Thursday, September 24, 2015

Salina Yoon Author Visit

This week, author and illustrator Salina Yoon visited our kindergarten, first and second graders. She talked with our students about how she creates stories. She told us that when she was a girl, she moved to America from Korea and did not speak English. After working really hard-- she followed her dream to write stories and make illustrations for books. She has written over 150 books! We even got to see how she makes pictures of penguin. Some of our students got to help her too!
Signing books in the library
Students help draw penguin!
Students help draw penguin!
Ms. Yoon draws penguin

Salina Yoon and me!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Library Orientation

At Brimhall School we show Bengal Pride:
Care of Property
Best Effort

Here are some ways we show Bengal Pride in the Library!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Katherine Applegate Author Visit

When I found out that Newbery Award winning author Katherine Applegate was going to visit our school, I was overwhelmed with emotion. She is one of my favorite authors and writes such beautiful books. Wow! What an honor.

And, what a great day it was! Applegate talked with us about her process and doing research to get into the character of Ivan. She showed us lots of information about Gorillas and the real Ivan. She also talked with us about finding books we love to read and writing. She answered a lot of our questions too. We all loved her presentation.

Ms. Applegate was gracious and a lot of fun to talk with. She also signed a lot of books! Kids at Brimhall love Ivan!

Here are a few videos about Ivan the Gorilla--there are even more online!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Minnesota Youth Reading Awards

 Brimhall students participate in the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards each year. Students in kindergarten, first, and second grade participated in the Star of the North Award and read the ten nominated picture books. Students in grades three through six had the opportunity participate in the Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award to read the nominated titles. If they read three or more of the nominated titles they can vote for their favorite. I can't wait to see Brimhall's top books AND what Minnesota kids choose as their favorite books of the year.


Star of the North
MHL Division 1
MHL Division 2