Monday, December 19, 2016

New Book Week

This week our kindergarten-2nd graders got to preview all of our new books! They are all excited to check them out from the library! There are many wonderful new choices!    

Monday, November 14, 2016

Blogging

Sixth graders have been leaning about the Voyageurs in their Social Studies Class. For their final project, students were asked to journal in the voice of a voyageur.

Students typed their entries up in class, and their teacher and I worked with them to create a blog using blogger. We learned that:

  • Blogs are a more informal way of communicating online
  • Blogs are like a journal with newest entries on the top of the page
  • Blogs are used for many reasons (hobbies, teaching tool, journal...)
  • Blogs are a way to publish online-- some people are even paid to blog!
  • Blogs are a type of digital media and are interactive
  • Blogs are fun and easy to make

1.Anna 6MW29.Lucia 6r57.Joshlyn 6T
2.Hannah 6M/ W30.Chaoming Yang 6R58.Matthew 6T
3.Tyler31.Avery 6R59.Sam L 6T
4.Second 6MW32.Neya 6R60.Ansel 6t
5.Falnyi 6mw33.Juan6R61.Sydney 6T
6.Yaseen 6mw34.Anthony 6R62.Landon
7.landon 6mw35.Citlaly6r63.Johannes 6T
8.Adrian 6mw36.Amir64.Alex 6T
9.Maceo 6MW37.Everett 6R65.Kaylee6T
10.Anwar 6MW38.Chaoming Yang6R66.Jana 6T
11.Alicia 6MW39.Ronan 6R67.Layla 6t
12.Samuel 6mw40.Jino68.Abby 6T
13.Velvet 6MW41.Melala 6R69.Darius 6t
14.William 6MW42.Haneen 6r70.Ellie 6T
15.Oliver 6MW43.Olivia 6R71.Sophia 6T
16.Lily 6MW44.Grayson 6R72.Dylan 6T
17.Sara 6-MW45.Meric73.charlie6T
18.Austin 6mw46.Hadi 6R74.Sadiq A
19.Eli 6MW47.Stephen 6R75.Camille6T
20.Kacia6mw48.Jino 6R76.Matt 6T
21.AJ 6mw49.Amir77.Mason
22.alexandro6mw50.Kaylee 6R78.Ansel 6T
23.Anna 6R51.Anna 6T79.Evie6t
24.Toby 6R52.Brandon 6t80.Alejandra 6t
25.Nathan 6R53.Nathaniel 6T81.Alexy 6T
26.Daniela 6R54.Holden 6t82.owen 6T
27.Xiaohuai 6R55.amaya6t

28.Sadie 6R56.JT 6T


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Public Library Visit

This morning a Ramsey County Public Librarian came to visit our Kindergartners to invite them to get a library card at their January Library Card Party. Ms. Nicole read the students a funny book and taught them about Public Libraries. Author and Illustrator Grace Lin will be at the January event!

Public Librarians will prepare over 1000 library cards for Roseville kindergartners! Students were all very excited to get their own cards. Thank you Ramsey County Public Library.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Infographic


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 will create a piece of artwork in the style of the artist they studied. Students learned about sharing information through infographics in Literacy class 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 using technology. Students learned a lot of new skills to create beautiful cohesive projects. Their classroom teachers helped students complete their projects.

Check out the awesome work we did:

Thursday, November 3, 2016

MN STAR OF THE NORTH



 In Kindergarten through 2nd grade we started the MN Kids Choice Book Award-- MN Star of the North. This week we read Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman.  After we read the book together, we learned how to draw Wolfie from the illustrator Zachariah OHora.











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

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.



1.Wade Thomas (6T)17.Jake Lee (6T)33.Sophia D.
2.Natalie R. (6R)18.Nina de los Reyes (6T)34.Bergen Haag (6R)
3.Olivia Gentile (6T)19.Michael O' neal (6T)35.Ethan A.
4.Ian Bardeaux20.Lucy Koncar (6T)36.Quinn W.
5.Kenton Christensen (6T)21.Ava Negrete (6T)37.Kristina H. (6R)
6.Gavin Abbe (6T)22.Tamara Brito (6T)38.Josh L. (6R)
7.Halle Wright (6T)23.Erin Devaney (6T)39.Sawyer C. (6R)
8.Gabi Juan- castellanos24.Arissa Mcquerry (6T)40.Liam M.
9.Mauricio Hermann (6T)25.Nichole Murphy (6T)41.Anwar M. (6R)
10.Austin26.Emily Yoon (6T)42.Ju- Yeon H. 6R
11.Tito Chagil- Mason (6t)27.Christopher S (6R)43.Alexandra F. 6R
12.Hattie Mae DeVries (6T)28.Clayton T (6R)44.Nina P. (6R)
13.Benjamin Dahlof (6T)29.Josh Banaszak (6T)45.Gabriel F.
14.Michael O' neal30.Takoda R.46.Juan J-C( 6R)
15.Raul Mendoza (6T)31.Alexis J. (6R)

16.Massan Slimani (6T)32.Gina D.  

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.



1.Wade Thomas (6T)17.Jake Lee (6T)33.Sophia D.
2.Natalie R. (6R)18.Nina de los Reyes (6T)34.Bergen Haag (6R)
3.Olivia Gentile (6T)19.Michael O' neal (6T)35.Ethan A.
4.Ian Bardeaux20.Lucy Koncar (6T)36.Quinn W.
5.Kenton Christensen (6T)21.Ava Negrete (6T)37.Kristina H. (6R)
6.Gavin Abbe (6T)22.Tamara Brito (6T)38.Josh L. (6R)
7.Halle Wright (6T)23.Erin Devaney (6T)39.Sawyer C. (6R)
8.Gabi Juan- castellanos24.Arissa Mcquerry (6T)40.Liam M.
9.Mauricio Hermann (6T)25.Nichole Murphy (6T)41.Anwar M. (6R)
10.Austin26.Emily Yoon (6T)42.Ju- Yeon H. 6R
11.Tito Chagil- Mason (6t)27.Christopher S (6R)43.Alexandra F. 6R
12.Hattie Mae DeVries (6T)28.Clayton T (6R)44.Nina P. (6R)
13.Benjamin Dahlof (6T)29.Josh Banaszak (6T)45.Gabriel F.
14.Michael O' neal30.Takoda R.46.Juan J-C( 6R)
15.Raul Mendoza (6T)31.Alexis J. (6R)

16.Massan Slimani (6T)32.Gina D.  

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

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sarah Mylnowski- Author Visit

On Monday, author Sarah Mylnowski came to talk with our 2nd-4th graders about her books and the writing process. Students got to brainstorm how a story could be made. She also told us how her love of fairy tales and writing stories about real kids helped her think of the ideas for her books. Our students got to ask questions and learn more about what it is like to be an author.
After the presentation Ms. Mylnowski signed over 100 books for our students! It was a great day!


Signing books!



Me and Sarah Mylnowski! I love author visits!

That's a lot of books!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Kindergarten Research

Its Research Time!
Kindergartners at Brimhall have been working hard to learn about Minnesota animals for their
Minnesota Program. In library, we learned about the research process. We used our eBooks to practice taking notes together. I modeled to students how pictures (and words) can answer the questions we had about the animals we were going to research. Students decided they wanted to find out:
  • What the animal looks like?
  • What the animal eats?
  • Where the animal lives?

The following weeks, we took notes using Pebble Go and books about the animals. A few of our 6th grade helpers came over their recess and helped the kindergartners by asking them questions and sounding out words. After the research was completed in the library students wrote reports in their classrooms. That week in library-- students practiced using the app Little Bird Tales to learn how to create images.

Then, all classes came back to the library to create images of their animal. They are ADORABLE! Another BIG thank you to the TAs and Parent Volunteers that helped make this process easier for the kindergarten teachers and myself. Make sure to check out our work below. Once the pictures were done, the kindergarten TAs recorded the voices of the kiddos reading their work. Again-- ADORABLE! It is amazing how quickly kids voices change-- what a great keepsake. (THANK YOU Kindergarten TAs!!)

Enjoy our work! I have posted it by classroom!

Albert
Mohamed
Showalter
Tyrer
Vang



*Photos by Mrs. Showalter