Sunday, December 10, 2017

Winter Coat Collection

The PTO will be collecting new/gently used warm winter coats for both children and adults until January 3rd. The coats will be donated to Coats for Kids. There will be a container in the front hallway for the coats. Send in those coats for a child and/or adult in need of warmth this winter!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

We Need You!

We would like to make you aware of some upcoming special events and invite you to assist us if you are available.

Friday, December 15 - Our 2nd Parents as Partners Reading day is scheduled for December 15.  If you have not signed up to volunteer and find that you will be available, please let us know!  We love to have lots of guest readers!  (8:45 -9:15)
2018 - Parents As Partners reading dates are being set.  Please watch for a handout in folders this week and consider joining us for an upcoming day.

Tuesday, December 19 - Science Day Celebration - We filled our popcorn jar and have decided to celebrate this accomplishment with a science day!  Our morning will be filled with a few special guests as we explore animal science and our afternoon will include awesome chemical reactions!  We are seeking a couple of volunteers to join us 11:45 - 12:55.

Wednesday, December 20 - Pine Glen Innovation Day - We will be teaming up with our 4th grade friends in their classroom this morning.  Our activities will include an assortment of crafts as we generate and tryout seasonal resources that help us feel good and self-regulate during a very hectic time of year.  We are in need of 3 volunteers for this event.  The time frame is 8:35 - 11:00.

Our Volunteer Calendar for 2018 will be sent home this week.    Thank you parents!  We love having you involved with our classroom!

Contact Mrs. Hoyt -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Pine Glen Book Fair

An amazing selection of books will be in our library/ learning commons on December 11th-14th! The book fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading. Gift wrapping will be provided for books that are gifts. All proceeds go to the library/ learning commons as well as towards classroom magazines.
You may visit the book fair without your child from 8:20 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday and from 8:20 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. on Thursday.

Please remember:
  • Sales tax rate in Massachusetts is 6.25%
  • You may send in a check made payable to the Pine Glen Learning Commons with a Do Not Exceed amount
  • You may send in a credit card number (and expiration date) with a Do Not Exceed amount
  • Receipts will be sent home for all payment methods

If you would like to shop for books online, you may do so from November 27th - December 16th at:

Monday, December 4, 2017

Animal Adventures!

Friday morning started with an opportunity to learn about hedgehogs!

Students in room 103 have a continued interest in learning about animals.  We have enjoyed having animal visitors and presentations.  Since we are becoming experts at knowing what living things need and promise to care for them accordingly we invited Ms. P to let us have another visitor.

On Friday afternoon she stopped in and delivered a snapping turtle!

We enjoyed meeting him and promised to make sure it has plenty of food, clean water and opportunities to move and breath.  We were able to touch the turtle and ask a few questions about it.

Dancing Continues

Room 103 was invited to dance with Pine Glen kindergartners again today!  We are becoming familiar with all the music that will be presented in the 2nd act of the Nutcracker!

Hedgehog Show!

This post originally appeared in Mrs. Parnell's blog -

Hedgehog Show!

Today Ms. Pavlicek from the Burlington Science Center came to show us the Hedgehog Show. Earlier this week the kindergartners listened to the story The Mitten and we did a craft to reinforce the knowledge of the animals in the story. We learned that all the animals mole, rabbit, owl, badger, fox, bear and mouse are all animals that can be found in North America. The only animal in the story not found in North America is the hedgehog. The students enjoyed learning more about the hedgehog and then actually see Rascal the hedgehog run around in his little playpen and then all students were given the opportunity to touch the hedgehog. During the test at the end of the show, Ms. P. asked the students to demonstrate how the hedgehog stays safe. The students moved away from the threat, rolled into a ball and made a squeaking noise. The students acted just like a hedgehog! It was a great show! 

Friday, December 1, 2017

We've Been Dancing!

Room 103 joined with friends in Room 101 and 102 to dance some of the Nutcracker dances.