… on Friday morning to view their Early Humans projects.  Working in groups of three, students researched the evolution of hominids using the Smithsonian Institution’s Human Origins online resources and then constructed creative timelines to show change over time.  “The timelines showed an exceptional depth of knowledge on a highly complex subject,” said Ms. Woodford.  “I am thrilled with the results of their cooperative work!”

The week concluded with our annual Halloween …

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… Development for this year is “Visible Thinking,” a term popularized by education researcher Ron Ritchhart of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s research group “Project Zero.”  In studying this work last year I found its overriding themes resonating with me quite profoundly: children as innately curious and inquisitive beings, learning as a social endeavor, and teachers as facilitators  of both their students’ knowledge acquisition and in their meta-cognitive …

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… everyone. Thank you to all who were able to participate in this past week’s Superintendent search forums.  I myself greatly enjoyed meeting our three distinguished finalists and discussing Brookline education and administration with each of them.  I anticipate the metaphorical “white smoke” to emanate from the School Committee chimney sometime soon!

This Tuesday, which is Primary Day in Massachusetts, the eighth-grade parents and students will be putting on a bake sale in …

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… during this past week.  

This week is brought to you by the letter S!  The Superintendent Search is now in high gear.  The three finalists will each be spending a full day in Brookline this Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Part of each itinerary will be brief visits to three of the K-8 schools; Runkle is now one of the three destinations. Complete schedules, along with ways for parents to participate in the process, can be found at http://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/supersearch

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… read a book theyíve read using examples from the texts.  In 5 th grade, they will write a research-based argument essay where they build arguments using evidence, analysis and counterclaims.  We are looking forward to seeing the continued development and growth of Runkle students as writers!

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