Friday, October 20, 2017

Students of the Week


Congratulations to Garrett Baglio, Evan McNamee, Jenna Eldeeb, Gwyneth McNamee, Jake Goodwin, and Katie Frost for making W.I.S.E. choices and being our Students of the Week. Thank you for being role models! 

Make W.I.S.E. Choices

Work to be appropriate
Important to be safe
Strive to be Kind
Everyone matters

Statement on 2017 MCAS Scores From the desk of Assistant Superintendent Larkin:

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thank You Burlington Education Foundation

Reposted from Pine Glen Room 101 Blog  


Friday, October 13, 2017

Pine Glen Kindergarten Students Are Grant Recipients!

The Pine Glen Kindergartners will be experiencing some different learning opportunities this
year thanks to the generosity of the Burlington Education Foundation.  Fine Motor Boot 
Camp will help teachers support students in the area of fine motor, language, and social skills.  We will work on hand-eye coordination, pre-writing, pincer grip, dexterity, visual perception and more! 

This project is funded by a grant from the Burlington 
Education Foundation.

"The 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. "






Thank you very Burlington Education Foundation

Reposted from Pine Glen Room 103 Blog  


Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Flexible Seating...Sit, Kneel, Rock or Stand - Just Learn






















Flexible Seating...Sit, Kneel, Rock or Stand - Just Learn!  Room 103 has made the focus of this year's class the children and lots of options!  Thanks to classroom donations, purchases and a grant from the Burlington Education Foundation, students have many options and lots of control in what tools they need to be the best students they can be.

Our classroom full of empowered learners love the freedom and choices!  Students are motivated and develop a sense of independence when they are in control.  Our daily message is, "It is your job to be the best student you can be.  Be sure to select the best tool and seating option to help you to be your best."

Visit our room and you will see students in bucket rockers, wooden slatted Howda-hug  and Backjack chairs.  We have cube chairs, wedges and bumpy cushions.









We sit in chair, on mats and on bumpy cushions when we work!

We have smaller bean bag like chairs and a bigger one!

Sometimes students even enjoy sharing a seat!


Our seating options are great for whole group time, individual work time and for times when we work with partners!




Having so many options would not be possible without the support of the community.  This project is funded by a grant from the Burlington Education Foundation.  "The 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.

Be sure to visit the Burlington Education Foundation website for further information about the organization and how community members can get involved and support the BEF.  See information about the fall raffle and annual trivia event scheduled for March, 2018.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

BEF Fall Raffle

Cross-Curriculum


Fifth grade is studying the Mayan Civilization. Ms. Fallon today had the fifth graders learning how to write their names in Mayan as part of a cross-curriculum unit.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Friends of the Burlington Public Library's Fall Book Sale


Veterans Day 2017 Ceremony

Pine Glen Garden



The Pine Glen Garden is currently being constructed. We are very fortunate to have a boy scout building it as part of his project to become an Eagle Scout.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Celtics Day

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Students are invited to wear Celtics or green clothes on Tuesday, October 17th, to school to show our support for the Boston Celtics for the first game of the season!

Students of the Week


Congratulations to Nikki Griffin, Luca Castellano, Evan Peckham, Sadie Floyd, Ashley Tracy, and Ava Ramsey for making W.I.S.E. choices and being our Students of the Week. Thank you for being role models! 

Make W.I.S.E. Choices

Work to be appropriate
Important to be safe
Strive to be Kind
Everyone matters

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Graphic Organizers



Today as I was walking through Mrs. Hanafin's Classroom I saw students using top-down graphic organizers. This research passed practice improves literacy, written expression, and comprehension. The students were also utilizing the book creator app on their iPads.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Students of the Week


Congratulations to Pia Kasparian, Dante Gomes, Sonya Plewa, Jacob Gatta, Austin Ajai, and Paige Finkel for making W.I.S.E. choices and being our Students of the Week. Thank you for being role models! 
Make W.I.S.E. Choices

Work to be appropriate
Important to be safe
Strive to be Kind
Everyone matters