Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Illustrator Visit

Showing us how fast she draws!
Caldecott Honor recipient Betsy Lewin (author and illustrator of Click Clack Moo, Giggle Giggle Quack, and Duck for President) visited our school on Monday to debut her newest book Click Clack Surprise for students in kindergarten through 2nd grade. We had so much fun learning about how she creates illustrations and watching her draw!

Author and illustrator visits are one of my favorite parts of my job-- I love seeing my students connect with real people that make books!



BH Kids learning about illustrating books!
BH students enjoying our illustrator visit!
Signed books!
Signing Books!
Talking about CLICK CLACK MOO!
I LOVE meeting illustrators! Thanks for coming to Brimhall Betsy Lewin!

Friday, June 3, 2016

2nd Grade Tech Projects

This year, 2nd grade teachers tried a couple of new apps to share student learning.

Ms. Olson had her class write about what they were proud of this year. The students came to the library and took their own photos of their work and then used FOTOBABBLE to create sharable presentations. If you are looking for the app for your iPad, it is technically an iPhone app--so you need to search accordingly. It took me a while to find it, so hopefully that saves some time.

Here is a link to her projects. It takes a few minutes to load up, but they are so cute--so let them load up!

Mrs. Anderson's class went outside and took notes about an object found in nature. Then they wrote haikus about the objects. I then taught students how to take photos using the iPad. We then went outsid and took photos of our object in nature.  Next, we logged on to Haiku Deck, uploaded the picture, typed poems and then published them.  We had some minor technical difficulties-- but students were patient and we got it done. Click here to see 2A Haiku Deck Projects. They are beautiful!

These were fun projects. It is so much fun to collaborate with these classrooms.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

6th Grade Web Pages

In 6th grade, students studied various topics linked to the time period of World War I, Boom and Bust (1920’s and 1930’s ) as well as World War II. They gathered research around three areas in class. S 

I then pushed into their classrooms and taught students how to use GOOGLE SITES through their GOOGLE APPs accounts. Students created different layouts and themes. They also created multiple pages to share their information. Students learned how to create titles, tabs, locate and insert pictures and track sources.


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

3rd Grade Research

Our 3rd grade students have been working on their research skills. Students worked with small groups to do research on different Southwest and Great Basin Native American groups of the United States. Students used books to research the group they were studying.

Each student was responsible to research one or more aspects of their Native American group and then write a paragraph(s) and illustrate a page for their group eBook. We had a lesson on evaluating images and stereotypes before students created their images.

It is so much fun to see how much students grow in their note taking abilities over the years.

Please check out our eBooks. We made them in Flipsnack EDU. Click on the group to see the eBook.

PLANA
Comanche
Apache
Pueblo
Hopi
Ute
Shoshone
Navajo

BROS/SCHLEE
Comanche
Apache
Hopi
Navajo
Pueblo
Shoshone
Ute