Welcome back! For our first Friday of the school year, students will participate in Make a Friend, Be a Friend Day! Students will collaborate on artwork, team up in tournaments, and create vision boards for a positive school year.
During this week's Flex Friday afternoon, we begin our Brain Fitness series. The Brain Fitness series introduces students to various activities and techniques that improve memory, information mastery, and academic confidence. This week, Bronxville students will use the Roman Room and Journey Methods to memorize a shuffled deck of playing cards. Students will learn how to work together to create crazy, hilarious, spooky and all other kinds of imaginations, then turn those mental artifacts into powerful memory tools that improve learning and recall.
Have you ever wondered why moths are fuzzy? Did you know bats aren't blind? This virtual lecture will explore the age-old relationship between moths and bats! Bats are the second largest group of mammals after rodents, and Biology teacher Justin Guiel hopes to show you just how diverse (and cute) that group is! Additionally, we will learn about how moths evolved to hide from bats in some extraordinary ways.
Take a hike! On Friday, September 22nd, grades 9-12 will be venturing to Hook Mountain for a morning nature hike. Students will also participate in garden programming at the Marydell Nature Preserve. There, students will learn about composting, and laying the harvest to rest for the winter. Students will also use garden goods to prepare a snack.
Transportation will depart promptly at 9:00 AM Please come prepared with suitable walking shoes/boots, a water bottle, and a packed lunch. Dress comfortably for the outdoors.
How have moths evolved to hide from bats? What is the obligate mutualism of figs and wasps? What are the risks of a blue-ringed Octopus? What is a locust and where do swarms come from? How do migrating birds fly without sleep? In this Big on Biology series, students will dive into these niche topics and more and explore how scientists learn from the tools that nature provides.
On Friday, September 22nd, educators from the Bronxville Picture House will join our students for a workshop in sketch comedy. With the help of our theatre teacher, students will craft and script comedic skits. Students will have the opportunity to write, act, and direct. Skits will be filmed for the big screen, and we will eventually have the opportunity to see ourselves in theatres!
On Friday, September 29th, grades 5-8 will be venturing to Nyack, NY for an afternoon of garden programming. Students will learn about composting, and harvest herbs and vegetables to prepare a garden snack. Students will also participate in garden-related crafts, and learn how to put the garden to rest for the winter.
Dress comfortably for the outdoors and come prepared with a bagged lunch.
On Friday, September 29th, the Bronxville Picture House will return to work with our High School students. With the help of our theatre teacher, students will craft and script comedic skits. Students will have the opportunity to write, act, and direct. Performances will be filmed for the big screen, and students will have the chance to see themselves in theatres later this school year!
On Friday, September 29th, students will be joined for part 1 of Liberty Hall's two-part series. In this lesson, students will trace the path to the American Revolution from the first stirrings of discontent to the nation's birth. Students will explore primary source documents and artifacts from the museum’s collection. Follow along with the assigned materials on Google Classroom!