Room 207

Room 207
Yahoo! Here we go 4th graders!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Blizzard Bag Update and Information

Blizzard Bag Site is Live


Our Blizzard Bag Site Is Live

We are excited to have the opportunity to pilot learning projects for school day cancellations. We will be the first district in the state of Massachusetts to try this with the assigned “Blizzard Bag” work that is available on this BPS Blizzard Bag site. As with any pilot, we expect that there will be a lot of questions and that not everything will proceed exactly as planned. However, we are committed to offering multiple methods to support students so that they can complete their work successfully.

Questions will be answered live on our Blizzard Bag phone line at 1 (512) SNOWDAY (1-512-766-9329) on Tuesday, April 28 from 4-7 p.m. Voice messages and texts can also be sent to this number during the duration of the assignment and will be responded to daily. In the meantime, we have also created an e-mail address where you can send questions ( We will share all of the questions asked on a “Frequently Asked Questions” section that will be added on this Blizzard Bag site.

Of course, your student’s classroom teachers are also a great resource for questions and we will be adding support opportunities that are available at individual schools in the days ahead as well on the website. Teachers will be checking in with their students during the week ofMay 4, which is the midpoint of the projects, to make sure that students are making progress. It is our hope that at least half of the assignment will be completed at this time. If students have any questions about expectations or length of assignments, they should ask their teachers.

Our final due date for the assignments is June 1, 2015. If students complete their work prior to that date, they are welcome to turn them in early to their teachers. Since the work is meant to be substituted for two days of school, all students who do not complete the work will be marked absent for two days. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we work through this pilot. We look forward to your feedback along the way.

Please visit this site for information and details about student work that must be completed to ensure learning goals are met. Student assignments are posted by grade levels at the top of the Blizzard Bag Website. High school teachers will be giving students their assignments this week. 
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Career Day

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Career Day
Pine Glen Elementary School
1 Pine Glen Way, Burlington, MA

Monday, June 15, 2015

Presenters Needed:

Outside Presenters: Outside presenters with a vehicle: You will speak with different groups of children from grades K-5 every 10-15 minutes from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM.

Inside Presenters: You will speak to a different group of children every 15 minutes. The children will rotate through the various rooms from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM.

We will need all presenters to arrive by 8:45 AM to set up.

Come and join in on a great time and share your career with our students! We would love having you!

Interested? Contact Lauren Zanotti, School Counselor
Pine Glen Elementary School
781-270-1715 or
Fill out this form and return to Lauren Zanotti, School Counselor if you would like to present:

Presenters Name: _________________________________
Career Title: ________________________________
Phone Number: _____________________________
Please check one of the following:
___ Outside presenter with a vehicle available 9:00-10:00 am
___ Inside presenter 10:00-1:30 pm
____ I can only present for a specific time period (Please list the hours you are available).
Comments (special set up, equipment needed, etc):

Thursday, April 9, 2015

LegoLand Fun!

The fourth grade traveled to LegoLand Discovery Center in Somerville, MA to explore the idea of engineering and to test their knowledge of force and motion.  We saw some amazing things made of Lego!

Tristan and CJ got read to board the elevators to the top floor.

We were really excited to begin our adventure!

We got directions from Lego people about how to make Lego characters.

Concentrating as we attempted to make Lego characters

Catalina matched this life-sized Lego cheerleader.

There were replicas of major Boston landmarks all made out of Lego!

Did you add a silly face?

Joey and CJ tried not to touch the metal against the metal or it would buzz.

Theo, CJ, and Tristan cheered on their friends as they went through the Ninja maze.
Alyvia was ready for the ride, while Emma gets buckled in.
There were Lego blocks everywhere!

Our task was to make a car out of Lego that we could test on the track. 

Teamwork was key!

Was your car successful?

We learned that our wheels needed to rotate.

Go Racecar Go!

What a fun day!

Thank you so much to our chaperones, Mrs. Naddaff and Mrs. Conte, for helping to make our field trip such a success!