Friday, May 29, 2015

Classroom visitor

Susan Astone, District RTI Administrator stopped in for a visit this afternoon.

Mrs. Parnell and Mrs. Hoyt were very proud of how welcoming room 101 was towards our guest.  Students were eager to share our recently published poetry book and the My Mouth is a Volcano book read earlier this week.  As you can see Mrs. Astone was swarmed with attention!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

June is here

Students will work on their June calendars tomorrow and will be bringing home the June lunch menu.  Please check the tool bar across the top of this blog to see the June Newsletter and upcoming events.

Above, below and on

Students created a structure with blocks and we then we applied our math concepts of the day and placed beanie babies above, below and on the structure!  Math can be super fun when the students initiate the learning!

Library Time

This morning we visited the library and listened to Martha Speaks!  Martha, a dog, learns to speak and then learns lessons about the appropriate time to speak. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Spring Senses Poetry Book

Thanks to the efforts of Ms. Carney our librarian and Mrs. Ardizzoni our technology specialist, room 101 created this book.  We love collaborating with other teachers and students!  Thanks LTC!

Busy, busy, busy

Guess what I want to be when I grow up?!

Students were asked to write about and illustrate their aspirations for when they grow up.  Room 101 will have many teachers, construction workers and policemen along with singers, moms, computer engineers, football players and ice-cream shop workers!

Busy Working Hard!

We will have much to share with you at our Family Gathering.  Lately we have been working hard on a special book!
Today was the last day we worked on our shape books.  We used stamps to make the cover.
Subtraction word problems can be pretty tricky!
With all the warm weather we are making sun calendar markers for June.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

We Released Our Butterflies!

We were lucky to be able to release 3 adult monarch butterflies yesterday!  The science center delivered caterpillars to us more than a week ago and we have been studying the metamorphosis of this animal.  A few more remain in the pupa stage so we hope to witness more butterflies hatching in the next day or so.

A great day for learning outside!

After heading outside to release our butterflies we decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and continued our study of colonial times outside!
We have begun reading our next chapter book, Meet Felicity.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Exercise for Education

On Sunday, May 31, 2025, the Burlington Education Foundation (BEF) is holding their 11th Annual “Exercise for Education” 5K Road Race and ½ Mile Family Fun Run at Burlington High School .  Check-in for the event begins at 8:00am with the Family Fun Run beginning at 9:00am, followed by the start of the 5k which begins promptly at 9:30am.
Please visit BEF's website for more information on the activities as well as online registration. All pre-registered participants are guaranteed a free t-shirt. NEW This Year - Chip Timing! - with instant results. 
Run, Walk, Volunteer or join us as a spectator! Don’t miss out on this great community event or the chance to win a Grand Prize Raffle!!
BEF's Mission is to channel donations from businesses and individuals to provide Burlington educators with an additional source of funding for creative and innovative curriculum enrichment programs.  Help us make a difference in the Burlington Public Schools!

Friday, May 22, 2015

In the Spring......

Room 101 has completed writing and illustrating it's book, In the Spring!

We had a great time working on it with Mrs. Ardizzoni and Ms. Carney.  Today students visited the LTC and read the book to the class while viewing it on the Touch It Board.  Please watch our presentation.

Shortly we will post the book for your viewing and will also have a hard copy of the book in our classroom.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Papa Gino's Pizza Give Away

Papa Gino's pizza will be served for lunch tomorrow, Friday, May 22.  Student who purchases any  lunch(pizza, bagel or peanut butter) tomorrow is eligible to win a free small cheese pizza.  Winners will be given a coupon to be redeemed at the Burlington Papa Gino's.

Students who would like to order more than one slice of pizza may purchase a second slice for $1.25. Orders will be placed in the morning.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Pine Glen Arts and Technology Night

Pine Glen's Annual Arts and Technology Night is tonight!
Doors open at 6pm
Please stop by for an evening of student presentations in Art, Technology and Music.

6pm- Art, Music and Technology projects from students in grades 1-5 on display in the lobby and main corridor.

7pm- Concert held in the cafeteria starring students in grades 4 and 5.

Plus - visit the Pine Glen library to make a purchase at the Pine Glen book fair!

Former room 101 student and "Game show host", Emily asked 4th and 5th graders questions before introducing the next song.
This morning Pine Glen students enjoyed the show!  We saw older siblings singing, dancing, in the band and the string section.  It was very impressive!

Crystal the Parrot is visiting


Today we learned about picture graphs!

In our current math unit we are learning about various graphs.  Today's graph was a picture graph.

Writing about members of the circus

The Trapeze Artists

We have been creating a book about all the people who work in the circus.  There are many different jobs.

Emulating Picaso's Cubism

Creating profiles 

As we continue our art unit we learned about Pablo Picaso.  Students emulated his work today attempting to created Cubism style profiles.

Problem solving

There are many steps involved in thinking through and solving problems in math!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Frogs and Toad Eat Lunch!

We watched the bullfrogs and Frodo the toad eat some crickets.  It was interesting to see the similiarities and differences in how they eat.

Circus tomorrow - Be sure to read the note in your child's folder

Reminder - we are going to the circus tomorrow, Friday, May 8.

Students should have a bagged lunch and drink.  No lunch boxes please as we will be discarding all items after we eat.  

Reminder - Student pick up time is 1:45, outside at the map.  Please have a form of identification ready when picking up students if someone other than a parent is picking up.

Ready for Mother's Day!

We planted a rainbow just like the book by Lois Elhert!  Packaged plants went home with students today.  They will be sharing them with moms with the hopes that you can work together to take care of them at home.  When they are bigger and stronger they can be transplanted to your yards.
Flower boxes filled with a rainbow of colors!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Time to start clowning around!

Working on a clown mask.

It is time to start clowning around and learning about the circus and the many different jobs that are involved in producing a circus show.  We will be learning about all the places around the world that the circus performers come from and will be hunting for their home countries on the map.  

This mini unit will segway into our discussions about community helper jobs and our lessons about geography and where we live.


Look at that!  We have some new visitors! They arrived while we were at recess today.
The frog is green and likes to sit in the water sometimes.

The toad's bedding is soft and moist and helps to camoflauge him.

We all agree that our new visitors are pretty awesome.