Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
We had a successful kindergarten feast on Monday. We dressed in our Native American and Pilgrim costumes. We sang our Thanksgiving songs with the other kindergarten classes and then we ate lunch with some new kindergarten friends from the other two kindergarten classrooms. We had an enjoyable time! Stay tuned for videos of us singing! We hope all our kindergarten families have a wonderful long Thanksgiving weekend.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Mr. Lyon's has announced that Pine Glen will have to Blue, White and Red day on Monday. This is an opportunity for students and staff to come to school dressed in blue, white and red. We will be honoring the many Heroes who keep us safe and care for people.
Pine Glen Spirit Day!
When: Wednesday November 25th - Turkey Trot and
What to wear: Dress to impress in your Pine Glen or Green Attire!
Remember to: Bring a canned good to help support Burlington Food Pantry!
Let’s show support for our amazing school on this fun-filled day!
-Pine Glen Student Council
On Thursday we had a fashion show with our newly created Native American and Pilgrim costumes. Each student voted on which costume they wanted to wear to our kindergarten feast on Monday. We will be having LOTS of Native Americans at the feast!
Both costumes along with many other Thanksgiving themed projects will be sent home on Monday. The students are very excited about bringing theses bags home to share with you!
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
PINE GLEN WALKATHON
On nd annual walkathon and all students (K-5) are invited to participate! The goals of this event are to have fun, promote physical fitness, and build school spirit – all while raising valuable funds for Pine Glen., in addition to its traditional Turkey Trot, Pine Glen will be having its 2
- Each student will walk with their grade for approximately 1 mile.
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- Funds raised through sponsorship donations will support enrichment activities at Pine Glen!
- Pine Glen will make donation to the Burlington Food Pantry with the funds raised at this event.
- The top 5 fundraising families will win Pine Glen carnival tickets.
- All students are asked to bring a non-perishable food donation.
- Parents are invited to come watch and enjoy a cup of coffee (better yet, please consider volunteering!)
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Saturday, November 14, 2015
Yesterday we were finally able to play out Native American Board Games. The students created their own games using informational cards to help them learn important Native American vocabulary. The students were excited to play their games. The students chose their own buttons as game pieces and a di was made out of a small wooden cube. The students did a great job remembering good sportsmanship while playing the games. Playing the game with a friend and having fun is more important than who won the game.
These games will be sent home with all the items we have been creating as we learn about the Native Americans and the Pilgrims. Please be on the lookout for large brown bags. These bags will be sent home the Monday or Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Our students are so proud of themselves and are eager to share their work! What a pleasure it was for Mrs. Parnell and Mrs. Gordon to watch the reactions of our students as they watched and listened to their presentations on our Touch it Board last Friday.
Over the past few weeks we have worked on a numerous projects that have helped us to demonstrate all we have learned about animal family classification. After sorting over 200 beanie baby animals we were each assigned to draw one on the iPad with the Drawing Pad app and then explained our drawing with the Explain Everything app.
Room 101 worked with Mrs. Ardizonni to create this video. Watch and listen as we tell you about some of the animals and animal families we learned about. Each child will share which animal family the animal they selected to draw is in!
The Mysterious Animal Mystery!
Wow! Last week we completed our animal unit. We became kindergarten scientists and helped Dr. Curious research about a new species he had discovered. This was challenging and FUN at the same time. We researched and took notes for the first time and then used our notes to orally present our thoughts! We then drew a picture of what we each thought the animal would look like. Dr. Curious actually came to visit our class. He reviewed our notes and congratulated us on our scientific abilities! Please follow all the details below! It was an amazing project! Thank you Mrs. Ardizzoni and Mr. Musselman for all your help with this project.
Students were introduced to this challenge by a video plea from Dr. Curious (a.k.a. Mr. Musselman of the Burlington Science Center) asking the students to help him figure out what kind of animal it was.He let us borrow his scientific journal so we could read all about his observations of this mysterious animal and take notes of all the important facts that we wanted to use as evidence. Keep scrolling through the document to find more of the notes!
Dr. Curious' Challenge:
Here is the link to the full journal we reviewed: The Journal of Dr. Curious
Then, we reviewed everything we knew about the characteristics of the animal families and used our notes to make a decision.
We drew a picture of what we thought the animal looked like, videotaped our persuasive arguments and sent them to Dr. Curious. Was this animal a bird, a mammal, or an amphibian? The students wanted to know!
I think because....
|Dr. Curious tricked us! His creature is a Squird! He wished us a Happy Halloween!|
A squird?! - Dr. Curious tricked us. He presented a made up animal that was created through taxidermy. Science does not always have a clear-cut answer but you do need to use a scientific approach to solving problems.
Thank you Dr Curious! We had fun and hope you were impressed!