Monday, November 20, 2017

October Reading Connection

We have purchased Reading Connection newsletters for primary and intermediate grades. These newsletters provide simple tips and activities parents can use to help build a solid foundation for reading success.

Articles cover:

  • reading aloud to children
  • tips to build comprehension
  • vocabulary-building games
  • developing phonemic awareness and phonics skills
  • embracing nonfiction
  • finding books that fit your child
  • everyday writing

Reading Connection newsletters are aligned to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.

Below are the links for the October newsletters.

K-2 Reading Connection
3-5 Reading Connection

In the future, we will send paper copies home as well as post them on this blog.

Kindergarten Concert

Kindergarten had their concert and lunch today. The students had turkey hats and sang songs like Albuquerque Turkey and Timothy Turkey.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Cultural Day

The fourth graders did a great job at their Cultural Day yesterday. All the students learned a lot about different cultures.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Students of the Week


Congratulations to Leo, Michael, Liam, Ashleigh, Jillian and Braedan 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, November 16, 2017

LABBB Collaborative

The LABBB Collaborative helps students with special needs reach their full potential through high quality programs that integrate academic, social, recreational and vocational services and enable participation in the least restrictive environment. Their Burlington classrooms are located in BHS, Memorial, Fox Hill and Francis Wyman. On December 2, 2017, the LABBB Best Buddies are holding their 9th Annual Craft fair to support various programs and activities. See the flyer below for more information.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Grade 4

Today during my walkthrough's I saw Ms. Merlino using categorization to teach reading instruction. This high order thinking lesson helps students cement information into their long term memories. It is also very engaging to students.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Boston Bruins

Thank you very much to the PTO for organization the BFit presentation from the Boston Bruins. John Whitesides, the strength and conditioning coach for the Bruins, along with members of the Bruins promotion team talked to students at Pine Glen today about the importance of nutrition and exercise.

Thank you to all the students who volunteered to exercise. Also, thank you to Mrs. Hanafin, Ms. Merlino, Mrs. Visocchi, Mrs. Petelle, Ms. Trahan, Ms. Tigges, Mrs. Hilton, Ms. Jackson, Ms. Miliano, and Ms. Mills for helping to demonstrate how to exercise.

Monday, November 13, 2017

BEF Presents "Education in Action": Screenagers

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 7:00-8:30pm at the MSMS Auditorium

ARE YOUR KIDS ADDICTED TO THEIR CELL PHONES?

Join the BEF and come see Screenagers, a film about the challenger of parenting in the digital world.


After the movie, we'll have a lively panel Q&A discussion with:

Moderator:
Dr. Eric Conti, Superintendent of BPS

Panelists:
Colleen Jenkins, M.S.CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist for BHS
Patrick Larkin, Assistant Superintendent of BPS
Kim Lynch, Grade 5 Teacher, Francis Wyman Elementary School
Barbara Oliver, Lahey Health Behavioral Services


GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY LAHEY HEALTH AND BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE BEF AND MSMS PTO 


Fitness Assembly Tomorrow

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Tomorrow, we will be having an all-school assembly on health and fitness being presented by the Boston Bruins.   Students and staff are invited to wear athletic clothes and/or Boston Bruins clothing. 


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Grade 1 Science

Today during my walkthrough's I saw first graders in Ms. Jackson's classroom categorizing the parts of a plant. The first graders were taking great pride in their work and having fun during science class.

Veteran's Day Event at Barnes & Noble


Most fifth grade students wrote a letter to a wounded veteran today. Students may read their letters as part of the ceremony on Friday, Nov. 10th at noon at the Burlington Barnes & Noble if they wish. The event will be broadcasted on Facebook Live. Students who want to read their letter may ask for Dominic Copeland at the Barnes and Noble customer service desk.

Playing Ball in Kindergarten

Today during my walkthrough I saw students in Mrs. Hoyt's classroom using a QBall. All three of the kindergarten classrooms have this new technology. A QBall is a soft, throwable, rollable, and wireless microphone ball. The ball automatically senses movement and knows when to go into a power saving standby mode.

The QBall helps build a sense of community during Morning Meeting/Responsive Classroom time. In addition, it helps students hear what their classmates are saying while providing a fun play like atmosphere.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Camp Bournedale

Students greatly enjoyed studying coastal ecology at Camp Bournedale today.

Thank you very much to all the parents who volunteered to chaperone and Mrs. Fitzpatrick, Mrs. Hanafin and Mrs. Perry for volunteering their time too.

Camp Bournedale

Students enjoyed learning about marine sciences yesterday at Camp Bournedale.

Camp Bournedale

Students had a great time doing the ropes course yesterday at Camp Bournedale.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Students of the Week


Congratulations to Terry, Sophie, Ryan, Phoebe, Matt, and Dillyn 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

Sailing with Magnets

Yesterday, as I was doing my walkthrough's of classrooms, I saw Mrs. Doherty's students doing science experiments. The students were experimenting with magnetic sailing.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

All School Sing-Along

Yesterday afternoon, before dismissal, we had an all school sing-along and freeze dance. Students and staff greatly enjoyed coming together as a school community to sing together.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Flashlight Reading

Students in Mrs. Hoyt's kindergarten classroom visited Ms. Varrell's second grade classroom today. The second graders read to kindergarten students utilizing a flashlight. The students all greatly enjoyed their partner reading time.

Owls

Mrs. Pavlicek, from the Burlington Science Center, did an amazing lesson today for the kindergarten students on owls. It was a lot of fun to learn about our school's mascot.