Whether you're on your way to the library or stopping by City Hall, chances are you're driving by St. John Vianney School, located in the heart of Brookfield. This blog will provide insight into life and education at SJV, a 4K-8 educational anchor in Brookfield since 1957.
Students at St. John Vianney have been busy inside and outside of the classroom. As they approach the end of the first quarter, many classes have been on field trips to supplement their classroom studies and many have had special projects within the school.
The fifth grade students attended a trip to Buckskinner Encampment in Hartford. The encampment is at Woodland Park and offers a history lesson by depicting the life styles of the 1800's. This trip reinforces the social studies curriculum of early Americans.
The first grade students visited the village in downtown Greendale. They have been learning about communities and their morning included a tour of the post office, learning about City Hall, some playtime at the park and having a treat at the local ice cream shop.
St. John Vianney kindergarteners visited the Brookfield Fire station. The students learned how fire has good uses such as the candles on birthday cakes, grilling and cooking food, and heating our homes in fireplaces. Fire safety issues were discussed including never playing with matches, the importance of fire detectors, how to call 911 from a neighbor’s house, practicing stop, drop and roll, how to exit a burning building and more.
Second grade students excitedly engaged in apple activities to celebrate Johnny Appleseed's birthday. They played an “Apple Toss” game in math class providing an opportunity to apply their addition skills. They read the story Johnny Appleseed and practiced the comprehension strategy of summarization. Apples even became the focus of an art activity as students created beautiful mosaic apples. The students were especially surprised to be invited into the cafeteria to sample and enjoy a wide variety of fragrant apple treats proving that autumn learning can be delicious!
Kindergarteners are looking forward to their upcoming trip to the zoo while first graders will be on their way to Green Meadow Farms. Even the middle school has field trips planned. The eighth graders are going to Discovery World; the seventh graders will visit Old World Wisconsin; and the sixth graders will enjoy the gorgeous fall views at Holy Hill while having a day of reflection and praying the rosary. A stop at the pumpkin farm on the way home will complete their field trip.