Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Elizabeth (Beth) Brzinski
Welcome to first grade at Capitol Hill!
My name is Elizabeth Brzinski and I go by Beth. I grew up in Maplewood, and earned my undergraduate degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Go Badgers!). I earned my master's degree from Saint Mary's University in Winona, MN. Prior to coming to Capitol Hill in 2008, I taught for 15 years at Cherokee Heights Elementary on the West Side. I am now starting my 16th year at Capitol Hill. It is difficult to believe I have now taught as many years at Capitol Hill as I had at Cherokee Heights.
I come from a family of educators, many of whom taught in St. Paul. I am very honored to be a third generation teacher, second generation St. Paul teacher, and be able to spend this year with all of you.
My husband's name is Darren, and I have two adult step-children and two grandsons. We also have feline fur babies living in our home; Millie, Gracie, GusGus, and Izzy. I love spending time with our grandsons, motorcycling (passenger :), kayaking, traveling, cats, coffee, dark chocolate, and planting in the spring.
I look forward to having a spectacular year together. I am committed to doing my best to make this year as thoughtful, engaging, and joyful as possible!
9:45 - 10:00 Morning Meeting
10:00 -11:00 Literacy
11:10 - 12:00 Specialist (Science, Art, Music, Phy. Ed.)
12:05 - 12:30 Lunch
12:40 - 1:20 Recess
1:30 - 1:45 ME Time (quiet)
1:45 - 2:45 Math
2:45 - 3:30 Social Studies/Phonics/Choice (M/W/F)
3:10 - 3:50 Enrichment (T/Th)
3:35-3:50 Clean up and Dismissal
Fun Websites and Apps to Extend Learning
Active and calming activities to help students release energy, or calm down with the characters in GoNoodle! Available as a website (click on the link) or as an app.
Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame Street (App store)
Students are put in different (primary) situations and help the monster breathe, choose a strategy, and act out the strategy. This app is helpful for toddlers to primary aged children.