Do you ever think about kids with no presents for the holidays? Or with no toys at all? Think about kids who can’t afford good presents. That’s where BCE comes in. For 10 years, Barton Creek has worked with Blue Santa a non-profit organization for kids who don’t get presents over the holidays. 5th grade students and Mrs. Poole set-up boxes outside of everyone’s classroom. They ask kids and families to bring brand new toys and put them in the boxes. They also encourage kids to donate by doing fun competitions like a dance party or an hour of STEAM time with the Joy Drive committee that you earn from the most toys or reach their class goals first. This year we collected an amazing 1,736 toys! Thank you everyone for putting effort in making this happen. #kidblog #bluesanta
Eanes ISD is hosting it's first ever Student Film Festival this year and it's open to all EISD KG-12th grade students. Students are invited to create original films that focus on SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) with a few twists. How will you move us? To tears, to feel, to laugh, to rise to action? How can we #CHOOSEKIND or how do we feel when we don't? Ask your campus Ed Tech for more information and check out the challenge, rules and regulations on the Festival de Eanes website.
Some of our students have been working very hard which now has become a few spectacular ….. Concerts! So, the school has had many choir performances, the 1st graders with Thanksgiving and 2nd graders with toys but the Blue Jay Singers is even BIGGER than the others! It’s called “Jingle Bell Jukebox.” McNicholas gathered 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders and worked since September to show teachers, students, friends, and family what they love to do …. sing! Thank you Blue Jay Singers, Little Blue Jays and Jamin' Jayz for amazing shows. I suggest going to see the Blue Jay Singers show at the Hill Country Galleria starting at 6:30 on Friday, December 15, 2017! I assure you’ll have a big happy smile after they perform! #kidblog #singingrocks #bluejaysingers
Yesterday we had the opportunity to have Jesse Ruben speak and sing to Barton Creek. He told us stories about his life and difficult obstacles he has been through. Our awesome counselor, Mrs.Wager went to all the classes and help us make I can posters to use at Jesse’s finale at the end of the day. We thank all the people that helped us make this happen and thank you Jesse for coming to BCE! #kidblog #wecan
Jesse Ruben Singing "We Can"
THANKSGIVING is a time to thank people. A time to remember the first Thanksgiving. A time to eat turkey. A time to enjoy football. A time to eat until your belly is full. A time to eat pumpkin pie. A time to give thanks. Thanksgiving is a time to eat. A time to be thankful for all of the things have like your family and food and friends. Thanksgiving is a time to be hungry! A time to celebrate the things that you have! It is a time to eat pie and have fun times with your family. It is a time to get together. Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for what you have.
Kindergartner’s thought about what they are thankful for and made these beautiful turkeys 🦃
First graders decorated these wonderful trees with things they are thankful for! #givethanks
2nd Graders strive for Kindness and Gratitude #kidpost #thankful
3rd Grade Turkey Pine Cones & 5th Grade Fall Bulletin Board
Veteran's Day is a day where we all celebrate all the people that fought for our country and still do now. Last Friday Barton Creek celebrated it by singing songs, making speeches, watching videos, and thanking everyone who was serving our country or still serving now. This year we had LT Fred Bednarski speak at our assembly and Ms. Samantha Prate sing our national anthem. We thank you all that serve(d) our country and Happy Veterans Day!
A BIG thank you to our Veteran's Day Committee!
You might be seeing on Barton Creek’s Social Media (on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter) the hashtag #kidpost. Well, that because Barton Creek has a new team called the Social Media Team. It’s a group of 4th grade students collecting photos for the Blog and Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to keep you caught up on what’s happening at BCE! We also would like to thank our amazing educational technologist, Mrs.Pampe! Make sure to go cheek it out! #kidpost #SocialMediaTeam
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5th graders in Mr. Merritt's class recently learned what it takes to have an eye-catching slide deck and discovered new tools that enhance their presentations. Students searched for new and exciting backgrounds using Pics4Learning.com and then added their own unique design using Keynote shapes. So often our students choose the pre-made templates within Keynote, but this time around they were creating their own!
EDpuzzle offers a ton of informational videos from YouTube, Ted Talks, Khan Academy, Numberphile, National Geographic and many more! It is a web-based interactive video and formative assessment tool that gives teachers a set of tools to crop an existing online video to the moments needed for a specific teaching purpose. Teachers can also customize the cropped video with voice-overs, audio comments, and embedded assessment questions. Teachers can prohibit students from fast-forwarding through videos and assign each video a due date. Data from the embedded quizzes is saved in EDpuzzle’s dashboard.
3 Simple Steps
Assign it to your class/classes and let your students watch the video and answer the quizzes.
Get meaningful data and insights about your students while they watch the video lesson or after they have completed it as homework. See at a glance how they are answering the quizzes and where in the video they are struggling to understand the concepts.
More detailed info: https://www.smore.com/20men-edpuzzle
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