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NYC Children's Theater presents FIVE!

New York City Children's Theater visited GBS to present FIVE! a multi-media musical about the five senses and the five boroughs of New York City. Students got to meet a puppet named Piper, who received a sensory badge each time he learned about a new sense. They experimented with objects to hear, touch, and smell as they took a journey throughout our city. View photos here.

The Snapdragons Present: The Amazing Circus!

The Snapdragons designed, built, and filmed a circus performance in art class based on the work of artist Alexander Calder. The students came up with a concept for their circus character (acrobat, ringmaster, stunt person, tightrope walker, juggler, etc) and designed a costume on a wooden mannequin. We built sets from found objects and painted backgrounds depicting a big top and audience members. The Snapdragons then created a stop-motion film showing their circus in motion. It was a great project in collaboration, communication, and problem-solving. See their amazing circus!

Stop Motion Commotion

The Baseball Plants and the Pitcher Plants are learning about stop motion animation in art. Following an in-school dance workshop and field trip to see Ailey II perform, each student created a wire armature and used clay, aluminum foil, fabric, yarn, and trims to create a character. The students worked together in pairs: one student moving the character a little bit at a time with their hands while the other student took a photo of each position. In the end, each student had a series of images of their character creating a different dance move and by playing these still pictures very quickly, their character is in motion! View their stop motion animation videos!


Gillen Brewer At a Glance

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Students benefit from our year-round academic program, speech/language and occupational therapy, play therapy and counseling, music, art, science, technology, and our sports and fitness program

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New York State licensed speech-language pathologists are dedicated to facilitating our students' communication skills across all settings

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Staff members uncover the specialness in every child, every day

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Occupational therapists facilitate the development of visual-perceptual, gross motor, fine motor, self-care and sensory processing skills in order to enhance each child’s participation in and performance of school-related activities.
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Students participate in sports and fitness at Asphalt Green throughout the year

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Doctorate-level psychologists assist in the development of the social and emotional lives of our students to help each of them succeed, to the best of their abilities, in our ever-expanding social world.

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