Hurricanes at Home!

Here is an interesting meteorology activity by the National Hurricane Center, for 4th, 5th, & 6th graders.

“These webinars will focus on the job of a meteorologist, the weather hazards that come with hurricanes, and how meteorologists get you the weather information you need before a storm.

“Registration links available about a week before the webinar is conducted (on the second page of this notice). We can only accommodate 500 participants for each webinar, so please only register for one of the two identical webinars provided for your region. Future info on the #HurricanesAtHome webinars will be available on NHC’s social media accounts:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSNHC/

Twitter: @NWSNHC (https://twitter.com/NWSNHC) @NHC_Atlantic (https://twitter.com/NHC_Atlantic)



Distance Learning & Virtual Field Trips

During this challenging time of COVID-19 school closing, we have moved to a distance learning model that, thanks to both our families’ patience and support and our teachers hard work, seems to be working very well.

We are sharing various things to support and enhance these efforts on our school’s Facebook Page (like & follow it if you haven’t already). To make finding the activities easier, we have tagged them with the hashtags:

  • #DistanceLearning for those activities that are instructional as well as having other educational merit, and
  • #VirtualFieldTrips which are activities and websites that can be used as lessons as well as just fun! These can be great activities even after the non COVID-19 closings.

To make finding these easier, if you click on the hashtag, it will automatically filter those posts so you don’t have to scroll through the entire page.

Blake and The R.M.S. Titanic

This model of the R.M.S. Titanic was designed and built by Blake Burnette, a 10 year old student at Brookwood Christian School. Blake loves history and has a special interest in the Titanic. He has been unable to find a model of the Titanic in stores so he designed and built his own. Blake brought the model to school and taught a class on the history of the Titanic!

When Blake began at Brookwood Christian School in September of 2017 he could not read and could barely recognize his own name. Today he is flourishing at a second grade level and teaching classes!

Blake is just one of the success stories at Brookwood Christian School!

Blake, with his model Titanic

 

Picture of the actual Titanic (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners

The City of Acworth along with the Acworth Tree Commission held a special celebration for all of the Arbor Day Poster Contest winners.  Local schools participate in this poster contest each year based on the theme set by the Acworth Tree Commission.  This year’s theme was “Tweets About Trees.”  We had so many wonderful entries and the winners were recognized by Mayor Tommy Allegood and Board of Aldermen at the City Council Meeting. Congratulations to all of the poster winners, and we wish you the best of luck next year!

Thank you for honoring our students, Acworth Tree Commission, City Council, and Parks & Rec!