Start of Year Trips: Exploring Place Beyond Our Space
The unique history and surrounding natural environment allows students at Nashoba Brooks School to expand their learning into the local community and beyond.
During the start of the School year, students engaged in a number of exciting field trips, giving them experiential learning opportunities to stretch their thinking in ways both broad and deep. Here are some places our students ventured thus far...
Grade 8 students headed to Chewonki in Wiscasset, Maine, this August with backpacks over their shoulders and sleeping bags tucked under their arms to make the great outdoors their home for four days. This Nashoba Brooks School partnership has been in place for the past 40 years, fostering team building, bonding, and leadership.
In mid-September, Grade 7 students ventured into Boston for a Boston Scavenger Hunt, where they navigated their way from Alewife to Copley Square and Harvard Square using the T. It was a beautiful day discovering the sites and history of Boston and Cambridge, including the Boston Women’s Memorial and Harvard Yard and allowed our Grade 7 students to get a feel for life off-campus and a taste of independence.
Grade 2 students visited Joppa Flats, the bird banding station on Plum Island, for their first field trip of the year. Students observed the habitat of birds, learned about their migration cycle, and even learned how to band birds—all of which integrates with students' study of birds in science.
Our Kindergarteners brought pails and shovels to Wingaersheek Beach. This field trip engaged our young explorers with their surroundings, from the moment they set foot on the beach, digging, collecting, investigating, and even climbing. In addition to fun, this experience sets the stage for the study of science they will embark on in later years.
Field trips like these bring the classroom outdoors for both Lower and Middle School students—opening students to new possibilities, ideas, perspectives and expanding Nashoba Brooks School partnerships beyond our campus.
Nashoba Brooks School officially unveiled the new Shilling STEAM Lab, an innovation hub “where learning comes together” to advance the School’s ongoing commitment to the strategic directions of innovation, inclusivity, and impact.
Nashoba Brooks School employees and parents gathered at Concord Academy’s Performing Arts Center yesterday for a powerful and timely presentation focused on understanding and managing anxiety by author Lynn Lyons, LICSW: Beyond Calming Down: Shifting the Anxiety Paradigm from Avoidance to Action.
This spring, the Grade 7 class at Nashoba Brooks School traveled up to Camp Takodah in New Hampshire for a two-day experience filled with team building activities and opportunities to push beyond their comfort zone.
On Tuesday, June 4, members of the Nashoba Brooks community came to campus In celebration of Merry Long and her 40 years at Nashoba Brooks School. It was a pleasure to welcome back many familiar faces, past and present, which included current and past parents, alumni, employees, friends, and family.
Throughout April and May, Nashoba Brooks School students in Grades 2 through 5 volunteered their time to the Read for Seeds fundraiser at Gaining Ground, a non-profit organic farm in Concord that helps those in need by donating all of their produce to meal programs and food pantries in the area.
On Saturday, May 19, the Nashoba Brooks School track and field team had a successful and winning meet at the Hillside School in Marlborough. Six runners from Nashoba Brooks had outstanding accomplishments.
Under the direction of Nashoba Brooks School employees, Lisa Stanley, art teacher, and, Kendra Aber-Ferri, library director and transliteracy integration specialist, Grade 8 students picked historic events that occurred during their lifetime, researched the event, and presented the rationale behind why the event needed to be memorialized