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What's Happening with iPads at MBS 12/15-12/19???

posted Dec 19, 2014, 7:05 AM by agillam@sau8.org


A lot of great things happened this week with iPads! Here is a summary of what happened!

  • Kindergarten used the app Little Writer to trace letters and numbers.
  • 1st Graders used the Book Creator app to write and illustrate stories about the Gingerbread Man and share what they know about birds.
  • 2nd Graders used the app Notability to type and illustrate poems. They also use the app Book Creator to create an ebook about holiday traditions. Click here to read some of the holiday traditions eBooks that the 2nd graders wrote. In addition, the used some Math Tappers apps like Find Sums and ClockMaster to practice math skills. 

New Books and eBooks have arrived at BGS

posted Dec 1, 2014, 10:22 AM by agillam@sau8.org


Here is a preview of what we have...

Fiction...
NonFiction...
  • Awesome series - "You Wouldn't Want to Be....." click here for more info - some examples... You Wouldn't Want to be an American Colonist, You Wouldn't Want to be a Roman Gladiator
  • Guinness Book of World Record 2015
  • Minecraft Books
eBooks
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Inventions
  • Experiments
  • American Revolution
  • Solids, Liquids, Gasses
  • Estuaries, Ponds, etc.
  • Continents, Maps, etc.
  • Fossils
  • Body Systems
  • Force in Motion
  • Adaptation
If you use the Destiny Quest App - there s a section that shows the new additions so you can see specific titles. There is also a list of which books have been added this year!

Here is how you access the eBooks...

Access eBooks Through Destiny Quest App


What's Happening at BGS 11/24 - 11/25

posted Dec 1, 2014, 10:19 AM by agillam@sau8.org

I just wanted to share with you some things that are happening with the iPads in classrooms this week... even though it's been a short week there are a lot of great things going on...

Hopefully this will be able to give you ideas to try with your students!

What's Happening with iPads at MBS 11/17-11/21

posted Nov 21, 2014, 9:02 AM by agillam@sau8.org


Kindergarten used Park Math to practice math skills. Kindergarten also used Hello! Color Pencil to write rainbow word.

1st Grade used the Reading Train app to listen, read, and record stories. 1st grade also used Popplet to make a web about backyard birds.

2nd grade used Pic Collage to create posters about forest animals and directions on a map. 2nd grade used Bitsboard to make flashcards with word wall words and counting money. 2nd Grade also used Notability to take notes and draw pictures about what animals do to prepare for winter.

Book Fair at BGS

posted Sep 2, 2014, 6:10 AM by agillam@sau8.org

The BGS Fall Book Fair is next week, September 8th through September 12thThe book fair will also be open Thursday evening 9/11 during Back to School Night. Hope to see you there!

5th Grade US Regions Commercials

posted Jun 14, 2014, 3:41 PM by agillam@sau8.org

Some of the 5th Grade classes used the app 30 Hands to create a commercial for one of the US Regions. Click here to watch some of the commercials from Mrs. Wilke's 5th Grade Class. Check out one of the video about the Southeast!

The Southeast By Hannah


Adventures in 4th Grade NH eBooks

posted Jun 14, 2014, 2:25 PM by agillam@sau8.org

The 4th Grade Team tried something new this year for their New Hampshire Unit! The 4th Graders created eBooks about New Hampshire using the app Book Creator. I am so grateful that they came of this eBook adventure with me! Click here to checkout some of the eBooks.  Here are some helpful resources for you to check out....

Sharing Book Creator eBooks 

Sharing eBooks


Directions for Downloading and Reading Student Created eBooks

Read Our eBooks



April is National Poetry Month

posted Mar 31, 2014, 12:57 PM by agillam@sau8.org   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 1:00 PM ]

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Here are some resources for you to use in your classrooms... (All of them are on School Links - find the Poetry Icon on the home page!)

Websites

Interactive Websites to Write Poems

Poetry Tools

Apps Currently on iPads

Other Free Apps (download on your teacher accounts or let me know if you want them on the iPads


Celebrating Pi Day

posted Mar 24, 2014, 7:47 AM by agillam@sau8.org


Students in Mrs. Wilke's Class were challenged to recite as many numbers of Pi as they could! Take a look at what Nirjan was able to do! Simply amazing!

YouTube Video


News from the Art Department

posted Mar 3, 2014, 12:12 PM by agillam@sau8.org

Concord School District Youth Art Month Exhibit is on display at the Steeplegate Mall from March 5th through April 15th. Opening reception from 5:30 to 7pm on Thursday, March 6th. Hope to see you there!

Original Works art fundraiser has begun! Our art work has been shipped to the company and you will receive your preview magnets and order forms Tuesday, March 4th! Orders and payments will be due on or before Friday, March 14th. Products will be in by April 9th and make great Mother's Day and Father's Day gifts! All proceeds benefit the art program at BGS. 

BGS is still in first place for the A+ Rewards program at the Steeplegate Mall! ... In January BGS was awarded $750 for being in first place!!! Thanks to all who are saving their mall store receipts and putting them in the rainbow mailbox in the library! Keep up the great work. The contest ends April 30th and if we are still in first place we will win $2000!!! So, keep those receipts coming!!

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