Brehm Students have a lot to talk about

“I didn’t understand that people were trying to help me. I didn’t know who to trust.  Now I’m happy with my life. Better in school and grades. I love sports, basketball and soccer and I’m playing on Brehm’s competitive teams.  My learning differences don’t control me anymore – Now I’m in control. I just love it a lot!”

Brehm Students have a lot to talk about

“Brehm has helped my child’s confidence in learning — his maturity and grades reflect that he is excelling in the environment”  Brehm parent

Brehm Students have a lot to talk about

“My daughter is pursuing her dreams today _ and that never would have been possible without the social, emotional and academic foundation she received at Brehm.” — Brehm parent

Gift giving = perspective taking

Gift giving = perspective taking

By Deb Browne, MS, CCC-SLP The old adage “It’s the thought that counts” is a concise example of how thinking is a crucial part of social competency. In Speech-Language at Brehm, we use this time of year to help students apply the principle of perspective taking to...

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Creative Writing

Creative Writing

By Jamie Niman Our first writing exercise utilized story maps to organize key information from a music video we watched in class (Aha - Take on Me).  Students were given time to write using the story map and beginning/ending prompts. We also used character cards (from...

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Culinary Class

Culinary Class

By Kelly Vaughn This week in the Culinary elective, we continued our discussion of Lewis & Clark and the food they ate along their journey.  One of the foods we discussed were the vegetables they might find growing along the way. Since the local Southern Illinois...

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Art Class

Art Class

By Jamie Niman Art students were given sketchbooks to travel and draw in during the summer program.  We introduced materials (H and B pencils, charcoal, blenders, kneaded erasers, art pens, paints, mixed media resources), discussed how to use them, and looked at...

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African Drumming

African Drumming

By Marian Appiah-Kubi On Monday's session, campers got to read about and discuss the history of the djembe, the drum featured in this elective class; watch videos of drum circles in several countries, including Mali, Japan, and the U.S., that feature the djembe; and...

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Cache River Trip

Cache River Trip

By Nathan Talley What a trip down the Cache River this year!  Before heading out on the water we went to the Visitor Center to learn about the history of the Cache and some of its residents.  The students got to learn about, and see, local snakes and ways to identify...

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Culinary Class

Culinary Class

By Kelly Vaughn This week in Culinary, we learned about measurements.  In the first session, we learned about measuring spoons, dry measuring cups, a liquid measuring cup and what ingredients to use with them.  The students participated in a great discussion on what...

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Media Memories

Media Memories

By Barbara Lawrence This week our explorers were introduced to several programs on their computers that can be used to create a visual journal: iMovie (movies), GarageBand (podcasts), Keynote (slide shows), iBook (booklets), and Storyboard That (comic books).  They...

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Blueberry Picking

Blueberry Picking

By Anna Milano What could have been seen as a challenge by some turned out to be a fun and relaxing late morning on a warm sunny Southern Illinois day. Students got the chance to pick blueberries and blackberries - an easier foraging endeavor than Lewis and Clark...

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2016 End of the Year

2016 End of the Year

Thursday, June 2nd Southern Illinois Music Festival Soiree Brehm School Student Activities Center Hosted by The Brehm Foundation 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Chamber Music Soiree featuring outstanding musicians from across the U.S. and is directed by award winning maestro...

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