Bridge Point is delighted to have a new Spanish Immersion pilot program in Kindergarten, and boy are our students thankful, too! Check out how our kids are using their newly acquired language skills to let us know how they are thankful this Thanksgiving. A BIG SHOUT OUT to Mrs. King and Señor Bitner for making Futuro so successful at Bridge Point!
Wonder is a heartfelt story about a 10 year-old boy named Auggie Pullman. As Auggie navigates the world, previously protected by homeschooling, he learns that growing up is hard, but even harder when you have a severe facial deformity. Hiding under an astronaut's helmet or a Boba Fett costume just won't work when you are entangled in 5th grade drama. Auggie, the brave, stands up for kindness, compassion and acceptance and slowly his classmates begin to follow his lead.
Inspired by his English teacher's use of precepts (rules to live by) as writing prompts, Auggie and his classmates begin to make an effort to CHOOSE KIND. Inspired by the story, Wonder, our 4th graders found their own precepts to write about what their "rules to live by" mean to them and the community they live in. Using the Pages app on their iPads, they typed up their responses and created their own Wonder inspired artwork. From quotes like, Normal is a setting on a washing machine to the words of a 4th grader, Be you and people will like you, our students shared their hearts in hopes that everyone will CHOOSE KIND.
Oompa loompa doompety doo...without music teachers, what would we do? Our music teachers, Ms. Hatch and Ms. Jones pulled off yet another amazing year of play production with our talented 5th graders! Speaking of talent, this is the second year 5th graders in Ms. Osofsky's class have helped infuse student-created technology elements into the 5th grade play. Using the apps, Green Screen by Do Ink and Animation and Drawing by Do Ink, our student film-makers created two scenes for the play. In addition to videos this year, the role of a Foley Artist was added. Our student Foley Artist had to find and play sound effects throughout the play live on queue. We found our copyright free sounds here: https://freesound.org/browse/ and that added another level of awesomeness to our play production this year! 5th graders, you are the music makers, and you are the dreamers of the dreams! Congratulations on this year's production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!
There isn't anything much more entertaining than watching kindergartners practice rhythm and beat using an old school Wii console and Dance Revolution! Way to bring technology into the classroom, Ms. Jones! Wii love music class!
Bridge Pointers sure do love to read! To get our students even more excited about reading, our Principal, Mrs. Meek created the Principal's Book Club on Flipgrid. For the last few months, our Librarian, Ms. Ricter has worked with each and every classroom in the school to teach Bridge Pointers how to use the app, Flipgrid so they could respond to Mrs. Meek's "secret questions". September's book was the Invisible Boy, October's was Last Stop on Market Street and this month's is The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes. Record your response here, but please remember to NOT include or say your name in your video. Once your video is approved by Mrs. Meek, it will appear on her Flipgrid and then you can head to the office for a limited edition book club pencil!