Thursday, December 15, 2016

January 2017 Classroom Calendar

Click on the link below to access the January 2017 classroom calendar!

Game Day!

Room 19 students met with Ms. Tonkin's first grade class this morning to play math games and practice basic math facts!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Bulb Lesson

Mindy from the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum came to Breck today to teach second graders all about BULBS! We learned about the parts of the bulb and how bulbs grow in Minnesota. We were able to explore some bulbs firsthand and plant Paperwhites to take home.

Mindy reviews the parts of the plant.

Examples of bulbs and their flowers

Do you know that we eat bulbs?

Mindy teaching the inside parts of a bulb

Ellorie and Taylor




Sophie and Oliver


Abby, Sara, Alex, and Cormac


Taylor and Maddie


From Mrs. Bailey

At the end of this week, your child's first semester progress report will arrive in your home. It's always a great time to reflect on all that our students have accomplished; both as learners, friends, and classroom citizens. You may notice that there are several markers in the math section of the report that are marked as "not introduced". As you know, we've shifted our curriculum to Math in Focus, which has a different emphasis in content and sequence. We will be revisiting the math section of our progress reports for next year, giving us this year to implement Math in Focus and identify our priority learning objectives in the curriculum. Please refer to the narrative comments to gauge your child's progress in math this year.

On another note, there will be a change for morning arrival...students arriving by car between 8:00 and 8:15am will now be asked to go to the 1/2 or 3/4 Commons instead of going to the library. Students in grades 1-4 who arrive by car between 7:30 and 8:00am will continue to go to the LS Library.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Colonial Acres Service Field Trip

After sharing the gift of song with our friends at Colonial Acres Nursing Home this morning, Room 18 and 19 students took several minutes to read to the residents...

Monday, October 17, 2016

From Mrs. Z...Breck Scares Hunger

​Hello Families,  We wanted to make sure that EVERYONE knows they are invited to participate in "Breck Scares Hunger".  We are working together throughout all divisions to collect 14,000 pounds of food to help stock local food shelves.  

Incentives for Lower School:
4 tons - extra recess
6 tons - The bounce house will show up at a recess
7 tons - Mr. Kim will camp out in the Headmaster's Garden, and wear pajamas all day.  Top participants will join him for breakfast, and everyone gets a pajama day!

Please bring donations to US or MS/LS entrances to be weighed on Oct. 31Nov. 1, or Nov. 2, before school, 7:45-8:30 AM. Donations can also be brought to school on Sunday, Oct. 301-4 PM, LS/MS entrance.