Tuesday, February 26, 2013

100th Day!

Kindergartners in room 101 celebrated the 100th day of school today!  It was very exciting. We scribbled for 100 seconds, wore our 100th day crowns,  made 100 finger prints and strung our 100 bead necklaces.  In addition each student shared 100 small items when they brought in their 100th day collections. Each was asked to double check and make sure the collection actually had 100 pieces in it.  We did a lot of counting!

We are 100 days into the school year, past the midpoint.  Mrs. Parnell and Mrs. Hoyt look forward  beginning work on our Leprechaun book and our Numba Rumba book.  We have so much more learning to do!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

We loved our Valentine's Day

We in Room 101 had a lovely Valentine's Day and hope you did too!  Our celebration included a wide variety of fun activities.  Secret Valentine gifts were exchanged, we emptied our mailboxes and collected our treasures, enjoyed a lovely Victorian Luncheon catered by the Pine Glen Cafeteria, played  find the thimble, did a math exercise comparing odd and even numbers, read a few Valentine stories and watched a Victorian era American Girl movie.

Next on our agenda are final preparations for our 100th day celebration after the vacation week.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

!Weather Alert! - What happens tomorrow?

Dr. Conti, Burlington's Superintendent of schools announce to staff that we will plan for an early dismissal tomorrow, Friday, February 8.  Parents should be receiving a connect ed call from Dr. Conti either tonight or tomorrow morning.

As of this notice being published the plan is to have students at school for morning activities and lunch.  Dismissal is scheduled for 11:15. All kindergartners will be sent home on the neighborhood buses with the students in grades 1-5.

Note:  There is a chance the entire day will be cancelled.  Decision depends upon updated weather reports and whether the Governor declares a state of emergency.

Please speak to your children so they are aware how they will be going home tomorrow.

Thank you,

Melissa and Karen

Friday, February 1, 2013


We spent the month of January exploring fish and creatures the live in the sea.  Our studies were topped off with special presentations today and last Friday.

We had a visit from the New England Aquarium last week.  Presenter, Sam, shared some of the creatures we might find if we visited a tide pool at a beach.  We learned about and touched crabs, sea stars, horseshoe crabs, mussels, clams and oysters of the bi-valve family and snails. Before we touched the animals, we need to put on our imagination hats and get to the beach!

The water was cold, but the touching was COOL!
Today, Mr. Musselman of the Burlington Science Center shared the presentation, "Super Fish".  He spoke about penguins, bi-valves, exoskeleton tide pool animals, fish and even brought an invertebrate (octopus)!  He talked about the various parts We were given the opportunity to touch and feel the octopus.   

Beary Busy Week

Room 101 had a very fun and busy week.  With the help of a guest teacher, Mrs. Fallon, we took turns visiting the Burlington Science Center's Bear exhibit.  It has been on display in the main hall at Pine Glen for the last two weeks. 

Students were able to explore, see and touch four different taxidermied bears.  There was a mold of a bear paw print and even a replica of bear scat!  We all thought it was pretty cool! 

The fun activities for the week ended with a Friday afternoon session of Show and Tell!  Students were excited to share their Skylanders, Zoobles and Pillow Pets along with many stuffed animals.  Each was asked to present their item and field questions about it.