Congratulations to Bridge Point's Educator of the Year, Ms. Dawn Skonieczny! Ms. Skonieczny has been an amazing kindergarten teacher here at BPE for 13 years! She has touched the hearts and minds of countless children here at Bridge Point. Ms. Skonieczny is genuine, creative, a risk-taker, a leader, compassionate, caring, and a fun teacher. One of her most endearing qualities is her ability to know and understand each of her students and their families. You might catch her at recess swinging happily with a student who is having a bad day or dressing up as the Cat in Hat or the conductor of the Polar Express to the delight of her students. She and her precious dog, Roxie, bring sunshine to our school. She is our zany Ms. Skonieczny whose passion for teaching and learning is absolutely contagious! Congratulations!
Bridge Point cowboy and cowgirls rustled up spontaneous poems for their fellow buckaroos at this year's first ever Typewriter Rodeo Junior. Click-clacking on their iPads using the Hanx Writer app, our 5th graders entertained our 2nd and 3rd graders with ridiculously funny rhymes, heartfelt haikus, and funky free verse.
Gussied up in their finest western wear, our poets reinvented the Typewriter Rodeo inspired the by original head honchos in a workshop held two weeks prior. The decorations of boots, flowers, vintage typewriters and even a student designed logo sparked ideas for spontaneous poems that left students with smiles on their faces and joy in their hearts. Check out a few of the poems student composed at our rodeo.
Special guests included EISD Board President Colleen Jones, EISD Director of Humanities, Beth Keith and members of the press. Take a gander at the article below that was published in the Westlake Picayune and the Austin American Statesman to learn more about our rodeo.
Special thanks to 5th grade teachers, Ms. Mojica and Ms. Steinberg, Ms. McLaughlin our Instructional Partner, Ms. Ricter our Librarian and Ms. Ricketson our Ed Tech for heading up this incredible event. We hope to see ya'll again next year when the Typewriter Rodeo Junior comes back into town!
It's a bird, it's a plane, nope, it's the Water Cycle! Check out how our 4th graders worked in teams, using the Book Creator app, to create comic strips that anthropomorphized a water droplet on her journey through various stages of the water cycle. Click on each story above to read all about how it must feel to have a drop's life and you might just learn a little bit about the water cycle too!