Friday, April 20, 2018

Nothing like a Spring Concert on a snowy Friday morning! What a great way to start the day!!



Thursday, April 12, 2018

BPMS scholars have voted! Our favorite Red Clover book of the year..."Dragon Was Terrible". 

Friday, March 30, 2018

K-2 students began formulating very interesting questions today after reading "Salamander Sky". 

"Are salamanders dinosaurs?" 
"I wonder how many Spotted Salamanders are left in the world?" 
Take a peek at the student blog Spotting Salamanders!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Inspired by Katy Farber's "Salamander Sky", students are researching spotted salamanders, sharing their new knowledge with the community and doing their part to assist our four legged friends on their dangerous journey!

Follow our student's "Spotting Salamanders" blog 


"Salamander Sky"

Book Trailer here!







Saturday, March 10, 2018

I created a Westward Expansion Symbaloo for 3rd & 4th grade scholars. On one page you'll have access to images, videos, recommended books, interactive maps of trails and loads of facts about pioneer & frontier life! I also included interactive quiz games and presentation tools...just click on the link below and start researching! (Next we'll plot adventures along the pioneer's routes using Google My Maps!)


Westward Expansion



Friday, March 9, 2018

 3rd and 4th grade scholars creating content with  Book Creator






INQUIRY IN THE LIBRARY


First Step in the Inquiry Process....
Question Formulation


1)  Design a Focus Question

2) Produce Questions

3) Work with Open-Ended & Closed-Ended Questions

4) Prioritize Questions

5) Plan Next Steps

6) Reflect


Question formulation promotes student voice and critical thinking. 1st and 2nd graders are learning to produce really good questions before diving into research!





Friday, February 23, 2018

"I love to Read & Write" month has officially ended today. We've celebrated with guest authors, guest readers, "Stop, Drop & Read" moments, fantastic all school writing prompts, free book giveaways....we even decorated paper grocery bags with book recommendations for our local general store.
Today, we all met in the cafagymatorium for "Books & Bagels!" Older students brought their favorite pictures books to read to younger students, over bagels. This is one of our favorite events! We also dressed as our favorite book characters today! "Stella Luna", "Fancy Nancy", "Pete the Cat" "Harry Potter" & "Little Blue Truck"..plus many, many more! Ms. Johnson dressed as "Olivia" for the day! 









Saturday, February 10, 2018

3/4 scholars published a book of poetry inspired by our outdoor classroom learning! Storybird provides incredible copyright free art. This book is available for checkout in the library.
3/4 scholars learning to blog in the library! 





The BPMS Library is gearing up for our first annual Rube Goldberg challenge! (Last year students took part in our library's first Caine's Arcade Cardboard Challenge, creating games following engineering & design principals).





This spring we will be using our knowledge of simple machines to construct ridiculously complicated inventions that complete a simple task! We are collecting supplies....see the school newsletter for a list of supplies we will need & drop them by the library! If you'd like to help students with inspiration, checkout our Rube Goldberg library books!

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Friday, February 9, 2018



Our book club meets every Wednesday during lunch. Our pick....."Ms. Rapscott's Girls" by Elise Primavera. 

Kindergarten reading buddies
Free book giveaway in the library this week! 

PreK students studying snow crystals in the library.
To kick off "I love to Read & Write" month,
we welcomed our second visiting author.....John Churchman! 
We love his books and students were able to meet Maisie & Laddie in person!!             





Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Our 2017 Bookfair was a great success! What a wonderful and supportive community we have here at BPMS! I hope everyone enjoyed our special guest...Clifford the Big Red Dog!!


Monday, October 2, 2017





We started the school year with a  FANTASTIC author visit!! Katherine Roy, author of "How To Be An Elephant" captivated BPMS students! Ms. Roy also wrote, "Neighborhood Sharks". We are thrilled to have her books in our library! 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017