Friday, October 6, 2017

Burlington Field Trip

We had a beautiful day touring our town, Burlington.  The Burlington Historical Commission did a wonderful job educating us on the history of our town.  We got to tour the Old Burying Ground, Burlington Museum, and Grand View Farm before enjoying lunch outside at Simond's Park.  Then we got to visit the one room school house - The West School before heading back to Pine Glen.  Thank you to Mr. Naddaff and Mrs. Arsenault for chaperoning on this trip.  Everyone did a great job listening and staying safe!  Be sure to ask your child about what they learned today. 

Burlington Museum 



Grand View Farm/Marion Tavern

Burlington's Old Burying Ground

The West School 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

A Great Start

We had a wonderful first month of school!  It is hard to believe that it is already October.  We have been busy in Room 205.  In science we have been learning about Forces & Motion.  We will be moving onto magnetism and how it effects forces.  We will work on designing our own Maglev trains in class.  We have begun to switch for reading.  Everyone has done this with ease and we have enjoyed reading and writing during our ELA block.  In math we continue to learn about multiplication.  This coming month we will be looking at patterns in multiplication. Be sure to practice your addition facts if you are still unsure of some and you may want to begin practicing your multiplication facts.  We will begin our fluency tests after we finished Topic 2.   Thanks to Ms. Fallon we have been mapping our town of Burlington.  After our field trip we will be finishing them by adding in different landmarks.  There are many writer's in Room 205.  I have read and heard so many wonderful stories by the students.  All of this writing is helping them to get their stories down onto paper.  We will now start to work on the mechanics and adding in great details to make our writing exciting for the reader.   Of course, we continue to earn DOJO points and HOOT cards.  As a school we earned a PJ Day and as a class we reached our class goal and had extra recess!  It has been a great start and I am looking forward to the upcoming month.

Learning About Forces & Motion

Mapping with Ms.Fallon 

Extra Recess - They earned it!!

Monday, September 25, 2017

PJ Day - Friday

Our students were WISE and earned a school-wide reward!
What: PJ Day - Wear your pajamas to school!

When: Friday 9/29/17

Monday, September 18, 2017

Patriots Day Fundraiser

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This Friday, September 22nd

Help Pine Glen support students who were affected by hurricanes in recent weeks.  On Friday, September 22, wear your best Patriots gear and bring in a dollar or more to help give back to a school in need.  

Proceeds from the donations will go toward purchasing books for Berry Elementary School in Houston, Texas.  Together we can make a difference!

Pine Glen Student Council

Reading Homework

Today your child will begin their nightly reading homework.  Everyone should be reading at least 20 minutes every night.  They may read independently, with someone, or listen to an audio book.  Students may choose any type of book - fiction, non-fiction, chapter book, picture book etc. as long as they are reading and what they have chosen helps to develop a love for reading.  In your child's folder they received a sheet with different response activities.  Throughout the week they should work on completing 2 of these choices.  The finished work is due on Friday.  Although they only have 2 responses to complete it is crucial that your child is reading EVERY night. Through reading they develop a wider vocabulary, can read good detailed sentences, and are able to help their own writing.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Sample of weekly reading response:

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Show and Tell

Everyone loved bringing in a special item from home to show their friends.  We had trophies from sports we play, trading cards, odd finds they have made and of course favorite stuffed animals.  It was fun to see what everyone holds near and dear to them.  It showed me a little more about each one of them.  Thank you for sharing!

                          Mackenzie's Musical Unicorn                      Ben's Swimming Trophy                       

                                 Jada's Pink Cat                                            Phoebe's Duck                              

                              Eric's Pokemon Cards                                 Melody's Blue Dog                     

              Redha's Pictures & Sovenirs from Morocco              Sadie's Giant Pink Snake

                    Shayla's Baseball & Hockey Cards             Dylan's Autographed Celtics Photo

                           Liam's Hockey Trophy                                 Adam's Shark Tooth

                        Arianna's American Girl Doll                     Addie's Gymnastics Medals

                           Brian's Wrestling Trophy                          Brooke's Crocodile Head

                               Kai's Karate Trophy                             Vivianna's Purple Unicorn

Zachary's Stuffed Toy