Room 207

Room 207
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Friday, December 18, 2015

Star Wars and The Hour of Code

Yesterday, Mrs. Ardizzoni came to our class to teach us about coding.  We realized that there are almost a million kids and adults around the world that are participating in the Hour of Code.  It was perfect timing because the Star Wars movie came out today and we got to write code to move droids around.  When we finished the 15 levels, we received a certificate of completion.  You, too, can check out this fun activity by checking out the website:

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Pine Glen Spirit Day

Pine Glen Spirit Day!

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When:  Wednesday November 25th - Turkey Trot and
    Walk-a-thon Day!

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

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Give a Hoot

Pine Glen has a new positive reinforcement school-wide program in place.  We are going to ASK if our behavior:

A: Is it appropriate?
S: Is it safe?
K: Is it kind?

When staff notices students acting in this manner, they will give a HOOT.  These "hoots" will be collected and displayed around the school.  There will be prizes provided to classes once we receive a certain number of hoots.

Ms. Pavlicek was on hand to introduce us to a real hooting creature, a barred owl named Scout.  Check out the photos below.

Crazy Hat Day Tomorrow!

Friday, October 30th

Students can participate by wearing a “crazy hat”

  • Hats should not be shared among students
  • Hats should not cover a student’s face

Thank you!

PG Student Council

Friday, October 9, 2015

Number Corner Reveal...

During the month of September we learned about Egyptian symbols.  Each day we kept track of the symbols and related them to our modern numbers.  We learned that the pattern was multiples of 11.  I challenged the students during the second week of school and then the parents at Open House to predict what the symbols on the last card would be.  Here is the reveal of the final day:

Missy adds to our calendar and chart during the last week of September.

We looked at our predictions to see if anyone was correct.

Kevin flipped over our final card.  Even though there are only 30 days in September, we had 31 cards.

Our 31st card show 3 scrolls, 2 heel bones, and 1 staff, which equals 341.  31X11 =341

May the Force Be With You!

A force is a push or a pull.  Did you know that an object at rest will remain at rest until a force acts upon it?  This week we experimented with how to apply force to a mass by pushing and pulling our friends on the swings.  One student was the recorder who told the force what to do with the "mass" that sat on the swing.

Cora records how Missy starts moving Derrick.

Ryan watches as Dylan makes Aesha go faster.

Kevin practices changing Pedro's direction.

Dylan draws a diagram to show how Aesha is slowing down Ryan's movement.
Pedro videos Erin stopping Kevin's motion.
Shira explains the directions to Nolan and Alexis.
The 207ers did an amazing job demonstrating force and motion this week!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Judy reads

Judy was a volunteer during our first Bridges Program, which is a wonderful inter-generational program that brings seniors into our classrooms to do activities with our students.  This program will take place at Pine Glen toward the end of the year.  Judy continues to volunteer biweekly in our classroom by reading a story to us.   This is a great opportunity for our students to hear both fiction and nonfiction stories that pertain to what we are learning in class. Today Judy read The Wondrous Whirligig by Andrew Glass. This story aligns perfectly with our studies of force, motion and flight as it is about the Wright Brothers and their first ideas of flight.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

What is a Social Scientist?

Our first chapter in Social Studies is about Social Scientists.  A social scientist is a person who studies how people live in a group.  There are 4 different Social Scientists.

An Economist studies the way people in a community use resources to meet their needs and wants.  They study how people make, buy, and sell things.  The artifacts that an economist uses are receipts, price tags, advertisements, and items you have recently bought.

A Geographer studies the Earth's surface.  They study natural features like plants, animals, land features, and water.  They also study constructed, or man-made features like bridges, roads, and cities.  The artifacts a geographer looks at are maps, weather reports, and articles about nature.

A Political Scientist studies government, who is in power, and how they use that power.  They look at artifacts such as election ads, legal forms, voter information, and news stories about law and government.

Historians study the past.  They look at events and ask why and how did this happen.  Historians study artifacts such as birth certificates, family photos, letters, diaries, and family treasures.

Grammar: Types of Sentences

This week's writing assignment is about autumn. September 23rd is the first day of fall!  We completed our first Grammar lesson about the 4 types of sentences. During school we did an activity to identify these sentences in picture books. Our goal is to use the four types of sentences in our own writing to add variety and to be more creative.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Red, White and Blue for Heroes

On September 11th, we celebrated our heroes with an assembly that honored our Burlington police and firefighters, as well as those that serve in our military.  Our 5th grade Chorus sang songs and spoke about what it means to be a hero.  The third graders wrote letters to the police and firefighters, reading some of them aloud.  I love that Pine Glen continues to uphold this tradition so that we may Never Forget.  
             We wore red, white and blue to show our solidarity and love for our heroes.  
                                                                Check out our spirit!

Strike a Pose

We are excited to begin writing in 207!  This week we decorated our Writer's Notebooks to give them flair and personality.  Strutting our stuff down the "catwalk" we Strike a Pose for Writing!  Check out some of our poses below.