PS/IS 686 | Brooklyn, NY

Friends and Family Day

First of all, Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you all felt appreciated and loved! The children made beautiful cards, and wrote the most fascinating and hilarious information about their moms!

Thank you so much to Ms. Vanessa and 302, who presented me with a very special surprise during snack on Friday! It was a group collaboration, which now hangs in our classroom. The best part was when Ben said “Well, you are like a mom to 30 kids!”


Families, you are invited to Friends and Family Day, an annual tradition at BSI. Any caring adult is welcome to attend…grandmas and grandpas, aunts and uncles, favorite family members, or any other important people in your child’s life!

Here is our schedule:

8:40-9:25 Geometry Math Stations

9:25-10:10 Art with Ms. Nanna

10:10-10:30 Nonfiction Share– Catch a quick glimpse of your child’s Informational Writing!

In 302, we will be be hosting Geometry Math Stations. You can expect to participate with your child in the following stations:

  • Polygon Pair-Up
  • Don’t Make a Triangle
  • Guess My Rule
  • Set
  • Pattern Block Tessellations

We look forward to seeing you!

Art Residency- Capoeira

This week, the third grade classes are beginning a music and dance residency. Each Tuesday, we will be joined by Capoeira instructors.  Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form that fuses dance, music, self-defense and acrobatics. It is energetic and joyful and exposes children to a new language, music, movement and culture. This group has a creative approach to instruction and encourages discipline, focus, and respect.  The program will immerse students in Brazilian music, language, and culture. We are looking forward to a six week session with our instructors!

Please view this link to  learn more about Capoeira.

Upcoming Dates:

May 21- China Project Proposals due (see note coming home Thursday!)

May 25- Materials due for China Projects

June 1- Trip to Rab’s Country Lanes (Bowling) with our Buddy Class

June 18th- China Projects to be completed (in class)

June 20th- China Projects Share (SAVE THE DATE!)