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Inspired by Peter, the main character in Ezra Jack Keat's classic story The Snowy Day, Ms. Skoniezcny's kindergartners created portraits of themselves bundled up in snow suits. To make their portraits come alive, each student created a Chatterpix Kids recounting Peter's fun in the snow in thirty seconds or less. Snow much fun!
Our K-5 teachers are working hard this year to bring Reading Workshop to life at Bridge Point. At the beginning of this school year, our teaching staff participated in workshops by Columbia University's Teachers College trainers about how to use Lucy Calkins' Units of Study as a resource to teach reading. To learn more about what 4th graders think of Reading Workshop, check out the student-created video above!
Live from the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, via Zoom videoconferencing technology, our 4th graders worked interactively with the Kaitlin Lloyd, the Director of Education for the museum, to learn about the history of Native Americans in Texas. Ms. Lloyd piqued their interest with artifacts that seemed to appear out of nowhere (thanks to Green Screen technology) and engaged her audience by asking our students to think about what they saw or make connections with what they already knew. What a great way to bring an expert into our school to help us learn!