Andrea A. Brew
This gallery is a collection of some of my favorite memories and artifacts.
Small groups of Pesson Elementary students brought fairy tales to life with readers' theater. These students discovered new fairy tales and practiced oral reading fluency.
The Dewey Decimal System jumped off of the shelves and into the hands of these Pesson students for a game of Order in the Library.
With pages of a book placed on a walking trail, Pesson Elementary students exercised their bodies and reading skills.
Pesson Elementary students and their families participated in a St. Patrick's Day literacy event. Reading fluency and comprehension skills were the focus of this library initiative.
Read Across America Day was extra special for Pesson Elementary students. These students were visited by Iberia Parish School District administrators for Suessical story time.
The Broadmoor Elementary Library sponsored a photo contest to celebrate Children's Books Week. The students were invited to get caught by the camera reading in unusual places.
The Broadmoor Library partnered with the music teachers to honor Dr. Seuss with a production of "Seussical the Musical."
Students who met their Accelerated Reader goal were invited to have pancakes with Broadmoor's Principal, Mrs. Duhon. Students were recognized for their reading achievements.
Each year, Broadmoor catches the spelling bug! Students prepare for the library sponsored Spelling Bee and then test their spelling skills with challenging words.
The Broadmoor Library is often transformed into a dining room and students are invited to sample new genres of literature.
Students were introduced to new book arrivals to the tune of pop music. Books were placed on the seats of library chairs and they marched or danced around until the music stopped. Students sat and previewed each new reading selection until the sounds began again.
After comparing two versions of "The Three Little Pigs," students were challenged to build a new house for the pigs using only toothpicks.
To encourage students to read nonfiction, Broadmoor readers were challenged monthly to read informational text and successfully complete AR reading practice tests. Students who met the challenge were photographed and placed on the Hall of Fame.
Author Allison Bourque, visited Pre K students to read "Alycat and the Thursday Dessert Day." Students shared sweet stories and made a delicious craft.
Broadmoor Elementary students eagerly rotate through stations to the sound of music to practice using source documents to answer and create questions about a research topic.
Local Author Theresa Singleton visited Broadmoor's first graders to share her Louisiana themed stories and even taught them buzzing new dance moves.
Every August in the Broadmoor Library, classes work collaboratively to identify and set reading related goals for the new school year. As they are achieved they are crossed off of the list.
BES patrons are encouraged to jot down research questions on their tables during library discussions.
Second grade students at Broadmoor practice citing evidence in informational text using colored highlighters.
To encourage students to try new books in our library, special notes from the librarian are hidden in seldom checked out books.
Author Johnette Downing, visited with books and guitar in hand to entertain Broadmoor students with their favorite stories about all things Louisiana.
This KWL chart set the stage for a very cool first grade research project on winter. Students were then introduced to World Book Online as a reliable source of winter facts.
Broadmoor students continued a unit on Louisiana's favorite crustacean by reading "Why do Crawfish Live in the Mud" and created their very own crawfish holes.
The crawfish research experience of first graders ended with a few fun facts about crawdads.
After reading informational text about world explores, students shared and discussed their findings on KidBlog.
Broadmoor's principal kissed a cute little pig to celebrate the school's nearly 25,000 Accelerated Reader Points.
Broadmoor's third and fourth grade students are now equipped with Chromebooks. Chromebooks have become an integral part of weekly library lessons.
The students of Broadmoor became Seusstastic character creators. Students and their families worked together to turn recycled soda bottles into their favorite Dr. Seuss characters.
World famous author, Marc Brown visited Broadmoor Elementary. This memorable visit was in partnership with the school's PTO.
BES students were recently introduced to the library's collection of Ebooks. One eager students modeled how to navigate through the pages of an electronic book for her classmates.
Once of year the students and teachers of Broadmoor Elementary dress from head to toe as their favorite book character. It's always fun to see everyone's characters leap out of the pages of the book and into the schoolhouse.
An eye catching display always captures the attention of library patrons. This Mardi Gras themed window encouraged students to catch more than beads!
Students who visit the library and are unsure what book they will choose are encouraged to let Dewey decide for them.
Quarterly newsletters are published to update Broadmoor patrons and stakeholders about library events, resources, and more.
One of Broadmoor's favorite Fundraisers is sponsored by the library. Annually, students help to raise funds for the school by reading daily.
Google Classroom in the library has greatly enhanced instruction and extended learning outside of the library through discussions, shared resources, and home learning assignments.
During the month of February, early finishers in the Broadmoor Library used Voki to tell why they loved their library.
Broadmoor Bytes was created to share and exchange technology resources with the faculty and staff of Broadmoor Elementary.
Bookmarks and educational websites on a variety of subjects were organized using Symbaloo and shared with the fourth grade teachers and students of Broadmoor.
A Padlet was created to accompany a professional development presentation which included resources on the Chrome Extension, Read & Write.
After learning how AR, STAR, and school performance scores are connected, a presentation was delivered during a weekly PLC.
With Broadmoor staff as an audience, each year a presentation is delivered on copyright and ethical use. This year's presentation included a delightful game of "Copy Right or Copy Wrong."