Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Have a Great Summer!

Room 101 has been busy during our last few days, but we made time for a final class photo and trip to the playground!

Have a great summer!!!!!!!!

On Parade

After reading a book recently we made our own Elmer the Elephants and then paraded around the school yesterday!  It was hot, but  fun!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Boston Symbols

To culminate our studies of symbols we worked with Mrs. D'Elia and Mr. Callahan to make this video presentation.  We know you will be very impressed!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Wonderfully Wacky Water Days

The year may be winding down for kindergarten room 101, but the fun is not!  We had a few wonderfully wacky water days last week.  The event was capped off with a water balloon toss on Friday afternoon!  Thank you to our parent helps who had to fill 100 balloons!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Fun, Fun, Fun!

This afternoon we went outside for some fun!  We used Ms. Govoni's bright parachute and then had a relay race with eggs. (plastic of course!)

Thank you Volunteers!

We need to extend a big thank you to our many volunteers!  This year we had great helpers both in the classroom, preparing materials at home and on field trips.....THANK YOU!

Symbols Studies

As we wrap up our studies of American symbols and our study of Boston, we worked with Mrs. D'Elia and Mr. Callahan on a project this week.  First we revisited the topic and did some research and writing on various symbols.  Then we sketched the symbol on paper and drew it on the Ipad.  Mr. Callahan then helped us with a voice over to our presentation.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Heartfelt Thanks!

Room 101 Families,

Thank you.  Both Mrs. Parnell and Mrs. Hoyt wish to extend a heartfelt thank you for sharing your children with us this school year.  Thinking back to last August when we first met for orientation, we hope you will agree that we have all come very far!  It is amazing to see how each of your children have grown not only physically but academically!  We have great readers and writers in room 101!  We know our numbers and can solve addition and subtraction problems and word story problems.  We have learned about children through different time periods and have studied animals and more in science.

It has been a great year!  

Thank you for gathering with us on Friday.  It was tremendous to have so many family members supporting the children as they sang and shared their work with you.

We are humbled by your generosity.  Thank you for the class gift.  Each of us is enjoying a vase full of flowers this weekend and promises to do something with the gift card for next year's class.  

Have a wonderful summer.  We know the children will do great in first grade!

Melissa and Karen

Friday, June 14, 2013

Assemblies, Celebrations and More!

This week at Pine Glen was packed with assemblies, celebrations and more!  On Wednesday we gathered in the gymnasium to celebrate Pine Glen's 50th!  It was awesome.  Below is a video of the entire student body singing the Pine Glen School song.

On Friday morning we gathered in the cafetorium for an assembly recognizing students for their success in filling so many buckets of praise this year.  A local artist visited with students and shared his experiences and inspirations.  He invited each of us to draw with him.

Flag Day Celebration

Thank you to the many guests who were able to join us for our Flag Day Family Celebration today.

It was a great culminating event for our study of American symbols and a wonderful way to share with you some of the work we have done this year.

Below is a sampling of our songs as Mrs. Hoyt videotaped them during dress rehearsal.

6 1/2 days left to the school year!

June Schedule of Events

***We cannot believe that there are only 6 ½ days left of school!  Please keep this schedule on the refrigerator so you will know what to pack for school each day!***

Monday, June 17th- If the weather cooperates we will be going on our last field trip into Boston. Hopefully we will go through the state house, walk down Beacon Hill, see the ducklings, ride the swan boats and picnic at the Frog Pond Playground.

Tuesday, June 18th- Please bring in your favorite board game.  Please make sure your child knows how to play the game, it is labeled with your child’s name and you have all the pieces!  Also, please bring 1 thing in for Show and Tell!

Wednesday, June 19th- If the weather cooperates we will have our first water day. We will be outside for the majority of the day.   Please have your child wear a bathing suit to school.  Bring a towel, some type of shoe that can be worn in the water, some type of cover-up and clothes to change into after our water fun.  Also, please apply sunscreen to your child before sending them to school.

Thursday, June 20th- We will play assorted Bingo and math games today.  *** Please bring in a G rated DVD so we can vote on which movie we will watch on Monday.***

Friday, June 21st- Water Day #2 please see information stated on June 19th.

Monday, June 24th- Movie Day.  Please have your child bring a peanut free snack and a drink to enjoy during the movie.

Tuesday, June 25th- Last day of school.  We have a ½ day.  Dismissal will begin @ 11:15.  Please pack a peanut free snack and a drink because we will not have lunch at school.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Field Trip Rescheduled

Due to the rain forecast for tomorrow, we will attempt to reschedule our trip to Monday, June 17.  This new date will be dependent upon availability of chaperones and the weather.

We will be in school for tomorrow.

Foot Wear Reminder

Pine Glen kindergartners are reminded to wear appropriate footwear for running and playing on the playground every day at school.  Sneakers are ideal.  Sandals and flip-flops are strongly discouraged as students are more likely to become injured running and playing in this type of footwear.

Bruins Day Friday

Pine Glen School will celebrate with Bruins Day tomorrow, Friday, June 7.  Students are invited to wear Boston Bruins clothes or any clothes that are black and gold.  This is a fun, optional spirit day!