Wednesday, December 12, 2012

BYOD - Working at Bluebonnet Elementary

Below is a picture of Michelle Silva. Michelle is one of Bluebonnet Elementary Instructional Coaches and she is using her personal device  to record students while they are reading. The students then get to listen to the pacing, pronunciation, and fluency after they read their book.  Not only do they enjoy seeing themselves, but the feedback helps them understand what makes a good reader and what they need to work on.

Keep up the good work Mrs. Silva!

Monday, December 3, 2012

It Doesn't Get Much Better Than This!

Vanessa deBecze is creating helpful video's for her students using the Promethean recording feature.  She has uploaded the recordings to YouTube and added her video links to her web page.

To see this awesome teacher's web page click here:    Vanessa deBecze  
Her page was created in Google Sites!

Below is an example of the review video she post!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Loretta Finder's 1st Grade Class

These young students are truly finding the answers in Ms. Finder's class. 

 Her kiddos are working on a research project. They generated questions and are working in partners to use the Internet to research their topic. They  are using pebble go in these pics.

Bluebonnet Elementary is developing 21st Century skills for tomorrows citizens!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Wow Kinder

Lisa Garcia's Kinder Class

The class worked very hard on publishing their expository list. They also picked pictures and came up with their own captions to support the picture. 

Way to go KINDER!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Click - Double Click - Right Click

The PreK kids in Mrs. Asztalos' class were learning how to use a mouse.  They played games on the computer to help them learn their letters.  The Librarian, Charity Seals, put a dot on their fingers so that they knew which finger to use to click the buttons on the mouse.

Wow, they are young!

Google Earth

Second graders in Mrs. Moerdyk's class have learned to use Google Earth to explore the world during their map unit.  They traveled to Washington, D.C., New York City, London, Hawaii, Greenland, the Great Wall of China, several different colleges, and even found Bluebonnet Elementary!

The latest version of Google Earth continues to set the mapping paradigm. Accessible enough for casual users, Google has added features that make it a necessity for those whose topographic desires are more serious. Although Google Ocean is the big newsmaker in version 5, you can also check out the surface of our nearest neighbor, Mars, as well as incorporating historical Earth maps.

Read more: Google Earth - CNET

Great job Mrs. Moerdyk. 

Friday, October 26, 2012


Vanessa deBecze keeps her students minds wanting to research and conquer information on a daily basis by using the cart computers available. The computer makes their research possibilities limitless.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Teaching Music in 2012

Advancing Student's Music Knowledge

Music teacher Jordan Husmann uses today's technology to keep kids engaged and learning about many aspects of music.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Technology Keeping Kids Engaged

"We were beginning to write an expository text on something that we are experts at - going to school.  We were brainstorming all the things we know about going to school: eating lunch, recess, reading, writing, math, etc." teacher Sara Gillian explains. 

In Spanish or English the students are excited about answering and seem to know the information well.
Way to Go Sara Gillian YOUR CLASS ROCKS!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Library & Technology Rocking Along

                                         Our Library ROCKS!

Technology is integrated in our library. Librarian Charity Seals trains the students early how to use the technology and become independent library learners.

Our students are engaged in learning  and excited about the possibilities that are waiting for them in the library! 
Great job BBES.