Mrs. Hedlund's class enjoyed a sunny day at the CNC this morning. BCEL Kindergarten students learned all about maple syrup and the process sap goes through in order to turn into delicious syrup. What a perfect day to be at the sugar shack!!
3 months ago, Beth Bredt
Mrs. Napoli's 2nd grade readers worked extremely hard on a character study unit!! To end their work they presented their "strong character" books to Mrs. Chappel's 1st graders! Visitors walked around to read book reviews, character pamphlets, and to listen to a song connected to their character. It was an amazing experience that highlighted the hard work these 2nd graders put into this unit!! Great job young readers!!! I am in awe of the work you put into this event!!!
3 months ago, Beth Bredt
Mrs. Lombard had a day filled with guest readers! Seeing and hearing other readers is so important to our young learners! This was an amazing opportunity for our BCEL 1st graders in her room to experience new stories, ask questions, and interact with stories. We are so grateful for all our guest readers visiting us this month!
3 months ago, Beth Bredt
Mr. and Mrs. Gledhill transformed BCEL into Whoville!! We are loving celebrating March is reading month and these decorations add to the excitement! One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish!!
3 months ago, Beth Bredt
BCEL had so many wonderful Leaping Lancers for the month of February!!! It is so hard to keep up the grit and perseverance needed to grow during our long winter months. These wonderful Little Lances pushed through it and wound up growing in all sorts of areas!! Well done kiddos!!! We are all so proud of you!!!
3 months ago, Beth Bredt
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BCEL's March visit with Mr. Hale was a hit! He started the day off greeting our students and families at drop off. He than got to help with our Leaping Lancer awards that we handed out this morning. He finished up his morning by visiting our classrooms. He was able to visit Mrs. Kettler's computer skills class, Mr. Vancise's art class, Mrs. Lombard's 1st grade classroom, and Mrs. Boothe's and Mrs. Duhoski's 2nd grade rooms. He was so impressed by all the great work happening here at BCEL! And of course our little friends made their very funny predictions on who Mr. Hale is and what his job entails! Boy do our little friends make us laugh! Thank you, Mr. Hale, for taking time out of your day for this important work! We love our time with you!!
3 months ago, Beth Bredt
BCEL had a day filled with so much LOVE!!! Happy Valentines Day from all of us!!!
3 months ago, Beth Bredt
BCEL is looking for a reading interventionist. Come join our fun loving team and spend your days helping our little readers grow!
3 months ago, Beth Bredt
Mrs. Duhoski's 2nd grade poets displayed their work throughout our woods. Students lead parents around reading poems and showing off their work. It was a perfect day to enjoy the creativity and silliness of these pieces of poetry! Great job little Lancers! What a fun and creative way to display your poems!
3 months ago, Beth Bredt
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Mrs. Napoli’s 2nd graders are bursting with excitement! They launched our pen pal program today! These kiddos will have the privilege of making new second grade friends in Phoenix, Arizona! This will be a wonderful opportunity to make a new friend, and learn more about the climate, plants, animals, and life in the southwestern region of the U.S. Added bonus, we’ll be learning some Spanish throughout our communications as this is the primary language of most of our pen pals. Look at their faces when first introduced to Mrs. Cervantes’ class! The excitement and joy warms my heart! Also, their introductory letters are amazing!
3 months ago, Beth Bredt
Ellie Cassow earned lunch with the principal today and when you earn lunch with the principal you eat dessert first!! Love my time with our Little Lancers!! Having lunch with Ellie was the highlight of my day!!
4 months ago, Beth Bredt
Just a reminder that our Kindergarten Round Up is this Thursday, Feb. 2nd! We can't wait to see everyone Thursday night!! Help us spread the word by sharing this post and by telling anyone you think might benefit from attending.
4 months ago, Beth Bredt
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We know for a fact that our Mrs. Napoli is an "Extraordinary Educator" but we love it when others shout it from the roof tops! Mrs. Napoli you make an incredible difference each and every day to our school, our students and our families! Thank you, Midland Daily News, for this article and to our BCEL parent who nominated her!!
4 months ago, Beth Bredt
Ms. Terrill and Ms. Heider's Young Five scientists experimented with pendulum painting to experience the affects of push and pull. Messy experiments are the best!!!
4 months ago, Beth Bredt
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Mrs. Wood's 1st grade class at BCEL loved playing in the snow this morning! Finally!! Snow!! They were very proud to be the very first snowman out in our play area!! Our building is buzzing today with snowy excitement!!
4 months ago, Beth Bredt
Mrs. Dopp's 2nd grade scientists at BCEL have been exploring the states of matter. Today the class experimented with the state of gas. Scientists were given a bag, water, and Alka-Selter. Mrs. Dopp than had kids shake up their bag to see what would happen! The kids had a blast waiting for their bags to explode!!! Their giggly screeches were so fun!! Great job little scientists!
4 months ago, Beth Bredt
Ms. Terrill's Little Lancers were having a blast at center time today! Ms. Terrill created a washer and drier for kids to interact with in the dramatic play area. The kids had such rich play with these new "toys". Play is so very important in early childhood...the most important part in fact! Play allows our young learners to learn how to enter and exit into play with each other, practice sharing, conflict resolution, engage in a heightened level of vocabulary, and just plain enjoy each other! Play is the work of our littles! Great job little explorers! Your work is so very important!
4 months ago, Beth Bredt
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Miss Heider's nature explorers got to spend some time with our nature coordinator, Mrs. Pretzer! These young learners explored bones, tree parts, bird nests, and then enjoyed a story talking about animal prints. We are so grateful for Mrs. Pretzer and our nature room!! These kids had such rich conversations around what the bones could be, how to measure them, how they compare with one another, and where they could have belonged in a body. The vocabulary they used was AMAZING! High interest yields high results! These kids are so so smart!!
5 months ago, Beth Bredt
Mrs. Dopp's 2nd grade authors published their stories and got a chance to present them to an audience today! Authors enjoyed reading their pieces up on the stage to a room full of parents! It was such an enjoyable event put on by Mrs. Dopp! Thank you 2nd graders and Mrs. Dopp for all the work you put in to drafting, revising, editing, and publishing your work! You have come a long way in your skills as writers!!
5 months ago, Beth Bredt
Mrs.Cassow's kindergarten mathematicians created number partners today using play dough! Great job little smarties!!
5 months ago, Beth Bredt