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Brzinski, Elizabeth

Email: elizabeth.brzinski@spps.org

Phone: 651-325-2517

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!  

In partnership...

Beth Brzinski

   Daily Schedule     


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

Go Noodle

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.