Spring is in the air and moms were everywhere! BPE 5th graders worked hard to create special Mother's Day books using the Mixbook website. Students wrote their memoirs using the Pages App or Google Docs and then logged onto computers to create their masterpieces. At the Mother's Day Tea, 5th graders proudly presented their memoirs to their mothers.
Bridge Point students in kindergarten through 5th grade really dazzled a crowd of educators this week as a part of the iLeap Academy run by our school district. Kindergartners in Ms. Skonieczny's class impressed our visitors with their abilities to use QR codes, access You Tube videos, practice sight words and work independently to email their parents their work. See her lesson plan here. A remark from one visitor, "When she [Ms. Skonieczny] told the kids to screenshot their sight words and email it to their parents, I about passed out!"
Not to be outdone, 3rd graders in Ms. Cimino's class went about their daily learning utilizing the multifaceted learning tools of the iPad. Students were engaged in creating presentations, making inferences, evaluating commercials and setting up cupcake shops to learn more about great ways to run a business and the concept of free enterprise. See her lesson plan here. When in this room, a visitor said, "Wow! This room is so comfortable, I want to stay here all day to learn!"
The visit ended with a distinguished panel of 1st-5th grade Bridge Point students giving their points-of-view of how iPads help them learn. When asked about their favorite App, a 4th grader stated, "I like Motion Math's Cupcake Edu because it helps us to learn more about personal financial literacy." When asked what would school be like without iPads, another 4th grader gasped and said, "Geez, I'd rather stay home all day!" View a little of one of our student panel sessions here and hear more out of the mouths of babes. Just another great day to be at Bridge Point Elementary!