Friday, January 29, 2016

Book Clubs


One of the greatest pleasures of a good book is the opportunity to discuss it with fellow readers.
Students in 4th, 5th and 6th Grade are invited to read the same novel as an adult by March 31th. Come to Brimhall School to meet with a small group of students and parents to discuss the book!
Sign up online (by clicking the link) or sign up at conferences. Light refreshments will be served.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Infographics

In 6th grade this year our students studied artists in their homerooms. In art class, the students learned about different styles of art and then researched an artist that interested them. They then created a piece of artwork in the style of the artist they studied. Students learned about sharing information through infographics in library time. Mr. Moore the art teacher taught the students some graphic art basic fundamentals. I then took the students to the labs and we learned how to tie everything together into making an infographic. Their classroom teachers helped students complete their projects.

Check out the awesome work we did:

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Hour of Code



Our entire school has joined in on the largest education event in history: The Hour of Code. During Computer Science Education Week and throughout all of December, every one of our students will be amongst over 2 million worldwide spending one hour learning the basics of computer programming.


Find out more at:
 http://hourofcode.org 

Hour of Code is a one-hour activity. Students of all ages can choose from a variety of self-guided tutorials, for kindergarten and up. Tutorials work on any modern browser, tablet, or smartphone. Learn more at code.org#HourOfCode

Brimhall Kids Code

Try coding activities at home It teaches great problem solving skills, and is a lot of fun. My own kids have been learning a lot (so have I!).

Websites

iPad Apps





Monday, November 23, 2015

Victoria Forrester Author Visit


Author Victoria Forrester came and talked with our 4-6th grade classes about her books The Girl Who Could Fly and The Boy Who Knew Everything.

It was an exciting visit. Ms. Forrester talked with us about the writing process and the publishing process. She showed us some of the movies she wrote before her novel.

We love meeting real authors at Brimhall. What an inspiration for our students.

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:
Respect
Reponsibility
Care of Property
Safety
Best Effort

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