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Seventh grade scientists show off their hard work on their Science Fair projects this week. Congrats to the following students who received special recognition for their projects:

First: Julia Kenney
Second: Eamon Kerr
Third: Clarisse Horbinski
Fourth: Jonathan Levin and Sabria Ryan

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Seventh grade scientists proudly show off their projects during our school Science Fair.

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Third grade honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a recent prayer service, sharing facts about his life and lines from his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.

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Congrats to the seventh grade boys’ basketball team for placing first in their conference championship! GO BRUINS!

Second graders are learning about the properties of solids and the materials that can make up solids. This week, they used what they learned to build towers! They discovered which materials would be best for a tall, stable tower while also growing in perseverance and cooperation.

Ms. Stiber works with small groups as part of their Daily 5 reading activities.

Watercolors make learning more fun in preschool.

Ms. Graca works on a building a strong phonics foundation in kindergarten to make reading a breeze!

It’s sweater and mitten weather! First grade shows off their creativity.

Learning to cut with scissors is a difficult but important task! Ms. Seng’s preK class shows off their skills.

Analyzing literature and public speaking are great skills to develop now for future success! Eighth grade students read one of two short novels over Winter Break about young people changing the world. Then they made group presentations on their chosen book.

Some of our preK4 students enjoy counting and playing with friends after winter break.

Mr. Pickett’s fourth grade students learned about the history of different New Year’s traditions around the world and drew a postcard sharing what they learned.

First grade is using addition strategies to work with numbers up to 20. In phonics, they are learning to identify and decode words with long vowel sounds. In language arts/writing, they discussed what a New Year’s resolution is and created our own. In science, they started learning about light and shadows.

Students in preschool, preK and Kindergarten performed in a special Christmas concert on the final day of school. Great job, little ones!

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Scenes from our annual Christmas pageant featuring students in grades 1-8.

Students of all ages enjoyed seeing a special guest in the week leading up to Christmas break!  

Kindergarten has been learning so much! We just finished our science unit on weather where we learned about wind, temperature, and different types of weather. We used our “wind watchers” (paper towel tube with a streamer attached to it) to notice how the wind makes it move and how to use a thermometer. You can see the children here taking their weather test and then going outside to enjoy our moderate weather–no snow yet!

Congrats to our 6-8th grade students who made the honor roll for first trimester!

Who remembers these fun scooters from their grade school days? Our third and fourth grade students are having a blast with them during PE last week.

Fifth grade is working on creating 3D shapes from 2D outlines.

Ms. Seng’s PreK4 class is ready for Christmas already, complete with their own classroom elf!

Sixth grade is playing an educational game in Blooket, where they try and hack other students and mine for crypto currency like a spy!

We are grateful for our school families, teachers, and entire SRB community. Happy Thanksgiving!

All this week, Mrs. Graca’s kindergarten class has been starting their day by flapping their wings and shaking their tail feathers. 

The eighth grade is working hard on their term papers, a graduation requirement. They have also received their hoodies, an eighth grade “perk.” Next on their agenda will be helping at the Wreath Sale to earn funds for the Class Gift to the school. Never a dull day in the eighth grade!

The Holly Hobby Fair is back! Please check your student’s folders for more information or you can download the forms here.

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Third grade takes a quick 20-minute yoga break to stretch and energize so they can tackle the rest of their day.

The seventh graders have just started their Body Systems unit in science. To begin the unit students drew life-size diagrams of the human body, and then created models by using clay to make different organs and structures. In reading, the students enjoyed reading the teledrama The Monsters are Due on Maple Street. They also enjoyed watching the original Twilight Zone episode to compare and contrast what we read versus what we saw. 

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Ms. Seng’s PreK class is already in the Thanksgiving spirit with their door decorations!

Pumpkin and door decorating, costumes, and fun–must be Halloween at SRB!

Fourth grade enjoyed a field trip to Johansen Farm Children’s Zoo and Pumpkin Patch last month. Highlights included handling baby chicks and petting baby goats, pigs, and sheep. We also explored a corn maze, took hayride, and played some mini golf.

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Our first Trunk or Treat event in the back parking lot was a big hit for students and parents alike. Families decorated their cars and gave out candy from their trunks – the creativity was so incredible!

Our prayer partner program brings together students in different grades to learn and play together. Here our sixth grade and our Preschool 3-year olds work on Halloween crafts together.

PreK4 students decorate pumpkins together in preparation for Halloween!

Seventh and eighth graders learned about proportions of the human figure and created a figure in action out aluminum wire, pipe cleaner, and colored wire.

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Second grade is learning about spelling patterns in Language Arts and reading humorous fiction stories in Reading. In Math, they are solving addition and subtraction word problems. In Religion, they made finger puppets to retell the story of the Good Samaritan. They also drew landmarks and symbols of the United States in Social Studies. 

Students embrace yoga as the newest addition to our specials program!

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Photos from our 37th annual Run-a-thon, one of our biggest school fundraisers of the year.

Students participate in a touching prayer service for one of their fellow schoolmates recently diagnosed with cancer. Deacon Bill, as always, delivered an inspiring homily for our school community. Please keep the Nelson family in your prayers and consider coming out to the fundraiser on Oct 16 at Firewater! #bbrave #bstrong #bfearless

Trucks are cool in our PreK4 classroom. Vrrrooom vrrooooom!

Kindergarten has gotten off to a great start! The children have learned so much already. They have enjoyed meeting the Superkids characters in our reading series and learned the sounds for the letters C and O when Cass and Oswald were introduced.

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Frisbee fun in gym class.

The Bears game didn’t go the way we wanted, but we still had a blast at last night’s Game Watch! Thanks to everyone who came out to support our sports program.

Congrats to the SRB Cross Country Teams on their first meet last Friday. Varsity boys placed third–way to run! 

Seventh graders show their soccer skills on our Varsity White team. GO BRUINS!

Mr. Pickett’s fifth graders analyze and discuss newspaper headlines from September 11, 2001.

Sixth grade takes their work outdoors during a beautiful fall day. 

Pre-K4 has been having fun learning about our theme of Friendship. Last week, the class has shared stories and completed an art project on friendship and spent time in our Learning Garden to interact and play with one another. This theme of friendship will be incorporated in our lessons throughout the year.

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Each student created a Wassily Kandinsky inspired circle on the first day of art. Mrs. Bucher then led a discussion on how each one of us is unique but together we are masterpiece! They are all on display outside our art room.

Fourth grade plays “Directions Disco” to learn their directions of North, East, South, and West.

Preschoolers read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and then discussed the letters that start each of their names. They decorated that letter and then placed it on our coconut tree. Next week, we will begin learning about Space. 

Mrs. Rodriguez’s fifth through eighth grade students work on math problems in small groups during the first week of school.

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Sixth grade is ready to bring on the new school year.

Fourth grade students cool off in the air conditioning of Kernaghan Hall and play “Feelings Charades” during a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) unit in Religion class.

Mr. Pickett’s 5th grade class discusses and sorts pictures of historical events as part of a Social Studies timeline activity.

Happy first day of school for our preK and preschoolers! Here’s to a great year.

Happy first day of school for our K-8th graders!

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We had a great time with friends old and new at our Back to School Night. It’s going to be a great school year!