Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wax Museum

The following pictures are from the 3rd Grade's Massachusetts Biography Wax Museum. I am very proud of all the 3rd graders and the great job they did researching famous people from Massachusetts. I had fantastic conversations with many famous people such as Clara Barton, Deborah Sampson, Benjamin Franklin, and Julia Child.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Bookapalooza is Coming! the Library & Technology Center

In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday, March 1, and World Read Aloud Day, March 6, Pine Glen is celebrating our very first Bookapalooza. (Thank you to the Pine Glen Student Council for such an awesome name!) Bookapalooza is a week long event focused around how much we love books and reading (see the planned events listed below.) It is also a great time to support efforts worldwide to increase literacy. 
Celebrate by reading aloud, giving away a book, or taking action in any way you can to Read It Forward on behalf of the 793 million people who cannot read.  
Imagine a world where everyone can read...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

3rd Grade Math and Written Expression

Today in Mrs. Lynch 3rd grade classroom I stopped by and saw students graphing weather data during math class and then using expository writing to explain the data. The lesson was addressing Common Core Curriculum for Math and English Language Arts. Students told me they were having a lot of fun and they were learning a great deal about data and charts.


The following pictures show some of the kindergarten teachers instructing students in guided reading lessons.

Expository Writing

Fifth graders are working on expository writing using the Book Creator App. They are each writing a magazine article on something about the solar system. They are then going to combine the articles to make a Science Magazine. The Common Core Curriculum is being addresses for both Science and English Language Arts.

Mr. Musselman (Burlington Science Center), Mrs. D'Elia, (Library Media Specialist) and Mrs. Fitzpatrick, fifth grade teacher all collaborated on the lesson plan.

The students told me they are all having a lot fun!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Water Wheels

Today I stopped by third grade and saw students making water wheels. Students where learning about symmetry, engineering, and steps involved in the scientific process. The pictures below are from Mrs. Lynch's third grade classroom.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Student Council

The picture below is of the Pine Glen Student Council. We met today to discuss some upcoming events.

Message from BECC

The Burlington Early Childhood Center (BECC) is currently accepting applications for the the 2013-2014 school year.  The BECC is an integrated public preschool for children ages 3-5 located at Burlington High School.  We support children of all abilities in both general education and special education settings.  We also provide support in the areas of speech and language, fine motor, and gross motor development.  We offer both morning and afternoon programs.  Please visit our website for more information about our programs at  or call us at 781-270-1808.