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4th Grade Woven Tapestries

Written by Tiffany Emerick. Posted in Uncategorized

Ms. Meritxell’s 4th grade class has recently finished their weavings.  We only have enough looms for one class to weave at a time, so now Ms. Natasha’s class can begin theirs when we return from the break.  This project takes a lot of patience and perseverance as it can be slow going at the start, but everyone did great with powering through each class until the end.  We gained some perspective at the Miro museum where we saw a giant woven tapestry that was two stories tall.  The kids were in awe of how long it must have taken now that they’ve made their own.  Well done, 4th grade!

Interactive Museum: Our Heroes

Written by Núria Araguas. Posted in 4th-5th Grade Advanced SAL, 4th-5th Grade Beginner SAL, 4th-5th Grade Intermediate SAL, SAL

Last Friday was a really special day for our 4th and 5th grade SAL students: their interactive museum about personal super heroes was inaugurated! After all the hard work they have put into this project, they were really happy to present it to their classroom peers and families. They have completed a long process before this special opening. First, they have chosen someone, who they admired  or was meaningful in their lives. Then they have started writing about these characters explaining about their physical appearance, their lives, their personalities … After having written this text, they have practiced their oral skills in front of the class. Since the final objective of the project was to create an interactive museum, we have recorded their presentations and have designed a portrait about their heroes. Once that has been done, they have created a logo that, with the aid of an app called ” Aurasma “, would trigger the video they have linked to the portrait.

They were really excited to present their museum to our visitors, thank you so much for coming!

Volunteering in the Elementary School Library

Written by EmmaK. Posted in ES Library

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I want to take the opportunity to thank all the parents who have volunteered in our ES Library.   I have appreciated all your help and support.  You have helped me in so many ways from re shelving books to helping me find books to highlight for our Assembly themes, reading workshop units and festive celebrations.  Your help has allowed me to provide a much better service to our students.

As we begin the New Year, I am wondering if you have made one of your resolutions to spend some time in the ES Library!  If you have, I will be more than delighted to see you.  I have a lot of books come back every day that are ready to shelf and your help would be invaluable.

Any day at any time would be great.

Thanks again for all your help.  It is very much appreciated

Miss Emma

emmak@bfischool.org

Highlighting Collections in the Elementary School Library

Written by EmmaK. Posted in Library

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Horrible Histories by Terry Deary

This Week’s Collection: 

Horrible Histories by Terry Deary

Horrible Science by Nick Arnold

Horrible Geography by Anita Ganeri

 

It is now 20 years since the first Horrible Histories books – Awesome Egyptians and Terrible Tudors – were published.  Children have delighted in the grisly sensibility of Terry Deary and the cartoonist Martin Brown.  There are now more than 100 titles, which have sold 20 million copies (eight million of those in translation), to 31 countries.   

Horrible Histories – history with the nasty bits left in! The Histories series gives you some awful information about the past.   Want to know: Which king had the worst blackheads? Why some kings had to wear false beards? Why the peasants were revolting? Read on to find some foul facts about death and decay and revolting recipes.  History has never been so horrible! 

Horrible Science created by Nick Arnold and Horrible Geography created by Anita Ganeri are also incredibly popular and have opened up the world of natural and applied science to millions of children worldwide.

It is science with the squishy bits left in! If you think you can stomach the strange and weird side of science, then read on.  With fantastic fact files, quirky quizzes and crazy cartoons, the Horrible Series are books to sink your teeth into! Science, Geography and History have never been so horrible!

The Elementary Library has forty-one of the original Horrible series available.  Here is the link to the series.  When you have a moment, come and check out these amazingly popular books for yourself.

Happy Reading!

Miss Emma

emmak@bfischool.org