For the past three years, first graders in Mrs. Eisenhauer's class have participated in a read-a-thon to support the SPCA. All year long, Mrs. Eisenhauer's students read to a therapy dog as part of the Puppy Dog Tales program, which promotes literacy and stimulates a love of reading in children. Through the read-a-thon, our students have raised so much money that Brandeis has attracted the attention of the SPCA, which is featuring Mrs. Eisenhauer's program in their fall 2016 newsletter, distributed to thousands of SPCA supporters. Our students are making it matter in the world around them!
It was a great first day of school on Tuesday! There were many "oohs" and "ahhs" as students and families entered our lobby and saw all of the changes we made over the summer. Dr. Glass welcomed our community during a morning assembly before students headed off to the classroom. We are excited for the year ahead! Click here for photos.
After an exciting first year of redesigning our schoolwide library curriculum by introducing making, tinkering, and invention literacy through innovative programming in CREATE—our tinkering studio in the Media Resource Center—we are very proud to announce the completion of BUILD, a state-of-the-art digital fabrication studio and professional woodshop for our students.
In this week’s White House-issued press release, The Brandeis School of San Francisco was recognized for our makerspace and upcoming 2-week Summer Creativity Institute for our faculty, which begins next week. "Today, in addition to building makerspaces, a broad coalition of organizations are announcing a set of additional steps to support student-centered learning in both formal and informal environments, by expanding their offerings to in-need students and working with teachers," the press release notes. The Summer Creativity Institute will teach our faculty about design thinking, making, and tinkering. Faculty will then develop curriculum focused on ethical creativity for the classrooms and in the schools makerspace, CREATE+BUILD. To read the entire press release, click here (Brandeis is listed on page 12).