • (Day 160 - June 4) Parents and second graders partner up in the annual hoe down!
  • (Day 159 - June 3) It's Turf Day! Middle Schoolers mix it up and play various games learned in PE throughout the year.
  • (Day 158 - June 2) Games, races, and relays delight Lower Schoolers on a sunny, blue-skied Field Day.
  • (Day 157 - May 30) PreK visited a fifth grade science class to learn about robotics.
  • (Day 156 - May 29) Three Kindergartners sing "All Together Now" at a culminating Beatles-themed year of School Meetings.
  • (Day 155 - May 28) Game on in the School Meeting House for a year-end heron cup challenge!
  • (Day 154 - May 27) Seventh graders gather on the playground for an annual tradition: next year's 8th grade group photo.
  • (Day 153 - May 23) The Move Me Steep Week group builds extreme simple machines, like this giant pulley system, for Brookwood's PreK students.
  • (Day 152 - May 22) Kindergarten and First Grade put a new spin on a traditional tale in the "Three Piggy Opera."
  • (Day 151 - May 21) Fifth graders visit the second grade Cultural Heritage Fair where they sample family recipes, try their hand at crafts, and experience traditions from ancestors.
  • (Day 150 - May 20) As part of their classroom jobs, second graders feed and care for their growing chickens.
  • (Day 149 - May 19) Upper School Steep Week begins: here the Crime Scene Investigation group learns how to search for fingerprints.
  • (Day 148 -May 16) Third graders chat with Exchange Educator Tonny KASINJA before he returns to the FAWE School in Rwanda.
  • (Day 147 - May 15) The Middle School Revue, Hairspray, is a huge hit at School Meeting.
  • (Day 146 - May 14) Strong winds help first graders fly their hand-made kites on the turf field.
  • (Day 145 - May 13) PreK buddies visit the fourth grade book project museum.
  • (Day 144 - May 12) The 8th grade mock trials kick off today, culminating the U.S. history unit on the justice system.
  • (Day 143 - May 9) Kindergartners share a project and their new classroom space with their grandparents and special friends.
  • (Day 142 - May 8) Declamation winners (and siblings! ) Max M. and Michaela M. stand with alumni judges, Head of School John Peterman, and organizer Ray Falconer.
  • (Day 141 - May 7) Gr. 6 and Gr. 2 buddies head to Maritime Gloucester to learn more about sustainable fishing practices.
  • (Day 140 - May 6) Gr. 3 and 8 buddies handcrafted ceramic bowls for the Open Door Food Pantry's Empty Bowl Dinner.
  • (Day 139 - May 5) Alumna Abbie Clavin '09 describes her Global Citizen Year in Ecuador to a Brookwood seventh grade Spanish class.
  • (Day 138 - May 2) First graders, studying the Silk Road, learn to dye fabric with indigo.
  • (Day 137 - May 1) Rain couldn't dampen the spirits at the racing of the 25th annual Recess Regatta.
  • (Day 136 - Apr. 30) First graders rehearse lines and songs for their upcoming performance of the "Three Piggie Opera."
  • (Day 135 - Apr. 29) Brookwood celebrates the talents and hard work of all our young musicians at the annual spring recital.
  • (Day 134 - Apr. 28) Windover Construction lowers and installs tresses onto the new Lower School building.
  • (Day 133 - Apr. 25) All about art today as buddies team up in the annual Student Art Show scavenger hunt!
  • (Day 132 - Apr. 24) Second graders proudly share their "welcome boxes" made for new residents of Wellspring House in Gloucester.
  • (Day 131 - Apr. 23) Seventh graders learn a fan dance from members of the Chinese Folk Art Workshop funded by the Parents' Association.
  • (Day 130 - Apr. 22) Middle Schoolers celebrate Earth Day with various outdoor activities, including making newspaper logs.
  • (Day 129 - Apr. 18) A Brookwood spring day: students enjoy PE class on the turf, while geese enjoy a float on the Cutler Pond.
  • (Day 128 - Apr. 17) The Windover crew gathers with Brookwood's Class of 2023 after the PreK play, "Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel, a.k.a. Cory and the Snort."
  • (Day 127 - Apr. 16) First graders sign a steel beam, one of the supports being installed later today in the new Lower School Town Hall.
  • (Day 126 - Apr. 15) Alumna Julia H. '13 collects books from Brookwood faculty to donate to schools in Ghana. This initiative is organized by MIT's D-Lab, with which Julia became connected in 2012 at Brookwood.
  • (Day 125 - Apr. 14) First graders share with Nurse Paula a story from their "Little Read Wagon."
  • (Day 124 - Apr. 11) Second graders use iPads to learn more about the photo exhibit put on by the Gr. 8 Global Awareness Project "Virtual Cultural Exchange Group."
  • (Day 123 - Apr. 10) Eighth grade a cappella singers perform "Yesterday" at School Meeting, accompanied by Andy G. on cello.
  • (Day 122 - Apr. 9) Two members of the Gr. 8 Global Awareness Project group, "Great Apes," teach fifth graders about chimps, gorillas, and their habitats.
  • (Day 121 - Apr. 8) PreKindergartners learn beatboxing basics from Harvard undergrads who are vocal percussionists in their college a cappella groups.
  • (Day 120 - Apr. 7) Kindergartners begin their animal research projects with a web search and get some Google tips from Ms. Alexander.
  • (Day 119 - Apr. 4) Brookwood celebrates opening day at Fenway with baseball gear and a special lunch menu. Big thanks to Chef Chris and the CulinArt team. Go Sox!
  • (Day 118 - Apr. 3) Sixth graders, studying water flow, explore Brookwood's campus during science.
  • (Day 117 - Apr. 2) Fifth graders construct Brookwood's third bee hive.
  • (Day 116 - Apr. 1) Kindergartners examine sea stars, snails, and crabs during a special visit from the New England Aquarium's "Tidepools Alive!"
  • (Day 115 - Mar. 31) Mrs. Ames and her fifth grade students discuss the book "Letters from Rifka."
  • (Day 114 - Mar. 28) Fourth graders work in small groups to conduct research on Egypt.
  • (Day 113 - Mar. 27) Seventh grader Wes D. plays ukulele and sings "Both of Us" for the School Meeting crowd.
  • (Day 112 - Mar. 26) Kindergartners enjoy a read aloud with Mrs. Geraty in a cozy corner of the Shlopak Family Library.
  • (Day 111 - Mar. 25) Seventh and eighth grade spring sports begin today with lacrosse tryouts on the turf.
  • (Day 110 - Mar. 6) Members of Acaposse, the Upper School a cappella group, perform "Pompeii" at School Meeting.
  • (Day 109 - Mar. 5) It's World Read Aloud Day, and second graders, cozy in their pajamas, listen to faculty read their favorite picture books.
  • (Day 108 - Mar. 4) Brookwood eighth graders sport their play t-shirts and look forward to opening night of "Despicable Me!"
  • (Day 107 - Mar. 3) Senorita Hottenstein and third graders play a memory game featuring images from the Thyssen Museum in Madrid.
  • (Day 106 - Feb. 28) Sixth graders compose guitar songs on iPads in the IdeaLab.
  • (Day 105 - Feb. 27) Cheers and "oh! that's okay!" filled the School Meeting House for the PreK-Grade 6 student basketball shootout.
  • (Day 104 - Feb. 26) Kindergarten artwork on display conveys the theme of friendship with illustrations of lions and lambs.
  • (Day 103 - Feb. 25) In pairs, seventh graders discuss Steinbeck's "The Pearl" during English class.
  • (Day 102 - Feb. 24) Lower Schoolers count 100 heart beats, one of many themed activities celebrating 100 days of school.
  • (Day 101 - Feb. 21) Fourth graders create symmetrical designs, and then measure and compare them.
  • (Day 100 - Feb. 20) During PE, third graders compete in their own version of 'Minute To Win It.'
  • (Day 99 - Feb. 19) Ms. Johnson demonstrates how to test thrust structures for a sixth grade astronomy design challenge.
  • (Day 98 - Feb. 14) Fifth graders design and create Valentines with their kindergarten buddies.
  • (Day 97 - Feb. 13) Eighth graders give the School Meeting crowd a sneak peek of their upcoming musical, Despicable Me.
  • (Day 96 - Feb. 12) Middle School Book Character Day! Students present their favorite literary characters and summarize stories for the Lower School.
  • (Day 95 - Feb. 11) Kindergartners experiment with color as they blend and mix paint during art class.
  • (Day 94 - Feb. 10) Will Slotnick leads sixth graders in a relaxation exercise during Day 1 of Upper School Wellness Week.
  • (Day 93 - Feb. 7) The Boston Tea Party Museum's Sons of Liberty led third graders in a spirited debate on taxation without representation.
  • (Day 92 - Feb. 6) Head of School John Peterman congratulates a proud PreK student for correctly answering today's Headmaster's Quiz; "What country won the most medals in the winter olympics?" Answer: Norway.
  • (Day 91 - Feb. 4) A study of wheels and axels in their simple machines unit brings PreKers to the woodworking room, where they create their own model cars.
  • (Day 90 - Feb. 3) The loft is a peaceful setting for Brookwood's newest winter sport option; yoga for seventh and eighth graders.
  • (Day 89 - Jan. 31) Fourth graders are ready for their annual Chinese New Year celebration: The Dragon Parade!
  • (Day 88 - Jan. 30) While enjoying morning snack, third graders read aloud to partners.
  • (Day 87 - Jan. 29) As part of their study of the solar system, first grade scientists learn how to make models of the planet Saturn.
  • (Day 86 - Jan. 28) Penguins on parade! It's cold outside, but Brookwood's hallways are warmed by student artwork.
  • (Day 85 - Jan. 27) Wearing their hardhats, Pre-Kindergartners watch the Windover team take down the old Lower School wing.
  • (Day 84 - Jan. 24) Kindergartners pair up and spread out in their new space.
  • (Day 83 - Jan. 23) What's better than a snow day? Sledding at recess!
  • (Day 82 - Jan. 21) A first grader demonstrates chess moves as part of today's "Each One, Teach One" lesson.
  • (Day 81 - Jan. 16) Head of Upper School Mr. Diamond awards a medal to the winner of this year's National Geographic Geography Bee, held in the School Meeting House.
  • (Day 80- Jan. 15) PE class on the turf in January! Mrs. Pirie reviews proper throwing technique with second graders.
  • (Day 79 - Jan. 14) Teaching Apprentice Mr. Paras leads a fifth grade reading group.
  • (Day 78 - Jan. 13) Instrument maker and performer Yannis Pantazis introduces fourth graders to a traditional Greek melody.
  • (Day 77 - Jan. 10) Second graders study rhythm as they play various instruments during music.
  • (Day 76 - Jan. 9) The upside to the arctic chill: Middle Schoolers enjoy skating on the Cutler Pond during recess!
  • (Day 75 - Jan. 8) Grade 5 history detectives examine primary resource documents.
  • (Day 74 - Jan. 7) Rwandan Freedom Fighter Rose Kabuye shares her experiences with Brookwood sixth graders.
  • (Day 73 - Jan. 6) First graders use cubes to measure various classroom objects as part of a math lesson.
  • (Day 72 - Dec. 20) Revels festivities…about to begin. Happy holidays from Brookwood!
  • (Day 71 - Dec. 19) In Reader's Theatre, second graders are amused as they act out a story.
  • (Day 70 - Dec. 18) Kindergartners highlight words in the morning message during their class meeting.
  • (Day 69 - Dec. 17) Head of School Mr. Peterman gets "a train load" of hugs from PreK students after reading "The Polar Express."
  • (Day 68 - Dec. 16) Girls JV basketball players move the ball down the court in their first game of the season.
  • (Day 67 - Dec. 13) All you need is love … and the Lower School play, "The Grinch Who Stole the Whos' Holiday."
  • (Day 66 - Dec. 12) PreKindergartners help Mr. Peterman quiet the School Meeting crowd.
  • (Day 65 - Dec. 11) Kindergartners work on identifying patterns during math.
  • (Day 64 - Dec. 10) Eighth grade members of the HIV/AIDS Awareness GAP group organize an Upper School "Wear Red Day" in support of the cause.
  • (Day 63 - Dec. 9) Farewell, Aouda! Brookwood's second Guatemalan exchange student travels back home today after an exciting 8 weeks.
  • (Day 62 - Dec. 6) Faculty judges and science teacher Ms. Bell listen to seventh graders debate the most important components of the cell.
  • (Day 61 - Dec. 5) Fifth graders play steel drums for the School Meeting crowd.
  • (Day 60 - Dec. 4) Eighth graders Skype with alumna Abbie Clavin '09, who is spending a year living and working in Ecuador.
  • (Day 59 - Dec. 3) Third grade "Big Dig Reporters" give weekly video updates on the Lower School Construction project.
  • (Day 58 Nov. 26) During morning drop-off, Mr. Young and eighth graders greet families - and snowflakes!
  • (Day 57 - Nov. 25) Math students hit the construction site to calculate areas of the rooms in the new Lower School.
  • (Day 56 - Nov. 22) Math dept. coordinator Mrs. D'Ippolito with Upper School students who participated in the "American Mathematics Competitions 8"
  • (Day 55 - Nov. 21) Fourth graders perform and record their Greek plays during Social Studies class.
  • (Day 54 - Nov. 20) Ms. Burke teaches her sixth grade math students new ways to look at fractions.
  • (Day 53 - Nov. 19) In a game show format, fourth graders learn the basics of Mandarin from Upper Schoolers during World Language.
  • (Day 52 - Nov. 18) Seventh graders edit their history projects in small groups.
  • (Day 51 - Nov. 15) Third graders create their own pasta dish and learn about whole grains from nutritionist Laura Geraty.
  • (Day 50 - Nov. 14) The School Meeting crowd dances to tunes performed by BeatleJuice.
  • (Day 49 - Nov. 13) Mr. Lenci's 7th grade history students create video "news reports" announcing verdicts in Supreme Court cases.
  • (Day 48 - Nov. 12) Second graders proudly share their All-About books with visitors.
  • (Day 47 - Nov. 11) Mrs. Pirie and PreKindergartners get ready for a fun PE game.
  • (Day 46 - Nov. 8) Eighth graders rehearse dance moves with their third grade buddies.
  • (Day 45 - Nov. 7) The School Meeting band performs "Om Jai Lakshmi Mata" in celebration of Diwali.
  • (Day 44 - Nov. 6) During Mr. Kuhlmann's English class, seventh graders discuss clues in a piece of literature that reveal its setting.
  • (Day 43 - Nov. 5) First graders plant bulbs for the Journey North Tulip Test Garden.
  • (Day 42 - Nov. 4) Fifth grade teacher Ms. Johnson leads a class discussion on bravery and resilience.
  • (Day 41 - Nov. 1) Third graders make kale chips in preparation for the 7th annual Sustainability Fair tomorrow.
  • (Day 40 - Oct. 31) No tricks, only treats at the annual Halloween parade on Brookwood's courtyard.
  • (Day 39 - Oct. 30) Using sugar cubes and large wooden blocks, sixth graders combine math and science skills in their earthquake experiment.
  • (Day 38 - Oct. 29) Children in the Fall Explorers Little Herons program celebrate the theme of "growing" through music and movement.
  • (Day 37 - Oct. 28) During music class, second graders act out a scary halloween story and add real live sound effects.
  • (Day 36 - Oct. 25) First graders use various materials to create models of the earth and its layers.
  • (Day 35 - Oct. 24) Joani Geltman, MSW, an expert in child development and parent-teen relationships, fills the DWC for her talk on building and maintaining relationships.
  • (Day 34 - Oct. 23) First graders find cozy spots to curl up with good books during morning reading group.
  • (Day 33 - Oct. 21) It's a peaceful fall morning at Brookwood.
  • (Day 32 - Oct. 18) PreK students explore the Lower School garden with Mrs. Evans.
  • (Day 31 - Oct. 17) Fourth graders chisel regatta boats with help from Mr. Wright during Sloyd woodworking.
  • (Day 30 - Oct. 16) A science visit to Black Cove in Manchester yields interesting findings this afternoon.
  • (Day 29 - Oct. 15) Fifth graders add details to their sculptures created out of recycled gallon milk jugs.
  • (Day 28 - Oct. 11) Seventh grade scientists comb the rocks and seaweed at West Beach seeking inspiration for experiments they will design themselves.
  • (Day 27 - Oct. 10) Members from the Boston Lyric Opera impress Brookwood's School Meeting crowd.
  • (Day 26 - Oct. 9) Kindergartners browse for new and favorite titles with the help of teachers at the annual Book Fair.
  • (Day 25 - Oct. 8) Paul Tough speaks to a packed house at Brookwood's 4 to 14 Speaker Series event.
  • (Day 24 - Oct. 7) Creativity and innovation were in full-swing as PreK through Grade 5 joined 47 countries in the Global Cardboard Challenge.
  • (Day 23 - Oct. 4) Seventh grade Spanish class takes the form of a Quinceanera with students introducing and describing each other as family members.
  • (Day 22 - Oct. 3) Fourth graders spend library time producing a video interview of guest author Christy Hale.
  • (Day 21- Oct. 2) Eighth graders put their engineering and physics knowledge to the test during an egg drop design challenge.
  • (Day 20 - Oct. 1) Students practice soccer skills during PE class on the turf field.
  • (Day 19 - Sept. 30) Sixth graders share original short stories during English class.
  • (Day 18 - Sept. 27) Inspired by the Lower School building project, first graders write poems about construction in their journals.
  • (Day 17 - Sept. 26) Seventh graders share a cheer they learned at Camp Caribou with the School Meeting crowd.
  • (Day 16 - Sept. 25) Fourth graders create artifacts for a social studies unit on archaeology.
  • (Day 15 - Sept. 24) As part of a study on Native Americans, fifth graders engage in a writing exercise about the origins of their names. Here, students edit each other's work.
  • (Day 14 - Sept. 23) Second graders are all smiles during a visit to the chicken coop where they find the first egg of the school year!
  • (Day 13 - Sept. 20) Excited Lower School students visit the construction site to hand-deliver handmade cards, gifts, and treats to Windover workers.
  • (Day 12 - Sept. 19) Brookwood alum Richard Ross '00 joins Mr. Wellington in a juggling lesson during P.E. class. Richard is an avid "joggler" and runs marathons while juggling as a way to raise money for impoverished children in West Africa.
  • (Day 11 - Sept. 18) Pre-Kindergartners decorate construction aprons as gifts of appreciation for Windover workers.
  • (Day 10 - Sept. 17) Kindergartners start the day with a circle stretch and song.
  • (Day 9 - Sept. 16) Athletes take to the turf during fall sports tryouts.
  • (Day 8 - Sept. 13) First graders experiment with cardboard and other basic materials, gearing up for the PreK - Gr. 5 Cardboard Challenge on October 7.
  • (Day 7 - Sept. 12) Dan Gabel and the Abletones entertain the School Meeting crowd with big band sounds.
  • (Day 6 - Sept. 11) Parents enjoy casual conversation and browse the school store during the PA's Coffee on the Courtyard.
  • (Day 5 - Sept. 10) Fourth and fifth graders spend the day at Project Adventure participating in outdoor team-building activities and games.
  • (Day 4 - Sept. 9) Eighth graders pitch in and work on the outdoor classroom.
  • (Day 3 - Sept. 6) Upper Schoolers and teachers gather for a picture as they kick off the inaugural Heron Cup Challenge.
  • (Day 2 - Sept. 5) The School Meeting crowd welcomes the PreK, Brookwood Class of 2023!
  • (Day 1 - Sept. 4) Head of School John Peterman, Assistant Head Barb Liston and Brookwood's Heron welcome students on the first day of school.