Monday, July 6, 2020

Flat Teachers had a fun 4th of July!

We heard from a few of our Room 101 friends about 4th of July adventures they took the flat teachers on. Drew met Uncle Sam and we all posed with him, Lexi created 4th of July decorations and we helped make them and Rose took a swim with us and showed us how big her sunflower plants were getting from our Planting A Rainbow school activity. WOW! So much fun. Please keep sharing. We can't wait to see what other adventures we share with our students!

















































Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Flat Mrs. Parnell & Mrs. Kearney Adventures

Hello Room 101 Friends! Max H. has reached out and he told us that he introduced us to Captain America at the Burlington Public Library virtual Meet & Greet! We hope to be going on lots of adventures with our Room 101 friends. Please keep us posted and share pictures of what you are doing this summer!



2020 - 2021 Promises To Be Exciting And Revolutionary



DESE - The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has recently published guidelines 
about the re-opening of schools and planning for the fall in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Pine Glen team is positive it will be an exciting and revolutionary year! Mindset it everything.  
We are ready to work hard with families to create a wonderful learning experience for each of our students!

Mrs. Parnell and Mrs. Kearney will be busy preparing to meet our incoming students! We have plans to 
take classes, to rest up and to organize the classroom. Keep checking in for updates as we get closer 
to the start of the school year!

While we do not have all the answers we would like to do anything we can to connect with families to 
ease concerns and help with transitions. Kindergarten classroom assignments have not been made as of 
yet, but feel free to reach out. Regardless of class assignment, we are happy to connect and support 
you now.

Questions or inquiries? - Reach out to Mrs. Parnell at parnell@bpsk12.org


The information below is replicated from the Incoming K tab at the top of this blog.

Welcome!  The year ahead promises to be filled with 
many new and exciting things.  While we do not as 
of yet know answers to many of the logistical questions, 
we do want you to know that we are eager to meet you 
and work with you!  WE WILL BE A TEAM!

 




 

Monday, June 22, 2020

Happy Summer!

We hope all Room 101 students remembered to share their Father's Day cards with their Dads yesterday and we hope all dads had a great day yesterday! I know Ryan's dad enjoyed his card.

















The Delano Family invited Mrs. Kearney and I to stop by their house on Friday as a last day celebration and surprised us with end of the year beach bag and supplies gift! Thank you to the Hillman, Russo, Dimitrov and Delano families for the special end of the year gifts. It was a memorable year! We hope everyone has a wonderful summer. We hope to see you around. We already miss our students! ❤

Happy Early Birthday Sean!

July 18th is Sean's birthday! 
Sean we hope you have a wonderful birthday. 
All your friends in Room 101 
are wishing you a great day today! 
We love and miss you.❤🎂

Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday dear Sean.
Happy Birthday to you!








Happy Early Birthday Bryson!

July 17th is Bryson's birthday! 
Bryson we hope you have a wonderful birthday. 
All your friends in Room 101 
are wishing you a great day today! 
We love and miss you.❤🎂

Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday dear Bryson.
Happy Birthday to you!






Happy Early Birthday Chase!

July 8th is Chase's birthday! 
Chase we hope you have a wonderful birthday. 
All your friends in Room 101 
are wishing you a great day today! 
We love and miss you.❤🎂

Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday dear Chase.
Happy Birthday to you!







Thursday, June 18, 2020

June 19 - Keep Reading

Your teachers encourage you to read everyday. We know there 
are many great stories and authors. Do you have any favorites?
Our librarian, Ms. Small along with Mrs. Parnell and 
Mrs. Kearney thought it would be fun this week to highlight 
a couple of authors and stories to encourage you to read and 
enjoy books.


Visit this Bimoji classroom through the slide show and 
check out the stories! 


Congratulations Lillian!


JiJi informed us that Lillian made it to the 100% club! We are so proud of your efforts Chris! Our class is now at 96%. Keep working on ST Math. We can't wait to receive our next postcard from JiJi and see who will be next in the 100% club. The certificate was mailed to Lillian!




Pine Glen Song

Today was our last class meeting for PG Room 101. We cannot believe that the year is over. Please remember Mrs. Kearney and I will be accessible through email or snail mail this summer. Just because our formal school year has ended our students all have a piece of our hearts and we will always be here for them (and their families). Thank you for helping us teach your children this year we were definitely a teaching team and we are so thankful for your help and commitment this year.

We ended our meeting trying to learn the Pine Glen School song. First through fifth graders learn this song with Mrs. Agati, Pine Glen's music teacher. During our remote learning Mrs. Agati had the Pine Glen School challenge and teachers all took turns singing it. Please see below for Mrs. Parnell and Mrs. Kearney's attempt at singing. In case your child would like to learn it over the summer the lyrics are below.


Mrs. Parnell sings at the end of this video.



Mrs. Kearney sings at the end of this video.




Pine Glen School Song
Pine Glen School, Pine Glen School,
Pine Glen is the school that’s cool!
When I learn a lot I also have some fun.
That makes Pine Glen number one!

Pine Glen School, Pine Glen School,
Pine Glen is the school that’s true!
When I walk through the halls I feel so great,
I make sure I’m never late!

Pine Glen School, Pine Glen School,
Pine Glen is the school that’s cool!
When I learn a lot I also have some fun.
That makes Pine Glen number one!

Written By,
Christina Daniels
Rachel Homer
Nanina Joyce
Abigail Richard
5th Grade Class of 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Congrats Parents- You Made it!



The 2020 school year has required much of parents 
and families. Thank you for all of your support and efforts!  
Our hats off to you! We would love to award you with a 
certificate of appreciation!

Certificate of Completion and  Appreciation
This certificate is proudly presented to
Room 101 Families and Parents

For dedicated efforts and support of 
your children through remote learning! 
Awarded
June 19, 2020
Melissa Parnell & Kathleen Kearney Pine Glen Elementary School
Thank you! 

June 18 - Summer Learning - Keep Reading

Mrs. Parnell and Mrs. Kearney have created a summer Bitmoji classroom and hope to hear from friends while we are on break.  Keep learning and keep in touch!




Your teachers encourage you to read everyday.  We know there 
are many great stories and authors.  Do you have any favorites?
Our librarian, Ms. Small along with Mrs. Parnell and 
Mrs. Kearney thought it would be fun this week to highlight 
a couple of authors and stories to encourage you to read and 
enjoy books.

Visit this Bimoji classroom through the slide show and 
check out the stories!




Many teachers in Burlington recorded books while we were 
away.  Visit this link if you would like to enjoy some more 
stories!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

June 17- Keep Reading

Your teachers encourage you to read everyday.  
We know there are many great stories and authors.  
Do you have any favorites?
Our librarian, Ms. Small along with Mrs. Parnell and 
Mrs. Kearney thought it would be fun this week to 
highlight a couple of authors and stories to encourage 
you to read and enjoy books.

Visit this Bimoji classroom through the slide show and 
check out the stories!

Congratulations Bryson!



JiJi informed us that Bryson made it to the 100% club! We are so proud of your efforts Chris! Our class is now at 95%. Keep working on ST Math. We can't wait to receive our next postcard from JiJi and see who will be next in the 100% club. The certificate was mailed to Bryson!


 

Monday, June 15, 2020

June 16 - Keep Reading

Your teachers encourage you to read everyday.  We know there are many 

great stories and authors.  Do you have any favorites?


Our librarian, Ms. Small along with Mrs. Parnell and Mrs. Kearney thought it would 
be fun this week to highlight a couple of authors and stories to encourage you to read 
and enjoy books.

Visit this Bimoji classroom through the slide show and check out the stories!

Keep In Touch

Mrs. Parnell and Mrs. Kearney have missed being in the 
classroom with kindergarten friends. We love being with 
our students. It appears they have missed us too! Max 
was excited to get our package in the mail. Lillian also liked
the teacher Bitmojis. Please send us pictures of your child 
with these items! We hope they liked them! 




We are hoping the flat teachers may serve as a great 
motivator to inspire our students to write while away.  
Take the Bitmoji teachers on some adventures and record 
what you do. Keep a diary of adventures with Mrs. Parnell
and Mrs. Kearney. We would love to read about all the fun 
things we are doing with you over the summer!  Kindergarten 
friends are welcome to share the journal during the summer 
or when they return in the fall. In case you want to write your
teachers over the summer our addresses were included in
the letter that hopefully arrived at your house on June 13th.



Hat Day

In addition to Kindergarten Spirit week Celebrations, 
the Pine Glen community is having a spirit week!  

 



For a little extra fun - The Pine Glen Community is

coming together (remotely).

Tuesday is Hat Day


Wear your favorite hat (or create a hat) and share a picture of yourself

Summer Resources

We know you have enjoyed having resources while home. Here is update as we head into summer.

Availability dates for accessing BPS Applications:
EPIC - full home access ends June 30. Families will have 2 hours per week for home access for the rest of the summer.
Lexia - until July 31
ST Math - until August 7
Seesaw won't expire but students don’t need to submit any activities in Seesaw. Teachers will not be responding to student work during summer months. Current Seesaw classes will be archived once the Student Information System turns over to the next school year. That should happen around August 10.
iReady - until August 14
Brainpop - available all summer through the Clever portal
Have a great summer!

Color Day

In addition to Kindergarten Spirit week Celebrations, 

the Pine Glen community is having a spirit week! 
What is your favorite color? Draw a picture of something 
using your favorite color and send a photo of it to 
Mrs. Parnell. Wear your favorite color and send a photo 
of yourself to Mrs. Parnell! 



Sunday, June 14, 2020

June 15 - Last Day of Travel Unit - AND - Read Aloud - The Water Princess

We finish our journey today as we wrap up our travels!  

Please look through slides and answer the questions.

We hope you have enjoyed travelling!

Ms. Small shares Susan Verde's book, 
The Water Princess ! Enjoy!


Be sure to think some good thoughts!
Today’s Chant:


Good, better, best.
Never let it rest.
Until your good is better,

And your better is your best!

Friday, June 12, 2020

Apps & Sites Available this Summer

Apps and Sites Availability During Summer Month


Lexia Reading

Students will be able to access Lexia Reading via Clever through July 31



i-Ready Reading
Students will be able to access i-Ready Reading via Clever through August 14




ST Math
Students will be able to access ST Math via Clever through August 7





BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr.

Students will be able to access BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. via Clever
throughout the entire summer.

BPS Summer Choice Boards

Accessing BPS Summer Enrichment Choice Boards

Please share these directions with students and families. Families can access Summer Choice Boards on the BPS Remote Learning Site.


Step 2- Scroll down to find your grade level (in red) and click on it. 

Step 3- The Summer Board will be the first board you see. You can find all the other choice boards from the school year linked at the top of that page if you’d like to look back or do activities from those boards.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Seesaw Student Journals

Seesaw: Families and Students Can Download Student Journals

Families, using Seesaw Family and students, using Seesaw Class can download the
child’s entire journal for each Seesaw class as a zip file on their computers. They will need
to use a computer and a Chrome or Firefox browser, since the .zip file will not
download on a mobile or tablet device.

Ipad Returns


Every elementary student who is currently using a BPS iPad at home is 
required to return their iPads, power cords, and power bricks:
Where: Marshall Simonds Elementary School 
 When: Monday, June 22nd from 10am - 12pm

           Wednesday, June 24 from 10am - 12pm

Mindset is Everything!



This same thinking is true for our students!  Mindset is critical!  
Friends in Room 101 have done an amazing job and have 
grown as learners during our time away.  They will continue 
to shine next year!

June 12 - Alaska - and - Read Aloud - I Am Invited To A Party






What do you wear to a party? It depends on what kind of party
you are attending. Is it a fancy party, pool party, or costume party? 
Read along with Mr. Kippenberger as he reads I Am Invited to a Party
by Mo Willams where Pig and Elephant get ready for a party.












Today’s chant:


I am loved.
I am kind.

I am awesome.