Lower School


Saddle Up and Read

November 10,

Boys and girls at the Lower School dressed up as wild west cowboys and cowgirls to celebrate reading and the Scholastic Book Fair. Our buckaroos paraded down the halls and into the gym where Sheriff Fletcher and Sheriff Fritcher passed out bookmarks. The Book Fair is open for shopping through November 17.

Second grade goes to the American Freedom Museum

November 03,

“Our visit to the museum was our first visit in 2nd grade so it was mostly just to expose our students to the museum and allow any students new to Brook Hill to see the museum,” Heidi Berry said. “Of course it is always full of American history, so there’s that, too!”

Mrs. Batis hosts a candy party in class

November 03,

Mrs. Batis’s 2nd grade class has been earning shells for outstanding behavior in the classroom, halls, art, music, library, Spanish and Science Lab. The class displays teamwork by encouraging each other to go above and beyond with their behavior. When the class gets 10 shells, they vote on the prize they would like to receive. […]

Second Grade Visit from Jacksonville Mayor

November 03,

Second Grade has been studying the three branches of government. The classes read Duck for President and worked in stations to learn vocabulary as well as making a campaign button and registration card to practice some responsibilities of voting citizens. As an exciting addition to the lesson, Jacksonville Mayor Dick Stone visited Second Grade. Mr. Stone […]

Pre-K tells stories in class by using pretzel sticks

November 03,

Last week, Pre-K enjoyed learning about great stories and Fairy Tales. They practiced re-telling the story of The Three Bears using Teddy Grahams. They also made Pigs in a Blanket after reading The Three Little Pigs and ate straw (Chow Mein noodles), sticks (pretzel sticks), and bricks (cheese nips) to represent the things the Three […]

Pumpkins on parade at the Lower School

October 27,

In honor of Great Book Week, Pumpkins on Parade has been happening in the Lower School Library. Pumpkins on Parade is a contest where students decorate or disguise a pumpkin to resemble a character from a library book. The pumpkins were on display Monday – Friday. 

Mrs. Newman’s class is learning about light in art class

October 27,

Students in Kindergarten and First Grade have been learning about the artwork of French painter Claude Monet. They learned that Monet was an Impressionist painter who loved to paint outside in the open air, not in a stuffy studio! This type of painter is called a plein air landscape painter. He was particularly interested in […]

Mrs. Dahn’s third graders are learning about Winslow Homer in art class

October 20,

Second and Third graders have been studying the art and life of Winslow Homer, an American painter who is best known for his marine subject matter. In art class, they looked at several of Homer’s paintings including The Gulf Stream, Home Sweet Home, Fog Warning and A Visit from the Old Mistress. Homer worked for magazines, made […]